Cancer Research UK
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Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes (H4H) was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry after a profoundly moving visit to Selly Oak Hospital in the summer of 2007. Bryn and Emma met some extraordinarily brave young people who had been badly wounded and they just wanted to do something to help. "It’s about the blokes, our men and women of the Armed Forces. It’s about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs, it’s about Carl whose jaw is wired up so he has been drinking through a straw. It’s about Richard who was handed a mobile phone as he lay on the stretcher so he could say goodbye to his wife. It’s about Ben, it’s about Steven and Andy and Mark, it’s about them all. They are just blokes but they are our blokes; they are our heroes. We want to help our heroes."

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Cardiff to Holyhead challenge

Simon Whittam, Simon Thwaite, Neil Griffiths, Graham Schultz, Jolyon Canlin

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The challenge is to cycle from Cardiff to Holyhead on the 260 mile "Lon Las" cycle route unsupported (e.g. we carry all our gear with us) in 5 days or less.

We're raising money for Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes on this site as well as cash donations for Gwynedd Hospice at Home.

Team Lon Las:-

Jolyon Canlin
Neil Griffiths
Graham Schultz

Simon Thwaite
Simon Whittam

Schedule is as follows:-

Day 1 - 28 May 2011   Cardiff to Brecon - 53 miles
Day 2 - 29 May 2011   Brecon to St Harmon - 57 miles
Day 3 - 30 May 2011   St Harmon to Penmaenpool - 54 miles
Day 4 - 31 May 2011   Penmaenpool to Caernarfon - 61 miles
Day 5 - 1 June 2011    Caernarfon to Holyhead - 38 miles
TOTAL MILEAGE - 263 (ish)

We will keep adding updates before, during and after the event so keep checking back to see our progress and gauge our madness.

Thanks all for your interest, help and generosity.

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Recent donors

20.02.12 From Mark & Helen Barton

01.09.11 Better late than never, well done everyone.

04.07.11 Well done!


14.06.11 I here a sore **** is nothing new to you mate.

13.06.11 well done neil!

11.06.11 Well done.


10.06.11 Well done lads. Tour de France next

07.06.11 Sorry its a little late, but great causes..... Da iawn.

07.06.11 Better late than never - and I get to take it over the target!

05.06.11 Congratulations on your great achievement!xx

05.06.11 Well done!!

03.06.11 Well done Neil, looks like you had typical Welsh weather!

02.06.11 Well done guys!

02.06.11 Well done everyone, great to see you all in good spirits.


31.05.11 Good luck guys.

31.05.11 Good Luck!

30.05.11 Greetings from Brighton! Hope you're all OK and drying off after today - keep going, you're over the worst now! Remember - if you don't make it to Holyhead, YOU WILL HAVE TO GIVE ALL THIS MONEY BACK! Maggie and Kim (who were at Mid Wales Bunkhouse)

30.05.11 Good luck, buddy!

29.05.11 Good luck big bro!!

29.05.11 All the best for the rest of your journey!!!

28.05.11 Hope the 1st day went well and good luck for the rest of the challenge!

28.05.11 I cycled to work, it took 25 mins. on the way home i couldn't sit on the saddle I was so sore. 5 days all day ! Good luck, hope the weather is kind. XXX


Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Last donor:
Mark Barton
Offline fundraising: