It was from 11th to 13th May, they were super motivated and and they've done it with a lot of energy ...
I am writing, of course, of the students of Saint-Michel School in Brussels. They have ridden by bycicle 180km over the course of three days: first lap Éghezée-Tongres, second Tongres-Aachen and third and final Aachen-Verviers.
On top of the sports defy, they have shared a wonderful experience living three days together as a group. And to bring their trip to another dimension, they have ridden to gather funds for VASCAPA, by organizing a ride-for-km collect.
It was a very emotional moment when I received from them their check for 1,608 EUR when they arrived to SFX1 school at Verviers.
I was truly impressed by their honest concern for the cause they were riding for.
Special thanks to Chiara, the student that proposed our association for their support, who knew how to convince her comrades to select us for this wonderful project.
Special thanks also to Fabric Gason, the father of one of the class studens who was key to this initiative, and succesfully motivated teachers, students and other parents. Through these lines I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their energy along this adventure. Thanks to Fabrice, we had the opportunity to meet with the students, to explain face to face who we were, and what we do. We also had then the opportunity to train with them on their las training at Tervuren.
Juan et Jérôme, two VASCAPA members, have also ridden with the students on their final lap, and they could share and appreciate the motivation of these youngsters as well as the phenomenal organization put in place by the schools and parents.
We must also specify that the Saint-Michel school was sharing the sportive event with the students of the same level of the Saint-François-Xavier (SFX) school from Verviers.
So in total, it was aproximately 250 cyclists riding from town to town.
At their arrival at Verviers, VASCAPA was present to receive them, congratulate them and sure enough thank them for the support to our association.
It was an exceptional event, THANK YOU!