Hi!, Thanks for visiting my Justgiving page, come in, make yourself comfortable and take a good look round
So who am I, why am I here and what is this all about?
My names Ed and much like many of you reading this page now I realised a little time ago that i was feeling disenfranchised with my comfortable 'groundhog day' existence, I mean was I living to work or working to live, and ultimately what was the point of it, I mean heck I've turned 30 and I still don't own a speedboat or private jet and I've literally been turning up for work for a decade 😉
Like many of you I felt a little seed of something, that in a world increasingly filled with fear. mistrust and hatred reported by the media I can see my world shrinking and that I wanted to do something, to make a positive difference to reverse that trend
Perhaps unlike many of you I decided the best way to do that was to cycle to the country furthest away from my own on a search for all that was right in the world and in sharing the story of that perhaps make all our worlds a little bigger and brighter?
Now I can make a small difference and that makes me happy to share, but to help me make even more of a difference I've teamed up with the most excellent folk of Medicin Sans Frontieres, or Doctors without borders as they are sometimes known
These guys and girls do the most noble and wonderful job of travelling to some of the poorest and most deprived corners of the world and really make a difference that knocks my own efforts into a cocked hat! I mean cycling to Australia is not going to be easy, but MSF preserve and improve lives for those people not able to do so for themselves, they unite people through what we all share as human beings and I cant personally think of anything cooler than that, please, please' please check out their website and see for yourself the good they bring to the world
So here's a little deal for you, if you recognise anything in your own life that I describe join me, have a rummage down the back of the sofa, don't have that last pint or skip your opulent lux hot chocolate with marshmallows on the way to work, I mean you can sell a kidney (not someone else's!) if you like but the main thing is this, you donate a little money to MSF and get to feel like a better human being for your generosity, and you know, for giving a toss plus you get to follow me on my travels through hardships, triumphs, depression and jubilation as I pedal day after relentless day from the UK to Oz, I'll share my whole story, take photos and let you know just how good or bad an idea this all is, and to be honest I haven't really got a clue what I'm letting myself in for, so it will be entertaining for you without all the risks, sleepless nights, insect bites and amorous advances from lonely goatherds....now think of a good reason not to pop a few quid towards MSF??
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