£105raised of £1,000 target by 6 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help with urgent roof repairs at All Saints' Church in Ashton-on-Mersey

Sale, Cheshire
Time left
23 days to go

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the new way to raise money for a personal cause on JustGiving.


Our beautiful local church is in desperate need of roof repairs. All Saints' church in Ashton-on-Mersey celebrated its Golden Jubilee last year and is home to a fantastic community. We have had a quote for the repairs of £95,000. We've been fundraising for a number of months are on our way with almost £25,000 raised.

It's now time for me to step up and to coincide with the rash pledges to fitness we all tend to make in January I’ve committed to a rather daunting challenge to help out.

I’ll be cycling 2,000 km over a period of 50 days starting on 21 January. 2,000 km is 1,250 miles or the equivalent of 48 marathons! At 40 km (25 miles) each and every day I’m due to finish on the weekend of 12 March.

As anyone who knows me will be aware I’m built more for comfort than speed but it’s a great cause and there’s no excitement in doing anything that would be too easy is there now!

Any cheerleading you can provide would be most welcome as would sponsorship/donations.

I’ll keep you all updated on progress with all the gory details from behind the scenes of my mad adventure!

Share this story



  • Elaine Giles

    Elaine Giles

    2 months ago

    Elaine Giles

    I'm posting daily updates on my blog at http://elainegiles.co.uk/elaines-2000-km-challenge-daily-updates/ so if you want all the behind the scenes details do take a look there.

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Elaine Giles

    Elaine Giles

    2 months ago

    Elaine Giles

    Well I'm currently 20 days in to my challenge and I'm happy to report I'm right on track with 800 km done and 1200 km to go. In addition to the donations here at JustGiving people have very kindly donated directly via PayPal and completed sponsorship forms at church. Taking all these together means the current total is £620. Huge thanks to all of you for your generosity. This is much appreciated and greatly needed since the initial estimate of £95,000 has now risen to £163,000 with the final quote.

    Share this update to help us raise more

2 months ago

Elaine Giles started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support



  • Jane Griffiths

    Jane Griffiths

    Feb 6, 2017

    Keep those wheels spinning! As the saying goes.. "You're a better (wo)man than I am, Gunga Din" Well done Elaine x


  • Andy Fisher

    Andy Fisher

    Jan 28, 2017

    OK, so I think your mad but the cause is close to your heart so I understand.I just hope you benefit as much from this as the church.


  • Stuart Mcneill

    Stuart Mcneill

    Jan 25, 2017

    The person who invented lycra should be hauled before the Court of Human Rights!Elaine - although I think the challenge itself is completely mad, I heartly applaud the cause and your determination xx


Elaine Giles

Become a supporter

Help Elaine Giles raise more

About the fundraiser
Elaine Giles

Elaine Giles

Sale, Cheshire

Report this Page

* JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.