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Last year our beautiful friend, Alex, lost her fight with Cancer.

She left behind two beautiful children and the youngest, Hope, is poorly.

Hope has recently been diagnosed with Tay-Sachs Disease. Her condition is neuro degenerative and means that she will slowly lose the ability to do things for herself. She won't run and play like other children. As time passes she will degenerate and become totally dependant. It is a progressive disease which is always, sadly, fatal.

Tay-Sachs brings deafness, blindness, paralysis and seizures amongst other symptoms.

Hope will never grow to do the things her mum and dad wanted for her.

For the first time, we have chosen to support the make-a-wish foundation.

Over the coming months and years we can see that they will support Hope and her family in granting her special wishes. 

Hope isn't alone in her condition and this charity helps boys and girls with life-threatening and terminal illnesses live their magical moments.

Our fundraising has always been for Macmillan and in memory of Pondie's Nan and our friend Alex.

Pondie has only ever completed running events and this will be the first time she will have completed a cycle challenge. 

Katey is a pro having done the London2Brighton moonride last year. 

We have committed to cycling 100km at night on October 25th.  With a rich history steeped in centuries of ghastly tales, London is one of the world's spookiest cities, where history still haunts the streets, buildings and ancient towers. As the moon casts shadows over Halloween 2013 we will complete a creepy cycle of the city. Passing the haunted landmarks, as we pedal between frightening pit-stops, enjoying a real Halloween celebration.

On a ride where all is not what it seems, it starts beneath the streets of Southwark at 10pm, where Dracula's Crypt has long been a haven of the undead, with ghouls and monsters lurking within the shadowy arches of this vast underground vault. Slipping past the Grim Reaper that guards the door to explore the Count's subterranean London lair. 

Starting through a maze of haunted underground tunnels before finally emerging on the streets of London. The Friday Fright Night has begun!

Our 100 km route follows a figure of 8 blood trail across the city - from East to West. Setting out from 10 pm the route loosely follows some of the city's most notorious horror spots...

For good measure Pondie will be dressed as a Fallen Angel, complete with wings and halo. Katey will be a swashbuckling pirate, with an eyepatch and cutlass. (Pray it doesn’t rain!!!)

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Updates 7

Dear all, Well we did it - completed in 8 hours and 2 minutes..... As soon as Hope has been for her special wish I will post pictures for you all. Thank you all so much for helping us to help this little girl have her special christmas xxxx

19/11/13 19:35

Thank you all. Training is going well and we know, now, that we will start our race at 2320 in 2 wks time. Hope is not doing so great at all. We are desperately keen to raise what we can to make this little girl's wish come true. PLEASE keep spreading the word for us!!!

11/10/13 16:15

the characters... and in November thats the plan. For her birthday Hope will be going to Disney and we just want to give as much back to make a wish as we can!!! Please keep spreading the word... Hopeforhope xx

26/09/13 21:08

Wonderful people.... we are so overwhelmed by the support and generosity - and we still have a month of fundraising to go before we actually complete the ride.... So we have raised the target again... Here is why: Hope's wish is to go to Disney and meet the princesses.... and

26/09/13 21:07

Wonderful people.... we are so overwhelmed by the support and generosity - and we still have a month of fundraising to go before we actually complete the ride.... So we have raised the target again... Here is why: Hope's wish is to go to Disney and meet the princesses.... and

26/09/13 21:07

Raising money for

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Charity Registration No. (England & Wales) 295672 (Scotland) SC037479

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK aims to grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. A wish granted is truly magical and provides memories that last a lifetime.

Donations 122

Such a good cause x

Donation by Anonymous on 25/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Martin Gardner on 19/11/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 12/11/13

£2.00

Well done

Donation by Anonymous on 12/11/13

£5.00

Great effort for a fantastic cause!!

Donation by Kiran on 07/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done on your achievement!! Love and hugs to all involved and an extra to my old school friend and his beautiful daughter. The memory bank is the most important bank account any of us have xxx

Donation by Angie Robertson on 06/11/13

£7.50

+ £1.88 Gift Aid

Congratulations on completing the moonride xxx

Donation by Rach, Dave & the boys on 26/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done, a fantastic achievement for a great cause.

Donation by Cathy and Justin on 26/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations girls.worthy cause and amazing achievement xx

Donation by Rebecca Mulvey on 26/10/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Amanda Marwood on 26/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done hun. Xx

Donation by Gemma Hall on 26/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Caroline Mears on 26/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go Girl go love you loads Auntie Rita

Donation by Rita Collier on 25/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best, what an amazing challenge for a wonderful cause!

Donation by Julia, Alex and Lewis on 25/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck for tonight girls from Kelly and the boys xxxxxx

Donation by Kelly amlot on 25/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck. Lis,Marc and Rebecca

Donation by Lis on 24/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

WIth you every single pedal of the way girls, you're wonderful - we're all so proud of you!!

Donation by Peppermint Aero & the Bubbles xxx on 24/10/13

£18.00

+ £4.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 23/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What a wonderful thing you're doing, good luck xxx

Donation by Laura Metson on 23/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 23/10/13

£3.00

Donation by Anonymous on 23/10/13

£10.00

From another Ivy mum x

Donation by Anonymous on 23/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Gang!

Donation by Chris Ex. on 23/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck from Paula, Dave & Lily xx

Donation by Paula Judge on 22/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,342.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£81.00
  • Total raised£1,423.50
  • Gift Aid£313.88

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