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Helen Read

Thom's Sponsored Bike Ride

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi I’m Thom, and I’m planning to do a sponsored bike ride, this will be an estimated 20 miles long and it is to raise money for Tourettes Action. I will be riding alongside some of my best friends who will also help sponsor our ride. I am hoping to raise £250 this will enable members of the Tourettes Action team to go into a school and educate the parents and teachers about Tourettes Syndrome. The reason I have decided to do this ride is because I suffer from Tourettes, and have done since I was very young. I think that Tourettes Syndrome is probably one of the least understood syndromes out there, as many are quick to judge when it comes to hearing its name. Many relate Tourettes to swearing, being aggressive and very rude, when in reality that is only a very small part of Tourettes. The main ‘ticks’ I suffer from are called motor ticks and mental ticks and yes, I do suffer from coprolalia (swearing) but only when I find myself triggered or stressed and this is what most people think of when I tell them I have Tourettes. In addition, mental ticks and eye blinking are my most common ticks, which can happen over and over again throughout the day. I think that it is so important for people to realise that although from the outside someone doesn’t look like they have Tourettes on the inside it is a whole different story of distractions, triggers and uncontrollable things that people like me have to go through every day of their life. So please donate as much or as little as you can afford to help Tourettes Action and to raise awareness of people like me and to accept others with Tourettes. Thank you.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

13 Sep 2020


Sep 16, 2020


Well done to you all. An amazing achievement.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2020

Steve Lyford

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2020

Simon Karyna

Congratulations Thom fantastic effort!! You must have two very proud parents!! Sorry we couldnt be there to watch or even fix the punctures (ok that bit is a fib!! :-) ). Well done chap!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2020

Natasha Wilson

Well done Oliver and friends - such a great thing to do for your friend. Love Tash, Isabelle and Ella x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2020

Heather Barnett

Good work Thom!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2020


Well done Thom

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2020

Katherine, Scott, Abigail and George xx

Well done Thom and friends! Not sure I'd make it 2 miles let alone 20!


Sep 13, 2020

Nick and Helen


Sep 13, 2020

Sam and Dave

Congratulations to all of you! X

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2020