Weʼve raised £985 to help a wonderful young woman live her life! Meg has aggressive Friedreich's Ataxia and needs a wheelchair (among many other things)
- Funded on Sunday, 17th September 2017
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We'll keep this as simple as possible. Meg Bradford is the daughter of the UK Operations Director for Beds and Bars (my boss). She suffers from an incredibly rare disease called Friedreich's ataxia.
What is Friedreich's ataxia i hear you ask? In short:
- It's an autosomal recessive inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system
- It can lead to scoliosis, heart disease and diabetes
- The disease is progressive, and ultimately a wheelchair is required for mobility
- It affects an incredibly small number of people, 1 in 100,000 in the UK (you have more chance of being injured in a toilet - 1 in 10,000 or being in a plane crash - 1 in 9,737)
Within a year Meg will need fully aided living and a fully automated wheelchair. It's rubbish, it's upsetting and it's life-changing.
So what are we doing? A group of caring colleagues (many of whom incredibly unfit - i include myself in this bracket) have accepted the challenge of cycling from London to Paris. It's roughly 300 miles.
A dozen doughy, spandex clad hospitality workers wheezing their way to 'La France' will be difficult (and at points bordering on hilarious). But it pales in comparison to the challenges that Meg will face in the coming years.
I believe in the compassion of others. I certainly believe in the empathy and incredible nature of my friends and family.
So in closing, dig deep and donate! The next time we meet you'll receive thanks in the form of a hug and a drink.
- 1 year ago
Peter Mortimore1 year ago
Charitably Amazing People! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind donations, we set off at 06.00 on Wednesday morning and I've never been more apprehensive.... in a more direct way i'd say i'm shitting myself. Training has happened, by no means enough but i have a bike and i have determination. Now... on to sweet Paris! I'll try to update you through Facebook.
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Sep 10, 2017
Rather you than me Bruv! Well done for just signing yourself up for such a good cause and training for it. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Good luck 😊
Aug 22, 2017
I hope this goes towards some new shorts!
Gill and Malcolm
Aug 8, 2017
Aug 8, 2017
Good Luck Pete!!
Aug 7, 2017
Best of Luck Pete
Jul 31, 2017
Good luck Pete! Great cause. I look forward to lycra pics. x
Jul 24, 2017
Good luck burg!! Great cause!!Don't know how far you'll get on that boris bike!?
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