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Team Great Canal Ride for MKF

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]I do this in memory of my great friend, Matt Kendall, in aid of the charity he set up, the 'Matt Kendall Foundation' and the disadvantaged young people it supports. Matt died aged just 35, but spent his last few weeks making sure that his work with young people would continue by setting up the charity. He believed in the potential of young people, and knew that just a little financial help can make the difference between a young person facing financial barriers to get into work or training, or not, and seeing their potential wasted.[/p][p]The grants the foundation provides have changed young people's lives. The grants of just £500 to pay for the things that most of us take for granted, such as travel to work, clothes for an interview, costs for courses, etc, etc, have helped over 40 young people this year alone. [/p][p]But the charity is only supported by fundraisers like me, and receives no other funding. To keep Matt's legacy going and to help to continue to realise the potential of young people, I'm setting out on a gruelling 11 day cycle ride along the UK's canals from Guildford, Surrey (Matt's home town), passing through Birmingham (Matt's adopted city) and finishing in Kendal, Cumbria (well, it's his namesake!). That's 40 to 56 miles a day. [/p][p]I'm not a professional cyclist, so this really will be the challenge of a lifetime. £3,000 will help change at least six young people's lives for the better.[/p][p]Want to join me for a leg of the journey, or even all of it? [url=http://www.themattkendallfoundation.org/thegreatcanalride]Find out more here[/url]. Together we can have a laugh and raise even more for this great cause.[/p][p][url=http://www.themattkendallfoundation.org]Find out more about the Matt Kendall Foundation[/url][/p][p][url=http://themattkendallfoundation.org/186miles/]Find out more about my 2017 canal walk fundraiser [/url][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

14 Jul 2019


Apr 3, 2019

Dave and Linda

Hope it's dry for you!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2019


I'll join you on the Leeds to Burnley leg 🙂

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2019


Best wishes brother; I didn’t get the pleasure to meet Matt, however if he was was a friend of yours he was a friend of mine, your commitment to honour his memory is inspirational. Pedal hard mate, roll free X.

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

Mar 19, 2019

Louise McCrystal

Such a worthy cause and giving young people a good start in life is so important and really hope you can reach your goal to spur you on through the gruelling 500 miles.. Good luck Neil... Lots of Love.. Lou xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 11, 2019

Rachel B

Go team! Great cause. Will be a tough but phenomenal experience xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 11, 2019


Going to be a great adventure and a lovely opportunity to remember our good friend DC and raise money for MKF which was his passion

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 11, 2019


A real pleasure to support and looking forward to joining you on the ride ;-)

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Mar 10, 2019


Good luck boydi! Xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2019

Kat M

Go Neil! 😁

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2019


Keep peddaling Neil , Neil , Orange Peel!


Neil Emery

Neil Emery

Clare Abbotts

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