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Stewart Rickels

Challenge to Cycle from Cheshire2Paris

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

[lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Amongst the many awareness campaigns and fundraising events for cancer I have noticed that fundraising and awareness campaigns infrequently support rarer cancers.  As a result I have taken the decision to set myself a challenge of cycling from Cheshire to Paris.  This challenge will cover 460miles (approx.) in 5 days and will see me arriving in Paris at the end of August. During the challenge and the training running up to the event I will be updating the fundraising page and tweeting my progress so that the ongoing support for the charities can continue.  [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b]About the charities;[/b] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b]Brain Tumour Charity[/b] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]This charity is dedicated to researching the treatment and care available when a person is diagnosed with a brain tumour, supporting those with and affected by the disease and also campaigning to raise awareness of the condition.  As I have said, the condition is relatively rare with only approximately 4500 people being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour each year (Cancer Research UK).  However, even though the condition is considered rare this does not mean the investment shouldn’t be made both through funding for treatment and support and also in raising the profile of the disease throughout the UK. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt] [url=http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/]http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/[/url]  [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b]The Christie Hospital[/b] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]The Christie Hospital is a specialist centre for cancer care and has a dedicated department for brain tumour patients.  The support and care they provide is imperative and patients travel many miles to access these services.  This is why the Christie is important in combination with the Brain Tumour Charity, in increasing the awareness of rarer cancers and in particular brain tumours. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt] [url=http://www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity.aspx]http://www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity.aspx[/url] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Please support my challenge by donating what you can and also with any comments of support.  [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Please can I ask that you take the time to spread the news of my challenge by sharing my fundraising webpage link and by doing so you will also be helping to raise the profile of brain tumours within the UK.  [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b]UPDATE[/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b][i]The challenge was tough but very rewarding.  The only way I could have managed to get through the fatigue, discomfort and at times pain was due to the support which I recieved.  There is not enough ways to say thank you to everyone who supported the challenge. From those who donated and provided words of encouragement to those who joined me on the training rides and the first day of the challenge; the support was incredibly humbling.  The event received a send off organised by the Northwich Lions which was amazing and made the occassion incredibly special.[/i][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b][i]Finally, I must write a special thank you to my wife Sarah and our 2 children as they came in a support vehicle all the way to Paris to ensure I had both the nutritional and also psycholgical support needed to get through each day.  They were all there in Paris when I reached the end of the challenge which made it extra special.[/i][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b][i]30/09/2014 [/i][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b][i]The page has now been closed for donations and therefore I have to express a big thank you specisically to the Vale Royal Lions Club for their work in generating awareness and amazing donations for the event.  All in all I am incredibly humbled by the support for the event and the impact it could have for future care, treatment and support of people diagnosed with a brain tumour.[/i][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b][i]Best Wishes and Once Again, Thank You,[/i][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b][i]Stewart[/i][/b][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

21 Aug 2014

Charities

The Christie charity

The Christie charity

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity

Supporters

30-Sep-2014

Vale Royal Lions

£550.00

30-Sep-2014

Vale Royal Lions

£200.00

21-Sep-2014

Audrey Mellor (smallworld)

bloomin eck still couldnt find your page, put your name in google and your story came up!!! Well done!!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

16-Sep-2014

Janette Grey

Well done Stewart - great achievement.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

13-Sep-2014

Vale Royal Lions

Congratulations on your achievement Stewart

£725.00

09-Sep-2014

em xx

WELL DONE Stew!!!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

08-Sep-2014

Vale Royal Lions Club

£250.00 plus £0.00 Gift Aid

08-Sep-2014

Bridgnorth Lions Club

Good wishes to Stewart and his family

£50.00

05-Sep-2014

Keith Parsons

Well done. That's quite an achievement.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

05-Sep-2014

Pat Tippit and family, Nottingham

Congratulations on completing your challenge.

£25.00