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£1,875raised of £5,000 target by 83 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,875 to help Dewsbury ambulance charities aid the local community and fund worthy causes. visit my facebook page "a thousand miles top to bottom".

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    Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

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    My father Michael Almond sadly passed away last year. He was a good man, much loved and respected by all who knew him. He tirelessly organised fund raising and sponsored events such as bike rides, walks and swims to help those less fortunate than himself; both near and far.

    While working for the ambulance service he and his close friends and colleagues decided to set up Dewsbury ambulance charities to raise funds for local causes such as guide dogs for the blind, RNLI and leacheamia research to name just a few of many. Last summer the charity celebrated their 30th year by putting on their annual bike ride to Bridlington. I was honoured to take part in this ride as it was held in memory of my father.

    I used this occasion to announce that I too would be organising a sponsored cycle ride in memory of my father and that I would be donating the raised funds to two charitirs very close to his heart. Needless to say Dewsbury ambulance charities being one of them.

    My ride will take place in April of this year and cover a thousand miles from John o groates in Scotland to Lands end in cornwall. Myself and two friends, Chris Blakeley and Craig Marley will ride this distance over 14 days back to back with the assistance of Neville Oldroyd as our backup driver along the route.

    My father himself accomplished this journey no less than three times with his friends, who im happy to say will be joining us along the route to pay their respects. His achievements were many and far reaching. I just hope our efforts over the next few months make him proud.

    For more details on dewsbury ambulance charities and the other charities we're fund raising for, please check out my facebook page "A thousand miles. Top to bottom" . On here there will be links to their websites as well as updates on how our training is going and eventually a daily updated blog on the journey itself.

    Many thanks for all your donations.

    Stephen Almond


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    • stephen almond

      stephen almond

      4 months ago

      stephen almond

      Training is coming along steadily. 6 weeks today we'll be setting out on our second of fourteen days cycling!

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      stephen almond

      5 months ago

      stephen almond

      Here's the man I'm doing this for.. ..I don't need to say how much we all miss him....

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      stephen almond

      5 months ago

      stephen almond

      Here's my dad setting out the first time he rode the end to end route. He was around my age then. History does tend to repeat itself!

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    5 months ago

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    83

    • Caroline Regan

      Caroline Regan

      May 15, 2017

      Well done amazing achievement.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 10, 2017

      £10.00

    • Michael, Sarah, and Elizabeth Blakeley

      Michael, Sarah, and Elizabeth Blakeley

      May 5, 2017

      Well done all of you. Great work.

      £20.00

    • No name

      No name

      May 1, 2017

      Money from Heckmondwike care home staff

      £50.00

    • Kirstyn Thomas

      Kirstyn Thomas

      May 1, 2017

      Well done guys!!

      £20.00

    • Lucy Duffy

      Lucy Duffy

      Apr 28, 2017

      Congratulations to you all. What a great achievement and such a good cause. Lucy and Sam xx

      £30.00

    • Jess Delange(Hallows)

      Jess Delange(Hallows)

      Apr 27, 2017

      Really well done, Steve and everyone else involved! I was following and cheering you on from Canada! This is a massive achievement and for a great cause! Congrats mate :) xxx

      £50.00

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    stephen almond

    Dewsbury, United Kingdom

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