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Andy, David and John cycle LEJOGIN7

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Andy Hoggarth is cycling 1,500km from Lands End to John O’Groats with John Grindley and David Heneghan from July 6th to 13th to raise awareness of his wife’s lung disease. [/p][p]Jo, Andy's wife, suffers from the rare and debilitating lung disease, aspergillosis. This is a widely misunderstood allergy to a fungal spore ([url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/AndyDavidandJohncycleLEJOG]Aspergillus[/url]) found everywhere in our lives, indoors and outdoors. [/p][p]For the few people affected by [url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/AndyDavidandJohncycleLEJOG]Aspergillosis[/url], this means constant exposure to its devastating effects which, in Jo's case, include persistent chest infections, breathlessness, wheezing, chest or joint pain, exhaustion and violent coughing that induces bleeding of the lung. [/p][p]These symptoms are compounded by the extensive side effects of daily drug therapies which suppress the growth of a fungal ball that has developed in each of Jo's lungs. Surgery is not an option for Jo as this would require removal of 40% of her lung tissue. [/p][p]Being a rare disease, it is recognised that Jo's condition will deteriorate with the inevitable restriction of day to day activities and impact on family life. [/p][p]With little public perception or awareness of aspergillosis, one of the world's foremost charities, the [url=https://www.fungalinfectiontrust.org/]Fungal Infection Trust[/url], focuses exclusively on fungal disease research, education and patient support across the world. Independent funding is critical to maintaining the research and development programmes of the Fungal Infection Trust.[/p][p]Andy will suffer for 7 days to help reduce the suffering of people like Jo. Please give generously to help support continued research, education and patient support.[/p][p]Warren Barton will also compete with Jim Panton at the Frankfurt Ironman triathlon to help raise awareness of Aspergillosis and help raise funds for research[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

06 Jul 2019


Sep 8, 2019


Thought it would sound better to say you reached £7000. Hope this helps and we'll done!

£45.00 plus £11.25 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019

Ian and Liz G

Dougal's family, say very well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 5, 2019

Andy Debbie Tait

Amazing effort guys and for a great cause. Well done

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2019

Graeme McB

Brilliant achievement guys!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2019


Well done


Jul 26, 2019


Well done chaps, what an effor...

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2019


Well done Andy - excellent effort by all of you.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2019


Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 16, 2019

Andy D

Well done, fantastic achievement!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 16, 2019

Trish Philip

Well done lads, fantastic achievement!! Whoop whoop!!

£13.00 plus £3.25 Gift Aid

Daithi Heneghan

Daithi Heneghan