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£1,230raised of £2,500 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,230 to sponsor Lydia's journey to the World Transplant Games 2017 in Malaga Spain

    York, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 4th January 2017

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    We are raising funds to cover Lydia's expenses associated with attending the World Transplant Games in Malaga Spain 2017

    Lydia was born with a progressive terminal liver disease in 2000. Lydia was first unwell at around 6 weeks old and we quickly realised that we were in for a long journey. Our days were filled with hospital trips and looking after her. For the first 6 years we did all we could to give her a normal life. In and out of hospital all the time. Lydia's condition meant she was perpetually itchy(often ripping her skin to eleviate the itching) and very tired. She barely had enough energy to play.

    At the age of 6 she underwent a live-saving and life-enhancing transplant. This second chance at life has been grabbed firmly with both hands. Lydia instantly had more energy than she knew what to do with. She loves to ride her bike and loves to compete. On any given Sunday, she wants to be out on her bike, in particular, seeking out hills to ride up. She is currently taking great pleasure in making her dad suffer on a bike as he cant keep up anymore.

    After a stunning performance the British Transplant Games this year in Liverpool, where she won both the Time-Trial and the Road Race in her age group, she has been selected to represent Great Britain in cycling. She will compete in the 5km time trial in the World Transplant Games 2017.

    We need to raise funds to cover her flights and accommodation in Spain along with her training expenses and official GB kit. Along with accommodation and flights for her chaperone. The suggested cost per person is £1500.

    We do not receive funding from the government or Lottery Funding like the Olympians do, hence we have to raise all the money ourselves.

    We will be doing various fundraising events over the coming months to raise even more money.

    Any surplus funds will go towards the Transplant Sport UK Managemen



    • Richard Mellen1 year ago
      Richard Mellen

      Richard Mellen

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Well we did it. We raised £1230 plus £600 off line. We move on to our next step professional fundraising now. Follow us on Facebook/get Lydia to malaga to keep upto date

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    • Richard Mellen1 year ago
      Richard Mellen

      Richard Mellen

      1 year ago

      Today is our last day of crowdfundning. We have raised so far £1220 online plus £600 offline. We still have a number of fundraising events to come too. Please share the word on our last day and see if we can get a few more pounds to help fund Lydia's journey to competing in the World Transplant Games 2017 in Malaga.

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    • Richard Mellen1 year ago
      Richard Mellen

      Richard Mellen

      1 year ago

      Only 3 days to go. Please sponsor Lydia if you can. Only 3 days...

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    • Richard Mellen1 year ago
      Richard Mellen

      Richard Mellen

      1 year ago

      Only four days left to donate on here. We still have three fundraisers coming in the new year to help us hit our target. Please share if you can.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 1/3/2017 12:22 PM



    • Rob Smith

      Rob Smith

      Jan 3, 2017

      Good luck! @robsmith115


    • Graham Hind

      Graham Hind

      Dec 31, 2016

      Good luck


    • Jacqueline Stanway

      Jacqueline Stanway

      Dec 24, 2016

      From your birthday buddy!!!! Jane's Mum. Good luck


    • Julie rodman

      Julie rodman

      Dec 24, 2016

      Couldn't think of a more worthy cause. I hope you get to your target. Then go smash that time trial Lydia love Julie xx


    • Jamie Gray

      Jamie Gray

      Dec 22, 2016

      Hope the training is going well.....get stuck in.


    • Paul Goulden

      Paul Goulden

      Dec 14, 2016

      Merry Xmas!


    • E Newbury

      E Newbury

      Dec 6, 2016

      Go Lydia xx


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    Richard Mellen

    York, United Kingdom

    My name is Richard Mellen and I am Lydia's father.

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