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

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).

Donations 413

Good luck team Bruno. Best wishes Ian Mosey

Donation by Ian Mosey on 02/03/15


Good luck Martin, hope you raise lots of money for this good cause

Donation by The England family. Somerset. on 13/02/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Looking forward to see 100%! Donation in memory of Cathy Pickstone.

Donation by June Vangerven on 09/10/14

I wanted to be the first to kick off the 2015 Bruno 200 donations! Thank you Joe and Viv for the privilege of sharing the second phase of this amazing adventure with you! With love Dora

Donation by Andrew Green on 03/09/14


+ £62.50 Gift Aid

I know it's late but still wanted to contribute. What an amazing achievement and great cause! Lots of Love to you all, Charlotte and George Robinson xxx

Donation by Charlotte (Brenn) and George Robinson on 24/10/13

100,00 €

Team Mycielski, we love you all and wish we could do more. You are inspirational and are achieving something remarkable.

Donation by James, Vic, Harry, Freddie &Tom Robinson on 23/08/13

Best wishes From Launch PR

Donation by Emma Newman on 09/08/13


+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Well done Will and Co. Excellent effort

Donation by Richard & Susie Ward on 05/08/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the rest of the fundraising

Donation by Shirley T-E on 03/08/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope you are all well. X

Donation by Claire Brand on 27/07/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

good luck

Donation by Jacquelyn Fletcher on 26/07/13

Donation by R.C.Johnson-Ferguson on 19/07/13

Well done to everyone! what a worthy cause! Love and best wishes Sean And Kath xx

Donation by Sean Kinsella on 17/07/13


+ £150.00 Gift Aid

Well done everyone, magnificent achievement!

Donation by Dom and Katy Thomas on 15/07/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations Everybody!!

Donation by christian watkins on 13/07/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations Jo, Vivien and the team - heroic effort and a wonderful legacy for Bruno. Much love, Ed and Laura Vickers.

Donation by Anonymous on 08/07/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Impressive performance! Jorg, Jennifer & Anna Kay

Donation by on 06/07/13

20,00 €

Well Done Jo and the Team

Donation by Matthew Rohan on 05/07/13


For you and your team, Toby. A lovely cause, creating purpose from sadness. With love,

Donation by Jon and Shari Vegosen on 29/06/13

An excellent achivement. Good luck with the venture.

Donation by Edwina Crutchley on 29/06/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

It's all over bar the shouting and I'll continue to shout (nicely) in praise of this fine effort. Well done Team Bruno.

Donation by Andrew Kane on 24/06/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations Andrew and all of Team Bruno with love from Lyn and Ken

Donation by Ken Oswin on 20/06/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Robert and all the other riders and good luck with raising the rest of the money!

Donation by Peter Cobbold on 20/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations, an amazing achievement.

Donation by Lindsey Samson on 18/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations Andy and well done Team Bruno -

Donation by Alistair Duncan on 18/06/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£29,854.62
  • Offline donations£413,006.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£442,860.62
  • Gift Aid£5,942.33

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