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Charles HIGGINS

Kellys Heroes - Bike ride 2020

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

My story

[p]Having served as a Police officer for 30 years I attended a number of incidents involving people who sadly could not see any way out of the circumstances in which they found themselves, other than to end their own lives. I worked with the families and friends who were left behind in a professional way and with the utmost of sympathy.[/p][p]I was able to draw upon my personal knowledge of unexpected loss which I experienced at 16 when my father died suddenly of heart failure. As a young man, just starting out in the world, losing my role model left me with a thorough understanding of bereavement, suffering and loss and what can help.[/p][p]Upon hearing that Kelly HEWITT, the daughter of my very good friend in John, had chosen to end her life, I found myself remember many of the families that I had dealt with over the years and thought about the impact my time with them may have had.[/p][p]When John first suggested the idea of completing a cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End in order to raise awareness and funds in Kelly’s memory I had no hesitation in volunteering. It will give me the opportunity to help many people in a practical and positive way.[/p][p]Please find time to read all the personal statements of the riders and hope that you can find some spare cash to donate for such a worthwhile cause.[/p][p]Thankyou in advance[/p][p]Charlie.[/p]

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Supporters

Oct 1, 2020

Val Richardson

Congratulations to the team for cycling to Lands End - very impressive

£20.00

Sep 20, 2020

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2020

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 31, 2020

Mike Gilbrook

Really proud of you Charlie, despite your injury, you were still an inspiration to the team and all of us watching.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 29, 2020

Helen West

Great causes good luck! Helen and Emma

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 28, 2020

Tom Houghton

Well done big fella 👍

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 24, 2020

Sally Albarella

Well done Charles, keep going you will soon be their, it's a great cause and every penny counts.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 24, 2020

Dom Albarella

Keep going Charles you will soon be their.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 21, 2020

Roger Weatherby

A wonderful cause and an amazing effort. very best of luck for the rest of the journey. British weather not helping - high winds and thrashing rain.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 20, 2020

Anne Blaber

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid