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Dear Sponsor,

 

3415 miles, is a long way by anyone’s standards! Travelling this distance by jet plane, takes at least 6 hours. Unfortunately, I won’t have the luxury of a jet engine to help me along the way.

Starting on 8 May 2010, I will be attempting the ‘Mother Of All Bike Rides’, riding from west to east coast of the . Through desserts, across plains and over mountain ranges. Passing through 15 states and climbing cumulatively some 92,000ft.

My inspiration for this incredible journey, has come from the RNIB Rushton School & Children’s Home which is being massively extended, here in to be home for 60 children, together with 10 additional day students.

The school, has been specifically designed to offer advanced, modern amenities to young people that are either blind or partially sighted, whilst also suffering from multiple and complex disabilities.

Being one of the only providers in the country, RNIB Rushton School and Childrens Home will not only be for local young people but children from all over the .

I am sure you will agree, this is an extremely worthy cause. Hopefully, the prospect of this amazing new facility, giving so many a brighter future, together with my 65 year old legs, peddling across the North American continent, will more than encourage you to give generously.

Whether your donation be large or small, every penny counts. Obviously, the more funds raised, the more determined I will be to achieve my goal to ride into on 26 June.

Your support will be gratefully appreciated. 

Yours sincerely,                                                      

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Some handy Website Links –

www.rnib.org.uk/rushton 

Rushton School

www.cw-chamber.co.uk

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce

www.cvone.co.uk

CVOne

www.Squires-Gear.co.uk

Squires Gear & Engineering Ltd

 
Coventry Leofric Lions Club
 
 
Mike Vaughn Cycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raising money for

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Charity Registration No. 226227

RNIB - helping blind and partially sighted people. Every day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. RNIB is the leading UK charity offering practical support & information to anyone with a sight problem. We campaign to eliminate avoidable sight loss and support research into eye health.

Donations 57

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Doug, in the Coventry office today and just picked up your amazing feat. Very well done.

Donation by David Frost on 27/08/10

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Well done Doug. Sterling job. Geoff Newbery - 8th/08/2010

Donation by Geoffrey Newbery on 08/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Doug, Congratulations on your achievement from all at McCranors.

Donation by Peter West on 05/08/10

£100.00

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Well done Doug, great effort and great result.

Donation by Geoffrey Turner on 14/07/10

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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Congratulations, Doug, on a fantastic effort. Delighted to hear that the ride went so well, you can justifiably feel proud of yourself.

Donation by John Ruddick on 13/07/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Donation by Alan Wood on 24/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done Doug - looking forward to hearing about it - I can think of two people specifically who would have been very proud of you !!

Donation by Pete Bowkett on 17/06/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Hi Doug, good luck - you must be over halfway there by now, hope your legs last the distance !!! p.s. Andre is enjoying the peace and quiet

Donation by Mark Smith and family on 08/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Doug, I am sure you don't need it...

Donation by steven mcbride on 08/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck; what you're doing is amazing!! x

Donation by Becky Cattermole on 04/06/10

£2.00

+ £0.56 Gift Aid

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Great challenge Doug, and for a great cause. See you on your return.

Donation by Amrik Bhabra on 11/05/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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A very worthy cause, good effort.

Donation by CF Garside on 07/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Embrace the challenge & hope all goes well!

Donation by Ann Marie Swift on 06/05/10

£50.00

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Wow, what a challenge, you're a better man than me. Good luck with it, look forward to hearing the tales when you get back. Mel

Donation by Mel Williams on 06/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Doug - will you need vaseline or axle grease!!!! Best Wishes Jon & Paula Baxter

Donation by Jon Baxter on 06/05/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Good luck for tomorrow and the next few weeks.....!

Donation by Mike Cooper on 04/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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All the very best Doug,we look forward to hearing the tales of your travels.Phil and Barbara Robinson also send their support.

Donation by Keith and Janice Lucas on 01/05/10

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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Hi Andree - do you fancy the same hotel as last year? How soon can you arrange another long away trip for Doug ? Love Terry xxx

Donation by Terry O'Neill on 01/05/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Best of Luck, Doug Best Wishes from everyone at Isaacs Financial Services

Donation by Jon Isaacs on 30/04/10

£20.00

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Good luck with your endeavour Doug, all the best from John & Dave at Manta CNC.

Donation by John McGuire on 29/04/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Best of luck pal

Donation by Darren Jones on 27/04/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Donation by Charles Harlock on 27/04/10

£25.00

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Good Luck

Donation by John McDonough on 23/04/10

£500.00

+ £141.03 Gift Aid

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Adam, Julie and the Advent crew

Donation by Adam Dent on 20/04/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Good luck. We will keep Andree company until you return.

Donation by Judy Hurrion on 19/04/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,522.00
  • Offline donations£19,014.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£22,536.00
  • Gift Aid£866.46

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