Story

Back in the 1980's I had my first brush with cancer. I beat that one and went on to have a long and productive live as a mountain instructor and expedition guide. Ive had a very blessed and happy life.

Over the last couple of years I have been fighting cancer again. My prognosis isnt good and I could be dead in a matter of months. Im determined to get as fit as I can and enjoy life and be a useful member of society as long as I can.

My oncologist (cancer doctor) said I would never ride a bike again and yet here I am mountain biking and just dipping my toe into the water of roadbiking.

If Im going to enter roadbiking events I thought I may as well try to de some good and raise money,so this is how this page came about. 

The first event may only be 25 miles which doesn't seem that challenging,but I am still weak,fatigued and have muscle wastage from 4 consecutive operations to rid me of jaundice causedby a tumour blocking my bile duct. I also have permanent low level bum pain from my cancer op,so riding a bike is always going to be challenging.

Please note that online donations are going to Claire House the official charity of the ride,but offline donations (cash,cheques etc) are going to Marie Curie who are doing a wonderful job of keeping me alive and functioning and enabling me to do rides such as this.

Valar morghulis

David

 


Updates 9

Well......we did it!!! I would like to thank everyone for the marvelous support. We have raised over £2000 and donations are still coming in. I was worried before the event about failing, But the sun shone, I was in good supportive company and we cruised it.

10/07/12 11:08

Last night an anonymous donor gave £147.00 taking us to a straight £2000.00 which is double what I ever had expected to raise. Thankyou so much..this morning is the morning of the ride and I feel a lot of responsibility on my shooulders. Wish me luck!

08/07/12 07:09

Only £232.00 to go to reach £2000.00, the last minute donations are still trickling in. I woke up at silly oclock this morning with excitement about tomorrows ride ;o)

07/07/12 08:45

Only £297.00 to go to reach £2000 -will we make it? Im ready for the ride and have a team of 5 good mates to spur me on.

06/07/12 20:55

Only £549 to raise and we have achieved £2000, doble the original goal. The generosity is incrdible and spurs me on to lok for my next challenge. Thankyou everybody.

05/07/12 09:48

Raising money for

Claire House Children's Hospice

Claire House Children's Hospice

Charity Registration No. 1004058

Claire House Children's Hospice offers respite and care to children and young people with life limiting medical conditions, as well as support for the entire family. Thank you for checking out our Just Giving page and for the support you've given to your local children's hospice.

Donations 65

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Best wishes! (si burns colleague)

Donation by Clare Leyland on 27/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Dave, you are one of lifes great people, always putting others before yourself.

Donation by roger nowell on 19/07/12

£16.00

+ £4.00 Gift Aid

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Another £10, from my work colleague Alice Felstead at m62 : ) Also from the office: Saul M C Sarah K Michael B Thanks everyone : )

Donation by Simon Burns on 12/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Conratulations David you're an inspiration!

Donation by Christine Gormley on 10/07/12

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Good job on the ride!

Donation by saul medhurst-cocksworth on 10/07/12

£5.00

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Good job. Here is some moolah :).

Donation by Sarah K on 09/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done on completing your ride

Donation by Michael Boutwood on 09/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/07/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Great ride yesterday Dave. Well in! Thought i'd best round it up to £2050 ; )

Donation by Simon Burns on 09/07/12

£12.00

+ £3.00 Gift Aid

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Hope the ride went well. Keep riding!

Donation by Ian G on 08/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Best of luck for the ride David - you will be fantabulous. You are an inspiration for us all!!!

Donation by Katie Harris on 08/07/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good luck (& keep slapping on the chamois cream)

Donation by blurty on 08/07/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/07/12

£147.00

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enjoy your cycle ride . . . v Inspirational : ) x

Donation by Dale on 07/07/12

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Have a great ride David... I'm sure you don't need luck!

Donation by Nikki King on 07/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck David x

Donation by Karen Evans on 07/07/12

£5.00

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You are truly inspirational and I wish you the best of luck for tomorrow. Kain says "Good Luck Grandad Dave, looking forward to seeing you soon" x

Donation by Heather and Kain McBarron on 07/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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lots of luck :o)

Donation by zoe bradley on 06/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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keep on peddling hope the ride goes well

Donation by jo lovius on 06/07/12

£15.00

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Good luck to you Dave and all the team. With love xx

Donation by Helen Caulfield on 06/07/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Our little whip round last night raised £120 thanks to all the Awesome, Awesome Walls staff and customers! We'll organise another fund raiser soon'

Donation by Dave Douglas on 06/07/12

£120.00

+ £30.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Dave.

Donation by Anne-Marie Coombes on 05/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Ok Dave, just done it. Best of luck on Sunday, I'll try and meet up with Liz and Jude for the finish

Donation by David Dear on 05/07/12

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All the best Dave - hope the weather is kind to you with a good following wind!

Donation by Malcolm Creasey on 05/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,497.00
  • Offline donations£881.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,378.00
  • Gift Aid£293.75

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