It's time to make a difference. This year I chose to cycle 7-9 June 2017 with a group which cycles 166 miles from London to Donington in 2.5 days, 57 miles + 86 miles + 25 miles. The objective is to make a difference to children and adults supported by the work carried out by THREE AMAZING CHARITIES.
When I signed up I hadn't been on a bike for 5 years at least and definitely hadn't cycled 86 miles in a day. The training, the fundraising and the challenge itself were tough - I faced large doses of aches and pains, nothing compared to the challenges others face daily. Every penny donated counts.
I hoped to raise £2,000, with the kindness and generosity of family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, local companies and further afield I have passed this and now heading to £2500. Thanks to all who have donated. Tremendous. My fundraising efforts will continue until the end of June, it's not too late to give.
Donations will be split equally between each charity. My costs are all covered so whatever you donate goes 100% to the charities. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Here is a summary of what each charity provides:
- Nordoff Robbins, a music therapy charity which can help a wide range of conditions, they help children with autism to communicate, reduce anxiety for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing terminal illness.
- Teenage Cancer Trust provides expert care and support so that teenagers don't have to face cancer alone. 7 young people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.
- Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they're gong through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.