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Thanks for taking the time to visit this page.

Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats is a challenge I've been wanting to complete for some years so I'm glad I have a friend who is finally dragging me along.

The ride is 950 miles long (though I expect we'll be hitting 1,000 once we've got lost a few times) and we will then be going onto the Orkney and Shetland Islands to complete the tour. We're looking to do it in a leisurely 16 days so looking at an average of around 60 miles a day.

I'm also thrilled to have the opportunity to raise money for a charity I have been a long-time supporter of and is particularly close to my heart, Samaritans.

Samaritans is a wonderful charity that helps millions of people each year in times of their greatest need. I have included below some stats for your interest from their website.

May I thank you again for taking the time to visit this page and thank you in advance for anything you are willing to donate; it is greatly appreciated.

Oliver


Numbers of Contacts

In 2008 Samaritans received 5,159,698 contacts, by phone, email, text, letter, minicom, face-to-face at a branch, and at local and national festivals and other events and settings outside branches.

47.4% of these contacts were snap contacts by phone; these totalled 2,444,472 contacts.

In 2008 Samaritans volunteers provided support in 2,715,226 dialogue contacts.

Suicidal Contacts

In 19.1% (517,335) of dialogue contacts to Samaritans, the caller expressed suicidal feelings at the time of the contact.

In 35.6% (57,138) of email contacts to Samaritans, the caller expressed suicidal feelings at the time of the contact.

Just £5 will enable them to answer 2 of these calls and have a lasting impact on those individuals who are helped.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Raising money for

Samaritans

Samaritans

Charity Registration No. 219432

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. For more information please visit www.samaritans.org

Donations 34

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Sorry mate this is long overdue but a big well done on LEJOG!

Donation by Leena on 28/11/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Go Oli! This sounds amazing! Tasha and Phil (Bonavero)

Donation by Natasha O'Hear on 20/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Well done Oli - hopefully you'll reach your target soon....I also heard there were pictures of you in your mankini???

Donation by Christine Laver on 02/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Oli, look forward to seeing you soon!

Donation by Pauline Mahon on 31/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Oli!!

Donation by CLAIRE CAMPBELL on 28/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done! Hope you two are still mates after the "ordeal"

Donation by joe green on 24/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done Oliver - impressive stuff!!

Donation by Sally Hogan on 22/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Great work mate

Donation by John Mahon on 21/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Woof woof. *Lick*. Woof.

Donation by Humfrey Pumfrey on 21/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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The leisurely pace sounds like the best option. I think the hills get steeper the further north you go... Enjoy your beer at john o groats!

Donation by Janette Cliffe on 17/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck. Heard you were doing the cycle ride and was very impressed.

Donation by Claire Lachlan on 16/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Crazy! Good Luck!

Donation by Amy Crouch on 09/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Sorry its not much, but every little helps. Good Luck. Look forward to seeing some pics.

Donation by Angela on 07/08/09

£5.00

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Good luck

Donation by Victoria Wallen on 06/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Oli, it's a great cause.

Donation by Liz Burford on 06/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Thunder thighs - what a great name! Good luck.

Donation by Christine Murphy on 05/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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I wanna see pictures and I wanna wish you luck!

Donation by Zsofi on 05/08/09

£45.00

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This is great Oli .. best of luck!

Donation by Leo Palazzuoli on 02/08/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck Oli

Donation by Tom Wood on 01/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Wishing you the very best of luck you can do it, hope you got a comfy bikeseat and a very worthwhile cause xx

Donation by Maggie Porter on 31/07/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good Luck!!

Donation by Marina Rausch on 31/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Last one there's a sissy!

Donation by Chris Green on 30/07/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Rosie Blackham on 30/07/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Oli!! Hope it goes well x

Donation by Zoe Conradi on 29/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Oliver (don't forget the Vaseline and the catheter/leg bag). Liz xxx

Donation by Liz Winburn on 22/07/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,120.00
  • Offline donations£250.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,370.00
  • Gift Aid£284.87

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