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In May 2015, 200 cyclists will take on the challenge of cycling 200 miles from Chatsworth House in Derbyshire back to Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire to raise money for the Bruno Bursary Fund.  Please read on to find out more about the Fund and our challenge.

Dear Friends,

Our son Bruno was born and died in January 2012.  He has already had an impact on us and on our wider circle of family and friends. To ensure a lasting tribute to him, we wish to do something positive.

We have therefore decided to raise £600,000 for a bursary, in Bruno's name, at Ampleforth College. The funds will be kept in endowment so that each and every year they generate £30,000 to cover the cost of one student in the school for that academic year. We have requested that the students receiving Bruno's Bursary over the years be from a background most needing help and support, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people whose lives could change forever as a result of such a bursary at Ampleforth.

To raise funds for Bruno's Bursary, Jozef and 12 close friends, supported by Vivian and a team of family and friends, cycled over 650 miles from Saint Bruno's birthplace of Cologne in Germany, via Holland, Belgium and France, back to Ampleforth Abbey and College in North Yorkshire in 2013.  This year, Team Bruno will consist of 200 cyclists cycling 200 miles from Chatsworth House in Derbyshire back to Ampleforth in just two days. 

We hope you feel able to sponsor us on this challenge.

With sincerest thanks,

Jozef & Vivian Mycielski and Team Bruno

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Raising money for

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Charity Registration No. 1026493

The Ampleforth Abbey Trust was formed to further Roman Catholic religion and education. It undertakes many activities particularly for the less advantaged, specifically in this case through FACE-FAW, (Friendship and Aid to Central and Eastern Europe-Friendship and Aid for the World).

Raising money for

Run by Ampleforth Abbey

Charity Registration No. 1026493

Donations 526

I remain in awe of Matthew Craston's achievements on a bicycle and wish him a long and happy retirement from it - now that this great challenge is over!

Donation by Philip Noel on 02/07/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Matthew. Guy & Claire X

Donation by Guy Marsden on 02/07/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

lots of love from harry, kara, charlotte, laela and james

Donation by james peter bellew on 02/07/15

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Damien Lochrane on 02/07/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Sorry it's a bit late, but very well done to all of you. I hope the chaffing has calmed down a bit by now!!

Donation by Ed & Lisa Andrews on 01/07/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

I loved being part of the Bruno Challenge and would like to donate here, as I already had a different Just Giving page for another charity. £5 from work colleague Lyn Moldram included.

Donation by Julie Turner on 23/06/15

£105.00

+ £26.25 Gift Aid

Well done to all who completed the cycle, and to a certain Matthew C. for giving it a good go! (Maybe a slightly flatter route next time...)

Donation by Alex on 22/06/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done to all. Our donation marks the mileage completed by Matthew Craston who is far too out of cycling condition to have embarked upon the journey at all but is still "fit from school"!

Donation by Nick and Fiz on 16/06/15

£125.00

+ £31.25 Gift Aid

Great work, Matthew Craston.

Donation by Preston Hutchings on 11/06/15

$50.00

Well done Will.Sorry we werent with you!

Donation by Anonymous on 09/06/15

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done Matthew! Pedal power rules... Next year, you must try and do my charity quiz for Burton Bradstock...

Donation by Humphrey and Dendy on 08/06/15

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done Matthew - another biking convert - great news and great cause

Donation by Francesca on 07/06/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done Ben, Tim and all the team.

Donation by John and Val Robertson on 06/06/15

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

A great cause, a wonderful event, brilliantly organised. Proud to be part of it.

Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/15

£1,500.00

+ £375.00 Gift Aid

Donation by William Frewen on 04/06/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done Jasper Mohan! Quite a feat - 200 miles!!Love, Grand ma and Grandpa Mohan

Donation by Anonymous on 04/06/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Team Bruno!

Donation by Joseph Wootton on 04/06/15

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Matthew Rohan on 03/06/15

£300.00

+ £75.00 Gift Aid

Matthew...... did the seat fall off................. ?

Donation by Giles Wood on 03/06/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Matthew - a life changing bursary alongside a life changing achievement for a virgin cyclist... getting up for day two must have been extremely tough- Chapeau.... the Boughton's.

Donation by Marc Boughton on 03/06/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Matthew on a bicycle? Dr Johnson would have a view

Donation by Charlie and Carol on 02/06/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

In the memory of baby Bruno and for a very worthy cause + bravo Matthew: 200 "kilometres " is a hugely respectable distance!

Donation by Stephen & Sabine on 02/06/15

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done Matthew!

Donation by Justin Read on 02/06/15

£50.00

Dear Matthew, it's worth £50 to mention the embarrassment you endured on your journey. Well suffered.

Donation by Trevan and Pat Hingston on 02/06/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done - I would not have coped with half the distance

Donation by Mark Tate on 02/06/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£41,276.38
  • Offline donations£427,616.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£468,892.38
  • Gift Aid£8,361.08

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