Michael Hughes

Michael's Marie Curie Power Peloton page

Fundraising for Marie Curie
raised of £19,000 target
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Event: Marie Curie Power Peloton, on 5 July 2014
In memory of Patricia Hughes
Marie Curie

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RCN 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland)
We offer expert care, guidance and support to people living with a terminal illness


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

When my Mum was dying last year, on her last night the nurse was so caring. When I thanked the nurse, she just told me that I was there through love but she was getting paid. The £20 that pays for an hours care is the most worthwhile £20 you will spend.

I am doing this ride in memory of my Mum, Patricia Hughes.

I'll be writing my Mum's name on the handlebar tape of my bike when I ride as part of the Marie Curie Cancer Care, Power Peloton on the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday 5th July. If you want me to ride in memory of your Mum, or any other loved one you have lost, just post their name here in the messages section with a small donation to this wonderful charity.

This is by far the toughest fundraising task I have ever set myself. I will be riding the route of the first stage of the Tour de France only hours ahead of Froome, Cavendish and the rest of the professional riders. The route is 190km long with nearly 3000 metres of climbing. Together with the other riders in the Power Peloton we will have to keep at least 3 hours ahead of the main field. No time for a break then!

It will be worth it though. £19,000 is a big ask but this will pay for a Marie Curie nurse for 12 months. Please think of your donations and how much good they will do. £20 pays for an hours care, £180 pays for care overnight, and £1,000 will pay for the total care of a relative and their family.

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About the charity

Marie Curie

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RCN 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland)
Marie Curie is here for anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from, and those close to them. Whatever the illness, wherever you are, we’re with you to the end. We bring 75 years of experience and leading research to the care we give you at home, in our hospices and over the phone.

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