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Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

At the start of this year a couple of us got together to plan a serious challenge to raise awareness and money for a great charity that can beat Leukaemia.

On 7th June 2014, our challenge starts. It will be a physical one, cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats and climbing the 3 Peaks en route, but it is nothing compared to the challenges faced by those suffering blood and bone cancer

Why ride for Anthony Nolan Trust? 

 

(WARNING: this is the deliberate tear jerking bit)

 

2 Years ago, our friend, Lee Conchie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

Lee was a strong, fit 42 year old when he was diagnosed. He was a Tai Chi instructor, ate a healthy diet and didn’t really drink. He typified the man you least expect to get ill.

 

Lee was dedicated to his family and loved life, friends and Blackpool Football Club.

 

He went through a lot of treatment, much of it painful and debilitating, but he was amazingly strong, always cheerful and whenever possible active through it all.

 

Finally a near exact bone marrow match was found through Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Registry, but it came too late and sadly Lee died in October. 

 

The Anthony Nolan Trust works to save the lives of people with blood and bone cancer and in his last year along with organising a support group for patients in the cancer ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Lee literally became a poster boy for the charity. Through his incredible bravery and unbelievable spirit he inspired everyone he met and his memory continues to inspire us.

 

By riding for Anthony Nolan we hope not only to raise money for the charity but also to raise awareness of how easy it is to become a bone marrow donor and encourage as many people as possible to register.

http://www.anthonynolan.org/8-ways-you-could-save-life/donate-your-stem-cells/apply-join-our-register

 

As a good friend said, "It's easy, you can be a hero and save a life; cape optional"

 

If you can please register

If you can please sponsor us

But mostly, please think of our friend Lee and smile.

 

Thanks

The Fellowship

 

Jon, Rich, and Nick

 

Updates 2

Ooh, we are so close to hitting our total. Everyone who has helped has been amazing and plans for a second challenge are already being discussed. We will put updates of www.facebook.com/chainring3/ as plans develop

29/09/14 07:53

We did it! It was hard, but an amazing experience and thanks to you, we have raised enough to fund 35 Life Saving Bone Marrow Donors. We have been overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and can't thank you enough. Thanks from the Fellowship Jon, Rich and Nick

24/06/14 08:05

Raising money for

Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 803716, Scotland SC038827

Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we use our register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.

Raising money for

Run by Anthony Nolan

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 803716, Scotland SC038827

Donations 185

Donation by Natalie Kirk on 02/12/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Better late than never so they say this is my donation plus £5 from Mrs Perry Joes Violin teacher plus £2.50 I promised thanks to a discount from Cotswold. Can we reach our total!?

Donation by Nick Knorr AKA Gandalf on 24/09/14

£57.50

+ £14.38 Gift Aid

In memory of a childhood friend, Lee, and days on the beach and sand dunes in the 70s and 80s x

Donation by Emma Dry was Lester on 03/09/14

£37.12

+ £9.28 Gift Aid

Congratulations. I can only imagine how hard it was for you all to complete your ride & climb! My daughter and I only did the LEJOG (we met you on the leg from Luss) but that was hard enough!

Donation by Gerald Bennett on 14/08/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Apologies for the delay! Well done guys :)

Donation by Winners 2000 on 08/08/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Paul Warren & Family on 26/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Mike (Icepaw) on 20/07/14

£75.00

+ £18.75 Gift Aid

Well done guys...now you can say you beat the target!

Donation by Rob @ Facilities Integration on 18/07/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

So Sorry for taking this long... but Well Done!!!! If only more of us would get off our butts to make a difference, this would be a better world....

Donation by Wilf Sanguesa on 17/07/14

Donation by Tom & Cheryl on 14/07/14

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/07/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done

Donation by Marianne weymouth on 09/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done you guys for an excellent cause.

Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/14

from Unitruck

Donation by Simon Bettles on 04/07/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done, we met at Luss caravan site just before you left. We overtook you about 30 miles north of Luss, (we were on our way to Oban) and it looked like hard work to us. Hope you reach your target.

Donation by Ian & Linda on 03/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 03/07/14

£2.00

via sms

Donation by Liz & Clive Ford on 03/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Fantastic achievement, well done lads.

Donation by Paul L on 02/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done boys, an amazing feat. Thank you so much.

Donation by Pat Conchie on 01/07/14

£25.00

Well done. And just for a laugh I vote YES. Dare you.

Donation by Laura B on 01/07/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done guys!!!

Donation by Lisa Pascoe & James Mildon on 30/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Very well done chaps!

Donation by Nic Fleming on 27/06/14

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Hi guys - we met you on Ben Nevis and one of you gave us your card. We also drove past you the next day as you cycled your way North - have nothing but admiration for so much effort in a great cause!

Donation by Rob and Annie on 26/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,854.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£153.00
  • Total raised£5,007.50
  • Gift Aid£997.16

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