At Heart Research UK we fund medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. Around two million people in the UK are living with heart disease. However, thanks to improved treatment and techniques funded by Heart Research UK, more people are surviving and living happier, healthier, longer lives. In 2007, we celebrated our 40th anniversary and over the last four decades we have funded many pioneering projects at the cutting edge of science. We paid for six of the eight first successful UK heart transplants, carried out by Sir Terence English at Papworth Hospital. Life saving technology that we now take for granted, such as heart valves, angioplasty and more recently, amazing artificial heart pumps, would not have been developed without our help. We would prefer for there to be no heart problems in the first place so we promote the benefits of living a healthy heart lifestyle. Our Healthy Heart grants, school and community talks and Healthy Heart workplace schemes reach communities and give them the knowledge and advice they need to take care of their heart health. Heart Research UK - Pioneers in the fight against heart disease
Yorkshire's pre-eminent childhood cancer charity supporting children, teenagers and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, lives are turned upside down in an instrant. Not just for the child but for their parents, siblings and family friends. Priorities change and everyday concerns sudddenly seem trivial. Getting well again can be a long and challenging journey, physically emotionally and even financially. Helping and supporting those children and their families throughout that journey is why Candlelighters was formed more than 40 years ago and it is why we are still here today. The charity was founded and is still run by parents of children who have or have had cancer or leukaemia and the medical staff who treat them. This means that we understand the trauma and the turmoil of that diagnosis and how the support and care needed may differ from family to family. Whether it be through the support of our friendly staff and experienced counsellors, that "home away from home" environment we nurture on the ward in Leeds, or the vital research into new treatments, we are here to help. go to www.candlelighters.org.uk
Yorkshire Cancer Research is a registered charity that funds research, principally in Yorkshire, into the causes and cures of cancer. We do this by fundraising in Yorkshire and providing awards to Yorkshire based academic institutions. Through publishing and sharing the results of this research with the world's scientific community, Yorkshire Cancer Research hopes to develop more effective treatments for cancer sufferers world-wide. Yorkshire Cancer Research raises its money in Yorkshire and spends it in Yorkshire at its five centres of excellence based at the universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York and their associated teaching hospitals. We are the most successful regional medical research charity in the UK and we fund internationally recognised research, which focuses on a variety of cancers including: breast, bowel, cervical, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, ovarian, prostate, skin, and genetics of cancers. We are not a regional division of a national charity we are an independent charity, based and operating in Yorkshire only. We are still, however, at the very forefront of the international fight to find a cure for cancer. We’re working for a world without cancer Your support is crucial in helping us fund vital research.
Covering the town of Wetherby and the surrounding villages in the district Wetherby Lions are the local representatives of Lions Clubs International (LCI), the largest and most successful non government organisation (NGO) involved in service and charity. Focussing mainly on local issues - mainly supporting the young and the elderly, we are still able to respond to national and international issues through our membership of LCI, knowing that any funds that we send to an international disaster zone will be handled by like-minded Lions locally.
Hollybank Trust gives high quality care to around 100 severely disabled children, young people and adults. This includes a special school, high quality supported accommodation, extensive therapy, nursing support, art, music and engaging activities. Our emphasis on ground breaking assistive technology enables our young people to communicate and live their lives as independently as possible. We provide quality of life ... for life.
16 June 2012
The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is one of those lucky events which is all things to all people. It’s a great cycling event, one of the biggest around. It’s a fantastic, beautiful route across the best of Yorkshire. It’s a great day out, and it continues to raise large amounts of money for charity projects.
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Ian Rodley's fundraising page
Hi, thanks for visiting my Great Yorkshire Bike Ride page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
This event supports:
Yorkshire Cancer Research - Ryedale & District MENCAP - Heart Research UK - The Candlelighters Trust - Hollybank Trust - Wetherby Lions - Martin House Childrens' Hospice - Epilepsy Research UK - Jennyruth Workshops - St John Ambulance -
When I've completed the event, I'll send a thank you card to all who sponsored me and links to the video I made about the ride.
anon £30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)
anon £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
another anon £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
Anonymous £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Sylvia and Tom £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
13.06.12 All the best for 16th June. Look forward to seeing the video.
Edward £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
26.04.12 Hope the terrain is not too much like psalm 121 v1
Ian £100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)
17.04.12 I'll start the ball rolling