Blackburn Youth Zone
Blackburn Youth Zone is a youth club based in the heart of Blackburn. Dedicated to young people aged 8-18, the Zone provides young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk too for just 50p. Since opening in 2012, the Zone now has 3,000 members offering them a safe and exciting environment in which to spend their spare time.
The Rosemere Cancer Foundation
The Rosemere Cancer Foundation raises funds to give the 9,000 new cancer patients diagnosed each year from Lancashire & South Cumbria the very best care to make their personal cancer journey and treatment process more comfortable and more effective with as little stress as possible.
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Alps Challenge 2017's fundraising page

Andrew Lewis

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In September 2017, I am embarking on a cycling challenge across the ALPS to raise money and awareness for two fantastic charities.

As many of you know, I am not exactly "built" for cyling over mountains, I didn't even own a bike when I signed up for this challenge in March. The prospect of cycling 512 miles up 56,600ft of the Alps, equivalent to Mount Everest and K2, over 7 days is a daunting one - but that's why it's called a challenge!

I've been training for 5 months and have lost considerable pounds from my body and wallet to give me a fighting chance of completing the 7 day event.

Any amount that you can provide for these fantastic charities is greatly appreciated. If you can't donate, then please do take a few moments to follow them on twitter, facebook and social media to raise awareness.

A little information about the charities follows below, thanks to you all and look forward to sharing the photos and videos of the trip when I drag my sorry self back to the UK mid September.

 Blackburn Youth Zone

is a fantastic facility based in the heart of Blackburn dedicated to young people aged 8-19 years old and open 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. The Youth Zone offers unique opportunities for young people, from every background and of all abilities, to enjoy themselves in a safe environment, to take part in activities where they can fulfil their own potential, widen their horizons and make new friends. We provide countless social, arts and sports opportunities for young people of all abilities to engage in for just 50p per visit.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation

supports world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. Our aim is to work in partnership with local clinical staff to achieve the best possible care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria wherever they are treated.  We seek to do this by:

– Funding cutting edge equipment to help clinicians remain at the forefront of the fight against cancer.

– Supporting innovative ways to take the fear out of cancer for patients and their families during their treatment, making it as comfortable and stress free as possible.

– Backing local research projects that help improve our understanding of cancer and how it can be better diagnosed and treated.

– Facilitating top quality training to help clinical staff treating cancer patients be the very best they can be.

In 2015 the Rosemere Cancer Foundation spent £336,483 on projects that had a direct impact on cancer services across Lancashire and South Cumbria. It also committed a further £410,830 to long term initiatives that will roll out for the benefit of cancer patients over the next few years.

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08.09.17 Hats off from your true commitment to a super challenge for great causes. Enjoy...



07.09.17 Good luck mate. Hope you smash it!

04.09.17 Good luck, don't kill each other, I need both of you back fighting fit!

29.08.17 Good luck!

22.08.17 Good Luck Andy

15.08.17 Good luck on your adventure Dude. Well Done. Papa Bear

14.08.17 Good luck with the challenge bro, sure you'll smash it!!

14.08.17 Good luck, amazing thing to do!

10.08.17 Good Luck Andy, I'll be thinking of you every peddle of the way! You will be absolutely amazing and I am so very proud of you xx

09.08.17 Good luck Andy. The lengths some people will go to avoid Liverpool's early season form!!


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