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Andrew attends charity bike ride

NEWS_POST16.jpgAndrew Smith MP welcomed Andrew Tee, starting a bike ride to raise awareness for the Child Brain Injury Trust.

The bike ride took place from Cowley to Abingdon and was sponsored by Thompson Solicitors.

A child or young person will acquire a brain injury every thirty minutes as a result of an accident, illness, stroke or a brain tumour. A brain injury has a devastating and life-long impact on the child and their whole family. The Child Brain Injury Trust is a charitable organisation that offers support for children and their families and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.

The bike ride is to raise awareness of CBIT's Autumn Safety Campaign -- Be Seen, Not Hurt, the aim of which is to highlight the dangers of roads for children when the clocks go back in October and the nights turn dark, and to encourage parents to ensure that children take all the precautionary measures including wearing an appropriate helmet and reflective clothing, whether they are cycling, horse riding, scooting or skateboarding.

Andrew welcomed the event by saying, "It's great to see the hard work and generosity of everyone in raising money for such a worthy cause. Cycling is a real pleasure and it's vital children can cycle safely. I welcome the campaign to encourage parents and children to take all necessary precautions when out on the roads."

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