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To fundraise for Teenage Cancer Trust I am cycling 350km on a mountain bike, over 4.5 days, in Tanzania from October 7th - 11th. We're camping or staying in backpackers lodges each night.  Having never really cycled before, I started training in April and would be extremely grateful if you could sponsor me.  I AM SELF FUNDING THIS TRIP SO EVERY PENNY DONATED WILL GO TO TEENAGE CANCER TRUST in the South West.

 

Most of us have been affected by cancer - my Dad died from it at the age of 59 which was devasting to me and my family.  Can you imagine what it is like to be a teenager and to be diagnosed? Or to be that child's parent?

Every day in the UK, seven young people are told they have cancer and over 200 are diagnosed across the South West every year. The Teenage Cancer Trust South West Appeal is funding specialist services and facilities for young people with cancer aged between 13 – 24 year olds across the whole South West.

 

This will include the construction of a specialist cancer unit in Bristol which will mean that for the first time young cancer patients aged 16 to 24 from Bristol, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, will be treated with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs. 

 

The charity has already raised £1.5million towards the £2.5million build but a further £1million needs to be achieved before the unit becomes operational in early 2014. The money I will be raising will go towards the Teenage Cancer Trust South West Appeal.

 

Thank you for sponsoring me.

Jacquie xx

 

 

Updates 1

Many thanks to the following friends for their kind donations: Charlie & Caz Lucas, Lin Down, Diana & Andrew Sayner, Liz & George Reid, Jane & Martin Gargan, Sally & Howard Ross

11/11/13 08:17

Raising money for

Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust

Charity Registration No. 1062559

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young cancer patients aged 13-24. We fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals and provide dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.

Donations 42

Congratulations on an amazing achievement for a great cause!

Donation by Linda Spink on 18/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Dear Jacquie - congratulations on your outstanding achievement. It sounds like a gruelling trip.

Donation by Adrian and Victoria on 08/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Jacqui.... wow ! We're so impressed with you and Sandy ,very well done !

Donation by Nick, Becca and Josh Cust on 06/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Super job Jacquie. Great experience for a great cause. Best, M&W

Donation by Anonymous on 17/10/13

£50.00

Well done Jacquie and Sandy an amazing achievement x

Donation by Anonymous on 16/10/13

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An amazing effort and hopefully a great experience. Best of Luck and we'll be willing you on. Lots of love Sarah, Robin and the King clan x

Donation by Sarah King on 09/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Jacquie --what a great initiative. We'll be thinking of you this week. Lots of love from "The Duncans" -- Carey, Abdou, Samir, Kenza, Jeremy & Lindsay

Donation by Anonymous on 06/10/13

£200.00

Wishing you the best of luck and hoping your bottom will not be too sore!!! Hugely inspirational. With love and best wishes Gary, Angela,Ellie, Matt and Tom x

Donation by Anonymous on 04/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

So proud of you J & looking forward to hearing all about your adventure when we are back from Chavsville for Christmas> Go Girl! Much Love David & Amanda Burgess

Donation by Amanda Burgess on 03/10/13

£105.00

+ £26.25 Gift Aid

Hope it goes really well Jacquie ! much love The Barnes family

Donation by Anonymous on 30/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Jacquie - fantastic effort! Remember, it will be FUN!! Looking forward to hearing all about it on your return. Lots of love , Jo Mark Jack Tom & Kate x

Donation by Joanna Scrutton on 30/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Dearest Jaq - so proud of you for doing this, and I am only sorry I wasn't able to join you. The very best of luck to you ALL and have a wonderful time. Much love, Carrie and the gangxxxxxxx

Donation by Carrie and Paul on 28/09/13

£50.00

Go girls and enjoy the ride. Love Amanda xxx

Donation by Amanda Trembath on 26/09/13

"Grace with Pace" will be trailing well behind you once you have completed this challenge. I will be thinking of you every pedal of the way. GOOD LUCK. Jenny and the Hemmings xx

Donation by Jenny Hemming on 23/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

What a great challenge to do! Good Luck. All the Gompels Family

Donation by Anonymous on 22/09/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck - we are so proud!

Donation by Susie & Sasha x on 18/09/13

Good luck Jacqui for a very worthy cause! Chris, Mary and Maria xxx

Donation by Chris Brennan on 18/09/13

Good luck Jacquie and Sandy

Donation by The Turners on 17/09/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good luck and enjoy the trip. Love Iain, Caroline, Cameron, Serena and Miranda xx

Donation by Caroline Shorten Conn on 16/09/13

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Happy cycling for such a fantastic cause

Donation by Geva and Michael McCaldin on 15/09/13

Best of luck, a well worthy cause.xxx

Donation by Kath and Kingsley on 14/09/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Great cause, Jacquie. Good luck to you and Sandy. Keep smiling!

Donation by The McDonnells x on 13/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Jacquie - Best of Luck. Will be thinking of you! With love Tom, Karen,Cal and Jack xxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 12/09/13

$50.00

Well done and good luck to you all!! Love Nicola, Mark, Chris, Helen, George and Rob xxxx

Donation by West family on 12/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Jacquie, good luck - look forward to hearing all about it! Love the Jacksons

Donation by robert jackson on 11/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,190.52
  • Offline donations£710.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,900.52
  • Gift Aid£618.75

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