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    Weʼve raised £2,760 to build a sensory garden for Izzy Smyth by cycling from Swindon to the Wirral on 23rd September in one day, approx. 180 miles

    Swindon, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st October 2018

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    We, three middle aged slightly overweight cyclists from Swindon are going to ride from Swindon to the Wirral in one day (approx. 180 miles) to raise money to build a sensory space for Izzy and create a safe, therapeutic, stimulating yet relaxing area which will expand her world outside and she can enjoy. This will include space for her swing and trampoline, raised beds with scented and textural plants, a music wall and maybe eventually a heated hydrotherapy pool, this is something that is essential to help improve her muscle tone. It will also be a place they can relax in and enjoy as a family.

    For those who don’t know Izzy, she was born with a very rare genetic condition that is untreatable. She is unable to do anything for herself and requires 24 hour care, she moves only a little and is unable to walk. She breathes through a tracheostomy and feeds through a tube in her tummy as she is unable to swallow. She can’t make sound or communicate, her hearing is very good but her eyesight is poor.

    Much to her parents delight two years ago Izzy finally started to smile 😊. She began special school last September and it’s opened up a whole new world for her which she absolutely loves. She gets great pleasure from being moved around, light and sound stimulation, being outdoors, going in water and experiencing lots of new things.

    Matt and Sarah work so hard to provide and care for Izzy, please give as much or as little as you can, every penny helps!!! Thank you!



    • Guy Panting3 months ago
      Guy Panting

      Guy Panting

      3 months ago

      We did it! 183-188 miles riden, depending on our starting points in Swindon to a very warm welcoming party in the Wirral. 11hrs 17mins in the saddle and no mechanicals which is amazing considering some of the conditions and roads we travelled on. A great team effort! Such a privilege to be involved in an amazing cause for this lovely family. Loads of love from the Ride4Izzy team Left to right: Justin, Simon, Guy and smiley support van man Ian

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    • Guy Panting3 months ago
      Guy Panting

      Guy Panting

      3 months ago

      Well, it's finally happening!! Support van packed, Ian McKay packed. Riders lubed. We start at 5am tomorrow morning and we are riding to you Izzy. I will think of your smile when there's nothing left in the tank! Track us here:

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    • Guy Panting3 months ago
      Guy Panting

      Guy Panting

      3 months ago

      Due to the adverse weather conditions we have had a chat this evening and Sunday is not looking great for cycling any distance let alone 178 miles. We are going to call it on Friday morning but we are in agreement so far that Saturday is looking the far better prospect. You'll be able to track us via this link on the day: Many thanks again for making a difference to this little girls life, you're amazing Guy, Justin, Simon and Ian

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    Page last updated on: 10/31/2018 10:21 AM



    • Adam Smith

      Adam Smith

      Oct 31, 2018

      Fantastic achievement for a great cause :-)


    • Nick Hillier

      Nick Hillier

      Oct 15, 2018

      Brilliant effort guys!


    • Andrew Weaver

      Andrew Weaver

      Oct 3, 2018

      Top effort guys - well done :-)


    • Mick Harris

      Mick Harris

      Oct 1, 2018

      Great achievement gents, congrats to all.


    • Mark Sore

      Mark Sore

      Oct 1, 2018

      Good effort guys

    • Andy H

      Andy H

      Oct 1, 2018

      Sorry it's late , guys! Awesome work on completing such a distance, well done!

    • James McKinley

      James McKinley

      Sep 26, 2018

      Great achievement for a great cause! Well done


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