You may already know about Thunder’s commitment to the wonderful Charity that is Childline through our involvement in the annual Childline Rocks gig. In the ongoing campaign to raise awareness and much-needed cash, Childline have teamed up with the distinguished music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins to organize a sponsored bike ride along the banks of the Nile next January.I was delighted to be asked to participate in this event and (after being bribed with promises of sexual favours and alcohol) didn’t hesitate to say yes.
On sober reflection it occurred to me that although I can ride a bicycle, I haven’t ridden one more than twenty yards in many a year. However, with no concern for my bottom and, despite the possibility that I may be arrested by the fashion police I have decided to be true to my word and take part in this great adventure.We set off on Jan 21 2010 for Aswan, Egypt, arriving quite late, then up early the next day to spend the morning choosing and checking our bikes, which are supplied. Over the following 48 hours we will cycle over 100 miles more or less along the Nile ending up in Luxor, where survivors will take a deep bath, apply various muscle creams and perhaps a few celebratory beers.
My training program has already begun and the more sharp-eyed amongst you may spot me hurtling through the badlands of South East London over the next few months.
Now here’s where all you wonderful people come in;
I would be extremely grateful if you would support me in this event so please, please, please click on the button below and make a donation. You know it makes sense!
Find out more about the great work these Charities do at www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/ andwww.childline.org.uk (note please that Nordoff Robbins will pay half of the profits to Childline from their collections here and elsewhere).
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