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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. In 2010, my son had an accident resulting in a serious spinal injury. He spent several months in the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre learning to walk again - he was one of the very few who are able to regain mobility after a spinal cord injury, which commonly results in total paralysis below the injury site. Spinal injuries are devastating for the victims and their families, and the mental and psychological impact can be just as damaging as the obvious physical effects.

Spinal Research is a pioneering charity. Its aim is to find ways to repair spinal cord injury and reverse the paralysis that results from it. Based in the UK and recognised as a leader in its field, Spinal Research funds groundbreaking projects at scientific and medical institutions around the world. The next landmark is the launch of clinical trials with paralysed volunteers. These trials will test innovative treatments that could repair damage in the human spinal cord, and so restore sensation and movement.

As a cyclist, I'm well aware of the dangers when out on the road - I've met spinal injury victims who suffered their injury while cycling, and sadly participation in many forms of sport can sometimes result in these life-changing events. I'm joining a group of cyclists from the UK and the USA who are riding from Vancouver in Canada to Tijuana in Mexico down the West Coast of California. I can't make the whole ride, but I'm joining in San Francisco for the last 700 miles or so, over 9 days at the end of September 2012 - it's not an organised event, and we're paying our own expenses, so all funds raised will go to Spinal Research. As my normal weekly mileage is about 100 miles, this is going to be a serious challenge for my ageing legs and creaking joints!

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Raising money for

Spinal Research

Spinal Research

Charity Registration No. 1151015

Spinal Research is a pioneering charity. Its aim is to find ways to repair spinal cord injury and reverse the paralysis that results from it. Based in the UK and recognised as a leader in its field, Spinal Research funds groundbreaking projects at scientific and medical institutions around the world. The next landmark is the launch of clinical trials with paralysed volunteers. These trials will test innovative treatments that could repair damage in the human spinal cord, and so restore sensation and movement.

Donations 21

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Well done from Diane, Julia and Helen

Donation by Anonymous on 24/12/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Liverpool Road Methodist on 09/12/12

£125.00

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Best wishes.Simon Ken & Doreen Hooton

Donation by Kenneth Hooton on 03/11/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Best wishes Simon

Donation by Desmond Mc Crea on 09/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Philip Andrew Jackson on 07/10/12

£25.00

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Stuck in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Donation by Hughie Mclaren on 29/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck!

Donation by Lindsay Gresham on 28/09/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Simon, Lots of love Mum & Dad xxx

Donation by Patricia Kirwan on 19/09/12

£30.00

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Good Luck Si, hope it is fun as well as hard work !!

Donation by Margaret Lynn Finnigan on 24/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Simon, Go for it! We'll be thinking of you. Kate & Peter McNichol

Donation by Kate McNichol on 20/08/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Simon. What an amazing thing to do! I hope it all goes well. Will be thinking of you and the family as you do it.

Donation by Jane Sephton on 08/08/12

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Good luck Simon I hope the Lycra holds that old body together !

Donation by Jed Southgate on 04/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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SImon - wish you every success in your endeavours.and safe travel. Des Mc Crea

Donation by Desmond Mc Crea on 07/07/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the adventure Simon. Dont forget the camera!! Have fun. Love Bridge & Dave XX

Donation by Bridget Attia on 07/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Glad to see that you shed the fags, beer and sausage sandwich Art Student lifestyle. Good luck- nice lycra

Donation by David Byrd on 26/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Del Piero gig 23.06.12 Streatham House School, Crosby

Donation by Simon Kirwan on 26/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Best wishes for a successful and safe event. Helen and Ken Revill

Donation by Kenneth Revill on 25/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Dad!

Donation by Nick Kirwan on 21/06/12

£20.00

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Don't be jel when I'm off to the USA because you'll be there soon!! #cyclinginCA #livingthedream

Donation by no.1 daughter on 17/06/12

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Hi Si Good luck in your Californication adventure!!! Cheers Paul

Donation by Paul Finnigan on 13/06/12

£10.00

Donation by Ken Hooton on 12/06/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£630.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£630.00
  • Gift Aid£103.75

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