Next weekend, Birmingham will play host to the annual Kumon UK and Ireland Instructor Conference (30 June to 1 July). Hundreds of Instructors and Associates will be travelling to Birmingham by car, train and plane, with bucket-loads of enthusiasm for the learning ahead.
Three Associates, however, decided to take a more challenging approach to their journey. Area Managers Daniel Smith, Jonathan Brassfield and Emma Digby will be cycling from the London Office, located in Southgate, to the ICC in the heart of Birmingham.
They will embark on their venture at dawn on Thursday morning and aim to travel the 110 miles to their final destination by 8pm that evening.
This daunting adventure is being undertaken in support of the Acorns Children’s Hospice, located in Birmingham. Our brave Area Managers aim to raise over £1000 in sponsorship, and will be handing over a cheque to the charity at the end of the conference on Sunday.
Between supporting Instructors and training for the event, we managed to catch a quick word with Emma Digby. She said: “We are really excited, slightly terrified, and humbled by all the amazing support we have received so far. I am starting to get really nervous but just want to get there without holding up the boys too much. Daniel has been praying for good weather as the rain has made training tough and Jonathan will be powering through with the thought of a massage at the other side! Thank you to everyone who has already donated to our worthy cause. We look forward to giving you an update after the event.”
Daniel, Jonathan and Emma will of course be wearing their Kumon T-shirts so if you see a flash of blue whizzing up the A5, please give them a cheer of encouragement!
If you would like to find out more about Acorns and the phenomenal work they are doing, please visit their website at www.acorns.org.uk.
If you would like to show your support in the way of sponsorship, please visit www.justgiving.com/Kumon-AMs. All sponsorship will be very gratefully received by both the Area Managers and by Acorns.
We wish them the best of luck for their cycling challenge. Go team!