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Richard Trigg

Richard's Land's End to John O'Groats ('end to end')

Fundraising for Friends Of Ashmount

raised by 34 supporters

Friends Of Ashmount

We Raise funds to Enhance learning in our special school

Charity Registration No. 1132409


To be honest, as fully qualified MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) we were planning to do this just for 'fun'. 900 miles in 9 days isn't everybody's idea of fun but Dave Hunt, Julian Sambles and me felt it was time to try.

Then work started building a new special school on the campus of Charnwood College, where I work.  It still hadn't crossed my mind that I would raise any money towards it - after all, hadn't the local authority kept £9 million aside for this? 

Then Ashmount Head Teacher, Dave Thomas, came and spoke to our staff and students, explaining how excited everyone was to be moving into such a lovely building but they still needed lots more money for all the specialised kit needed to go inside it.  Lightbulb moment - what an opportunity to help by turning this into a charity ride.  So please give generously to what is going to be a fantastic new facility for 125 of Loughborough's children with very specific needs.



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