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Closed 21/01/2024

raised of £9,500 target by 250 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,278 to find a cure for Parkinson's

    Funded on Sunday, 21st January 2024

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    It's been 12 years since my 73 year old mum was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The brutal reality is that it's getting worse, and the world has yet to find a cure.

    Despite the challenges that this disease presents, my mum is fighting back once more. This time with a 100km cycle through the Jordanian Desert in order to raise money to help fund the fight for a cure.

    Together with 20 other heroes, we will attempt to cycle 100km from Petra, in Jordan, to Wadi Rum, the desert Lawrence of Arabia helped put on a map. 100km will be a serious challenge, so we're doing it over 2 days, roughly 50km per day. Then camping for the night, then finishing on the 2nd day.

    Some of the group will run, some of the group will cycle individually, and my mum and I will tackle it on a tandem bike. All with the view of initially 10,000GBP (with a hope for $20,000USD!)

    This is the 3rd challenge of my amazing mum's Parkinson's journey. In 2019, it was climbing Mount Fuji (and nearly killed her!), then in 2021 it was doing a 10km as part of the Serengeti Marathon, and now we arrive in the Middle East. My mum a little older, Parkinson's a little more apparent, but with a spirit to fight back even larger than before.

    PLEASE help us both find a cure with a small donation, and also please help support my mum's huge effort by undertaking such strenuous training, and then the expedition itself. It takes a huge toll, but it's so important to her (and all of us) to know we're doing our best to make a difference.

    PS We all pay for our own trips, 100%. So 100% of your donation goes directly to Cure Parkinson's UK. None of it goes towards funding any of our trip.




    • John ward4 months ago
      John ward

      John ward

      4 months ago

      Just want to write a final THANK YOU for everyone who donated. I am now closing this. My mum, and the team, did brilliantly in the desert cycle in Jordan :) And you guys motivated us every pedal of the way with your generosity. The money has now been forwarded to the 'CURE PARKINSON'S TRUST' and they too are hugely grateful. Until the next challenge everyone... thank you! johnny

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    • John ward10 months ago
      John ward

      John ward

      10 months ago

      Hey team, after my mum's parkinson regressing a bit it wasn't looking good for her participating BUT.... she's back at it! Gym every day, and we're back in the game we hope! Thanks everyone so much for their donations, already 15% of the way there - 2 months to go! :)

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    • Diane


      Dec 3, 2023

      Really enjoyed the presentation this morning. Well done John and Heather.


    • John Knipe

      John Knipe

      Dec 3, 2023

      Well done John and Heather.


    • Darren Magorrian

      Darren Magorrian

      Nov 24, 2023

      Well done John and Heather🚴🚴‍♀️


    • U3A lady

      U3A lady

      Nov 22, 2023

      Well done John and Heather


    • KilkeelU3A


      Nov 22, 2023

      Congratulations John, Heather, Maura and Johnny


    • Jade Beecroft

      Jade Beecroft

      Nov 10, 2023

      What's next Maura? I love hearing about your adventures x


    • Gordon & Karen

      Gordon & Karen

      Oct 31, 2023

      Very well done John and Heather!!! There’s no stopping you two!! X


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