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Headway - the brain injury association
Headway - the brain injury association is the UK's leading charity working to improve life after brain injury. We provide support and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields. Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life - walking, talking, thinking and feeling - and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing the life you once lived and the person you once were. Brain injury is the foremost cause of death and disability in young people today. Headway campaigns nationally for the introduction of measures to reduce instances of brain injury.
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Cracknell/Walters LEJoG Tandem record attempt

Fundraisers: 
Jerone Walters, James Cracknell

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Rocket2

Dear Friends, 

In less than 48 hours we are about to embark on our world record attempt – to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats (South to North of Britain) on a tandem, a gruelling uphill struggle of 850 miles non-stop/no sleep.  To break the world record (which has stood for 45 years) we need to complete our challenge in less than 50 hours and 14 minutes.  We would like to link our challenge to a good cause and as such we would like to raise money for the Headway brain injury association.  Without their support James would not be undertaking this event. 

Their support of not only James, but also his family was invaluable in understanding and dealing with both the obvious and subtle effects of a brain injury.  Headway helps so many people who've suffered a brain injury and their families to cope, understand and rebuild their lives together. 

We have had very kind sponsors to get us on the road and our thanks and gratitude goes to Matrix Fitness, Brother Printers, BP, BMW, Project 7 Racing, Dolan Bikes and Adidas which we thank for their support - without them this would only be a dream and not a reality.  Also many thanks to Justin King (CEO Sainsbury) for signing off a midnight supermarket raid so we can stock up on provisions!!

We welcome all sponsorship which raises money for a very valuable charity that helps rebuild many people’s lives.  If we ride in pain for 50 hours (hopefully less) I am sure you can help us by pledging a couple of pounds ….every penny counts. 

For those interested in following our progress then please log onto Map my tracks for real time GPS tracking; http://rocket2.mapmytracks.com.  We are currently scheduled to depart Lands End at 3am on Saturday 1st October.

We very much appreciate any support you are able to give.

James & Jerone

Recent donors

27.10.11 Jerone, I take my hat off to the both of you for a such an epic challenge. As a cyclist myself (although far from your level!) I can only imagine the pain of such a challenge, so a great effort and Graham & I wish you all the best.

13.10.11 Well done boys - good effort!

11.10.11 Hi Jerone. Apologies I missed the event but I was away getting married so hopefully a good excuse! Hope all went ok and you broke the record! See you soon. Andrew

10.10.11 Jerone (and James) - sorry for the late donation. Well done to you both on increasing awareness of a great group of people that really make a difference. Consider it a job well done.

07.10.11 Took me 11 days so you guys did a tremendous job. Superb.

06.10.11 What a outstanding effort for a great cause. Well done guys and i hope you are back in the saddle soon!

04.10.11 Even more impressive than the race to the south pole whether you finished or not

04.10.11 Wow , mad but we would expect nothing less from you Jerone. Wardie and the Wardettes

03.10.11 An Impressive effort, well done lads.

03.10.11 Respect to the cyclists and especially the support team- I cant imagine anyone previously has ever persuaded James to stop anything.

03.10.11 A sterling effort - quite simply astounded you managed to get so far. Makes the Exmoor Beast look like a stroll to the pub! Hope you are both safe and good luck with the next challenge.

03.10.11 Tough decision to stop and tougher still I guess to persuade the two of them to do so

03.10.11 You're both truly inspirational and should be proud of your attempt.

03.10.11 Fantastic achievement, well done, I cycled 30 miles on Saturday and felt a bit tired!

03.10.11 Sometimes you applaud the attempt not the outcome. I don't doubt for a minute you 2 will be back for another crack at this one.

03.10.11 A valiant effort. I feel for you that you had to admit defeat so close to your goal. Nonetheless, you are still very much WINNERS in my eyes! Well done.

03.10.11 We are so disappointed for you but a brave effort and a fantastic ride anyway.

03.10.11 Fantastic cause and marathon effort...well done

03.10.11

03.10.11 Go, go, go...

02.10.11 Brilliant effort chaps, we have been following you all day since we saw you last night near Wigan

02.10.11 Absolutely amazing. Just sorry that I can't give you a donation that properly reflects your courage and commitment.

02.10.11

02.10.11 We ride a tandem - but can't imagine us even getting out of Cornwall!

02.10.11 Fantastic effort, well done.

£5,153.00

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£6,246.25
Total donors:
143
Last donor:
Gareth Lloyd, Director, Amoria Bond
27.10.11  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00