One Mile Closer - Pedal Home From Provence 2012

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In memory of Rob Gauntlett and James Atkinson.

Supporting Nalango Secondary, Uganda; and Christ's Hospital, Sussex

Please make donations through any of the individual pages below.

In 2009, Rob Gauntlett and James Atkinson tragically died in the Alps. Two brilliant lives cut short - adventurers, educators, and the best friends and family we could all have asked for - truly an inspiration to so many.

Six months after the funeral, as Rob and James would have wanted, we decided some good should come of it all.  So we rode from John O' Groat's to Land's End - a ride that Rob and James had both enjoyed themselves.  1000 miles of freedom and fresh air on the roads, and an epic achievement from many who had never cycled before.  

As Rob would put it, we had put one foot in front of the other. Three years on, and our attentions turn to the continent: we shall pedal One Mile Closer (http://onemilecloser.com/), 1000km from Provence to Sussex, seeking out once again the wonder of the wind and the hills, of good company, laughter, and, once again, Rob and James' inspiration: 

In Uganda, Nalango Secondary School has some very energetic teachers and students, but no facilities to speak of - just the place Rob would have enjoyed working. Where there was bare earth, Rob's fund has so far helped to build 5 classrooms and 8 latrines - but the school is growing, in quality and size, and more classrooms, water tanks, latrines, desks, teachers' houses are all needed.  Work is being carried out through the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, set up themselves by parents after losing a young son, and who provide a brilliant example of good African development - passionate, efficient, consultative and with a long term involvement in each school and area.  More information can be found at http://www.henryvanstraubenzeemf.org.uk/

The James Atkinson Bequest provides much needed support for outdoor activities at Christ's Hospital, and aims to sponsor children through the school, which is unique in providing a brilliantly diverse education to those who would not otherwise afford it: for Rob and James, Christ's Hospital opened their eyes and gave them their adventures, and they always wanted to repay that by one day helping other children receive those opportunities.

I hope you find as much joy as us in the trip: Many thanks as ever for your support - more information will be found on http://onemilecloser.com/

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Raised: 128%
 

Team target: £15,000.00

Raised so far: £19,148.09

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Cassie Northcott

Provence to Petworth 2012

24 donations

124%

£820.00

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Chang-sup Song

Gom, be yourself!

7 donations

27%

£135.00

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Daniel Hooper

One Mile Closer - Pedal Home from Provence 2012

12 donations

127%

£382.50

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David and Ana Alden / Ugarte

wer y rouge

5 donations

106%

£319.68

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David Gauntlett

One Mile Closer - David Gauntlett

20 donations

108%

£1,085.00

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Edward Lebon

Edward's page

13 donations

0%

£227.00

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Eleanor Balme

One mile closer - pedal home from provence

27 donations

0%

£475.00

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Harriet Dearden

Team Atkinson's page

52 donations

160%

£1,607.00

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Holly Allan

One Mile Closer - Pedal Home From Provence 2012

57 donations

228%

£1,142.00

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James Hooper

Nalango Secondary School, Uganda

26 donations

70%

£708.00

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Joe Jeong

Joe's fundrasing

6 donations

39%

£199.00

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John Francis

Pedal home from Provence

43 donations

107%

£539.00

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Jon Winchester

Provence to Petworth (via Mont Ventoux)

14 donations

82%

£615.00

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Jungmin (정민) Lee

Nalango Secondary School, Uganda

15 donations

51%

£514.00

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JungWook Ra

One Mile Closer - Pedal Home From Provence 2012 (Nalango Secondary)

3 donations

23%

£70.00

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Lucy Parsons

One Mile Closer - Pedal Home From Provence

42 donations

0%

£1,325.00

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Matthew Wilson

Matt's page - 1000km Provence to Petworth

34 donations

109%

£549.99

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Miles Dearden

Miles's page

18 donations

97%

£487.99

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Nicola Gauntlett

Nicky's page

14 donations

65%

£490.54

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Richard Lebon

One Mile Closer - Pedal Home From Provence 2012 (Nalango Secondary)

16 donations

78%

£390.00

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Sam Rippin

Samuel's page

26 donations

115%

£347.00

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Samuel Priestley

Pedal From Provence 2012 - OneMileCloser

32 donations

262%

£655.50

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Sean Park

Sean's page

10 donations

103%

£310.00

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Simon Burfiend

One Mile Closer - Pedal Home From Provence 2012

26 donations

149%

£745.00

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Simon Hughes

Simon Pedals home from Provence

34 donations

124%

£930.00

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Tim Gauntlett

One Mile Closer - Tim Gauntlett

22 donations

98%

£987.00

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Vaughan Holme

Vaughan 's page

23 donations

0%

£593.00

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Vaughan Holme

Vaughan 's page

2 donations

0%

£135.00

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Will Horwitz

Will's page

1 donation

236%

£710.00

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