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Gary Owen

Gary

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am undertaking a 1,083 mile virtual ride from Land's End to John O'Groats in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK, commencing on October 15th to coincide with my 36th anniversary of starting work in the financial services industry. Originally, I was signed up to complete a 100 mile challenge in the PrudentialRide100, but this was cancelled due to COVID. So I wanted to push myself further and what better way than cycling the length of the UK? [/p][p]I am planning to have this ride complete by Christmas Eve meaning an average weekly distance of 108 miles. The rides will be a mixture of virtual cycling using the Zwift app, and going out on the roads of Kent at the weekends.[/p][p]November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month and 19th November is World Pancreatic Cancer Day.[/p][p]Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect and treat. I lost a very close friend at the age of only 42 to this terrible disease and I want to raise funds to help improve the diagnosis and treatment. This cancer has the lowest survival rate of any cancer, with only 7% living past 5 years from diagnosis. 24% of those diagnosed will die within the first year of diagnosis.[/p][p]Other cancers have seen marked improvements in their detection and survival rates. More research needs to be done to ensure patients have more of a chance to live post diagnosis.[/p]
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Supporters

Oct 27, 2020

Vivienne

All the very best with the ride - and what a wonderful cause!

£30.00

Oct 26, 2020

Will

Smash it Gary!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2020

Denis

Great cause Gary, I shall be keeping my fingers crossed for you heading North , well done , stay safe Buddy

£100.00

Oct 20, 2020

Douglas Ellison

Good on you Gary! Hope you have better luck in the remaining miles to John O Groats! Look forward to the pictures.

£116.00

Oct 20, 2020

Phil and Emma Bailey

Keep up the good work for an amazing cause, I hope the saddle is well padded

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2020

Neil Sheppard

'And what you give is what you get' - a fantastic thing to do Gary. Good luck in the saddle and hope the mechanics hold up.............

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2020

Matt P

Well done Gary, good luck with it

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2020

Najlaa Noonan

Well done Gary - here to help you get the word out and make sure you smash that target :-)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2020

Julie & George

Such a great cause. Good luck cycling 500 miles and then 500 more (plus 83). Definitely worth 5p a mile!!!

£54.15 plus £13.54 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2020

Danielle

Amazing cause Gary!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid