Heart FM DJ Jamie Theakston is embarking on a 650 mile bike ride to raise money for charities including Reuben’s Retreat.

Theakston, who is cycling from Edinburgh to London in eight days, will call in at Reuben’s Retreat this Sunday, October 6, as he makes his way down to the capital.

Reuben’s Retreat is one of a number of chosen charities for commercial radio owner Global’s Make Some Noise charity which supports small charities and projects nationwide to help children, young people and families. Media company Global owns Heart, Capital, Classic, Smooth and XS radio stations among others.

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The money raised for Reuben’s will fund a new position for a dedicated children and young people champion to work with youngsters and siblings supported in the charity’s activity wing. The retreat’s hydrotherapy pool, sensory room and activity areas will open as part of phases four to six of the building work by the end of the year

Founder Nicola Graham said: “We’re thrilled, and being a chosen charity will also bring us new referrals. We will receive a portion of their fundraising to fund our children and young people champion for a year.”

The charity is inviting families, supporters and volunteers to come along to his premises in Glossop, in Derbyshire, at 10.30am on Sunday to cheer Jamie on his journey.

Reuben’s Retreat founder Nicola Graham will be travelling in a support car on Monday, October 7, to take part in Heart FM’s breakfast show as Jamie leaves Manchester’s Salford Quays at 6am.

The charity has also urged any Reuben’s Retreat supporter to cheer Jamie on as he cycles out of Salford early on Monday morning.

Jamie is cycling from Edinburgh to Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff, arriving in London’s Leicester Square on Global’s Make Some Noise Day, Friday, October 11.

On Global’s Make Some Noise website, he said the ride would push him physically and mentally to his “absolute limit”, but added: “I’ve met amazing young people whose lives would be dramatically different was it not for the invaluable support these small projects give them.”

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