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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On 14 to 17 june 2012, i will be taking part in the Football League Arch to Arc bike ride raising money for the Help the Hospices. We will be cycling from Wembley Stadium to the Arc de Triomphe, covering some  245 miles over 3 days.

I'll give you a moment to get over the shock for those of you who know me!!

While initally the motivation for the ride was to challange myself and in so doing raise money for charity, it was with great sadness that i was informed by one of my best friends Natasha that her mother had passed away after a long battle with cancer. Victoria was a wonderful lady and her family have kindly let me honour her memory by dedicating this ride to her.

The family have also informed me of the wonderful help the hospices were in the last few weeks of her illness. So anything you can donate will be greatly appriciated and will go towards helping provide invaluable care for the terminally or long term ill.

If you would like to learn more about Help the Hospices then please watch this video that shows the amazing work they do to support hospices around the country. www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-us/

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I know time are hard, but for some they will always be harder. If it's only a quid that's fine it all counts towards the target I need raise to be part of this wonderful challange, but if you can dig a little deeper that would be brillant. Please donate now if you can.

If you would like to keep track of my training, the ride and how it went, then please feel free to come back and visit this page as hopefully i shall be updating it on a regular basis.


Thanking you all in advance. Christophe.

 

Updates 3

Well I did it, 260+ miles and 3 days after leaving Wembley we all arrived at the arc de Triomphe. Sore legs but high spirits. An amazing and gruelling experience but well worth it to support help the hospices. If you haven't had the chance you still have plenty of time to donate.

19/06/12 11:28

Well it's only a week to go and the excitement and nerves are starting to kick in. Just a quick update on the route as it has changed Day 1:- London to Portsmouth 95 miles Day 2:- Caen to Bernay 59 miles Day 3:- Bernay to Paris 102 miles Any donations are going to a great cause

07/06/12 18:00

I've posted some new photos to show you how my first clipped in pedal session went. As an incentive to get to £500 sponsorship when I pass it I'll post the ones of me falling off!!

03/05/12 15:34

Raising money for

Help the Hospices

Help the Hospices

Charity Registration No. 1014851

Help the Hospices is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. We want the very best care for everyone facing the end of life. The majority of hospice care in the UK is provided by our member hospices. Care is given free of charge to the patient and their friends and family. It can be at home, in the hospice and in the community and can be for days, months or years.

Donations 27

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Well done, brilliant achievement and great effort. Very proud of you.

Donation by Mom and Dad on 01/09/12

£150.00

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Good work Christophe.

Donation by Caspar Mason on 17/06/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Hope its going great!

Donation by Willoughby Cunningham on 15/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck.xx

Donation by Deborah White on 15/06/12

£20.00

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Fantastic thing to be doing. Keep up the good work Christophe.

Donation by Cam on 14/06/12

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All the best mate hope you've got plenty of Vaseline in your kit!!!

Donation by Steve Mitchell on 12/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck! an awesome thing to do for a truly deserving cause. We'll catch up when you get back.

Donation by Vincent Thomas on 12/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck mate!

Donation by Mark Lambourne on 10/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Christophe xxxx

Donation by Charlotte Careford on 08/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Bonne chance.

Donation by Cas Cunningham on 07/06/12

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Good luck. If you begin to flag, imagine you're being chased by flesh eating zombies. If that doesn't work, visualise a cold beer in a Parisian bar.

Donation by Ian Leggate on 06/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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hope you spent a bit on the saddle. good luck

Donation by james oconnor on 04/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck mate

Donation by Joseph Kelly on 31/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck!! I'm proud of you already but I'll be very impressed when you nail this one. Qui ose, gagne. A tremendous effort; a very necessary cause

Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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sei un grande Chris!

Donation by Gabriele Galli on 16/05/12

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Great cause! Good luck Christophe.

Donation by Sarah Parson on 09/05/12

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Christophe I am amazed!

Donation by Shola Charles on 08/05/12

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Well done Christophe!

Donation by Mark Gelder on 07/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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GOOD LUCK MATE, WELL DONE.

Donation by Dave Lock on 04/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Rock on my friend!

Donation by Chris Soper on 01/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck mate

Donation by Mark O'SULLIVAN on 01/05/12

£20.00

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Very worthwhile cause,all the best Christophe

Donation by debbie smith on 01/05/12

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Good Luck and enjoy the challenge Christophe

Donation by John Duggan on 01/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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christophe - sounds fantastic - ride like the wind!

Donation by Richard Weaver on 01/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Very worthwhile cause, and a chance to see you in lycra - has to be done!

Donation by Amanda Llewellyn on 30/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£695.00
  • Offline donations£302.50
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£997.50
  • Gift Aid£111.25

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