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John Fordham's Cycle Ride Raises Thousands for Charity 'Making Me'

11 Oct 2022
Alumni News

On Sunday 18 September, OBM John Fordham (1970-80) organised a ‘Tour of Bedfordshire’, cycling 120 miles around the perimeter of the county to raise funds for ‘Making Me’, a mental health charity supporting children. With two friends, John had just completed an eight-day ride around the south-west coast, covering 509 miles and nearly 50,000 feet of country-road climbing. 

For the county ride, which finished at the Bedford Park bandstand, John was joined by his two sons Matt and Joe, plus a further group of friends including fellow OBMs Simon Parrott (1975-80) and Simon Christian (1980-90).   

‘Making Me’ is a mental health charity, founded by John’s wife Liz, which proactively equips children with the knowledge and understanding to stay mentally and emotionally well. They do this by delivering resources and workshops to children in primary schools that help to develop children’s emotional literacy and build their resilience.  To date they have delivered their workshops to almost 40 schools in and around Bedford (including BMS), reaching approximately 10,500 children.   

Further information about the charity, including testimonials, can be found at

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