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Steve Johnson

Cycling from Sussex to Shetland

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Cycling 1600 miles from [i]Sussex to Shetland[/i] supporting [i]Samaritans[/i][/b][/p][p]A call to [b][i]Samaritans[/i][/b] can be the last hope for people who are suicidal, desperate, out of luck or lonely. [/p][p]With over 200 branches in the British Isles, Samaritans rely on public donations and on volunteers to listen to anyone who needs to talk. [/p][p]All Samaritans branches welcome new volunteers. I joined Hastings branch five years ago and it's a decision I've never regretted, even though our work can sometimes be challenging. [/p][p]Why not join the thousands of people based in over 200 branches across Britain who spend just 16 hours a month supporting those in need? You'll get extensive training and support as well as the opportunity to work with marvellous colleagues. [/p][p]The [b][i]Sussex to Shetland[/i][/b] ride aims to raise awareness of the Samaritans important work as well raising funds for the Samaritans Central Charity and Samaritans branches on the route. [/p][p]The ride starts from the Samaritans' Hastings branch on 15th April and ends 1600 miles later on 24th May at the Lerwick branch in Shetland - the charity’s most northerly outpost. I'll be stopping at 28 other Samaritans branches on the way.[/p][p]At each stop, local Samaritans and their supporters will join the ride for a few miles raising money for their own branch. [/p][p]The forty-day journey is divided into thirty-five legs of between twenty and eighty miles, depending and the distance between branches. [/p][p]I'll be riding a thirty-five-year-old Raleigh [i]Classic Tourer[/i] that I've ridden since new. Other cyclists are welcome to join any of the ride’s legs or stages to help raise funds for the Samaritans. We'll be following National Cycle Route 1 most of the way.[/p][p]For more information, to join the ride or to donate visit [url=http://www.cyclingsussexshetland.com]www.cyclingsussexshetland.com[/url][/p][p]Or follow the ride on Twitter [url=http://@cyclingsussexs1]@cyclingsussexs1[/url][/p][p]Contact me on [url=http://mailto:cyclingsussexshetland@btinternet.com]cyclingsussexshetland@btinternet.com[/url][/p][p]Why not join the thousands of people based in over 200 branches across Britain who spend just 16 hours a month supporting those in need? You'll get extensive training and support as well as the opportunity to work with marvellous colleagues. [/p][p]To volunteer visit [url=https://volunteer.samaritans.org/volunteer]https://volunteer.samaritans.org/volunteer[/url][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

23 May 2019

Supporters

May 18, 2019

Steve

Donations collected on the ride

£20.00

May 18, 2019

Anonymous

Donations collected on the ride

£23.00

May 17, 2019

Anonymous

Donations collected on the ride

£16.00

May 15, 2019

Steph

It was a pleasure meeting you, enjoy the rest of your trip. Steph, Turriff

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 15, 2019

June

it was great to meet you in Kirkcaldy. Hope the rest of the ride went as planned. June

May 13, 2019

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 11, 2019

John Serena and Hamish

Well done Steve! You've made it to Scotland, now on to the NE... Let's hope the wind is behind you from now on!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2019

Steve

Donations from the Apple Inn, Lucker

£22.00

May 8, 2019

John and Monica

I hear its all going well so far. Well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 8, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00