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On the 1 July I undertake one of the toughest challenges ever – Lands End to John O’Groats, cycling 140 miles per day for 7 days, a total distance approaching 1000 miles!

 

I am raising money for Caudwell Children, a national charity that helps thousands of families each year who face a constant battle to provide their children with the equipment, treatment and therapy they desperately need.

 

It is for these children that I ask for your support in raising as much as we possibly can – just think of the difference you donation will make to children’s lives.

 

The Ride

 

The challenge is to cycle the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, from Lands End to John O’Groats and completing this iconic route in just 7 days, which means cycling up to 140 miles per day, a total distance approaching 1000 miles.

 

The team of intrepid riders will start at Land’s End on the southwesterley tip of England, pedal through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and mountains to the North Coast and John O’Groats.

 

So why on earth am I doing it?

 

Well, I would like to raise as much as possible for the children the charity helps;

 

£60,000 – can provide a life-changing operation to help a disabled child walk independently for the first time.

 

£20,000 – can provide a multi-purpose powered wheelchair, transforming a child’s life by enabling them to experience daily independence at home, school and play.

 

£7,000 – can give a child fighting a life-threatening illness and their family a holiday of a lifetime to Disney World in Florid.

 

£2,000 – can provide therapies designed to five children living with Autism and their families hope for a better future.

 

£1,000 – can provide a specialist therapy tricycle, giving a child the sense of inclusion while providing vital physiotherapy.

 

I know the numbers above are big, but please remember that every single pound counts so no matter how small a donation, it all adds up to changing a child’s life, so please please just give whatever you can!

 

Raising money for

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children

Charity Registration No. 1079770

Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. We act as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. We provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.

Donations 118

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John, Well Done! Best Wishes and Kind Regards Bob

Donation by Robert Fletcher on 15/08/12

£275.00

+ £68.75 Gift Aid

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John, What a great achievement, and without the benefit of a large peloton to get you through! Marathon des Sables next?

Donation by Alan Hutchinson on 30/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations. Fantastic achievement.

Donation by Prakash Gupta on 27/07/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Bradley Wiggins eat your heart out - John is catching up with you! Well done.

Donation by Bill and Biddy Cash on 25/07/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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amazing achievment . Congratulations

Donation by robert taylor on 24/07/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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You're bloomin' amazing & all for such a worth cause. You & your band of cyclists are heroes to so many folk! Well done! Big love from Nicky and Tim x

Donation by Nicky Spence on 19/07/12

£16.00

+ £4.00 Gift Aid

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Amazing achievement John and the team. Next challenge Tour De France? Well done from Giles and UBS .

Donation by g nicholas on 19/07/12

£1,000.00

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John we are proud of your passion, perseverance and pain threshold.

Donation by Mike & Sonal Jatania on 18/07/12

£2,000.00

+ £500.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Margaret Martin on 14/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Thats fantastic stuff, really well done. :)

Donation by Elaine Jobson on 13/07/12

£100.00

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Well done John, to you and all the team! Sarah & Danny

Donation by Sarah Goodwin on 11/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by John Gibbs on 11/07/12

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Paul Menton on 10/07/12

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

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Well done to you all on such a fantastic achievement. Clare, Nige, Bill and Lizzie

Donation by Clare Eaton on 09/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done John, you have done your charity proud

Donation by Melanie Hayes on 09/07/12

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Good Luck

Donation by Michael Hintze on 09/07/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done John, great challenge for a great charity!

Donation by Harkamal Singh Sandhu on 09/07/12

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Very impressed!

Donation by Dana on 09/07/12

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Well done to all involved!

Donation by Mark Kibblewhite on 09/07/12

Donation by Roberto Fiorentino on 09/07/12

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

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Well done to all involved I'm sure you'll all look back with pride at what you've acheived, and all for such a great cause.

Donation by Chris Dobson on 09/07/12

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To all.... a tremendous accomplishment for a very worthy cause well done....

Donation by Lyndon on 09/07/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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John.....could feel the agony through Stepanie's reports! Well done all! Mike Worthington-Leese

Donation by Winterbothams Ltd on 09/07/12

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Unless you stand by the side of the road, watch them go by - and see their pain for yourself - you'll never know what they've been through.

Donation by Iain Macauley on 08/07/12

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£34,881.00
  • Offline donations£23,140.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£58,021.00
  • Gift Aid£3,746.50

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