Former Burnmouth man raises cash for Chelsea FC charity

A FORMER Burnmouth man will take on an epic bike ride to help raise money for Chelsea Football Club's global charity partner Right to Play.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd June 2010, 11:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2010, 12:17 pm

Jonathan Nicholls, who now works for Chelsea FC, will cycle next month from Brussels to London.

Thirty year-old Jon, who used to live in Burnmouth with his parents Terry and Christine Nicholls, will be tackling the distance with a colleague, Tom. They will start the journey towards London on July 5, following some of the routes of the Tour De France, via Bruges and Calais.

Covering approximately 300 miles over three days of cycling, they are due to finish in Greenwich Park, London on the July 7.

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The Right To Play programme operates around the world, using sport and play to provide basic education to more than 700,000 children in 23 countries each week.

The aims of the programme are to raise awareness of health issues such as HIV and malaria prevention; to promote peace and tolerance; and to give children the life skills and confidence necessary to make the most of their lives.

Right To Play has been a pioneer in innovation for social change and has a track record for creating programmes that are both sustainable and replicable.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Jonathan (an avid Newcastle United fan despite his employer!) can log on to