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Closed 14/09/2019

raised of £10,000 target by 166 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,528 to Help Will, Emma and Florence save for a new car/ family home, suitable for complete wheelchair access

    Funded on Saturday, 14th September 2019

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    On 29th October 2018, our friend Will Ross had a devastating and life changing accident, which has left him permanently paralysed from the chest down.

    Of course, all of his family and friends were in complete shock, but we knew we had to do something to help raise funds for Will, his wife Emma and their young daughter Florence, in order to help them prepare for the long and emotional road that lay ahead, not least the challenges of finding a new family home suitable for complete wheelchair access.

    To raise as much money as possible, on 26th August 2019, a group of Will’s friends; Joe Burkmar, Mike Coe, James Davies, Tim Hannibal, Rew Leonard, Dave Perry, Lewis Whitehouse and Nick Townend - none of us would describe ourselves as "Cycle enthusiasts", will embark on a 600 mile bike ride from Poole to Jersey 'the long way round'. This ride will take us from Poole in Dorset, to Folkestone in Kent, across the Channel (sadly not possible to cycle this part) and on to St-Malo in France. Here, we will cross to Jersey where we'll finish with a lap of the island supported by all of Will’s family, friends and local cyclists, including hopefully Will himself on a hand bike. This feat will take 6 days, and see us cycle an average 115 miles a day for the first 5 days, followed by a 30-ish mile lap of Jersey on the final 6th day.

    Please use the below link to access our blog, which will keep you up to date with all our training rides, sponsorship events (time permitting – there are children, new babies, and weddings to also contend with) and saddle sores along the way, on our countdown to the BIG ride itself.

    Your support would mean the world to Will and Emma, their family and friends, and of course, US … 'The Long Way Round' team. Our purpose for this event is to help in some way with the financial support that will be needed by Will and Emma to make their lives more wheelchair friendly.

    A HUGE thank you in advance!!



    • Michael Coe9 months ago
      Michael Coe

      Michael Coe

      9 months ago

      To all you lovely people who donated, thank you so so much for your support, it meant so much!! Sorry for the late update, but you'll be pleased to know that we all finished the ride ... albeit a lot slower, a little skinnier, & somewhat more fatigued than when we first started. Finishing with Will on the 6th and final day for the lap of Jersey was truly incredible, and certainly emotional once the finish line was crossed. We raised an amazing amount of money & was all thanks to you, SO THANK YOU!! Lv Mike, Tim, Rew, James, Joe & Lewis xx

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    • Michael Coe1 year ago
      Michael Coe

      Michael Coe

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. 25% reached!!

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    Page last updated on: 10/25/2019 10.41



    • Hannah and Tom

      Hannah and Tom

      Sep 14, 2019

    • Anonymous


      Sep 11, 2019

      Donation from Paddy & Eileen House and Clare & Andy Potter


    • Gidge


      Sep 9, 2019

      Amazing effort, well done!! x


    • Christine Leonard

      Christine Leonard

      Sep 9, 2019

      Donations from Campsites on the route


    • Joe Burkmar

      Joe Burkmar

      Sep 8, 2019

      Adam Jones 4 raffle tickets


    • Transparity


      Sep 6, 2019

      Well done guys!


    • Nicholas Ventham

      Nicholas Ventham

      Sep 6, 2019

      Congratulations James and everyone. Great effort. All the best to Will and Emma. Nick and Becs


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