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£3,463raised of £2,700 target by 133 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,463 to help fund the full Surface Pro Eyegaze Education package for James

    Funded on Sunday, 26th August 2018

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    **UPDATE** We’ve hit our target through all your generous donations! We can now get the Eyegaze tracker device. But to get the full set of Tracker/Touchscreen/Mount and Software, we’ll need to raise £2409. Please keep sharing and sponsoring the team!

    In 1985 Chris Greensmith (Matt & Giles's dad) rode from Land's End to John O'Groats on a bike he built himself. Inspired by Chris's original ride, brothers Matt and Giles Greensmith and good friends Jindy and John, will be squeezing into their lycra and taking on the same huge challenge to cycle from the most southerly point in England to the most northerly point in Scotland... Lands End to John O'Groats - 874 miles in 12 stages over two weeks. #LEJOG

    *Grand départ from Lands End - 1 June 2018*

    Our gruelling ride will raise money for James Herrera-Richmond. James has cerebral palsy and a range of special needs - he is non-verbal and needs intensive speech and language support to help him communicate. We're crowdfunding here for some amazing Eyegaze technology which will allow him control an iPad or computer using the movement of his eyes – which will help him express himself, play games and interact with the world. You can see this awesome kit here – https://bit.ly/2HwZZC9

    If we can raise enough money to get this technology for James it will make a real difference to his development and his ability to interact with his family and friends.

    Wish us luck and I hope you are able to donate and support our crowdfunding challenge!

    Who we are:

    Matt Greensmith, 43 – Dad, veteran footballer, keen but inexperienced long distance cyclist. Matt is a childhood friend of James's dad, Horacio.

    Giles Greensmith, 41 – Dad, ex-amateur rugby player, keen but relatively inexperienced cyclist with a gentle 200 mile 4 day touring holiday under his belt in 2017.

    Jindy Mann, 40 – the most experienced cyclist in the team with a West Coast of America tour completed in 2013 and a few sportives and cycle rides on the continent.

    John Cant, 37 - Dad, runner, previously completed bike tour of Japanese Temples and now reduced to veterans football. John is joining us for all of Scotland.

    Ride Schedule:

    Day 1 – Land's End to Bodmin 70 miles

    Day 2 – Bodmin to Tiverton 78 miles

    Day 3 – Tiverton to Bristol 73 miles

    Day 4 – Bristol to Ludlow 79 miles

    Day 5 – Ludlow to Northwich 83 miles

    Day 6 – Northwich to Kendal 82 miles

    Day 7 – Kendal to Dumfries 89 miles

    Day 8 – Dumfries to Ardrossan 80 miles

    Day 9 – Ardrossan to Oban 88 miles

    Day 10 – Oban to Drumnadrochit 96 miles

    Day 11 – Drumnadrochit to Altnahara 82 miles

    Day 12 – Altnahara to John O'Groats 75 miles

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    • Matt Greensmith5 months ago
      Matt Greensmith

      Matt Greensmith

      5 months ago

      Thank you so much to all who have donated - we finished 3 weeks ago and we are still getting donations! £5500 across both great causes. Thank you from James and Family, Warchild and the LEJOG team!

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    • Matt Greensmith6 months ago
      Matt Greensmith

      Matt Greensmith

      6 months ago

      Thank you everyone who's donated so far - we've hit our target for the hardware! We are halfway through our ride and preparing for Scotland and we can't believe how far we've come. We've upped our target so that with any further funds we raise James can get some private specialised speech and language sessions with the new Eyegaze kit. There's be a whole new language to learn for him and his family. Thanks again for all your support! #LEJOG @London1Hull3

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    Page last updated on: 7/16/2018 11:06 AM

    Supporters

    133

    • Lisa Hill

      Lisa Hill

      Jul 16, 2018

      Amazing! Well done guys! Lisa

      £50.00

    • Jindy

      Jindy

      Jul 6, 2018

      Generous donations from along the way: Bodmin cabbie, Deli-licious Cafe in Golborne, three blokes in Spean Bridge, Anne at Forss House

      £25.00

    • chris swales

      chris swales

      Jul 6, 2018

      Fantastic effort fellers!!!

      £50.00

    • M Buckthorpe

      M Buckthorpe

      Jul 5, 2018

      Matt,Sorry for the lateness mate. Really proud of what you guys have done. Best wishes The Buckthorpes

      £30.00

    • Jenny Cavill

      Jenny Cavill

      Jul 5, 2018

      Well done Matt and rest of the team!

      £20.00

    • Charmaine & Wilson Pounder, Mike Graham and colleagues from NHSE & ERYCCG

      Charmaine & Wilson Pounder, Mike Graham and colleagues from NHSE & ERYCCG

      Jul 5, 2018

      Thanks to generous colleagues and neighbours!

      £125.00

    • Ben King

      Ben King

      Jul 3, 2018

      Well done crew...hope those shorts were suitably padded!Great cause mate...and a personal pilgrimage to boot. Your dad was a legend and would have been proud!

      £30.00

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