Joining the charity circuit for families

A student from Linslade is helping to organise a charity bike ride at the famous Silverstone motor racing circuit.

Alexandra Greybe, 22, of Bideford Green, is studying Events Management at the University of Northampton and has begun working with the Northampton Parent Infant Partnership as part of her degree.

The charity, known as NorPIP, work with families that are often socially, economically or emotionally disadvantaged to treat dysfunction in parent-child relationships.

They are hosting their annual cycle around part of the Formula 1 track on May 2, with engineering teams from Mercedes, Red Bull and Force India all signed up to take part. Last year’s event is pictured above.

Alexandra said: “We have been incredibly lucky due to Silverstone donating the track to use for the day, but asking people to help us with donations has been difficult. Almost every company is affiliated with a charity, which is fantastic, but makes it difficult for small charities such as NorPIP to gain any recognition.

“This organisation is special because they believe in the wellbeing of both the parents and child, and proper care and attention as opposed to prescribing pills.”

Having raised £5,500 and attracted 350 participants in 2013, NorPIP hope to bring in £10,000 and 500 cyclists this year. Tickets cost £10 for adults. See