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Hi, Les and Di are cycling on a Tandem about 271 miles from Alston in Cumbria to Peterborogh to raise money for the Premananda Hospital in Kolkata (sponsored by The Leprosy Mission) which offers free treatment for Leprosy sufferers. The Leprosy Mission is Di's chosen charity for her two years as President of MWiB Cumbria District (Methodist Women in Britain - formerly Network.) Leprosy is a destructive disease which not only disfigures those who suffer from it, but the stigma that is attached, often means people are unable to work or live with their loved ones. The Leprosy Mission work very hard to offer not only treatment, but strive to change attitudes and offer training to those who suffer new skills so that they can regain some dignity in life an earn a living -and we all deserve a second chance - don't we?. We want to make a difference by sending a BIG donation to TLM. We'll do the hard work by peddling the bike if you would kindly provide the pounds. So please dig deep and make a donation for this great and worthycause.

Thank you

Di and Les Wallace

 

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Updates 6

It seems ages ago now that we completed the ride. It was a fantastic experience, travelling wonderful countryside and meeting wonderful people. We have been overwhelmed by peoples generosity and a vast difference will be made to may lives of those suffering with leprosy.

09/11/13 09:31

Can't believe we are so close now. We are very excited and can't wait to get going. Thanks for all your giving, but please, please keep it coming, we really, really do want to make a difference

13/09/13 11:02

Celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary by spending two weeks in Switzerland, lots of walking in the mountains and good food. So now its back to training for the big push!

02/09/13 17:48

25 days till we push the peddles. It was about 6 weeks ago we cycle camped on the tandem in the heat of July to Barnard Castle. A lovely ride there but a killer coming back - up hill all the way from High Force to Yad Moss then downhill pretty much all the way to to Alston.

02/09/13 17:46

Great now not to be cycling in sub zero temperatures as we were after Easter, but it would be even nicer if it would stop raining! Still, the miles are building. Riding a tandem is not as easy as it looks especially when it come to hills. After the tandem riding solo is a doddle.

29/05/13 16:32

Raising money for

Leprosy Mission, England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Leprosy Mission, England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Charity Registration No. 1050327

Leprosy is a disease of poverty. Most people are naturally immune but the majority affected by leprosy live in developing countries where resources are scarce and poverty is widespread. We work in Jesus’ name to those disadvantaged by leprosy; helping to uphold human dignity & eradicate leprosy

Donations 71

Great to hear the news, Well done, love Ex.

Donation by Elizabeth Hardy, Billericay on 10/11/13

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 09/11/13

£30.00

Donation by Betty Jagger on 08/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A little bit more from DMC

Donation by Chris Wallace on 04/11/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Cash collection

Donation by Leslie Wallace on 30/10/13

£55.00

Donation by Anne & David Metcalfe on 30/10/13

£10.00

Well Done - a great effort for a worthy cause - hope to see you in November

Donation by Mervyn & Margaret Warner on 20/10/13

Congratulations- a great achievement.

Donation by The Tweedie Family on 17/10/13

Donation by william glaister on 16/10/13

£50.00

Donation by Chris Reed on 16/10/13

£30.00

Donation by Christine Masterson on 16/10/13

£10.00

Cash Collections

Donation by Anonymous on 16/10/13

£145.00

Donation by Methodist Women in Britain on 11/10/13

£300.00

Donation by Syston Methodist Church on 11/10/13

£125.00

Donation by Andy Holliday on 09/10/13

£60.00

Donation by Buxton Methodist Church on 09/10/13

£200.00

Donation by Hilton Methodist Church on 09/10/13

£50.00

Donation by Orton Methodist Church on 09/10/13

£75.00

Cash Collections

Donation by Anonymous on 09/10/13

£144.00

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This is a donation from my friend Kathy Ladd who was well impressed with your tremendous cycle ride for The Leprosy Mission. Well done to you both!

Donation by Ann Hart on 06/10/13

£5.00

Hope all went well and you did not get too wet!

Donation by Margaret Smith on 05/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done - hope you are not too saddle sore.

Donation by Stephen & Susan on 03/10/13

Abit more from Dosthope Methodist

Donation by Anonymous on 03/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

You're both doing a fantastic job. Just keep peddling..... We're looking forward to seeing you both when you reach Peterborough.

Donation by Liz & Russ on 03/10/13

From Dogsthorpe Methodist Church! Keep peddling

Donation by Anonymous on 02/10/13

£43.00

+ £10.75 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,278.40
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,278.40
  • Gift Aid£204.50

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