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Those of you who know me well will know that my idea of a gruelling work out is two hours on the sofa watching Formula 1. You may therefore be surprised to hear that I am planning to cycle from London to Paris (Arch to Arc) on 22 August until 26 August (or a long as it takes...). My wife Allissia has kindly allowed me to use up 5 days of my holiday to undertake this trip. In all it is about 270 miles so I will need to average around 55 mile a day. 

Of course there is a reason why I am doing this and it's Lucy McNamara (Nee Gane). Lucy joined Spofforths about five years ago and worked predominantly for me before moving to our Storrington and then our Worthing offices. Lucy suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and this ultimately forced her to resign earlier this year. Lucy is currently on the waiting list for a heart and lung transplant. Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive debilitating condition with no known cure and from which Lucy's sister Danielle sadly died. It is very difficult for Lucy to get out and about anymore but I had the fortune to bump into her recently. As always I was struck by her strength of character and vitality. I have therefore decided that being lucky enough to have a healthy heart and lungs that I should put them to good use. 

If you want to know more about Cystic Fibrosis please visit the CFT website. I am sure that you will have worked out by now that I am looking for sponsorship. No amount of sponsorship is too small (or too big!). Any sponsor who is a taxpayer can make a donation under Gift Aid and then every £1 is increased by a further 28p. All of the money that I raise through your generous sponsorship will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to help provide support to people and families like Lucy's. 

Thank you to all of you who are able to afford to sponsor me and thank you very much for your encouragement and support. 

Richard

Raising money for

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Charity Registration No. 1079049

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting almost 10,000 people in the UK, clogging vital organs with thick sticky mucus. There is presently no cure. We are the UK’s only national charity working for families with CF and to find a cure. www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk

Donations 161

Well done!

Donation by Laura Taylor-Roberts on 08/10/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

They say professional cyclists have large hearts from all that training. Yours was obviously enormous before you even started. Well done, Big Man.

Donation by Garth McCown on 01/10/09

£15.00

Richard, well done. I'm impressed.

Donation by Eri Fushida on 16/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Tessa Phillips on 10/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

well done - you made it.

Donation by michael randall on 01/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Richard! I'm sure you deserve a glass or two of french wine!

Donation by Anabelle van der Wal on 27/08/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

from Hannah, Rachel and Tom - Well done Richard!

Donation by Alex Spofforth on 27/08/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Well done Ricardo, you have done a great thing and all the training and bike rides paid off...looking forward to seeing the film footage.

Donation by David Fernandes - Trainer! on 26/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation by Christine Elvin on 26/08/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Hope you are nearly there by now! Well done Richard.

Donation by Matthew Clark on 26/08/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Susan Cherriman on 25/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Keep going Richard. Great achievement for everyone. Gill

Donation by Gill Whensley on 24/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good luck Richard! You will deserve a feast of delicious french food when you arrive!

Donation by Clare Martindale on 24/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

keep pedalling

Donation by Sam McLaughlin on 24/08/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Best of luck

Donation by Scott Rigg on 24/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I am hugely impressed by your efforts! Well done.

Donation by ian vickers on 24/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

sgood luck Richard

Donation by Granny on 23/08/09

£10.00

your strength, compassion and courage fills me with admiration. well done Ricardo, lots of love from this couch potato following you, Sarah xx

Donation by sarah on 23/08/09

£20.00

Donation by David Martin on 23/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good cause - good luck.

Donation by Nigel Evans on 21/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Just a small amount to help a good cause. Always in our thoughts Lucy.With love from two Devonians with Cockney accents.

Donation by John and Con. on 21/08/09

£20.00

To our brave Lucy, with all our love to you and Jon.Thank you for doing this Richard, go like the wind! wwWith love

Donation by Janice Mc Nair on 21/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Keep smiling Richard - it will help!

Donation by Olga Ramirez on 20/08/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Best of luck Richard, enjoy!! Bon voyage.

Donation by John Frean on 19/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Elizabeth Lyne on 14/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,095.00
  • Offline donations£1,575.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£8,670.00
  • Gift Aid£1,453.97

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