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cycling from London to Paris for Alder Hey Children's Charity because they make a real difference to children's lives

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Alder Hey Children's Charity

We fund life-saving equipment & research to help patients and families across the UK

Charity Registration No. 1160661

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In June I will be cycling 299 miles from London to Paris with a group of friends. I decided to do this a few months ago as it's a great opportunity to raise money for charity, and it's a massive personal challenge for me. Six months ago I wasn't a cyclist, and I couldn't manage to ride more than a few miles... 3.2 miles to be exact. I took a 'test-ride' on a £99 bike bought at a toyshop 10 years previous, and had to keep turning left as I couldn't take my hands off the handle bars to turn right! Thankfully now I have a bike that should actually get me to Paris, I can signal both left and right, and I can manage more than 3.2 miles without my legs feeling like jelly. I've come a long way!

But why Alder Hey? To be honest it was my gorgeous niece Erin who decided that for me. Erin has cerebral palsy, and has had two major operations on her legs at Alder Hey Children's Hospital to assist with her walking. I explained what I was doing and straight away she said I should raise money for Alder Hey "because they help lots of children who have different illnesses". And she's right!

Alder Hey is one of Europe's busiest children's hospitals and provides care to over 250,000 children every year. I've seen firsthand the care they provide, and they really do make a difference to children's lives.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe - they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.

So please dig deep and donate to a really worthwhile cause!

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  • Arrival in Paris
  • Wet weather training!
  • Warm weather training! +4

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