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Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

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Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds to provide education to children from Kalyanpuri Slum in Delhi, and then went on to develop and run an annual group cycling tour to raise funds for the same community. 

‘We have taken 10–15 people to India for this 10-day event every year, until COVID-19 hit,’ says Matt, ‘but since then I have been stuck in India and fundraising has unfortunately come to a halt. 

‘Now the situation with the second wave of COVID is devastating for this community, who have no means of social distancing, share many common facilities, have no access to nutritious food, and are struggling without proper medical attention… something had to be done!

‘As I am in India I approached my dear friend Evanna – who has joined every single cycle tour from day one – by my side all the way, fundraising thousands of dollars for the project and inspiring many others, and asked her if she would be interested in running another charity FEAST fundraiser on behalf of Cycle for Brighter Futures.

‘The FEAST event will raise much needed funds to set up a kitchen in the slum where we can cook nutritious meals for those affected by the covid pandemic.

‘The FEAST event is on 26 June, hosted at Flock Lismore. It is a volunteer run, community event, sponsored by Flock and local businesses, with all funds raised on the night going to feed Indian children and families who need our help desperately right now.’

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