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Edward Shires

Ed's 2012 FireFlies Sponsorship 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][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]Dear People, [/span][/p][p][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]Over the last 12 Years the FireFlies have been raising money for Leuka, a charity based in London whose mission is to raise money to develop new treatments and cures for Leukaemia.[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]The FireFlies are a group of 50 cyclists, predominantly from the media industry, who annually cycle from Geneva to Cannes in 8 days. This 1000k (620 mile) journey takes them over some of the hardest alpine terrain in the world, including many of the toughest climbs made famous by the Tour de France. The only difference this year for the riders is it that the ride will begin in Italy, and that I will be putting my body on the line and attempting to complete it with them![/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]So far the FireFlies have managed to raise £1.2 Million pounds for Leuka, and to help support them more I need your help to raise another £2000.[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]Almost all of you reading this, if you have indeed got this far, will have experienced someone you know or knew who suffered from cancer possibly even Leukaemia.[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]Please help me to help Leuka.[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]It is incredibly fast to donate via this page and would mean the world to me. Cliches are so hard to aviod when writing something like this, but every penny helps.....Both Leuka and I will be more than grateful for anything you can donate. No matter how small.[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]Here are some examples of how the money can help:[/span][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]£5 - Buys a new batch of test tubes[/span][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]£50 - Funds chemicals to identify Leukaemia cells[/span][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]£1000 - Pays for equipment for identifying mutant genes.[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]If you would like any more information here are some useful links:[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][url=http://www.thefirefliestour.com/][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;]http://www.thefirefliestour.com/[/span][/url][lt]br /[gt][url=http://www.leuka.org.uk/][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;]http://www.leuka.org.uk/[/span][/url][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]http://twitter.com/#!/firefliestour[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]http://www.themill.com/blog.aspx?filterby=The+Fireflies+Tour[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]I have added a video on the Right hand side of this page to give you all an idea of what I am getting involved in![/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]Thanks[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;]Ed[/span][/p]

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Event

Charity

Supporters

May 23, 2013

Napper

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 13, 2012

Julie Parker

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2012

Darren O'Kelly

Congratulations! A fantastic achievement!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2012

Nicola

Well done Ed. Truly amazing feat. Very proud :) xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2012

Trish Russell

Proud of you all. You weird, weird people. x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2012

Stephen Venning

Ed, super impressed mister. I heard you guys rocked it. well done!!

£10.00

Jun 25, 2012

Ajaz Ahmed, AKQA

congrats mate! great work dude

£500.00

Jun 23, 2012

Louise Chilton

Sorry this is a bit late Ed, but well done. Louise

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2012

THE MILL

£1000.00

Jun 21, 2012

Sarah Thomas

Apologies for late sponsorship, I must have deleted info without realising. Anyway, congratulations on an incredible feat, you must be super fit. Very well done.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid