Well...we have done it!
No more abortive attempts, false alarms, nervous waiting etc. We took 13 hours 36 mins taking it 30mins at a time and landed in France (in the dark) at 2236 on Friday night (29th August 2008).
A big shout goes out to my parents who were our support crew for the day and to Andy, James and Gary who piloted us across. An amazing experience all round. Plenty of tales to be told.
Most importantly though is a great big thankyou to those who have used our efforts as a reason to support the CF Trust. They will benefit greatly from the sum (to be in excess of £3000) and help its work in research, campaigning, support and care for those with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Which means if you remember...
The CF Trust is the UK's only national charity dedicated to all aspects of CF. Some facts: * CF is the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited disease * CF affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food
* CF is the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited disease
* CF affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food
* Over 2 million people in the UK carry the faulty gene that causes CF – that’s around 1 in 25 of the population
* If 2 carriers have a child, the baby has a 1 in 4 chance of having CF
For those who need reassurance about the security of this process - read on...
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Cystic Fibrosis Trust gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.
If you have just picked up on this it is not too late to sponsor.....