Martin Farrell


St. Michael's Fellowship
St. Michael’s Fellowship is an independent voluntary organisation acting for the welfare and safeguarding of children. For over 100 years we have worked with parents so that they might safely and sustainably meet their child’s needs: working together to keep families together. At the heart of our work lie values of empathy and respect for the parent as an individual, and a belief in the capacity of every human being for positive change. With these values we work to break cycles of disadvantage, change family dynamics, and create new outcomes for children.

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Update Monday 31 July: I made it.  An ealry strt (4.30am) and a long day (home at 6pm) with 7 hours 11 minutes in the saddle in between.  As of today the total raised is £1015.  Thank you to all those who helped me over the line.

Although I wasn't keen to cycle more than the 100 miles, I am keen to go well beyond my fundraising target.  Please donate.     

I first came across St Michael's nearly 40 years ago. I've been an admirer for all those years and now I've got the chance to do something to help. And also I get the chance to cycle 100 miles which is 3 times more than I've ever done before - and because I've been given that chance by St Michaels I've donated the first £200.

Please donate whatever you're inspired to give. See how St Michaels gives children the best chance of a good start in life.

Follow #UpAgainstIt and help get me over the finish line and break the cycle of poor parenting.  

My biggest challenge will come about 13 miles before the finish line in The Mall when I'll be cycling right past the end of my road, knowing that a cup of tea and a shower are just 100 yards away. Tough.

But with your encouragement I think I've got a good chance of doing it - and not only that but St Michaels will have a chance to help more children and families too.

St Michaels says: 'Based in Lambeth, south London our organisation was originally a Christian charity, the Fellowship of St Michael and All Angels. Today we work with vulnerable families from many different religious and cultural backgrounds. We believe that everyone has the capacity for change and have seen transformation in the most unlikely places. We treat parents with respect and honesty. At the same time, we are clear that the welfare of children is at the heart of everything we do'

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17.08.17 Martin - meant to sponsor you ages ago, to support a very worthy cause and to mark your heroic efforts. Sorry it took so long - but huge congratulations! Big hugs and all that - Alistair and Jenny xx

10.08.17 Congratulations on the ride and all the hard work before!

08.08.17 Well done Martin - awesome stuff! Cassie at PET

31.07.17 Well done Martin.

31.07.17 Thanks for putting those leg muscles in service of St Michael's! We'd love to hear more about your ride and the work with the kids when we meet in Paris!

28.07.17 Best Wished

28.07.17 Best of luck! Xx


27.07.17 You are so kind, Martin. All good wishes for the ride!

27.07.17 Good luck mate!

25.07.17 Good luck Martin



22.07.17 Good luck tomorrow Martin.

20.07.17 Martin I am so impressed that you are taking on this challenge and I can't thank you enough for supporting St Michael's

20.07.17 Good luck and best wishes Martin

19.07.17 Good luck for the ride on become once more a hero!

17.07.17 100miles! You'd better be training well, Martin. I'm sure you are. Excellent cause to do it for. Have an enjoyable and safe ride from start to finish.

07.07.17 Good luck Martin. I shall think of you as you pass your front door.


28.06.17 Good luck with it, I love cycling but 100 miles in a day is hardcore!


22.06.17 Good luck Martin.



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