In support of built environment charity, Article 25, International design practice, Scott Brownrigg will be staging a 45 mile sponsored cycle ride on Sunday 1 July. The event will see directors and staff from the practice’s three UK offices ‘get on their bikes’ to raise money for the charity, which improves economic development of communities suffering both poverty and disaster around the world.
The cycle route will closely follow part of the Olympic road race, starting and finishing in Bushy Park near Hampton Court, taking in the delights of the Surrey countryside, as well as Surrey’s infamous Box Hill.
In particular monies raised from the event will help the charity fund design costs for its School Building Programme in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The programme aims to provide safe and flexible learning environments for 1,100 children to study and develop a wide range of skills, empowering them to take future leadership roles in their community. It is hoped that this will facilitate the growth and development of sustainable and self-sufficient communities in Burkina Faso, strengthen livelihoods and ultimately reduce poverty. This first new school will be located in the town of Gourcy, and its design will inform the requirements for further schools within the region.
Darren Comber, Chief Executive at Scott Brownrigg said: “Scott Brownrigg is committed to supporting future generations, not only those within the architectural industry but also in wider communities. The crucial work being carried out by Article 25 provides us with the opportunity to really make a difference for the future of those within some of the poorest countries on our planet. We are looking forward to supporting the charity in its endeavours”.
The cycle ride is just one of a number of initiatives that Scott Brownrigg is involved in to raise money for Article 25. It follows the month long exhibition that was recently held at the practice’s Covent Garden head office, showcasing the charity’s current and future projects in countries including Haiti, Uganda and Afghanistan. With the aim of further promoting awareness of the charity amongst the construction and design industry, as well as generating public awareness of the vital work that the charity is carrying out to brighten the lives of future generations across the developing world.