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“BikeSocial” - Social Saturday celebration

02 September 2015 14:30



To promote and celebrate the UK’s second Social Saturday the heads of two social enterprises, Jason Norris of The Soap Co in Keswick and Jeremy Robinson of CLARITY in London, are cycling the length of the country visiting as many social enterprises as they can en route.
Social Saturday is run by Social Enterprise UK to raise awareness of just how easy it is to support businesses that trade quality items and services and invest profits in projects supporting the local community, international development, the environment, charities and a wealth of other progressive schemes.
The cycle ride will start on the South coast at Supply Shack, the social enterprise business supplies company in Christchurch, on Monday 5th October. It will finish at the national Social Saturday event in Manchester on 10th October, Social Saturday itself. The route is envisaged to go via Oxford, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds but the exact route will depend on the location of all the social enterprises hosting a visit.

Getting involved

VISITS: If you’re social enterprise is roughly in the area of the route and you want to showcase your business then please get in touch to set up a visit (please note times of visits may vary slightly due to tiredness of legs!).
SPONSORS: We are looking for eight social enterprise sponsors of the event. For £50 your company name/logo name will be displayed on all marketing materials and merchandise and highlighted in all communications. We are also seeking one corporate sponsor for £300.
RIDERS: Anyone is welcome to join us for some or all of the ride.

Keeping in Touch

For the ride itself: #bikesocial
For SEUK and Social Saturday: #socialsaturday2015

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CLARITY was established in 1854 and has been providing employment for blind and disabled people for over 160 years. This employment enables CLARITY’s staff to develop their independence, build their confidence and play a full part in society. At present, it is often very difficult for disabled people to find meaningful employment. CLARITY is here to change that as we believe that employment can provide not only an income but also a sense of purpose, a sense of belonging to a community and the opportunity to demonstrate individuals’ potential.
At CLARITY we operate to provide blind and disabled people with work and training through the manufacture of our range of beauty and household products. We believe that all disabled people should have an opportunity for employment regardless of the complexity of their barriers.

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