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£1,130raised of £5,000 target by 50 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,130 to To help fund research into Cardiac Risk in the young and provide defibrillators to sports clubs, youth clubs and schools

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    Funded on Saturday, 10th December 2016

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    I am writing to you in the hope that you could help me with a charity cycle and fundraiser in memory of my friend Stephen Lyness who sadly passed away in December 2004.

    On the 20/12/2004 my lifelong friend Stephen passed away in his sleep, on the morning of his 18th birthday, He suffered cardiac arrest. This was obviously a huge shock to everyone who knew Stephen as he was a young, fit and energetic man who loved life. Shortly after his death his mother Catherine set up a charity in his memory called the Stephen Lyness memorial fund, which raises money to help fund research for cardiac risk in the young and it has gone towards helping provide youth clubs, sports clubs and schools with defibrillators. Catherine runs numerous marathons and every year Stephens friends and family gather and do a 40mile cycle and to date there has been over £100,000 raised.

    This is where I need your help. I moved from Portadown to Preston, England 4 years ago and I havnt done anything in his memory in a long time, this is something that I'm a bit upset and annoyed about. However I have decided that I am going to cycle from Preston North End Football Club to Celtic Football Club in Glasgow next year. It will be a 197 mile trip which will take roughly 17 hours to complete. I hope to start this on Friday 7th of April at around 5pm, travelling through the night and complete it on Saturday 8th of April at 3pm. The reason I have chosen this date is to coincide with Celtics final home game of the season against Kilmarnock.

    The reason I have chosen To finish at Celtic FC is because Stephen was a devoted Celtic fan and regularly travelled over from Ireland to the games, I am hoping his family will be in the stands that day and I will be able to present them with a cheque of what I have raised, I am also going to hold a fundraising night 2 weeks after the cycle in the hope of raising more money so it can be passed onto the the London Heart Hospital to provide much needed research

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    • Paul Kelly

      Paul Kelly

      8 hours ago

      Paul Kelly

      Thanks to everyone who has donated to this brilliant cause, truly overwhelmed by your generosity. so grateful to each and every one of yas.. Thank you again 👍🚴

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    • Paul Kelly

      Paul Kelly

      a month ago

      Paul Kelly

      Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, I'm blown away with your genorosity. Please keep sharing my page and tell your friends and families about my cycle. I really want to hit my target of £5000. Much love #cycleforstephen

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    • Ceara Smith

      Ceara Smith

      Dec 10, 2016

      Good luck Paul, great cause xx

      £20.00

    • caroline Furphy

      caroline Furphy

      Dec 10, 2016

      Good luck Paul, Ruairí.

      £20.00

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      No name

      Dec 10, 2016

      Goodluck

      £10.00

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