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Neil Martin

Year Without Beer Does 2013 Miles in 2013

Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

45 %
raised of £2,013 target
by 55 supporters
  • In memory of: Adam Vaughan
  • Event: 2012 - A Year Without Beer

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

We work throughout the UK with one mission to beat cystic fibrosis for good

Charity Registration No. 1079049 (England and Wales) & SC040196 (Scotland)



So after completing a year without all alcohol in 2012 for Cancer Research UK and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust I am now attempting to complete 2013 self powered miles by the end of 2013.

I am doing this challenge in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as I have been surprised since I started fundraising for the CF Trust just how many people are unaware of this disease and so I hope my efforts will not just raise money, but also awareness of the UK’s most most common life-threatening inherited disease.

The first person to commit to sponsoring my 2013 mile challenge has committed to 1p per mile (£20.13 in total) and this got me thinking. I am hoping that as many as possible of those reading this will commit to do the same and the best thing is, if each person does this on a “pay as you go” type approach all you will need to part with is approx £2 just after each pay day. In January I completed 205.9 miles, so if you can please spare £2.06 to help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust it will be greatly appreciated.

2013 Miles in 2013 – The rules

The rules for my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge are quite simple:

  1. All miles must be completely self powered (no motors, sails, etc)
  2. I must be able to evidence all miles, either via GPS or with a picture of any static gym equipment

To complete my 2013 miles I will be running, cycling, rowing and who knows, I might even try a few other self powered methods along the way.

Why am I raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust?

My cousin’s son Adam was born with Cystic Fibrosis, one of the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited diseases. Throughout his short life Adam was an inspiration to all who were lucky enough to meet him. Despite being in hospital far too many times Adam never once complained, not even of a headache. He was a cheeky monkey too and the world is sadly much quieter without him. Adam passed away in 2003 aged just 18.

Cystic Fibrosis affects over 9,000 youngsters, clogging vital organs with thick sticky mucus. There is presently no cure. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK’s only national charity working for families with CF and to find a cure. 

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Updates on my progress can be found at


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