A BROUGHTY Ferry councillor raised almost £400 by taking part in a marathon bike challenge.
On Sunday Laurie Bidwell took part in the Dundee Cyclathon, a 26-mile course around the city organised by the Abertay Rotary Club.
Through the support of family and friends Laurie managed to raised £350 for the Tushinde Children’s Trust.
Although it is a Scottish based charity, it supports projects in the Kenyan capital Nairobi that aim to provide education and nutrition for children living in the Mathare slums.
He said: “I enjoyed cycling round the 26 miles of the Dundee Cyclathon in the company of hundreds of other cyclists.
“The Abertay Rotary Club are to be congratulated on a well organised, safe and fun event. There were marshals at all the key junctions and refreshment stations every few miles.
“I was riding for Tushinde Children’s Trust, a Scottish based charity that supports projects in Nairobi, Kenya that provide education and nutrition for children living in a highly populated sprawling slum called Mathare.
“With the generous support of friends, family members and colleagues, I have already raised £358.50 including gift aid. When some final donations are recorded, I hoping my target of £400 to be exceeded.
“Much of my time as a councillor is focusing on the education of our children in Dundee.
“I have found it humbling to be involved with a charity that focuses on meeting the needs of children in Mathare for whom access to education and a square meal cannot be taken for granted.”
r Pictured is Councillor Bidwell taking part in the Dundee Cyclathon.