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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. How can I top the amazing achievements of 2012! Well this year I completed my biggest physical challenge yet – the Trans Pyrenean Raid. This is an epic Cycling Challenge from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean over some of the most famous Cols in the Tour de France. It was 8 days of outstanding exercise through extraordinarily beautiful scenery. It was a tough and rewarding week with some huge climbs and wonderful descents in temperatures that reached up to 42ºC! We cycled over the top of 20 Pyrenees Cols from Biarritz to Perpignan. We cycled 751 km and climbing 15,868 m (orginianally estimated to be 14,350 - so I actually achieved 10% more).[/p][p]Raising money for Vision Care for Homeless People gave me an added incentive to get through over the long steep mountain climbs. VCHP currently has 5 clinics running, three in London, one in Birmingham and one in Brighton. VCHP ultimate aim is to expand the service nationwide in all the major cities, so as to make a difference to as many homeless and vulnerable people as they can. We are actively working towards that.[/p][p]For every £5 raised a homeless person will have a free eye examination and a pair of spectacle. I covered all my own expenses so EVERY penny you give will go directly to delivering the VCHP services. I am aiming to raise £1,435 – which is £1 for every vertical 10 meters (30 feet) I climbed.[/p][p]Thank you to Judy, Rosalind, Angela, Jean, Flavia and Keith for their cash donations.[/p][p]For further details: [url=http://www.visioncareforhomelesspeople.org/]http://www.visioncareforhomelesspeople.org/[/url][/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]Elaine x[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

03 Aug 2013


Sep 6, 2013

sarah Keaton and george

Elaine you are truly inspiring.Well done and your amazing ride and in all that heat, . Your also the besstest ever optician! well done Sarah Keaton and George xxx

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Aug 19, 2013


A fantastic feat!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 4, 2013

Mum and billy

Well done all of you.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 3, 2013

Ruth Moshinsky

Good Luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 1, 2013


Good luck and best wishes, Simon and carolyn Parker Bowles

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 1, 2013

Prescott Price

Another 625 metres accounted for. Good luck for your climb and your fundraising.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2013

Ben & Emily Miles

Well done Elaine!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2013

Ray Salter

Well done Elaine. Great effort.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2013

Sue Bates

Good luck , Very impressive. I hope the weather is kind! All best wishes Sue and Martin

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2013

Martin P

Good luck and well done!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid