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Lesley Vaz died from a brain tumour just 4 years ago leaving a husband, Tom with two young children, Christopher and Luke. Although devastated at her passing, she left many happy memories and now Tom and younger son Luke (aged 14) are attempting to raise money in her memory for one of the charities that supported Lesley through very tough times. The South East Cancer Help Centre http://www.sechc.org.uk provides complementary therapies and a haven for Cancer sufferers, many of whom, like Lesley cannot be cured but are learning to manage their lives. For us the days when Lesley came home from the Centre with a big smile on her face were truly magical.

Together with Des Donohoe, another supporter of the Centre, we are completing a 600 mile, self organised, cycling tour of the Picos de Europa mountains in Cantabria, Spain covering up to 60 miles a day; every penny raised will go directly to the charity as we are meeting our own expenses.

A big challenge for us and especially Luke. The poor boy has not been off his stabilizers for long and now he is expected to climb mountains!

Follow us at our blog :- http://the-picos-ride-for-cancer.blogspot.com/ and please dig deep - every pound counts!

Donating through this site is easy, quick and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us: the South East Cancer Help Centre will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in Gift Aid will be added to your donation at no cost to you.

Raising money for

South East Cancer Help Centre

South East Cancer Help Centre

Charity Registration No. 1011509

South East Cancer Help Centre aims to give people affected by cancer and their family and friends an opportunity to explore ways which may help them to cope with their situation. The Centre supports people in the choices they make and provides individual and group support, complementary therapies and information.

Donations 86

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Tom, Luke and Des, Well done! It puts my 13miles a week over the Chipstead downs on my bike into perspective!

Donation by Wayne Scholfield on 04/10/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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The greater the motivation, the more likely that change will take place. Glad to know you made it. Well done all

Donation by Curro Checa Romero on 28/09/10

£20.00

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Congratulations and well done!

Donation by Tess & Clive De Souza on 08/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done

Donation by Tony Mawer on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done all!

Donation by Jack Preuveneers & family on 06/09/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Much respect, great cause! Not sure how you did it with so many eating & drinking pics on el blog :) Sure Lesley is telling the big G: that's my boys!

Donation by Aunty Lena, Ronnie & the Rego Family on 03/09/10

£75.00

+ £21.15 Gift Aid

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Happy 15th Birthday Luke and very well done to you, your dad and Des.

Donation by margaret wylie on 26/08/10

£15.00

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The Anerly 50TT was great - Des, Tom and Luke well done

Donation by simon powell on 26/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Des, Tom & Luke. Sounds like you had quite an adventure. Hope Tom & Luke keep up the cycling with the club

Donation by Jeremy Hammond on 25/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Wishing you all the best on your adventure. May your legs be made of steel and the cafes numerous and full of cake. Stay safe.

Donation by Louise Lancaster on 16/08/10

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Good Luck for tomorrow Tom, Luke and Des. I think you are all amazing.

Donation by Elizabeth French on 09/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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It's a great project and here's to a safe and enjoyable experience for you all.

Donation by Sue and Peter Taylor on 06/08/10

£250.00

+ £70.51 Gift Aid

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Good luck Des, Tom and Luke. We can't wait to hear all about your trip. Have fun! Julia and Tom Barnes

Donation by Julia Barnes on 05/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Donation by Paul Donohoe on 30/07/10

£60.00

+ £16.92 Gift Aid

Your mum would very proud of you keeping alive her memory. You’ve almost hit your target so here’s something to make sure you do so. All the very best.

Donation by Darryl Remedios on 28/07/10

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

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Good luck guys. Such a touching thing Luke & you are doing. Me, Salvatore & everyone at La Scarpetta wish you a fun, safe & happy journey.

Donation by Sam Ercolano on 13/07/10

£100.00

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Have a safe & wonderful adventure for such a great cause.

Donation by Richard & Tina Pegg on 13/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Goodluck Tom & Luke. Will pray for a safe trip.

Donation by Lynette Vaz on 13/07/10

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All your Scouting in the Croydon District wish you all a safe and enjoyable trip through a beautiful part of Spain.

Donation by Nan Brodie on 09/07/10

£20.00

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From Ray Sales who knows the Picos well and says "Enjoy!"

Donation by Desmond Donohoe on 08/07/10

£5.00

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Donation by Jan & Lisa Czezowski on 06/07/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck. We are thinking of you all.

Donation by P Broadfoot on 05/07/10

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Looks like the training is going very well. Have a great time, all of you. Lesley would be so proud of you.

Donation by Joy Perkins on 01/07/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Today we topped 600 miles, can you make 1,000 before August?

Donation by Desmond Donohoe on 19/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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May cool winds gently push you up and calm breezes glide you down the mountains. Buona fortuna!

Donation by Martin Kelly on 18/06/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,433.08
  • Offline donations£4,751.53
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£8,184.61
  • Gift Aid£832.92

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