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Weʼre raising £1,500 to Raise money in memory of Joseph (curlie) Bentham for Manchester Sleep Centre!

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Just over 2 years ago my best mate Joseph Bentham (curlie) lost his life at the young age of 22. He had suffered with mental health and sleep insomnia for some years.

I asked his parents, the wonderful Sarra and Clint, if they would like me to do the Manchester to Blackpool ride in memory of their son. They were happy and asked if I would raise funds for Manchester Sleep Centre, so they can do work and research into acute sleep insomnia. All the funds I am lucky enough to raise will go to Manchester Sleep Centre. Please give anything you can!

I asked Sarra and Clint if they would like to say anything and this is there message:  Joseph passed away aged 22.  He had suffered from acute insomnia which intensified over the previous two years impacting on all aspects of his life.  Curlie Joe was well loved and remembered by his family and friends and everyone who ever met him. 


All funds raised will be directed to the Manchester Sleep Centre.  We have been in contact with them and are aware how much sleep related research, particularly insomnia, is grossly underfunded in this country.   Monies will enable research and training of medical professionals in recognising and treating insomnia.


We will be so grateful for any donations received, no matter how small.

Thank you!!!

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    • Nina H

      Nina H

      Jul 17, 2018

      Thanks for raising money for such a good cause. Often think about you and miss you dearly, Joe xxx


    • Jack Rodway

      Jack Rodway

      Jul 17, 2018

    • Kim


      Jul 9, 2018

      So very proud of you. Well done.

    • Roger Dagnall

      Roger Dagnall

      Jul 9, 2018

      Well done James.Big Roger


    • James  Butterworth

      James Butterworth

      Jul 7, 2018

      Thank you for all the support!! Thank you to the people who have given me cash!


    • Anonymous


      Jul 7, 2018

      A very worthy cause James. Well done.

    • Kerry  Capstick

      Kerry Capstick

      Jul 7, 2018

      Good luck 🍀 from Kez and Dan xxx


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