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The reason for challenging myself to cycle over 300 miles in two days from Hereford to Bangor and back on the 18th & 19th June 2016, has come through meeting Ange Tyler whose daughter Emma Louise Young (ELY) was tragically killed on the 30th September 2010 in a car accident. I am a Police Officer, a former Family Liaison Officer where my role was to inform parents and families the devastating information that their child or loved one had been fatally killed in a car accident. That day forward an FLO supports families where they begin their "Journey" coping with the loss their child or loved one. Understanding Ange's journey as a FLO has encouraged me to undertake this challenge to fundraise for her daughter's Charity.
The ELY Memorial Fund was set up in memory of Emma to offer a one-off condolence gift of £2,500 to help pay towards a basic funeral if a family who reside in Herefordshire tragically lose a son or daughter aged between 17 to 25 years in a car accident.
On my own personal journey of over 300 miles, I will cycle the Burway, Bwlch-y-Groes and Llanberis Pass. In particular, Bwlch-y-Groes has the highest tarmac in Wales. These are all category climbs and tough! Through your support I would like to raise £1,000 for ELY, however, £2,500 covers the cost of a basic funeral for one family. Could you help me achieve this for ELY?
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