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240 miles in 24 hours fundraising page

1 team member

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]The Challenge 2014[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]When considering what to do I wanted the challenge to be, well, a challenge! Something that if I was ask someone to contribute they would say, ‘really, now that’s a challenge!’ So after weeks of thinking I decided on a bike ride. Nothing to impressive there I hear you say. I also wanted to link the challenge to my work hoping it would generate some additional sponsorship from fellow work colleagues and potentially their clients. So having offices in Sheffield and Southampton the challenge was starting to take shape with a bike ride from Sheffield to Southampton, which is around 240 miles. But, after reflecting on this idea I came to the conclusion this bike ride is quite manageable with some training if spread over two or three days. So, did it match up to my expected reaction, ‘really, now that’s a challenge?’ Not really![lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]Then it dawned on me.[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]Premature babies have something called a ‘viability stage’. This refers to the weeks required for the child to be in the womb prior to any premature birth. The viability stage is vital for their baby’s survival because the baby’s lungs are one of the last organs to be fully developed which means any child born prior to this date is unlikely to breathe on their own. [lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]And the viability stage is, as far as I remembered it, 24 weeks.[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]Have you made the connection yet? 24![lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]Can I bike from Sheffield to Southampton, 240 miles, within 24 hours???’[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]Now that, to me anyway, is a challenge.[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;"[gt]So, can it be done?[lt]/div[gt][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]My son was born 13 weeks early and when he was born I made a promise that I would do something to raise money for the hospital that saved his life! 15 years later I'm actually doing it. Your support will help to give premature babies the chance of experiencing the most precious gift possible. A life to live and enjoy. [/p][p][b]The Challenge [/b]- Can it be done?[/p][div=text-align: justify;]When considering what to do I wanted the challenge to be, well, a challenge! Something that if I was to ask someone to contribute they would say, ‘really, now that’s a challenge!’ So after weeks of thinking I decided on a bike ride. Nothing to impressive there I hear you say. I also wanted to link the challenge to my work hoping it would generate some additional sponsorship from fellow work colleagues. So having offices in Southampton and Sheffield the challenge was starting to take shape with a bike ride from Southampton to Sheffield, which is around [b]24[/b]0 miles.[/div][div=text-align: justify;]But, after reflecting on this idea I came to the conclusion this bike ride is quite manageable with some training if spread over two or three days. So, did it match up to my expected reaction, ‘really, now that’s a challenge?’ Not really! Then it dawned on me.[/div][p][b]Premature babies[/b] have something called a ‘[b]viability stage[/b]’. This refers to the weeks required for the child to be in the womb prior to any premature birth. The viability stage is vital for their baby’s survival because the baby’s lungs are one of the last organs to be fully developed which means any child born prior to this date is unlikely to breathe on their own. [/p][p]And the viability stage is [b]24[/b] weeks. Have you made the connection yet? [b]24[/b]![lt]br /[gt]Can I bike from Southampton to Sheffield, [b]24[/b]0 miles, within [b]24[/b] hours? Now that, to me anyway, is a challenge and people keep asking, can it be done?[/p][p][b]My promise is, with your genious support, I will ensure it is completed on June the 28th 2014. [/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][span=color: #3366ff;]'Cycling for survival, so just keep pedalling'[/span][/p][p]Thank you for your support and please share my link.[/p][p]Paul Hopewell[/p][p] [/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 Jun 2014

Supporters

Jul 31, 2014

Stewart Rickersey

Fantastic effort. Well impressed

£24.00 plus £6.00 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2014

alex jones

well done!!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2014

Jason Dunks

All the very best Paul.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 20, 2014

Coach and Horses

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Jul 19, 2014

Dean from Church Side Insurance, Mansfield

Well done Paul... Your my hero!! :)

£240.00

Jul 18, 2014

Penny & Darren

Well done!

£24.00 plus £6.00 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2014

Cash Collected

Thank you to all the cash collected. I've paid in the total from my account for ease.

£678.89

Jul 11, 2014

Donna Masterson

Well done Paul and team for completing your challenge x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 10, 2014

Steve Howell

Well done Paul - amazing effort!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 10, 2014

Antony Kilford

Top Effort Paul. Well done to you and your team. Great cause too.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Paul Hopewell

Paul Hopewell