A GRUELLING 24-hour bike ride helped pull in cash to help pay for repairs at a vandalised youth centre.
Staff, members and even the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan, took to the saddle at Anytime Fitness on Monday and Tuesday, to draw in coffers to help Bramley Parish Council after it was left with a £1,000 repair bill for the Bill Chafer Youth Centre.
The Advertiser reported last month how vandals had trashed the centre in three separate incidents.
Hannah Dunn, sales manager at the Sycamore Road facility, said: “We raised about £40 in donations and the bucket will remain in the gym for people to donate until the end of the week.
“We’ve also got a Justgiving page for people to donate so we will tot the total up next week.”
The youth centre, on Flash Lane, provides facilities and activities for youngsters in the area.
Council clerk Rob Foulds thanked Adam and his colleagues for their support.
“We are extremely grateful,” he said.
“It came straight out of the blue. It’s Adam’s initiative and we are very pleased that somebody has taken such an initiative and done it all of their own back for the benefit of the community.
“It’s benevolent of these people to use their own time to support the community.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/anytimefitness-rotherham to sponsor the group.