Weʼre raising £500 to sponsor Brian and Dave to ride the London to Southend Bike Ride in aid of the 'Move a Mountain 4 Marcus' campaign.
- London, UK
- 15 days to go
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Brian and Dave (who has Cerebral Palsy) from 'Just Ride Southend' will be riding their Tandem Bike in this year's London to Southend Bike ride in aid of one of our club members, Marcus. We'd love to raise as much as we can for him, so please donate and support them on their epic journey of over 50 miles.
Marcus has cerebral palsy and atrioventricular septal heart defect (AVSD) and he is a twin.
When Marcus was 4 months old suffered from a cardiac failure and had to have emergency heart operation, weighing only 5lbs. He recovered well and had a second heart operation when he was 4 years old. Since then he has a major spinal operation called Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR)
SDR is a life changing complex spinal operation, the only surgical procedure that permanently reduces or eliminates stiffness and spasticity in the legs. Marcus had SDR in October 2015 and the results since have already shown massive improvements.
The fundraising aims to provide the specialist physiotherapy for the next 2 years to enable him to one-day walk unaided. Just like his twin brother! We access the specialist physiotherapy centre Kids Physio Works in Old School Road, Marks Tey.
This specialist centre offer Marcus bespoke therapy and high quality child-centred rehabilitation physiotherapy in their state-of-the-art clinic.
We need your help to raise the funds to supply 2 years’worth of additional physiotherapy (working alongside the NHS) which will cost £23,000
Without this therapy Marcus may never walk and the SDR operation will not be as successful.
If you'd rather not donate via just giving please Text MMFM91 £10 to 70070. The cost will be added to your phonebill.
Thank you all so much
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Aug 9, 2018
I saw you training, really hope it went well - in the heat too! Great cause - you are very inspiring!
Jul 25, 2018
Sorry I’m a bit late with donating! It was a tad hot for you both wasn’t it! Well done 😄
Hayley & Ant
Jul 24, 2018
Well done Brian & Dave respect and admiration to you for for a wonderful effort
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
Go for it you two! I'm sure you'll both have a fantastic day...and if it starts hurting, just remember why you're doing it #;-)You've trained hard, so it should be a doddle!!!
Jul 17, 2018
Have a great day out guys!
Jul 14, 2018
Great cause Brian. You will both smash the ride.
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