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The Cycle Diaries is a transglobal cycling adventure covering 30,000 miles across 35 countries around the world. Matt and Andy pedaled from London to Sydney together and Matt is now cycling home alone.

We are raising funds for War Child who help change the lives of children in war torn countries. Their approach is to rebuild communities so that they can be self-sustaining. War Child tailor their work to the specific needs of each community for maximum impact & at the same time lobby national and international organisations to ensure the ongoing protection of the children.

Your donation will make a very real difference:
£1.30 will feed a street child for a day in the Democratic Republic of Congo
£10 can buy essential primary school materials for a child for a year in Uganda
£50 can provide access to education for a girl for one year in Afghanistan
£150 can provide nine months training for an adolecent street child to become an electrician or mechanic in the Democratic Republic of Congo

For more information on War Child and to see how they use your money helping children caught up in armed conflict please visit www.warchild.org.uk

For more info on the epic ride then check out our website: www.thecyclediaries.com and leave a comment to let us know you care!

Thank you,
Matt & Andy

Updates 4

Thanks for everyone who came to celebrate Ranchstock. We raised £3230 for War Child!

08/09/14 09:05

Big thank you to Andy Delamare for an amazingly generous donation to the full Brazilian fund

06/05/13 01:18

Thanks to all who attended the speaking event of Friday 1st March - it was a resounding success that exceeded my expectations and raised £400 for War Child - lovely!

04/03/13 02:24

To boost our total amount over the £27'000 mark we're holding a talk at our sponsor's, Balance Physio, on 1st March. All the proceeds will go to War Child. Here are the details: http://thecyclediaries-efbevent.eventbrite.co.uk/ Please come along to hear our incredible tale!

01/02/13 01:41

Raising money for

War Child

War Child

Charity Registration No. 1071659

War Child protects children from the brutal effects of war and helps to rebuild their lives. We’re on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous countries – providing life-changing support for the most vulnerable children whose homes, families and communities are torn apart by conflict.

Raising money for

Run by War Child

Charity Registration No. 1071659

Donations 566

Donation by Anonymous on 17/04/15

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Great talk Matt, very inspiring and fascinating!

Donation by Anya on 15/04/15

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Additional monies from the St Johns church gig, bringing the total to £550

Donation by Anonymous on 03/12/14

£360.00

+ £90.00 Gift Aid

From Gig at St John's Church, Canton Cardiff with Lesley Blower and others.

Donation by Anonymous on 02/12/14

£190.00

+ £47.50 Gift Aid

2014 Johnson-Levy cash. cheers to everyone that came.

Donation by Nick Johnson on 08/09/14

£220.00

+ £55.00 Gift Aid

Thank you for my lovely bed and board at Ranchstock - awesome weekend!

Donation by Lesley on 06/09/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Welcome home Matt! Look forward to seeing you - pop into fruit towers and say hello xx

Donation by Philly Taylor on 12/08/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Sorry I can't make Ranchstock guys. Glad you both made it home safe and here's to your future adventures! x

Donation by Karen W on 12/08/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Where on Earth did those three years go? Well done to both of you! Have loved following you round the world (in a virtual sense obvs) and what an incredible amount of money you've raised. L&Exx

Donation by Lisa & Ed Davison on 10/08/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

AMAZING is the only word to describe what you have both accomplished. Looking forward to the homecoming party, roll on Ranchstock. Mary & Bren xx

Donation by Anonymous on 10/08/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Matt - Mavis's Farmhouse Kitchen still fundraising!

Donation by Anonymous on 30/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Ali Jones on 03/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Cardiff Canton Singers think you are doing and amazing thing for WarChild. This donation is what we collected during our coffee breaks and a cake sale - cakes made by Lesley Blower,

Donation by Rebecca Ballard on behalf of Cardiff Can on 12/05/14

£190.00

+ £47.50 Gift Aid

Well done mate! Looking forward to catching up this summer!!

Donation by Matt, Julie and Harvs on 24/04/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Nice one!

Donation by JW on 24/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

That fiver I owed you.

Donation by Anonymous on 17/03/14

Cheers in advance for the postcard!

Donation by Lozza on 12/03/14

Am soooo impressed you're still going - inspirational.

Donation by bec f on 13/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A truly fantastic accomplishment by the Cycling Diaries team! Well done to you both and keep us all updated on your future expeditions.

Donation by Dave Cook on 29/12/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

happy Christmas Matt with love & hugs Lesley

Donation by Anonymous on 23/12/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Half my freelance photography earnings! Plus a little extra for a good cause.

Donation by Steven Hill on 25/11/13

£5.00

Keep on mate - not so far to go now ;)

Donation by jon neale on 11/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

What can I say? A right result.

Donation by Rupert Miller on 04/11/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Keep up the entertaining blogging about your adventures.

Donation by Paul Hallam on 01/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/10/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£27,923.59
  • Offline donations£6,905.00
  • Text donations£2.00
  • Total raised£34,830.59
  • Gift Aid£5,881.48

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