A TRIO of intrepid cyclists were welcome guests at Jack Tizard School after their efforts raised thousands of pounds for charity.
Simon Briars, Alan Chambers and Peter Coker rode 1,004 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats in September to support The Big Splash Trust.
The school, in South Africa Road, Shepherd's Bush, set up the charity to provide opportunities for disabled children and open its hydrotherapy pool to the community. They received nearly £4,000 from the fundraisers at the school last month.
Mr Coker, whose daughter Gemma works as a teaching assistant at the school, said: “The school does an amazing job and is in need of funds to continue to provide extra equipment and support for the children.”
Cathy Welsh, headteacher, said: “What an amazing thing to do – we are very appreciative of the effort that has gone into this, and will be purchasing much-needed iPads and multisensory equipment.
“A huge thank you to Peter, Alan and Simon for your wonderful generosity and hard work.”
The three avid QPR fans were also praised by Philip Beard, chief executive of the Premier League club, which supports Jack Tizard School.
He said: “This is a fantastic effort from the guys. The staff at Jack Tizard do an exceptional job and any financial support they get is put to extremely good use. We are delighted to be working closely with them.”
For more information or to donate visit www.bigsplash