Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I've signed on to do a gruelling 300-mile, 24-hour ride for charity, in advance of the annual IBC trade show in Amsterdam. Myself and about a dozen other riders will be taxing ourselves to our limits to raise funds for Vision Charity, a TV industry charity that gives blind and visually impaired children a better chance to succeed in life. The event has a fundraising target of £100,000, combining rider sponsorship and corporate donations.


This cause is noble----funding projects that allow blind and visually impaired children to do things they might not otherwise be able to do, and thus expand their lives. 20 years ago I was the ‘captain’ on a tandem (2 seater) bike for a blind ‘stoker’ who had not ridden a bike in years. He was thrilled to experience that bit of self-made speed again and I never forgot that. If more people can have experiences like that I’d be happy ...


Now for the bit & pieces: Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – 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 it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please donate now-----any amount will help.


And special thanks to the event organisers, especially Ciaran Doran of Harris Broadcast. 


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Raising money for

Vision Charity

Vision Charity

Charity Registration No. 1075630

Vision Charity - raising funds to help blind, visually impaired and dyslexic children to achieve their full potential and expand their horizons.

Raising money for

Run by Vision Charity

Charity Registration No. 1075630

Donations 31

Well done Mark - you and the rest of the team were remarkable!

Donation by Bob Kennedy on 21/10/11

Well done Mark!! I'm tired just hearing about that much exercise ; )

Donation by Frank Jachetta, MultiDyne on 18/10/11


Well done, Mark. You are truly inspiring!

Donation by Joseph Commare on 28/09/11

Go Mark! from Jimmy the squaremango

Donation by Jimmy Tse on 05/09/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Way to go Mark!

Donation by Karl McHenry on 02/09/11


Go, Mark, go!!

Donation by Raffaella Calabrese on 31/08/11

In lieu of a ferry ride they should have you use pedal-powered paddle boats! Have fun!

Donation by Kris Hallinger on 30/08/11


Go go go Mark! My thoughts are with you every cycle of the way! Carolyn

Donation by Carolyn Archambault on 23/08/11

Donation by Anna Wood on 23/08/11


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Mark, thanks for your efforts in supporting this very worthy cause. Best of luck on your ride. Your friends at ViewCast.

Donation by Jeff Kopang on 19/08/11


Good luck Mark! Enjoy the Ride.

Donation by Robert Hallinger on 19/08/11


Good Luck Mark! Stay safe and have fun.

Donation by Carmel King on 18/08/11

Kudos to you for doing such a good thing, Mark. May it be an enjoyable and memorable adventure for you.

Donation by Craig Norris on 17/08/11


Good luck Mark, enjoy the ride and see you in Amsterdam. Hugs x

Donation by Meriam Khan, MKM Marketing Comms on 17/08/11


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

You're so inspiring, Mark!

Donation by Cindy Zuelsdorf on 17/08/11


Good luck on your journey, Mark! See you in Amsterdam. From the 202 Communications team

Donation by David Cohen on 12/08/11

Way to go Mark! Look forward to seeing you at IBC. From the RazPR team ;)

Donation by Karen Raz on 12/08/11


Good Luck!

Donation by James Careless on 12/08/11


What a wonderful, generous act! Desert Moon salutes you. Good luck.

Donation by Harriet Diener on 11/08/11

Nice one Mark. Next time how about make it really interesting(ly hot) and ride to NAB or Broadcast Asia? Cheers!

Donation by Zar on 11/08/11

Good Luck Mark - From Everyone at Wall Street Communications!!

Donation by Susan Warren on 10/08/11

Mark - Have an excellent ride. We salute you! Your friends from Chyron.

Donation by Bonnie Barclay on 10/08/11


Go Mark! Hope you reach your goal!

Donation by Tom Butts on 10/08/11

Will add a beer to the donation on seeing you next...

Donation by Andy Stout on 10/08/11

Well, I had to sponsor you personally after chatting about this in Singapore & sponsoring the event itself! It's going to be tough, but worth it :)

Donation by Jennie Evans on 10/08/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,395.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,395.00
  • Gift Aid£53.75

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