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Matthew Sturgeon

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cycling to all 170 mainland lighthouses for Carers' Resource because we need to raise money for our fund

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Carers' Resource

We care for local carers to help them cope

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Project Lighthouse

On 29th June 2018 I am rode out of Newcastle, up the coast, to Edinburgh. On the way I am Instagramming a picture of my bike next to each and every lighthouse I pass.

This is the start of a journey around the entire coast of mainland Britain by bike. Its called Project Lighthouse and it may take some time. There are 170 lighthouses to visit. 

The idea is to break the journey up into sections, post the rides & dates and invite anyone and everyone to join me on the adventure.
There arent many rules apart from I have to do ALL the coastline as well as all the light houses.
Why on earth? I hear you say. Well I am looking for sponsorship, asking people to commit to say 50p per lighthouse visited. Once i collect 25 lighthouses I would ask for the sponsors to make a donation on the justgiving site.
Also anyone riding with me on a section could also make a small donation.
Hopefully you think this is a good idea and that you get involved, I would love that. The money will go to A Bit of a Break, the fund started by Angela to give people living with a palliative illness a holiday.

Angela, our inspiration, our motivation  sadly passed away on the 30th December 2016.

She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer nearly 5 years earlier. Throughout those years she cycled 250 miles from Bath to Liverpool with her friends raising over £30,000 for Target Ovarian Cancer.She rode around the North West Coast of Ireland with her family, raising over £10,000 for her fund 'a bit of a break'.

The aim of 'a bit of break' is to enable others in a similar situation to create their own special memories.

We have been very kindly gifted time in self-catering properties in magical parts of the country, which we will be able to offer to families and carers.

Carers' Resource is a charity that is part of a National Network. They will manage the fund and create the link between the families and the accommodation.

All the money raised will be used to provide travel to the property, a welcome pack, cleaning of the accommodation and any other support required to make the stay stress free.

By supporting our fund you will be making a real difference to those who need it.

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