Steve Hoy

Steve Hoy

Steve's big bike ride for SCI

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[div=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;][lt]p style="font-weight: bold;"[gt][b]What am I doing?[/b][/p] [p]On the 10th of July I will be riding [url=https://roadcyclinguk.com/sportive/demanding-etape-du-tour-2016-route-unveiled.html#qlGFYvr1PfAVmcSX.97]a very tough Alpine stage of this year's Tour de France[/url] just a couple of weeks before the pros roll through.  Although it's not the longest ride i've done, at 146km (90 miles), it will undoubtedly be the hardest, with four climbs totalling over 3300m.[/p] [lt]p style="font-weight: bold;"[gt][b]Why am I doing this?[/b][/p] [p]Last year I had a operation to save one of my kidneys that had started to deteriorate because of a little-known parasitic infection called schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia).  I expect to be going back for another operation to prevent any damage to the other kidney later in the year.  In between i've kept my fitness up on the bike, and this ride has been my goal for the year.[/p] [lt]p style="font-weight: bold;"[gt][b]What is schistosomiasis?[/b][/p] [p]Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that blights the lives of millions. The infections are caused by parasites which enter the body through contaminated water or soil which are common in areas of poor sanitation (in my case, from swimming in Lake Malawi). Left untreated, the infections can lead to the development of life-threatening conditions such as bladder cancer, kidney malfunction or liver and spleen damage. Because it is spread so easily, schistosomiasis can affect whole communities, miring them in poverty and ill-health.[/p] [lt]p style="font-weight: bold;"[gt][b]What are SCI doing about it?[/b][/p] [p][url=https://www.imperial.ac.uk/schistosomiasis-control-initiative][b]The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative[/b][/url] at Imperial College London launched its fight against schistosomiasis in 2003. The SCI assists Ministries of Health in affected countries to help them design and implement large-scale control programmes – distributing drugs donated by the pharmaceutical industry to affected areas to reduce infection rates. To date, the SCI has facilitated delivery of over 100 million treatments to children and at-risk adults.[/p] [p]Today, the World Health Organization estimates that there are still 250 million people who need treatment for schistosomiasis, and that's why I want to help by raising some money.[/p] [url=http://www.givewell.org/international/top-charities/schistosomiasis-control-initiative][b]Find out why GiveWell ranked SCI amongst its top-rated charities in 2015[/b][/url][/div]

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Supporters


Jul 28, 2016

Dan B

Well done Steve!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jul 22, 2016

Dunks

Well done, cuz.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jul 18, 2016

Dave Little

Sorry for the late donation. Please to hear you made it in one piece. I recon you could have done it quicker on the iron horse though!!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jul 16, 2016

James Clarke

Well done Steve

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jul 15, 2016

Anonymous

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jul 15, 2016

The Lawsons

An amazing achievement. Well done.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Jul 14, 2016

Lou

Well done Steve. I hear Morzine was beautiful in summer :-)

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jul 10, 2016

Anonymous

Go Steve!


Jul 10, 2016

Anonymous

Good luck Steve

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jul 10, 2016

Amy

Good Luck and I can't wait to see you safe and sound st the end.

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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