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Joanna Wiggins

Joanna Wiggins

London to Paris Bike ride in 3 days for Women V Cancer – LONDON TO PARIS because I want to help women today and in the future

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  • Event: Women V Cancer - London to Paris, 06 Sep 2018 to 09 Sep 2018

Women V Cancer – LONDON TO PARIS

Women V Cancer is a series of women-only cycle challenges in aid of three British charities – Breast Cancer Care, (RCN: 1017658), Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust (RCN: 113354/SCO41236) and Ovarian Cancer Action (RCN: 1109743) – raising vital funds to fight breast, cervical and ovarian cancers. The donations you make to Women V Cancer will be distributed equally between them. The Cycle Challenges are organised and managed by Action for Charity – www.actionforcharity.co.uk Women V Cancer is established under the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), a charitable trust registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales under number 268369. The funds raised here are restricted to use for the Women V Cancer purpose and will not be used by CAF for any other purpose or as part of CAF’s general unrestricted funds.

Charity Registration No. 268369

Story

I am taking on the epic bike ride from London to Paris, covering over 240 miles in just three days!  This may not sound ‘epic’ to others but as I’ve never been further than 5 miles on a bike and I’m terrified of riding in traffic, London to Paris is actually going to prove quite a challenge  for me!

On Christmas Eve 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
This shouldn’t have been such a shock having previously lost both my mum and my sister to the dreaded C word but then, we never think it will happen to us do we?

Getting back to full fitness has been a bit of a slow job but I’m now feeling ready to take on this challenge and hopefully give something back to help in the future prevention and cure of this terrible disease.

I’m hoping to raise at least £2,000 for the three women’s charities,
Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and I will be doing this in honour of my mum Joan Bolton, my sister Lindsay Stewart and my dear friends Alison Mitchell and Barbara Jones who both died recently from breast cancer. The ride will be a challenge both physically and mentally but I will be spurred on by the memory of these wonderful and very special ladies.

If my efforts and the money raised can do anything to help others in the future, then it will be worth every blister, every cramp and every car skimming wobble.

Thank you for visiting my page and if you can share this with your friends it would be gratefully appreciated. Every donation will make a difference to women now and in the future.

Joanna Wiggins

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