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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help two amazing organisations: 1) Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital, Nepal. 2) DocMobile, Greece.

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We are cycling top to bottom of France over 10 days (15th - 24th May). We will be following the Eurovelo 1 route from Roscoff to Hendaye down the west coast. We will average 125km a day (plus many more as we are bound to get lost!)

During our time off between jobs we have worked at Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital in Nepal and are due to volunteer with DocMobile in a months time which works in Greece providing medical aid to refugees.

Like millions of other charities, these two organisation would benefit massively from any donations.

We have made this as a crowd funding page as this is the only way in which we can split any donations between the two charities. Here is a little more information about the two charities and why we have chosen them.

Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital is a small but busy hospital in the South of Nepal. It was set up to care for those patients suffering with leprosy. The hospital cares for all aspects of the disease. They provide reconstructive & amputation surgery, in-patient medical care for acute reactions, through to providing footwear and education groups in the community. The hospital relies solely on the donations given from various organisations. We were lucky enough to work with the small team of doctors, nurses and support staff who help run this hospital. We were impressed with the high level of care they provide for their patients despite the obvious lack of financial and medical resources. Any money donated will go towards equipment for continued training of staff and resources to continue providing care for patients.

DocMobile - a medical charity providing free medical care to refugees who wouldn't be able to access medical care otherwise. We are going to the island of Lesvos to volunteer for 5 weeks in June/July. We do not yet know what to expect. We plan to use the donations to provide basic medical provisions such as wound care supplies but we will assess what would be most useful once we are there.

More information about the two charities can be found on their websites And

We will keep you updated on our cycle trip progress through photos on our Instagram page called six.month.sabbatical

Thank you very much for any donations

Dominic and Lydia x

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  • Dom&Lydia .3 months ago
    Dom&Lydia .

    Dom&Lydia .

    3 months ago

    Thank you for all the donations. This money goes so much further than you think for these small charities We only have two days left now and 220KM. Bank holiday weekend in France means the traffic is a nightmare with multiple stop starts making finding our way that little bit harder and finding a quiet road almost impossible! After all of this is done. We have to cycle 50km back the other way to catch a flight with Ryan air. Not sure what will be the biggest challenge?!?

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  • Dom&Lydia .3 months ago
    Dom&Lydia .

    Dom&Lydia .

    3 months ago

    Thank you all for your support! It certainly keeps us going when our bodies start to breakdown and hurt! Hoping for less bumpy and better quality roads soon! Dom&Liddie

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Page last updated on: 7/3/2018 5:23 PM



  • Deborah Broadbent

    Deborah Broadbent

    Jul 3, 2018

    Nearly there !


  • Victoria Calvert

    Victoria Calvert

    Jun 9, 2018

    Well done you guys!!! You've done so amazingly well and for such a great cause! Lots of love, Vicky xxx


  • Hannah Irish

    Hannah Irish

    May 31, 2018

    Yay, so great and very inspiring well done you guys!Hannah and Will xx


  • Eleanor Dowding

    Eleanor Dowding

    May 25, 2018

    Well done you fabulous pair! XX


  • Grace Illingworth

    Grace Illingworth

    May 24, 2018

    Great effort guys. You have done so well. Now go give your poor bums a rest! Love Grace xx


  • Rhian Gisby

    Rhian Gisby

    May 24, 2018

    Good effort guys, nearly there! See you in the sunshine soon xx


  • Carolyn Ford

    Carolyn Ford

    May 23, 2018

    Well done Dom & Lydia! You put us lazy people to shame!! Sending lots of love xxxxxMartin, Cazz, Luke Emily & Charlotte


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