Julie and Mike Cliffe-Jones are friends who run the website Lanzarote Information. They’ve worked this year to help make the island more accessible for disabled visitors, and they also help out with a Lanzarote based charity called Tri WWW.
Tri WWW is committed to helping disabled people who want to involve themselves in sports events. The charity owns and runs two Joelettes – off road wheelchairs – and takes disabled people to parts of the island they could never visit.
The charity’s latest project is to buy a hand bike, which can be loaned to disabled athletes so that they can enter road races and triathlons. At €5000, they’re not cheap!
Julie and Mike are trying to raise €500 towards the cost, and they’ve promised to run a half marathon at the renowned Music Marathon Festival on the 22nd October. They are looking for people to sponsor them, with the money going directly to the charity.
You can find out more about the charity and how to make your donation here: Raising money for a hand bike