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Elaine McKnight

Elaine McKnight's fundraising page

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]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. John, Alan and myself cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats for fun. The journey was 920 miles and took ten days. Raising money for  Vision Care for Homeless People gave me an added incentive to get through those long days and big hills. VCHP currently has 4 clinics running, three in London and one in Birmingham. For every £5 raised a homeless person will have a free eye examination and a pair of spectacle.[/p][p]For further details: [url=http://www.visioncareforhomelesspeople.org/]http://www.visioncareforhomelesspeople.org/[/url][/p][p]We started on Sunday 6th May and cycled for 5 days, followed by a well-earned rest day in the Lake District and then cycled the final 5 days to finish at John O'Groats on the 16th May. The weather and terrain threw up some surprising challenges.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on VCHP's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. [/p][p]Thank you very much to Nim, Anna, Julie, Haboob, Gurprit, Colin, Jenny, Joanna, Penny, Ruth, Linda, Maureen, Neville, Sarah Louise and William for giving me cash/chq sponsorship. Also thanks to the Sundowner Fish Bar, Sennen, on the Seaview Campsite near Lands End for their sponsorship.[/p][p]Elaine x[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

16 May 2012


Aug 15, 2012

Anne M.

Congratulations Elaine! A wonderful cause. Very impressed by your commitment, so pleased you were honoured as an Olympic torch-bearer! A.x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 3, 2012

Angela Heyworth

Very well done, Elaine!


Jul 30, 2012


Well done Elaine!


Jul 27, 2012

Hilla Gittins

Congratulations Elaine -

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2012

Tom, Karen, Tess & Daisy Horan

Missed your 'slot' this morning on the live cams but told everybody we know that 'our optometrist' was a torch bearer! Well done.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2012


Well done Elaine. 920 miles in 10 days is excellent going. It was amazing to bump into you on Sunday. We'll be looking out for you on TV with the Olympic torch.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2012

Paul & Christine Truitt

Well done Elaine... we'll be thinking of you here in Cordoba, Argentina!


Jul 25, 2012

Martine Grant


Jul 25, 2012

Prescott Price

Well done and I hope your appearance as a torch carrier drives more donations

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2012

Peter Pagnamenta

well done, for such a good cause.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid