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£715raised of £500 target by 49 supporters

    Weʼve raised £715 to help Head2Head + Neurosciences Dept of J.R.H. who provide life saving operations and aftercare to suffers of traumatic brain injury.

    South Northamptonshire District, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 14th September 2017

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    A few years ago a member of my family suffered a sudden life threatening condition called a sub arachnoid haemorrhage, a rare type of brain haemorrhage.
    In effect two blood vessels in the brain ruptured and bled into the brain and skull.
    This condition has a mortality rate of 50 -60%. Of those that survive, 80% have some sort of life long impairment. Whilst the scars heal, the injury remains.
    Fortunately for us an insistent colleague (thanks Fran!) took her to, as luck would have it, our very aware GP. This meant our family member got hospital treatment quickly and a transfer to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. There, thanks to cutting-edge surgery, a life was saved and so was our family.
    Due to the specialised nature of the condition we were in a position where aftercare and support was hard to come by and some had to be paid for, but we were among the lucky ones.
    In the months that followed 2 nurses from John Radcliffe started a support group that gave free advice, support and guidance, not to mention nice cake to survivors, their carers and families.
    This group became Head 2Head, a group that gives invaluable support to all those affected.
    We owe the hospital and this team so much and I would like thank them by helping them provide care and support to others.

    So, as one of those annoying overweight, middle aged men in lycra I have committed to riding the 100 miles of the Warwickshire Tempest bike ride.
    Please if you like me I would be so grateful if you would sponsor me a small amount to contribute to a great cause, if you don't like me, sponsor me anyway safe in the knowledge its going to hurt. much better than a midlife crisis.



    • Colin Irving1 year ago
      Colin Irving

      Colin Irving

      1 year ago
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      Thanks everyone. pleased and grateful!

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    • Colin Irving1 year ago
      Colin Irving

      Colin Irving

      1 year ago

      So in the words of a medium rare steak........ stick a fork in me, I'm done! 101.6 miles...(courtesy of a minor wrong turn!). Bit disappointing time wise but middle age and a brief spell of cramp held me back.....that's my excuse. Thanks for all the sponsorship, its more than I could have hoped for and will do a lot of good. The hospital and I are so very grateful. The page is open for 10 more days if you know anyone who may be bullied into topping up the total! Off to sit down (carefully!) ,drink wine and eat Toblerone now...nice 😀

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    • Colin Irving1 year ago
      Colin Irving

      Colin Irving

      1 year ago

      Thanks to everyone for being so kind! Just got my pre-race information so it seems a bit real.... The 4000+ feet of climbing is looking quite a lot..... Maybe this wasn't the best week to go away and east and drink. Still my bike is with me for some hills training tomorrow....... Why did I ever think this was a good idea?! So flattered by all the support.... thanks again

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    • Colin Irving1 year ago
      Colin Irving

      Colin Irving

      1 year ago

      Just over a month to go I thought I'd get myself some shiny new kit... Then I thought best I get my trusty stead serviced. So I rang the shop and made an appointment to take the bike in. I turned up at the right time and the bloke behind the counter looked up and said "Nice to see you but I wouldn't do a hundred miles with that old wreck" I replied "you can't say that about my bike! " He said "I was talking to the bike"

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    Page last updated on: 9/10/2017 2:41 PM



    • Stacey Hill

      Stacey Hill

      Sep 10, 2017

      Well done Colin what a great cause. Not bad for a MAMIL 😁


    • caroline payne

      caroline payne

      Sep 8, 2017

      Very well done Colin. Brilliant achievement for an MAMIL.


    • Karen Purvs

      Karen Purvs

      Sep 6, 2017

      Congratulations - a great achievement and for a very worthwhile cause.


    • Katy Salisbury

      Katy Salisbury

      Sep 3, 2017

      Good luck Col! We're so proud of you!! Lots of love xxx


    • Paul Bertram

      Paul Bertram

      Sep 1, 2017

      Good luck Colin. Great cause.


    • The Thompson's

      The Thompson's

      Aug 22, 2017

      Go for it Colin you can do it, we are 100% behind you xxxx Jo, Chris, Abbie and Dan xxxx


    • Claire Willis

      Claire Willis

      Aug 17, 2017

      Good Luck Colin. It is a very worthy cause and I am sure you will manage it.


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