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£420raised of £500 target by 18 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 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
Time left
14 days to go

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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 feather

    martyn feather

    9 days ago

    martyn feather

    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 feather

    martyn feather

    19 days ago

    martyn feather

    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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  • martyn feather

    martyn feather

    a month ago

    martyn feather

    A massive thank you to all those who have donated so far. Your contributions will be a great help towards the bike ride.

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18

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 26, 2017

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 21, 2017

    Go well!

    £135.00

  • Sean Walsh

    Sean Walsh

    Jun 20, 2017

    Good luck Martyn, hope you have a comfy saddle!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 17, 2017

    A great thing you are doing. I do hope you thoroughly enjoy the ride. DaisyB.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 14, 2017

    Martyn may you and Allan raise a lot of money for this worthy cause!

    £20.00

  • Lynda Hulcoop

    Lynda Hulcoop

    Jun 10, 2017

    thanks to Allan for the gardening. will need him again soon. A first installment towards your adventure

    £30.00

  • Matthew Cox

    Matthew Cox

    Jun 10, 2017

    £10.00

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martyn feather

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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