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Edward Shires

Ed's fundraising page 2013

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

[lt]p id="internal-source-marker_0.887388638857575" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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;]After one of the toughest and most rewarding experiences of my life last year, I'm once again going to attempt to cycle over the French Alps, from Geneva to Cannes in 8 Days. I'm going to be doing this with the most amazing group of riders known as the FireFlies.[/span][/p][lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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 13 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][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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 1000km (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.[/span][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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 £1.3 Million pounds for Leuka, and to help support them more I need your help to raise another £2000.[/span][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: underline;]http://www.thefirefliestour.com/[/span][/url][/p] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: underline;]http://www.leuka.org.uk/[/span][/url][/p] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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][/p] [lt]br /[gt] [lt]p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr"[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] [lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]

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Jul 22, 2013

Jan Badger

Well done Ed, sorry about the delay in sponsoring you. Better late than never!! Jan. xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2013

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2013

Bussell

I heard it was easy the second time. ;)

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jun 28, 2013

Daz & Kath

£23.00

Jun 25, 2013

Richard, Wendy, Josh & Ollie

Trust it's been a great trip. Well done me boy. R,W,J and O

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2013

Tom Raynor

Congratulations on an incredible effort Ed! By the sounds of it you totally nailed it!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 13, 2013

The Jamaican Wedding Tour Party

With you going on about it for 10 days it would be rude not to. All the best.

£128.00 plus £32.00 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2013

Georgie Ford

Good luck Ed!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2013

Graham & Jane Rusling

Best of luck to the whole team!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2013

Trish Russell

Hi Hon, am sponsoring a few Fireflies this year but thinking about you all in your efforts. You're amazing. Pretty stupid, but amazing. xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid