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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

 

I am setting off from London in an attempt to complete the Broadgate Estates Cycle to Cannes. On Thursday, 7th of March, I will be joining approximately 80 other riders setting off from London and aiming to cross the “finishing line” at Cannes.

 

The Cycle to Canne’s route totals 1509.2 km, around 938 miles, and is broken down into 6 days:


Day 1: London – Calais

Day 2: Calais Reims

Day 3: Reims – Dijon

Day 4: Dijon – Valence

Day 5: Valence – Aix-en-Provence

Day 6: Aix-en-Provence – Cannes

 

Please also see the map in pictures. Each day is then broken down further into 2-6 stages, each consisting of around 40-60km, resulting in a total of 28 stages. For full details of the Broadgate Estates Cycle to Cannes please visit their website http://www.cycle2cannes.org/.

 

The main reason I am doing this cycle ride is to raise money for the Karen Green Foundation, which is a Nottingham based charity launched in memory of Karen Green who lost her battle to Leukaemia in July 2011. The Foundation works to raise funds for organisations and individuals researching, treating and fighting leukaemia and cancers of the blood. The Foundation also aims to provide small grants to individuals that can make a difference to their life, whether that’s through providing an essential piece of equipment or help with transport costs. To find out more about the Karen Green Foundation please visit their website  http://www.karengreenfoundation.com/.

 

I’m attempting to complete all 28 stages of this challenge and, by doing so, raise more money for the Karen Green Foundation. While you can sponsor me by donating one off amounts, I would greatly encourage you to sponsor me by the number of stages that I complete, i.e. pledging to give a certain amount for each of the 28 stages completed. You could also pledge to double your donation if I manage to complete all 28 stages, and if I don’t do them then I will match the amount...! If you would like to pledge a donation for each stage please e-mail me on  Joncollins@nottinghamlabour.org.uk so I can let you know how many stages I completed. You can also follow my progress on this site and on twitter.

 

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Many thanks for your support.

Councilor Jon Collins

 

Updates 17

Esmine Simms pledged £5!

07/03/13 09:43

Cllr Dave Trimble pledged £10

07/03/13 09:39

Cllr Toby Neal has pledged £10

07/03/13 09:39

Cllr Carole Ann Jones pledged £10

07/03/13 09:38

Cllr Bill Ottewell has pledged £10

07/03/13 09:38

Raising money for

The Karen Green Foundation

The Karen Green Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1147027

Our purpose is to raise funds to provide excellent quality holiday accommodation for families of those suffering the effects of leukaemia. This accommodation is designed to allow families to “get away”, to share time and to make memories together in the face of illness or hardship.

Donations 50

Donation by simon Dale on 22/04/13

£28.00

+ £7.00 Gift Aid

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Well Done

Donation by Anonymous on 05/04/13

£277.50

+ £69.38 Gift Aid

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Well done Jon, a great effort!

Donation by Peter Smith on 05/04/13

£50.00

Nice one Jon, great effort. Hope to see you out on the road sometime soon

Donation by Scott Baker on 28/03/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Brilliant - well done you!

Donation by DOT VEITCH on 23/03/13

£28.00

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Well Done Jon!

Donation by Mike Taylor on 22/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Jon

Donation by Ian Trimble on 21/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Steph Williams on 20/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Ray Hennessy on 18/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 17/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Michael Collins on 16/03/13

£80.00

+ £20.00 Gift Aid

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i hope all went well

Donation by grant haggith on 15/03/13

£108.00

+ £27.00 Gift Aid

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Hope you've dried out by now!

Donation by Kerry Ferguson on 15/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Sue Flack on 15/03/13

£20.00

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Excellent Achievement Jon

Donation by Ian Curryer on 14/03/13

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Wellm done Jon. Shame about the weather.

Donation by Andy Sharp on 13/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Alan Clark on 13/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A great achievement, Jon. Inspiring.

Donation by Mark Grayling on 13/03/13

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John, I don't know where you get these crazy biking ideas from but you do amaze me. Well done.

Donation by Pamela Dutton on 12/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Keep going Jon. Nearly there now :)

Donation by Paul Manington on 11/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the fundraising Jon

Donation by Carole Mills on 11/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done so far good luck with the finish and I hope that the sun is shining in the South of France.

Donation by Nigel Cooke on 10/03/13

£29.00

+ £7.25 Gift Aid

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197 miles deserves a donation, enjoy the champagne in Reims

Donation by Al on 08/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 08/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Your challenges are getting harder and harder! This one's for a cause that is dear to our family's heart. Good luck.

Donation by Chris Gale on 08/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,613.50
  • Offline donations£345.00
  • Text donations£5.00
  • Total raised£1,963.50
  • Gift Aid£358.88

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