The Dandelion Trust, is a registered charity that supports the arts, helps people in traumatic situations, and conserves green spaces and beautiful buildings. Their work ranges from providing holidays for sick children from Chernobyl to the preservation of woodland areas and historic buildings.
For the past 11 years, one of their projects has been The Spitz in London. It has been host to groundbreaking exhibitions in their gallery, given thousands of unsigned bands a platform and also provided a sociable and socially conscious restaurant for people to come to. The Spitz has recently been told by their landlords that they are to be evicted (due to development) and they now need to find somewhere else.
So, in response to what’s happening, I will be cycling literally to the ends of the UK and trying to help them find and finance a new venue. In the vein of The Dandelion Trust, I will be doing this 900 miles (+) route over about 15 days in an environmentally sound way, by bike, deviating from the usual routes to visit some of the other Trust projects along the way, to highlight the work they do.
Coincidentally, my boy ran the kitchen at The Spitz until earlier this year and I’ve visited some of the Dandelion Trust's historic buildings, so this is also a cause close to my heart.
Good luck Caroline and fingers crossed...