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£730raised of £500 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £730 to help fund a 350 mile sponsored bike ride for dementia charities, in memory of my Mum, who lost her dementia battle earlier this year

    Location
    Lancing, United Kingdom
    Category
    In memory
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    Funded on Thursday, 27th July 2017

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    According to the Alzheimer's Society, there are currently around 800,000 people in the UK diagnosed with dementia. This is expected to rise to around 1 million by 2021. Dementia is terminal, there is no cure at present.

    Along with a friend (Allan Lind), I'm planning a sponsored cycle ride (just the two of us), in aid of dementia charities.

    We're planning on following the National Cycle Routes, from Southwick, West Sussex, to St Austell, Cornwall.

    The ride will be in memory of my Mum, who sadly lost her battle with vascular dementia on 6 March this year. She spent her later years in Sussex, but lived and worked in St Austell during the 1970s and 1980s.

    I was her full-time carer for the last five years of her life.

    The ride will probably take place in September, and is likely to take between 10 and 14 days.

    The route is approximately 350 miles long.

    We'll be starting from Southwick Community Church in Sussex, and officially finish at John Keay House, St Austell, the former HQ of English China Clays (Imerys), where Mum used to work. But, we'll also be calling at the site of the former Cornwall Coliseum, where I used to work during the holidays, when I was at Bristol Polytechnic (now UWE), and of course, the Eden Project, part of the National Cycle Network passes right next to it.

    For the most part, we'll be stopping overnight at various campsites along the route.

    As we're both currently unemployed, and in receipt of Universal Credit, we may need a little assistance, to purchase essential equipment, and to cover any expenses along the route. So, we'd be extremely grateful to anyone willing to donate, even the smallest amount, to help us along the way.

    I'll be setting up separate pages for the Alzheimer's Society and Dementia UK nearer the time of the bike ride. We're aiming to raise £1000 for each charity.

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    • martyn feather4 months ago
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      4 months ago
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    • martyn feather4 months ago
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      4 months ago

      A big thank you to both Janet Francis and Lynda Hulcoop for your kind donations towards the ride, it is greatly appreciated.

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    • martyn feather5 months ago
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      5 months ago

      I guess we're slowly getting there, 53% of our target raised here, plus a further £100 elsewhere, so we're just £135 short of our target. A big thank you to all those who have donated - your help is genuinely appreciated.

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    • martyn feather5 months ago
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      martyn feather

      5 months ago

      Thank you to all at The Brighton Kop, your help is greatly appreciated. And, a big thank you to all those who have made a donation, we really do appreciate it.

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    28

    • David Mockler

      David Mockler

      Jul 27, 2017

      Good luck Martyn...hope the wind is behind you. Looking forward to watching your progress. Good luck!

      £30.00

    • Andy G

      Andy G

      Jul 27, 2017

      Hope it all goes well, it will be good to see you back in Cornwall

      £10.00

    • Lynda Hulcoop

      Lynda Hulcoop

      Jul 26, 2017

      a further donation to you 2 wonderful guys from June for garden work done. She greatly appreciates you and wants to do all she can to help the cause.... Blessings Lynda

      £40.00

    • Allan Lind

      Allan Lind

      Jul 18, 2017

      This donation was from a friend and former work colleague. He gave me a cheque in my name Allan Lind. I said once it has cleared I would transfer it to the just giving page. Thank you Roger.

      £50.00

    • Ros Lind

      Ros Lind

      Jul 16, 2017

      Hi Guys good luck with your ride this donation is from Toots and myself Ros

      £60.00

    • Lynda Hulcoop

      Lynda Hulcoop

      Jul 14, 2017

      This is a donation from June for gardening work done. She is very grateful and thinks you two are lovely....

      £60.00

    • Katherine Janio

      Katherine Janio

      Jul 9, 2017

      Best of luck Martyn. Hope the elements are kind to you. Best wishes. Kathy

      £20.00

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    Lancing, United Kingdom

    Along with a friend, I'm doing a 350 mile sponsored cycle ride, in aid of dementia charities We're planning on following the National Cycle Routes, from Southwick, West Sussex, to St Austell, Cornwall The ride is in memory of my Mum, who lost her dementia battle this year

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