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Al-Maktoum College sponsors Dundee Cyclathon Challenge

College hands over £2,000 sponsor’s cheque for Dundee Cyclathon Challenge

Dundee’s Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education is continuing its support for the local community by sponsoring the city’s Cyclathon Challenge which is taking place this week (3-9 August 2020).

Following the success of the College’s Coronavirus Rapid Response Fund, and its commitment to provide free laptops for all its full-time students to ensure lack of IT doesn’t hold them back, Al-Maktoum College is now lending its support to the fun cycling event.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Claverhouse, the Cyclathon Challenge encourages all cyclists in Dundee to plan their own sponsored cycling activities to raise money for the STV Children’s appeal.

Head of Al-Maktoum College Dr Abi Abubaker said:

“At Al-Maktoum College we’re committed to helping people in difficult circumstances. As part of that commitment, we’re sponsoring the Cyclathon Challenge that will raise money to help some of the estimated 200,000 children living in poverty in Scotland. The Cyclathon Challenge is a really fun event, helping people keep fit while they raise money and we’re delighted to be part of it.”

Head of Al-Maktoum College Abi Abubaker hands over a  £2,000 cheque to Pat O’Connor, President of Cyclathon Challenge organisers the Rotary Club of Claverhouse.

Dundee Cyclathon Challenge is a fun cycle event  organised by the Rotary Club of Claverhouse. Aimed at individuals and teams of families, friends or colleagues, entrants set their own route and distance for cycling over the week, each day or as often as they want. All sponsorship monies raised are donated to the STV’s Children’s Appeal to support the I in 4 young people in Scotland who are living in poverty.