I am going for a bike ride and a walk.
A long ride and a long walk. In memory of my beautiful daughter Milla who passed away in December 2016, aged 10.
Milla couldn't walk or talk. She had cerebral palsy and was in a wheelchair. But she gave everyone she met the same beautiful smile. An expression of love and happiness.
In 2012 Make A Wish granted Milla and our family a wish and we spent a fantastic week in Florida visiting the Disney parks. The memories we made then are so important to us today.
That is what Make A Wish do for children with disabilities and life threatening conditions. They help create memories and happiness and for a moment, take the pain and discomfort and struggle away. Allowing these wonderful children to be children.
On 7th - 9th September I am planning to cycle from the West Coast of Wales to the East Coast of England. From Aberystwyth to Lowestoft. A distance of approximately 340 miles / 547km over 3 days. 100+ miles a day.
Day 1 Aberystwyth to Worcester over the Cambrian mountains 109 miles
Day 2 Worcester to Peterborough 120 miles
Day 3 Peterborough to Lowestoft 111 miles
The idea is to walk a marathon distance 26.2 miles 42km in one day. Walking from Cheltenham Town Hall to Worcester Cathedral over the course of a day.
Setting off at approximately 8:30am and returning late afternoon in time for a nice cup of reviving tea.
After 3 knee cartilage operations and running the London Marathon in 2013, my running days are behind me. Anything over 5km and I struggle. So to walk 26.2.miles is a big challenge too. I hope to be joined by a few friends for the walk.
So please support me if you can
The Marathon Walkers Club. And help me achieve my goal. But most importantly, help me raise as much as I can for Make A Wish.
For those children who through illness or disability struggle to walk, or like Milla was, are unable to experience the freedom and joy of a good long walk and are dependent on wheelchairs and their amazing dedicated parents family and carers.
They deserve happiness.
Make-A-Wish UK grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. Granting their wish provides seriously ill children with hope for the future, strength to cope and resilience to fight their condition. They’re given quality time away from the daily realities of living with their condition and given the chance to make magical memories they can treasure forever – whatever their future may hold. We want to transform the lives of 1,000 children this year by granting their One True Wish!