As we are still in January may I begin by wishing you and your family a peaceful, safe and healthy 2020.

Secondly – thank you for all you have done to support the work of OHCT through Ride+Stride – this is the Trust’s major source of income and underpins our ability to give Grants to churches of all denominations across the county.   The need gets greater every year! Ride+Stride ‘closes the books’ for calculating the annual Ride+Stride income in March – but I do urge anyone with some sponsorship monies still to be sent in, to do so as soon as you can – we do not have the final outcome yet, but are hopeful that it will be over £100k for 2019.

As many of you will know, Jeanette Thomas, our Ride+Stride Administrator has decided to retire from her role within OHCT in order to enjoy more leisure time with her husband who has taken retirement recently.   We are very grateful to her for all she has done so efficiently over many years in this role and send our warm wishes to them both.

So, we are now seeking a new Administrator and have taken the opportunity to review the tasks required as our operation has changed quite significantly in recent years – we now offer the option of online registration as well as conventional paper sponsorship forms, we have a new database installed whilst making the Trust GDPR compliant and as part of our commitment to the environment as well as careful stewardship of the Trust’s resources, most of our communications are electronic. We believe this is an exciting time as we seek to find new ways to encourage participation in Ride+Stride whilst continuing the more traditional ‘tried & tested’ approach. 

If you think you – or someone you know might be interested please contact me on or 07831 690524 for more information. 

Please be aware - flexibility is required as the workload involved varies throughout the year – an annual fee will be paid quarterly as well as necessary expenses for telephone, photocopying, mileage etc. 


Hilary CakebreadHall           Ride+Stride County Coordinator

                                                     & Trust Vice Chairman

01235 812338

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