I am 10 years old and live in Bromley. Sofia House is a Home for orphan girls in Pakistan. It was started by my Aunty Nina and I know a lot about it. The Home makes many girls happy because it gives them a loving home and a chance to go to school just like me. Many of the girls would have had very difficult lives if not for this Home.

I would like to do some bicycle rides to collect money for them. I have already been preparing myself for the longer rides since February because I want to know that I can do the rides successfully. I rode 15 miles on the 7th February, 20 miles on the 28th February and 40 miles on the 17th April. The 40 mile ride was the hardest but I did not give up even though my dad asked me if I wanted to, especially when we were riding up long hills in Kent. I did get down and walk up some of the steeper and longer hills. I went on these rides with my cycling club called the Bigfoot Cycling Club. The practice rides start about two and a half miles from home so me and dad cycle there to start with the group.


I’ll be riding to Brighton with my dad and the cycle club on the 1st May. This ride is supposed to be about 60 miles long but I’m sure I will be able to do it although I might need to walk up the slope called Devils Dyke which is just before we reach Brighton but I will try to stay on the bike as much as I can.

I hope you will be able to donate what you can to Millie Mittoo. The money will make a real difference to the lives of the girls who live there. Thank you

Ahimsa Ravi