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The Capital Challenge 2017

In Emily's memory we are cycling to raise funds for CLIC Sargent because every little helps and you just dont know when!

104 %
raised of £100,000 target
by 478 supporters

CLIC Sargent

We fight for young cancer patients to ensure they thrive, not just survive.

Charity Registration No. 1107328 and SC039857


Since losing our beautiful daughter Emily Rose (22) to a wild form of cancer in 2007, as a family with the wonderful support from family and friends we have managed to raise over £100,000 for CLIC Sargent. With an initial target of raising £5000, CLIC Sargent gave us great strength and support at a time when we needed it most and we, as a family, wished to give a little back.

So for we have cycled the length of Britain and Europe; Chatham to Gibraltar and in 2012 the breadth of the USA. In 2014, with 'The Last Hour Club,' we peddled out of  England, through France and Belgium to Hameln in Germany, where Emily grew up. In 2016 we took part in the annual 'Chase The Sun' ride from Minster, on the Isle of Sheppey on the East coast to Burnham on Sea on the West -  205 miles in one day! There have been lots of fundraisers, from the inaugural EMBO Prom, to marathons, abseils, Races for Life, quizzes, cake bakes and much, much more.

This June, 2017, on the 10th Anniversary of Emily leaving us, I will be on my adventures again. 

Departing on what would have been her 32nd birthday I will be completing a Capital Challenge from 2nd June -12th June, taking in 5 Countries, 5 Capitals, Completing 1500 miles.

2nd June Chatham to Peterborough

3rd June Peterborough to York

4th June York to Otterburn

5th June Otterburn to Edinburgh

6th June Edinburgh to Cairnryan

7th June Belfast to Dublin

8th June Holyhead to Aberystwyth

9th June Aberystwyth to Cardiff

10th June Cardiff to Westbury

11th June Westbury to London

12th June London to Chatham Maritime

                             10 Years Supporting CLIC SARGENT

Emily touched the hearts of everyone she knew and those who have read her story.

Please look at our EMBO Events web site and Blog to see what we all have achieved so far...

 Please donate to CLIC Sargent this is a wonderful worthwhile charity.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to donate: CLIC Sargent will receive your money electronically and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in Gift Aid will be added to your donation at no cost to you.

Many thanks for your support

Matthew, Caroline & Jessica Loughrey

John Bullock - AUDAX outside Bristol

Family at Avon Railway Café Bath cycle route

Jane Brameld at Brompton Academy

Jackie at Medway UTC

Chase the Sun 2016 - A very warm welcome from Mark Shattock and Neil 'Stretch' Campbell

Offline donations have also been gratefully received from 28 Past & Present: AvN 2016 Stretch, Paz, Jonny, Mark Grindal and Kenny

Rey Fadil, 221 Fd Sqn (EOD)

Russ, Pam and the Oldfield Family - Our family xxxx

Brompton Academy Site Team

Pride in Medway Awards - Medway Messenger

Brenda, family and friends

Key Curriculum - Mark Cawthorne (Brompton Academy)

Carl Oldfield - Back to the Trenches

Carl Oldfield & Lauren -Yately 10km

Jessica Loughrey London Marathon 2013

Natalie Crispe London Marathon 2013

Steve Whybrow  Brighton marathon 2013

Team EMBO Abseil

BA TAG Day - Many Thanks

BA Quiz - Many Thanks

Brompton Academy Football Lottery - Many Thanks

Jen Robertson and MLM - Brompton Inc - Great Effort

Vannessa Shiels - Many Thanks

Jo Firth - Many Thanks

Tracy Humberstone - Many Thanks

Jessicas workmates at Hearst - Many Thanks

Brompton Academy - Lou Ansell Burford, Team and Phase 3 guys - Fantastic effort

George Woods - Many Thanks

Andy Miller - Many Thanks

Dez Leach - Many Thanks

fromSpecsavers Gillingham - Many Thanks to Craig, Lisa and the team

Ruth Brown and Julia Hands - Many Thanks

Kate, Des and Family - Many Thanks

Keef Jennings & Family - Many Thanks

Brompton Academy - many thanks

Ruth Brown - as always

Pet Theodorou - Many Thanks

Rey Fadil - Cheers Mate

The Rotary Club - Many Thanks

Greenacre School - Many Thanks

Theo Page and The Sun Newspaper Group - Many Thanks

Chatham Grammar for Girls - Many Thanks

Rainham Brownies - Thanks to Caroline Jennings and the pack

Justin from KBM - Thanks for sponsoring us

Strood Academy - Many Thanks

Brompton Academy Quiz Night - Thanks to the Jordan Challenge

Texas Moon - Paul, Penney and all of the Texas Moon Country & Western Club

Mr Paul Slucock Murder Mystery Night

New Brompton XMAS Card

New Brompton College Quiz Night

Theo and colleagues at the SUN

Lou Burford - Medway Rugby Club

Paula Knight - Brighton Marathon & London Triathlon

Mike and Martin, Bonzy and Helen - Team Embo New Forest

Bonzy, Zoe and Nathalie - Embo's girlies race for life

Ruth Atkin and her Great North run

LEJOG - Vickys Sister

LEJOG - Ian Morris

Russ, Ray and Olly for the Gibraltar Bike ride

Jessica, Ruth, Sasha and Sam for your Sky dive

Thank you so much to SERENA for the sponsor money you raised through your dieting and head shave. Em would be so amazed!

Many Thanks to Paula Knight for her hard earnt contribution, we hope this has indeed been a life changing adventure for you and you have gained strength and direction from this experience.

Many Thanks to Olly & Tom Nissen, Denise & John Waters for your contribution in supporting and fundraising our quest.

Thank you very much to Mick & Family (Little Kellys Grandad) for your very kind and much appreciated donation.

Pam & Emma Oldfield, Sheila Tasker and Pam Williams. Thank you for all your efforts on the sponsored run (Walk) - Race for Life.

Colin Lukins - Thank You very much, serious competition well done.

A massive Thank you to all those at the Medway Messenger and the organisers of the Big Quiz and all those teams that gave their support - Thank you

Thank You to Serena for giving so much. You look just as beautiful. You have given so much.

Louise Burford & her Kick For CLIC event at New Brompton College - well done! fantastic effort - Many Thanks

Tunbury Twiglets, Helen Kidd & Heather Brown and all of the staff at Tunbury school - yet again many thanks for your continued support

Thanks to Neil Buckley. Not just for singing to Jessica but the money you have raised.

Thanks to Riders Dean & Steve for your sponsor money - you gave a lot more than money - Thanks

Thanks to Sean Lundy & Alan Harman for their charity football match at Grain Village - Many Thanks

More Money from the New Look Girls - well done - biggest tin yet!!!

Thank You to Craig Sampson & fellow members of Blemain Finance - Thank You

Pineapple (Natalie) for more donations & a 10km run in the rain - Thank You

Mote Cricket Club - Ladies Team - Many Thanks

Thank you to Ruth and her donations at work

Thank you to Julia Ingram from school

To Yvonne & Tony Dexter - Many Thanks -a great effort

A big Thank You to Mrs E M Edwards

Many Thanks to Mrs J A Roberts

To Anne & Peter Bolton, Thank you for your kind donation

Jack & Toni Creswell - Thanks for your special Birthday donation. It was lovely to see you all.

Many Thanks to the Good people of Great Britain who donated on our ride as we stopped off at different places.

Jan & Steve Mitchell - Thank You - (Jan I am missing you already)

Andy (NSC) Thank you

Many thanks to Allan Ridler and 26 Engineer Regiment for their fundraising efforts in raising lots of money for the fund.

Many Thanks to Alan Mortlock for inviting us down to the CFC Cage Fighters Championship to raise money and awareness. We had a great night.

Many thanks to Tracey & Andrew (Pineys Mum & Dad) ASTECK Ltd for their generous donation

Many thanks to Colin Edwards, John Poynter and Big George for all their efforts with the quiz at Charlton Athletic - great effort

Thanks to Chris & Emma for the horse racing night - see you soon

More Money from CB & I - Thank you Ken & your committee for all your efforts

Personal donation from Aunty Kate, Uncle Des, Sam & George - Thank You

A massive Thank You to Paul & Kim Gordon and all at Horsted FC - Brilliant effort and great entertainment

Many Thanks to Baljit S Ali.

Paul Scally & Gillingham Football Club - Thank You & all the best

A very kind donation from Rainham Judo Club following their Quiz Night - many thanks to Terry & Wendy Malkinson, Jo the Quiz master, Mick (Raffle) and Natalie Crispe - Thank You

Even more from Andy & Leanne @ Bargain Booze - Thank You

Thank You - Sandra Jones

CB&I - Ken Williams and his committee for all their hard work and efforts - truely outstanding - Thank You

Nick Stokes of Invicta Driving Academy - Many Thanks

Another donation from Andy & Leanne @ Bargain Booze - Many Thanks

Many thanks to Sue Chapman and the monies raised from their Easter raffle

Scott Carr & the gentlemen of 24 Fd Sqn Royal Engineers - Thank you all

Another £100 from New Look Gillingham - Thank you girls

Many Thanks to Caroline Jennings & the Ist Rainham Brownies for their sponsored silence and raising over £300 & a teddy bear

A very special thank you to young Ardra Radha Lakshmi who donated her first remuneration from Rochester Cathedral where she is a chorister.

Thanks to Andrew, Leanne & friends from Bargain Boozes for wearing their PJs to work.

ManyThanks to Kieran Woolley for his fantastic cake sales at Neston High School and his support before and during the quiz night.

Thanks to Wendy Longman for bidding for Everton Ball.

Thanks to Bob who outbid everybody for the LFC training top

Many Thanks to Vicky Kirby, New Brompton College

Many thanks to Anthea Hall

Many thanks to Sue Chapman and the monies raised from a Xmas raffle

Tunbury Christmas Card Collection - Thanks to Helen Kidd & all the staff

The 6th Form New Brompton College - Charity week (fantastic effort)

The girls fron Neston High School & Roses Tea Room Heswall

Matthew Moore - Petrofac

Counsellor Shirly Griffiths

New Brompton College - Xmas Ball Raffle - Jan Bracey & Jo Price

Thanks to Sarah Hodge who sent a beautiful card and donation.

A big thanks to Graham Clark and all the good people at COINSTAR for holding a jeans for charity day. Your contribution is outstanding - Thank you

Well done to Jackie for giving up smoking and raising £500. Thank you again to the Medway Maritime Hospital Care Management Team for all their fundraising and support.

Karl Auger, Mark Horrocks, Dan Myers, Watty & all those at 28 Engineer Regiment - absolutely Priceless - 01 December 07

New Look Girls & their collection tins - 18 Nov 07

Chatham Grammar School for Girls - Rag Week & weekly cake sales

special thanks to Miss J Brook, Porsche & Natalie

New Brompton College Pamper Day 19/10/2007 - Maureen, Nicky & Amy

The Care Management Team @ Medway Maritime Hospital Quiz Night 26/09/2007

Emily Rose Prom - New Look Girls - Gillingham Kent 21/09/2007

Kelly @ Blaze Beauty and Tanning 17 Livingstone Circus Gillingham Kent

Craig Sampson

Tunbury School Chatham

Lisa Robert Natalie Lucy and Jack

Tracey Norris and Family

Shirley, John and Family

Anne Peter Jane and Emma Bolton

Roger Fu - New Brompton College

Warrant Officers & Sgts Mess - 3 RSME

Warrant Officers & Sgts Mess - 39 Engineer Regiment

Warrant Officers & Sgts Mess - 28 Engineer Regiment


  • Every mile we will think of you.