Macmillan Cancer Support has been replaced by Kidsaid as a beneficiary of Cycle 4 Cynthia 2014 after event organisers decided they wanted to support a new charity.
For the past nine years, Macmillan Cancer Support and Cynthia Spencer Hospice have been joint beneficiaries of the annual cycle ride, which is being held at Lamport Hall this year.
In 2013, the event raised more than £50,000 for the charities and a joint press conference was held to launch the 2014 event in February.
But Cycle 4 Cynthia’s chairman John Pinkham has now announced county-based charity Kidsaid, which supports children who have suffered abuse or bullying, will benefit from 10 per cent of the money raised instead of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Mr Pinkham said: “Now that the unit is successfully up and running, and with the merger of Cynthia Spencer’s two fund-raising arms, we felt that our efforts should be concentrated on the hospice, while it also presented an exciting opportunity to support a relatively new charity.”
Catrin Devonald, head of Regional Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support said: “Macmillan Cancer Support would like to thank the Cycle for Cynthia Committee for all their support and wish them well with future events. The money raised by Cycle for Cynthia for Macmillan has helped to ensure that no-one locally faces cancer alone, paying for projects such as the Macmillan Haematology Suite.”