Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page, which was born out of two strands.
I grew up watching the Tour de France with my family, all of us gathered around the television to catch the highlights each day. As long as I can remember I dreamed of taking part, dancing up mountains - they were always the most dramatic of stages - and sprinting away from the pack on the Champs Elysees. The latter may be out of reach for now, but this challenge gives me the opportunity to test myself against the alpine climbs with a bunch of other foolhardy souls. My feelings at the prospect - excitement, fear and joy.
The second is my dad's terminal illness, which has obviously had a big impact on the family. The support he has received from Mesothelioma UK has been greatly appreciated and highlighted the need for smaller, less fashionable charities to receive funding to continue their vital work.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.