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Update - 26.8.10:

As most of you will know by now - we did it, had every kind of weather imaginable and were so cold within 4 hrs of day 2 we could barely ride. A test of character for all involved (support team too) but we did it and raised an amazing amount of money.

The support from all has been incredible especially to the guys who braved it on the road in the support van - Thank you to James Bartlett, Yasmin Thompson and Nicky Hitt for putting up with the tired miserable riders - also thanks must go to Dave Cash, Carol and David Hitt, Griph and Jan, Gavin Trevett and James Bull for their support along the way assisting with food, bike repairs and washing !!

And finally thanks to all who welcomed us at JOG, Chris Hitt, Carol and David Llewellyn, Mr and Mrs Stenhouse and Claire and Charlie Hitt.

What an experience, what an achievement - Dad would have been so proud of us all!!!!! :)

Well done everyone!!

 

 

 

Thank you from all the team for visiting our Just giving page and considering our event, we can guarrantee that the epic challenge ahead of us is worthy of your cash!!

 

                                                                              The challenge

To cycle from Lands End in England to John O’Groats in Scotland over a12 day period (Non stop) 

                                                                                 The team

Pamela Evans - Somerset

James Bartlett - Somerset

Pete Hitt - Wiltshire

Neil Hitt - Somerset

Dave Romain - Wiltshire

Gavin Trevett - East midlands

Adam Sharp - Somerset

Anders Stenhouse - Australia

Nicky Hitt - Support Vehicle donated by The Kings of Wessex School, Cheddar.

                                                                                    The reason

Andy Hitt, father to Pete and Neil, died of Leukaemia in October 2008 at the age of 57,  Andy contracted this tragic illness in November 2007, just 4 months after he retired from a 32 year career as a teacher at Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar.

Before Andy died he appeared to be on the road to recovery and the idea to take on the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge for charity began.

Andy wanted to be involved in the challenge - either cycling if his health allowed or to be a part of the support team.

Unfortunately he lost his courageous battle and passed away before the challenge took place, so now we, 'the lejogers2010' are cycling in his honour to raise money for Leukaemia Research.

Andy was a revered member of the local community and a much loved teacher amongst his pupils and those of you who knew him personally will know how much he would have loved to have been involved in this epic challenge!!

                                                                                 The charity

Leukaemia Research is the only charity in the UK dedicated exclusively to researching blood cancers and disorders including leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and other lymphomas, and myeloma.

110,000 people, children and adults alike, are living with these cancers today. We are committed to giving every one of them the best chance of survival.

Our scientists and doctors work in over fifty top research centres across the UK. They are seeking to improve diagnosis of blood disorders and treatments for patients; they are also trying to understand why and how cells become cancerous to cure cancers.

We support patients, their families and friends by providing them a free information service, including a range of over 40 publications.

We need to raise more than £100 million over the next five years to sustain our investment. We receive no Government grants and for our life-saving research, depend entirely on voluntary donations.

Our passionate and determined approach to research is mirrored in our fundraising. Our family of supporters spreads across the UK and includes 140 voluntary branches, Bikeathon participants, Banana Army runners and triathletes, individual donors and organisations as well as a variety of celebrities such as Sir Ian Botham, Alastair Campbell and the Calendar Girls

                                                                                      Thank you

 

If you are interested in contributing outside of the justgiving site then please make contact with any of the team members - (we are looking for additional support to assist with food/water/accommodation etc)

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Lejogers2010JustGiving page and DIG DEEP AND DONATE NOW.

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Raising money for

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Charity Registration No. 216032

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Your contribution really will make a difference to the lives of the 30,000 people diagnosed every year with a blood cancer. beatingbloodcancers.org.uk

Donations 112

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Good work! I bought shares in Sudocrem and made a fortune!

Donation by Neil Wyatt on 11/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done to you all. Great Job!

Donation by Jacqueline Crew on 20/04/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Well Done!

Donation by suzanne dyke on 20/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done, all of you- a great achievement! Pamela & Brian

Donation by BRIAN DAVIDSON on 19/04/10

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Well done, Pamela!

Donation by Kathleen Crowell on 18/04/10

£100.00

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I am very proud of Pamela Evans and her fantastic team!

Donation by Robert Crowell on 18/04/10

£100.00

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Congratulations what an achievement!! I'm sure that you did your dad proud and he was with you every pedal of the way. Paul Honey & boys x

Donation by Paul Hughes on 16/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by libby mornement on 16/04/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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I hear you've made it! Well done!

Donation by Carole Tidy (Trevett aunt!) on 14/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Best of luck to you all!

Donation by Sam,Helen,Alice & Charlotte on 13/04/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Best wishes & power to the pedals from everyone at Motorman Ltd

Donation by Brian Cafferty on 12/04/10

£25.00

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Donation by Andrew Butcher on 10/04/10

Donation by Wesley Taylor on 10/04/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Hi Pam, hope all goes well with the ride etc and hope to here about it soon. rgd

Donation by Patrick Williams on 08/04/10

£100.00

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Donation by Jennifer Cromey-Hawke on 07/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Rosemarie and Tim Hayes on 05/04/10

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What a great challenge and a fantastic cause. The whole Cromey-Hawke clan wish you lots of good luck and look forward to heraing how it is going

Donation by DELIA CROMEY-HAWKE on 05/04/10

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well done.

Donation by Ian Hosegood on 05/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Fantastic effort. Well done to the whole team. Very best wishes from the Wilson family

Donation by andrew wilson on 05/04/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

 

well done boys!

Donation by peter wild on 04/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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By the time you finish this Neil you'll be a Bantam weight! Great effort to you all.

Donation by Martin Law on 03/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Dave, hope it all goes smoothly.

Donation by Nikki Griffin on 03/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Pete, Neil and team. Wish you all the very best. Sort of wish I was there with you. Hope all goes well. Dave, Verity, Eloise, Ann and John

Donation by Dave Cash on 02/04/10

£150.00

+ £42.31 Gift Aid

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Good luck you guys and give way to big trucks. Anders, what the? Lotsof love to you all from Pete,Gabs and Kipp in Oz.

Donation by Peter McMann on 02/04/10

£20.00

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Sending our very best wishes to the Lejog team and to Peter and Neil especially as we know how much this means to you and your family. Much love

Donation by Ian & LynneTrevett on 01/04/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,596.00
  • Offline donations£6,980.06
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£10,576.06
  • Gift Aid£863.36

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