40 before 40 big birthday fundraiser



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Team story

[p][b]THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATIONS. TO DONATE TO THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD TEAM CHALLENGE PLEASE VISIT:[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][url=https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/partywithapurpose][b]https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/partywithapurpose[/b][/url][b] [/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]All donations previously made on this page have been sent to the nominated charities and your donation has been added to the totaliser on the new page.[/b][/p][p][b]Virgin Money Giving is closing down on 30 November 2021.[/b][/p][p][b]Thank you for your support [/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]Welcome to the team page for the big Guinness World Record charity challenge. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]The back story [/b][/p][p]After thinking she'd never make 40, Jackie Scully is determined to turn her big birthday into a big opportunity to raise money and awareness for four amazing charities.[/p][p]So, on her actual birthday, 4th December, she and a team of 24 other challengers will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest static cycling class in the world. The record stands at 28 hours. They are going for 29.[/p][p]And if that's not enough, the 40 days leading up to the big attempt are going to be a mass fundraiser where Jackie is encouraging as many people as possible to join her by contributing their exercise KMs (be that running, cycling or swimming) to a 40,000KM goal, which is one turn round the world. [/p][p]40 days, 40,000KMs and £40,000 for the incredible child exercise and mental health charity Mintridge, breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!, Mind and NHS Charities Together. [/p][p]Why? Because 40 is a birthday she never thought she'd see, after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 32. And, attempting huge endurance challenges makes her feel alive, particularly after having her hip rebuilt in her 20s. [/p][p]Thank you for supporting this party with a purpose. Your money will genuinely change lives for the better. [/p][p][b]Meet the team[/b][/p][p]This event is a chance for 25 challengers to attempt the impossible as a way of working out what really is possible. More than a birthday party, this is a massive team challenge and each individual has their own brilliant and inspiring journey.[/p][p]Let's meet some of them...[/p][p][b]Alex Wallace: [/b]Sheer grit, determination, resilience and tenacity will get people through this challenge and that is why I want to be on this team! I’m Alex and I am the Founder of the Mintridge Foundation, one of the chosen charities of this challenge – using sport as a tool to promote key life messages is exactly what this challenge is all about![/p][p][b]Graham Twigg: [/b]Graham has taken on various endurance events for charities over the years, enjoys pushing himself and is really looking forward to being part of this epic challenge[/p][p][b]Aileen Rice-Jones: [/b]Aileen is a keen cyclist, but mainly on the road. Having recently ridden 205 miles before sunset, she's looking forward to the challenge of riding inside for a very long time! [/p][p][b]Anna Vassallo:[/b] Anna likes to keep active and loves going to weekly spin classes with Jackie. She has done a variety of (much smaller) charity challenges over the last few years, but this is definitely the biggest one to date. She is looking forward to a 29-hour party, while raising money for some great charities. [/p][p][b]Bernie Rowell:[/b] Hi there, I'm really excited to be part of this team and together take on what is an awesome challenge, hoping to raise money for some very worthy charities. Jackie is truly inspirational and her ability to turn significant personal challenges into a driving force for positive change is something we should all take a moment to reflect on in our own day-to-day lives. This GWR attempt for the longest static cycle class is – quite frankly – bonkers, but sometimes we all need to push outside our comfort zone and find some new edges.[/p][p][b]Heather Fell[/b][/p][p]Heather is always up for a challenge, anything that really tests her limits. She believes that pushing herself out of your comfort zone is important for feeling alive and grateful. This GWR attempt ticks those boxes.[/p][p][b]Cameron Sharpe[/b][/p][p]Cam did the London Marathon in 2016. He’s never done a proper spin class before, so why not make your first one the longest one! Very excited for the food it’ll allow him to consume during the challenge![/p][p][b]Paul Lincoln[/b][/p][p]I have worked with Jackie for over a decade. I’ve been inspired by her resilience to overcome the challenges she’s faced in her lifetime. She’s an inspiration to so many people. As soon as I heard about the challenge I had to join in. It’s a wonderful opportunity to help Jackie celebrate her birthday in style and raise money for some truly amazing charities. I’m a keen cyclist and have taken part in several sportives and some longer distanced rides, but this challenge is something completely different. Honoured to be part of an amazing team.[/p][p][b]Claire Turner[/b][/p][p]I'm a fitness enthusiast and I love competing in endurance events from running ultra races to swimming-based events and triathlons. Also, having worked in the health and fitness industry for 8 years, I am passionate about all forms of fitness, mental and physical wellbeing. This challenge spoke to me on a number of levels and I am so excited to be part of the team![/p][p][b]Michael Long[/b][/p][p]My name is Michael and my pronouns are he / him / his. Typically, I am a runner doing marathons, half marathons and the occasional triathlon so this is certainly going to be a physical challenge for me! Why am I doing it then? If you don't try then you never know if something is possible, so I am keen to give it a go! In addition to that, I want to help Jackie celebrate her 40th in the most unique way possible (hoping to get a World Record along the way) as well as raising funds and awareness for some amazing charities.[/p]
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Nov 27, 2021

Caroline and Justin

Go Graham Go...we know you can do it!!


Nov 27, 2021


Keep pedaling fast Graham Twigg!!!


plus £7.25 Gift Aid

Nov 27, 2021

Lisa and Nigel De Wit

Good Luck Graham Twigg...you are amazing!


plus £7.25 Gift Aid

Nov 26, 2021

Mike and Jen


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2021


What an amazing way to bring in your 40th year!! Such an inspiration, good luck to you all!


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 6, 2021

Rob Dunn

Don't forget the glasses Graham


Sep 6, 2021


Wish you all the best!


Aug 29, 2021



plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2021

Lizzie, Andy and kids xx

Huge good lucks to Jackie, Emily and the rest of the crazy crew doing this amazing, inspiring thing. Looking forward to cheerleading with you! xx


plus £10.10 Gift Aid

Aug 23, 2021

Melissa & Tim

Super good luck Claire! Been loving seeing all your recent achievements and adventures! 💪


Jackie Scully

Jackie Scully

Michael Long

Michael Long

anna vassallo

anna vassallo

Jemma Rix

Jemma Rix

Zara Bryson

Zara Bryson

Nick Briggs

Nick Briggs

Claire Turner

Claire Turner

Tom Fountain

Tom Fountain

Heather Fell

Heather Fell

Cameron Sharpe

Cameron Sharpe

Paul Lincoln

Paul Lincoln

Bernie Rowell

Bernie Rowell

Aileen Rice-Jones

Aileen Rice-Jones

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison

Graham Twigg

Graham Twigg

Alex Wallace

Alex Wallace

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