Caldora, who has worked for Adopt a School for over 10 years following a glittering career in industry, says that his work for charity has been some of the “most fulfilling” of his career.
In his role heading up a team that directly engages with children and young people, he says he endeavours to improve their lives and change their eating habits. He adds: “It’s challenging and demanding, but always rewarding.”
“At Adopt a School we tackle health inequalities and the lack of knowledge about food and healthy eating by delivering sessions to predominantly primary school children. Through the Adopt a School programme, I teach children in a holistic way how our food is grown, where it comes from, the impact on our health and the environment and basic food preparation as a life skill.”
Run by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Adopt a School is a small charity and relies entirely on charitable donations and grants.
“To this end,” says Caldora, “I find myself signed up to take on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 challenge – a pretty gruelling 100-mile cycle course and hope that people can support me and Adopt a School by sponsoring me.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The course starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s countryside.
With leg-testing climbs up Box Hill and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it finishes on The Mall shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.
Adopt a School was also the chosen charity for this year’s Catey Awards, which took place earlier this month. The event raised nearly £12,500 for the charity.
To sponsor Idris, visit his fundraising page.