Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
I am taking on the challenge of cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats.
969 miles in 9 days, to raise money and awareness for Action for M.E.
M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is a long-term (chronic), degenerative, neurological and immune condition (neuroimmune), that's symptoms affect an estimated 250,000 people in the UK, and around 17 million people worldwide.
My partner has suffered horrendously with M.E. for 7 years, at her worst, bed bound.
In this time she has not been given any clear answers as to how or why she became so debilitated, or received any valuable support or strong guidance on how best to move forward, in order to try and regain her full health.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) acknowledges that the physical symptoms of M.E. can be as disabling as, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and congestive heart failure.
I only have admiration and pride in how she has handled this terrible illness.
Enduring on average 8/9 hours of cycling a day, will never compare to both the daily physical and emotional strains a person with M.E. has to contend with.
These are all reasons as to why I have chosen to give support to an illness that currently does not receive enough recognition for it's severity.
I would like to try and raise £1000, which is roughly £1 per mile. However, any support no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated.
If interested in learning more about M.E please take a look at the Action For M.E. website at www.actionforme.org.uk.