Charity cycle success

Friday 6 October 2017

16. John OwensA Queens Cross estate caretaker successfully managed to raise over £3,000 in a bike cycle race for charity recently.

Caretaker John Owens raised £3,641.36 cycling from Glasgow to Balloch in aid of Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

The charity, established in 1982, provides additional support to people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers.

The bike ride saw John start his journey at the SECC before embarking on the 22-mile journey to the small town at the foot of Loch Lomond referred to as the ‘village on the loch’.

John completed the challenge without incident, and surpassed his original target of raising £3,500 for the charity. Well done John!


Who are Down's Syndrome Scotland?

dss logoDown’s Syndrome Scotland (DSS) is a parent led charity. They provide “all through life” support nationally across Scotland.

DSS help people with Down’s syndrome reach their full potential by providing information and support to them, their families, carers and professionals at whatever age and stage of life.