Thanks for taking the time to visit this page.
Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats is a challenge I've been wanting to complete for some years so I'm glad I have a friend who is finally dragging me along.
The ride is 950 miles long (though I expect we'll be hitting 1,000 once we've got lost a few times) and we will then be going onto the Orkney and Shetland Islands to complete the tour. We're looking to do it in a leisurely 16 days so looking at an average of around 60 miles a day.
I'm also thrilled to have the opportunity to raise money for a charity I have been a long-time supporter of and is particularly close to my heart, Samaritans.
Samaritans is a wonderful charity that helps millions of people each year in times of their greatest need. I have included below some stats for your interest from their website.
May I thank you again for taking the time to visit this page and thank you in advance for anything you are willing to donate; it is greatly appreciated.
Numbers of Contacts
In 2008 Samaritans received 5,159,698 contacts, by phone, email, text, letter, minicom, face-to-face at a branch, and at local and national festivals and other events and settings outside branches.
• 47.4% of these contacts were snap contacts by phone; these totalled 2,444,472 contacts.
• In 2008 Samaritans volunteers provided support in 2,715,226 dialogue contacts.
• In 19.1% (517,335) of dialogue contacts to Samaritans, the caller expressed suicidal feelings at the time of the contact.
• In 35.6% (57,138) of email contacts to Samaritans, the caller expressed suicidal feelings at the time of the contact.
Just £5 will enable them to answer 2 of these calls and have a lasting impact on those individuals who are helped.
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 and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So please dig deep and donate now.