The Songwriting Charity has assembled a team of 20 cycling enthusiasts from Cambridgeshire, London and Kent to take on the overnight 100km Nightrider challenge in June. With a target of £10,000, funds raised will mean more than 1000 children in primary schools across London, South East and the East of England benefitting directly from participation in the charity’s anti-bullying songwriting project, Bully Beat.

Nathan Timothy, Co-Founder and CEO of the Songwriting Charity, said, “All I can say is thank you, Itper. Thank you Tim Mirsadeghi and his wonderful colleagues. Itper has been an incredible friend to the charity over the last two years. By sponsoring bikes for us to take on the Nightrider, they are enabling us to raise funds and help us to work face-to-face with more than 1000 children boosting their confidence and self-esteem, some of the very things that bullying behavior destroys.”

Tim Mirsadeghi, Itper's managing Director said, "We're so proud to be involved in this wonderful fundraising effort by the Songwriting Charity. Nathan Timothy and his team operate at the coalface of our education system, directly lifting the lives, confidence and self-esteem of countless children through their inspirational songwriting workshops. It's going to be very tough task to complete the 100km bike ride. Everyone at Itper - The Education Recruiter will be cheering on Nathan and his Songwriting Charity team to beat the Nightrider Challenge, and to beat bullying for a thousand more children!"

Editor's Notes: Photograph: Songwriting Charity, Director, John Quinn (Left) and Songwriting Charity CEO, Nathan Timothy (Right) About Itper – the Education Recruiter: Itper was established in 2003 and is now one of London’s leading supply teacher agencies. All of their recruiters are ex-teachers with many years of mainstream UK classroom teaching experience. Every year they place thousands of teachers and education support staff in secondary, primary and nursery schools and colleges throughout Greater London and the Home Counties.

About the Nathan Timothy Foundation - Songwriting Charity: The work of the Nathan Timothy Foundation ‘Songwriting Charity’ addresses the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people using songwriting and music technology. Working from bases in Cambridgeshire, Kent and Gloucestershire, the charity’s Bully Beat songwriting project has been designed to enthuse primary aged children about the process of lyric writing, singing, music arranging and contemporary production whilst promoting a serious anti-bullying message.

To date children’s songs written across a range of the Songwriting Charity workshops have been streamed more than 200,000 times on the charity’s SoundCloud, and their music videos viewed more than 145,000 times via the Songwriting Charity’s YouTube Channel.

You can make a commission free donation to the Bully Beat Nightrider appeal here: Based on information supplied by John Quinn.