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£985raised of £2,000 target by 28 supporters

    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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    Dear friends,

    Thank you for reading.

    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.



    • Peter Mortimore1 year ago
      Peter Mortimore

      Peter Mortimore

      1 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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    Page last updated on: 9/25/2017 4:28 PM



    • Victoria Jordan

      Victoria Jordan

      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 😊


    • Jamie Hodson

      Jamie Hodson

      Aug 22, 2017

      I hope this goes towards some new shorts!


    • Gill and Malcolm

      Gill and Malcolm

      Aug 8, 2017


    • Bridget Crowley

      Bridget Crowley

      Aug 8, 2017

      Good Luck Pete!!


    • Jake Carroll

      Jake Carroll

      Aug 7, 2017

      Best of Luck Pete


    • Lauren Hinton

      Lauren Hinton

      Jul 31, 2017

      Good luck Pete! Great cause. I look forward to lycra pics. x


    • Nathan Mortimore

      Nathan Mortimore

      Jul 24, 2017

      Good luck burg!! Great cause!!Don't know how far you'll get on that boris bike!?


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