Sean Newman

Charity

Macmillan Cancer Support
We exist to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer, both those living with cancer and also their families and carers. Our primary focus is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer. We are a charity registered in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SCO39907) and the Isle of Man (604).
Only 0 days to go!


Please note Virgin Money Giving isn't responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know and we'll look into it.

CycleAcrossAmerica2010.com

Fundraiser: 
Sean Newman

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CycleAcrossAmerica

On the 19th June 2010 James Golding and Sean Newman will be cycling 3,500 miles across America from Los Angeles to Miami to raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer support, CoppaFeel who promote the importance of breast examination to younger women & Livestrong a cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong the legendry cyclist who also battled cancer.

On the 13th November 2008 James, aged just 28 was diagnosed with Cancer. Doctors found a tumour 11.5cm in diameter between his spine and his kidney. This was followed by Septicaemia and Peritonitis. Given just a 10% chance of survival James lost 7.5 stone (105lb) and weighed only 7 stone (98lb). When he came round from being in a coma and being sedated he was unable to walk or even lift his head off the pillow.

James spent 9 months in hospital battling cancer. After chemotherapy and 9 operations James and was finally given the all clear on July 23rd 2009. To mark the 1st anniversary of that day James and Sean will be crossing the finishing line after completing a gruelling 3500-mile bike ride through challenging terrain and extreme temperatures.

Just to put this challenge into perspective, the Tour de France, which is acknowledged as one of the toughest sports events in the world is 2,200 miles.

This Extreme Challenge is often completed over 3 to 6 months yet James and Sean aim to complete the distance in just 30 days. Averaging around 120 miles a day and cycling for 10 hours every day.

There are 3 main reasons for undertaking this challenge.

1)      To raise awareness of cancer and remind people that it will affect 1 in 3 people.

2)      To inspire others, to show what is possible. You can beat cancer and you can do amazing things.

3)      To raise much needed funds to help prevent cancer, find a cure and to support those living with cancer

How you can help

1)      Sponsor us - by giving generously to support these great charities and help Make A Difference.

 2)      Spread the word  - by sending a link to this fundraising page to everyone you know by email, on facebook, twitter or any other social networking sites you use and join our facebook group "Cycle Across America".

3)      Join us – On the ride for the month, a week or just a day. We would love to see you. Or before the ride join us on training rides. We would welcome the company and encouragement.

We have set ourselves a massive physical challenge but also a massive fundraising challenge so we need all the help we can get. Thank you for visiting our page and thank you for your support, it really is appreciated.

Kind Regards

Sean & James

PS All expenses involved will be paid by us or will be donated by supporting companies so every penny raised will go to charity.

 See our web site www.CycleAcrossAmerica2010.com 

Become a friend on Facebook http://bit.ly/CycleAcrossAmerica2010 

James Golding0407@googlemail.com 07779 150204

Sean - Sean@newman.uk.com - 07973 197227

 

Recent donors

15.10.10 All the best from everyone at Cullen Kilshaw Solicitors & Estate Agents in the Scottish Borders.

14.10.10 Congratulations and best of luck on your journey.

12.10.10 Good luck James. I met you back in Oct 2008 at Claire's 30th bday in Bicester. I am friends with Lois Barlow and Ross T. I live in NW Florida now so I will post on your page and see if I can get your some local support.

15.09.10 Well done James and Sean - you are two very couragous men. May we wish you a consistant recovery all all the very very best for the future. Your friends and family must be immensley proud of you.

15.09.10 Congratulations on your efforts & wishing you a speedy recovery.

10.09.10 Truly inspirational

10.09.10

09.09.10 All the best.

09.09.10

09.09.10 Wishing you both a speedy recovery. See you up the road!

07.09.10

04.09.10 A bit more collected today.

03.09.10 A bit more trickled in from our sponsored It's a Knockout, plus I picked up the cheque for £100 today. Will drop it in early next week. Please, please catch up with me if you haven't coughed up yet :o)

03.09.10 Ket and I are amazed qt what youre doing even after all youve been through....you are an inspiration to lots of people,young and old....keep up the good work and we hope this goes a little way towards you acheiving your goal!!

01.09.10 Would like to thank everyone who supported us including , Litron Lasers Ltd, Ashlawn school staff, Rugby Table Tennis , Staff at Rugby St Cross Dialysis unit . Also Thanks to Harry Buckley-Brown and Jake & Debbie Robertson for joining us and raise money .

31.08.10 Fine and Country Gerrards Cross collection after sponsoring a polo event in Wycombe

19.08.10 This is the cash collected so far, more to come when I get back in September. Great to support such a great cause :o)

14.08.10 Good to hear that you are on the mend Sean & James even though its going to be a long haul. Here's to a very worthy charity.

13.08.10 Go boys - speedy recovery! Glad to hear Sue Kirton did a stage for you..............

12.08.10 Sean, all the very best for the speediest recovery. Adrian Roberts

12.08.10

09.08.10

07.08.10

05.08.10 Sean been following your trials & tribulations including your accident, please recover well. God Bless

05.08.10 We are all really proud of you both! Keep your spirits high! The Guild Team x

£68,925.00

Running total

Target:
£100,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£71,709.05
Total donors:
290
Last donor:
Ross Kilshaw
15.10.10  
Offline fundraising:
£50,530.00