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Sasha Acheson

500 miles-East to West-Lowestoft to Lands End

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Sooooo... the last epic thing I did for Charity was to cycle with Poppy 1748 miles in one month, from Lands End to John O'Groats and Back - Back to Back. South to North, conquored, now its time for East to West. [/p][p]I injured my left shoulder in January, and I found out on the 25th of February that I definitely need an operation. I'm not allowed to do anything but walk and wait. For a former England Rugby Player, and current Firefighter - that is not what you want to hear. Everything is in limbo - so I thought I would take the advice given to me, and walk![/p][p]I am walking from Ness Point in Lowestoft to Lands End in Cornwall - they are the most Easterly & Westerly points in England - and it means I will be walking practically half a marathon, or a full marathon per day - this walk has apparently never been done before.[/p][p]I am raising money for Restart Rugby, and the Firefighters Charity. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Restart Rugby[/b] is a brilliant charity that supported me a while back when I was injured after playing against South Africa. This is exactly what they do (as taken from their website):[/p][p][i]"It is every rugby player’s dream to combine his job with his passion and wear the shirt for his team, his club and ultimately his country. Since the sport turned professional in 1996, the game has become more physically demanding and the risk of injury has increased. In recent years, each Premiership Club has lost an average of two players per season to career-ending injury, and those numbers are rising each year.[/i][/p][p][i]Thankfully, most players avoid serious injury, but a professional rugby career can be threatened at any time: a bad tackle, collapsed scrum, serious concussion, an accident or illness off the pitch. When the worst happens, Restart is there to support players and their families during challenging times.[/i][/p][p][i]We provide financial, practical and emotional support in the following ways:[/i][/p][p][i]Help with the cost of long term or on-going medical treatment[/i][/p][p][i]Assistance to pay for equipment or home improvements to help with rehabilitation[/i][/p][p][i]Support to attain qualifications and retrain in the event of career-ending illness or injury[/i][/p][p][i]A counselling service to help players and their families cope during difficult times[/i][/p][p][i]Financial support if a player is unable to work as a result of illness or injury[/i][/p][p][i]Medical research and injury prevention initiatives to reduce future demand on charity funds[/i][/p][p][i]Restart also funds the following RPA initiatives:[/i][/p][p][i]The Joint Professional Players Insurance Scheme, which covers all Premiership and England 7s players in the event of a career-ending injury.[/i][/p][p][i]Dedicated Alumni PDMs, providing support and career development resources to all RPA Alumni Members."[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]The second Charity that I am raising money for is the [b]Firefighters Charity.[/b] I had never heard of them prior to becoming a Firefighter, and I have so much respect for the phenomenal work they do - and after my operation they'll be there. This is what they do (as taken from their page):[/p][p][i]Rehabilitation – residential programmes run by teams of dedicated professionals and physical treatment for a wide range of conditions and injuries[/i][/p][p][i]Recuperation – recover from illness, injury or surgery in stunning countryside or coastal locations, where peaceful environments aid emotional and physical recovery for individuals or families[/i][/p][p][i]Community Services – confidential and impartial helpline service, offering advice, guidance and support on a wide range of issues. Nationwide network of trained volunteers and professionals, ready to help locally[/i][/p][p][i]It costs over £8 million every year to keep the Charity running, and we are completely reliant upon donations and fundraising, so your support is very much needed."[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]All your support will be so grateful and spur on every step - and if anyone wants to join me for a few steps, I have 2 requirements: 1) good chat 2) you gotta sing!!![/p][p][br][/p][p]To follow my journey, and for daily video & photo updates, please go to & hit 'like': [/p][p]https://www.facebook.com/pg/500milesOneMonth [/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you all in advance! HERE WE GOOOOO![/p][p][br][/p][p]Bam Bam x[/p][p][br][/p][p][/p][p][br][/p][p][url=https://www.komoot.com/tour/57629287?ref=wtd][img]https://www.komoot.com/tour/57629287/embed?image=1&profile=1&width=640&height=580" width="640" height="580[/img][/url][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

04 Mar 2019

Supporters

Jun 3, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2019

Powelly

Huge congrats mate! Such a brilliant cause x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 4, 2019

Sandra and Harald

Well done Girl! Hope you recover from your shoulder soon so you can get back on the field and enjoy the game of rugby!

£30.00

Apr 3, 2019

Nick and Fi

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 3, 2019

Abbotts

Well done Sasha you did it. Never had any doubt you wouldn’t ! Lots of love Julia, Dominic, and Georgia.xxxxxxx

£30.00

Apr 2, 2019

Anonymous

Well done, awesome achievement!!

£3.00

Apr 1, 2019

Mr Jeremy Brown and Rob Taylor

Well done, good job.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2019

Trevedra Farm Campsite

Well Done !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2019

Sally

Well done, young lady - now take a rest. Let your parents wait on you now.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2019

Carolyne Morrison-Koen

Well done!! :)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid