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So, as you are probably aware the challenge that i am doing is cycling from my home in Birdsedge to Newcastle completing the 2013 Great North Run and cycling home in 24hours. This is a total of 240 miles on the bike with a 13.1 mile run in the middle.

Could i do the challenge today (14/9/12)? not a chance! It is well outside my fitness limits. Even though i class myself as pretty active running and cycling. To be able to complete this challenge i have a very hard year a head of myself building up my endurance and mental strength.

Why?? I've been asked this question on numerous occasions. The simple answer is the number of people who say it is not possible. Never been one to shy away from a challenge the more doubters the more determined i became. As it is such a big challlenge i decided to use it to try and support local charities.

Having seen what a valuable asset the Yorkshire Air Ambulance provides the county it became one of my choices. With no goverment funding yet providing a vital service when time is important.

Being a father i can not imagine the stress and grief that parents suffer once their child is taken ill. That brings me to Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice, the fact that i will be able to raise some money to help this amazing place will drive me on during the hard hours of training. The smallest bit of happines i can bring to the chidren and parents will make it all worth while.

The final charity i shall be supporting is Kirkwood Hospice, now this place has been going for as long as i remember. Every report of a patients stay at the hospice tell roughly the same pattern,"What an amazing place" . This is a hospice providing care from diagnosis to the end of life. Amazing people providing such high standards of care to patients and families. 

Forget me not have agreed to collect all the money from this site and divide it three ways at the end of the challenge. For which i am very grateful.

I know times are hard at the moment but any help really is appreciated.

bless you all Gareth xx 

Raising money for

THE FORGET ME NOT CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

THE FORGET ME NOT CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

Charity Registration No. 1110457

We are a charity that supports children with life limiting conditions and their families in the West Yorkshire area. Our focus is to do everything we can to make children happier and more fulfilled while they are with us, however long or short that may be and to give support to their families.

Donations 87

Donation by Anonymous on 25/09/13

£2,523.00

+ £630.75 Gift Aid

Incredible efffort Gareth.

Donation by Wayne Ogden on 25/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Top effort Gaz, inspinrational stuff. Proud of you pal

Donation by Danny Glover on 24/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Mr Cranky Man on 23/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Gareth.

Donation by Richard Winn on 21/09/13

£20.00

Amazing stuff and great tunes too!

Donation by Ben Hepworth on 21/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Philip & Delina on 20/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done, amazing achievement!

Donation by Nick and Cathy on 19/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done lad, i would never have believed it ten years since sat in the crew room!!!!

Donation by milly on 19/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Fantastic effort. Very well done indeed for three great charities.

Donation by Mark & Alyson Ronan on 17/09/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Amazing Gareth! :-)

Donation by Abi x on 17/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done you!

Donation by Jill, Ian & Jack Yeardley on 16/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What an achievement ,well done

Donation by Hazel Pugh on 16/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done to Gareth and all your helpers

Donation by Ann & Norman Roberts on 16/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done mate.

Donation by Ryan Gerrard on 15/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Fantastic effort!

Donation by Andrew Kaye on 15/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Wonderful achievement well done -

Donation by David & Kierston on 15/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Get it smashed big man. top effort

Donation by Mark Mitchell on 15/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

good luck what you are doing is amazing.

Donation by cindy taylor on 14/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck Gareth! Enjoy that drink when you're all done!

Donation by Jacqui blay on 14/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

When it hurts keep going which is easyer said than do best of luck and may the wind be at your back all the way

Donation by Micky mcm on 14/09/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck!

Donation by Oliver Wood on 14/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck tomorrow Gareth. Sure you'll nail it. Hope there's more downhills than ups!!!! Phil n Em x

Donation by Phil n Em on 14/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£6,475.92
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£1.00
  • Total raised£6,476.92
  • Gift Aid£1,423.00

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