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£460
raised of £1,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £460 to Help Ollie's Army 'Battling against Battens'.

    Morecambe, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 8th May 2017

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    I am wanting to raise money for Ollies Army, battling against Battens Disease. I will be cycling The Bay Cycle Route, Walney Island to Glasson Dock on 15 April 2017 at 81 miles, followed by The Trans Pennine Trail at 215 miles between 29th April to 1st of May 2017.

    One family, two children, Ollie and Amelia, both diagnosed with Battens Disease.

    Currently there is no treatment for Battens Disease, it's always fatal. Children with Battens cannot make an enzyme that is responsible for eliminating waste that builds up in the brain. Over time, children suffer worsening seizures and progressive loss of sight and motor skills. Eventually, children with Battens Disease become blind, tube fed, bedridden and unable to communicate.

    Ollie and Amelia, and every other child with Battens Disease deserve the chance of living life to the full.

    I am full of mixed emotions when I see photos, videos of Ollie and Amelia. It breaks my heart to see the suffering that they go through caused by the disease and the treatment to try and help them live a better quality life.

    If you can, please donate. A penny a pound whatever you can afford it all helps fight Battens Disease.

    Please visit www.olliesarmy.co.uk for more information.

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    • Rob Holt5 years ago
      Rob Holt

      Rob Holt

      5 years ago

      T minus 17 hours. Prepared as physically possible. Double hernia op 3 weeks ago and covered 40 very slow miles in training since! I WILL complete the first ride covering 81 miles of the 296 in total. 2nd ride starts on 29 April through to 1st May. Many thanks from Ollies Army and myself for your charitable donations. More updates soon

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    22

    • Clare Smith

      Clare Smith

      May 3, 2017

      Wow! you guys did amazing!! I'm currently training for a triathlon so I feel your pain to an extent!You should both be very proud! and for such a good cause, well done!! x

      £20.00

    • Hazel Cowan

      Hazel Cowan

      May 2, 2017

      Better late than never! Huge congratulations on a job well done for a worthy cause!

      £20.00

    • Martin Standring

      Martin Standring

      May 1, 2017

      Great effort lads, well done!

      £10.00

    • Vanessa Barry

      Vanessa Barry

      May 1, 2017

      Bet you've got a sore bum! Congratulations. Great cause.

    • Tom Swan

      Tom Swan

      May 1, 2017

      Go a bit faster next time!

      £10.00

    • Jenny Holt

      Jenny Holt

      May 1, 2017

      Well done Rob!!! You made it xx

      £10.00

    • Paul Mckenzie

      Paul Mckenzie

      May 1, 2017

      £20.00

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