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£3,365raised of £2,500 target by 83 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,365 to Raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Chishaya Boys.

    London, UK
    Funded on Friday, 31st August 2018

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    "The Three Must Have Beers" Fundraising effort... One for all and all for your cash.

    Earlier this year, the ever so funny and loving Louise Chishaya lost her battle with Cancer aged only 38. Along the way Louise and her family were helped by the fabulous charity that is Macmillan, and even now the charity is there to help support the family after she has passed away. Louise was a daughter, a sister, a friend, a Wife and a mother to 3 amazing young children. Cancer is a devastating illness and not only affects the person unfortunate enough to become ill, it also affects and disrupts the lives of the family, affecting to such a degree that is not always recognised, so as a group, "The Three Must Have Beers" Louise's brother and friends have decided to try to support Macmillan and raise some much needed funds for Washington (her husband) and the 3 boys.

    Our plan is simple - We want your money! In exchange we are going to challenge ourselves to raise money by doing things that many would think is stupid and rediculous...

    #1. The Ironman - in exotic Bolton

    Firstly on July 15th Andy will be completing the totally barmy Ironman race. For those of you who are not versed in stupidity this race consist of a Swim for 2.4 miles, a not so leisurely bike ride for 112 miles, then followed by a run for 26.2 miles (That's a marathon). Yes he's nut's, but that's not all...

    #2. Prudential Ride 100 - 100 Mile Cycle Event via London & the Surrey Hills

    Secondly on Sunday July 29th 2018 the "Three Must Have Beers" are cycling 100 miles (yes in one day) in the Prudential Ride 100 event from East london then across London and Surrey and then back up in to central London to finish on the Mall. Not only does this sound gruelling, the training involved in the lead up to the event also is no walk in the park. Heard enough to want to give us your dosh??? We'll here's more to convince you...

    "The Three Must Have Beers" - PROFILES.

    Jim Raven - (Louise's Brother)

    - Aged 42 - The youngest of the three - Fitness Level 1.5/5 (but compensates with this with charm and charisma) - Jim has done a bit of cycling over the years, but nothing of this magnitude. He is akin more to the use of a TV remote than a bike, and so this really is a challenge. Having previously held a season ticket to the Pie Shop he is determined to give something back so please, please sponsor him with as much or as little as you can afford. Louise's children are brave but they have been dealt a devastating blow, but if Uncle Jim can help their future one teeny tiny bit then this is worth every bit of muscle ache and saddle sores.

    Andy Moran

    - Aged 42 - The baldest of the 3 - Fitness Level 5/5 (probably a bit more but it would go to his head) - Andy is by far the most active, he completed the London Marathon in just over 3 hours, took part in a Half Iron Man challenge last year and so wants to raise money by completing a full Iron Man this year. His current training regime means he spends more time on his bike or running then he does sleeping. He's a focused (annoyingly) generous guy who probably will leave the other two behind but he only wants to give something back to Macmillan and Louise's family so please sponsor him. Sponsoring him may also help decrease the level of his mid-life crisis. *** UPDATE: Andy completed the IronMan in 9hs 49mins and came 83rd out of approx. 2500 people. Well done Andy! ***

    Phil Eldergill

    - Aged 42 - The oldest of the 3 - Fitness Level 2.4/5 - Phil used to cycle lots in his twenties, but that is a distant memory which makes this even more of a challenge. Determined he definitely is, but he is generally not comfortable with long bouts of exercise, Phil is more at home with consuming some refreshments than on a long bike ride. He recently has been affected by Cancer not only with Louise but also with a close family member who is currently undergoing treatment. Please dig deep and help encourage Phil's training by sponsoring him and helping us reach our target. - Remember if you sponsor Phil he will actually have to do the bike ride so please challenge him...

    Sponsor us, please.

    We're simply asking for your support, we're going to be doing the hard work for you, so you don't have to. These causes are worthy of every penny you can spare so please dig deep and click the donate button!

    Help us help them. Thank you for your support.



    • James Raven4 months ago
      James Raven

      James Raven

      4 months ago
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    • James Raven5 months ago
      James Raven

      James Raven

      5 months ago

      Once again thank you to everyone who has supported us. On Sunday Andy Moran took part in the IronMan in Bolton. He took 9 hours and 49 Minutes to complete, over all he came 83rd out of approximately 2500 people. - Not bad for his first effort. Now were also up to 92% of our fundraising target with a week to go before the London - Surrey Ride 100. If you've not sponsored us yet please do so, this is your chance to give a little to a great cause without having to put any work in, we're (stupidly) doing that for you. Thanks again.

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    • James Raven5 months ago
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      James Raven

      5 months ago

      Just a quick note to say thank you for the generous support, I'm truly humbled and grateful. This weekend Andy will be completing the Iron Man in Bolton (lunatic). His training has been gruelling, and his family have forgotten what he looks like. His race number for the iron man is 1482 - Track him on the Iron Man website or app. Wish him luck! We've all been training. This morning I passed the 999miles point since training began 3 months ago, I still look like my training has been in pie consumption! Thank you again, more updates soon. Jim

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    • Kevin & Cindy Roberts

      Kevin & Cindy Roberts

      Aug 12, 2018

      Well done.... Good luck in all your challenges x


    • Antonio  Gulino

      Antonio Gulino

      Aug 7, 2018


    • Clare Rutherford

      Clare Rutherford

      Aug 2, 2018

      Well done guys xxx


    • Lisa Higgins

      Lisa Higgins

      Aug 1, 2018

      Best of luck ride like lou is shouting and singing at you in a spin class 💕 her

    • Lucie Pinnell

      Lucie Pinnell

      Jul 30, 2018

      Congratulations Jim!Great achievement.Lucie x


    • Zoi


      Jul 30, 2018

      Sorry I couldn't be there! Hope you had fun!




      Jul 29, 2018

      Ride like the wind Jim. London 100 is a fab event and this is obviously such a great cause. Leith hill is a b*tch tho if that is still part of the route. Hope you smash your target. Hels xxx


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    James Raven

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    We are three guys of differing physical abilities and fitness, who have all been touched by the loss of someone special, a sister and friend.

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