BWC is pleased to be supporting Ride for Their Lives | News

BWC is pleased to be supporting Ride for Their Lives

On Sunday 24 March, the Ride for Their Lives Birmingham is taking place, where  cyclists and health professionals will be gathering in the city c entre for a short bike ride to raise awareness and campaign for better health and cleaner air for children in our city.
A poster with graphics of people on bikes and the title 'Ride for their lives'   The ride is taking place in Birmingham ci ty  c en tre on Sunday 24 Ma rch and will coincide with the Royal College of P aediatr ics and Child Health annual conference in Birmingham .

Communitie s, spo rts and biking clubs will be getting involved as well as a number of colleagues from our Trust.
Matt Boazman, Chief Executive of our Trust, is eager to show support and said:  
“BWC is extremely proud to be supporting Ride for Their Lives Birmingham, collectively challenging leaders from across the world to take urgent action on air pollution, which has such a profound impact on the health and lives of our children .  

“We know the damage that poor air quality and the challenges associated with wider climate change can have on young lives and whole communities, both across our own c ity and around the world, and this is why this is such an important message.  

I would encourage everyone to show their support for the event and to add your own voice to the calls for better air quality for all.”  

 A women standing with a bike wearing a high-vis jacket on a foggy day with houses in the background One of the many people joining the ride on Sunday is Maya Desai, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at our Children’s Hospital.  
Maya commented: I am taking part in the Ride for their Lives because I want to highlight the fact that air quality has a huge impact on children's health. Being a part of this event in our city is an important of spreading the message in a city where there is a high prevalence of asthma.”  
The ride will assemble for the closed road bike ride from around 2pm, for a 2:30pm start along Grosvenor Street West just off Sheepcote Street.  

They will then cycle slowly with children at the front of the group round the bottom of the NIA up to Centenary Square, where Camilla Kingdon , President of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health will address the cyclists.  
E veryone is welcome to take part , and if you’d rather not cycle, everyone is encouraged to come to Centenary Square for 2:45pm to show support.   

Find out more about the ride and how you can get involved by visiting their website    

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