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Jason Green

Jason Green's Sunrise Express Fundraiser 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]It feels like only a few weeks ago that I was riding my bike through the stunning South Shropshire hills to raise money for MacMillan, as a way of thanking them for the support shown to my brother, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer.  Thanks to everyone who donated to help us raise over £900 for MacMillan.[/p][p]I remember a headline from last year that stated that nearly half of us will contract cancer at some time in our lives, a figure I thought must surely be an exaggeration for impact.  Then we received the distressing news that Harry, a 12 year old, close member of our family, had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Philadelphia positive.[/p][p]Suddenly, the one in two claim doesn't seem quite so unbelievable.[/p][p]Harry is a bright, quiet, extremely likeable young man.  Obsessed with football, he plays for Highgate United, supports Aston Villa and is a real credit to his Mum and Dad, Steph and Derek.  His response to being diagnosed is to face the disease with dignity and bravery, all whilst worrying more about what his friends and family are thinking rather than his own battle, which will be long and difficult.[/p][p]Harry's diagnosis is a sub-type more frequently associated with adults.  Because of the rarity of this form of the disease in children, there aren't well established drug therapy regimes to cure it.  A Birmingham based charity, "[url=http://www.cureleukaemia.co.uk/]Cure Leukaemia[/url]", do fantastic work in researching and funding clinical trials for the treatment of leukaemia, with the ultimate goal of making the disease survivable for all patients.[/p][p]Unable to assist intellectually, I am instead going to do the only thing I appear able to that may help - turning my legs for hours on end while sitting on an uncomfortable seat in skin-tight clothing that does little to flatter my attempts to kick a chocolate addiction![/p][p]I am riding the "[url=http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/express/]Sunrise Express[/url]" Audax event, organised by the cycling club I belong to, Beacon RCC, which is a 121km (75 miles) ride that takes place on the 25th February 2017.  The ride itself is not as "lumpy" as the Shropshire Highlands Challenge I rode in June, but the challenge this time around is that it comes only two months after the Christmas excesses, with the associated reduction in training opportunities, coupled with the distinct possibility of very cold weather, rain, sleet and snow.[/p][p]Cure Leukaemia do great work in trying to push forward the boundaries of medical science in the search for a cure for this terrible disease and I know that Harry, Steph & Derek would greatly appreciate any donations that you could spare to support their work.  [/p][p]Cancer in children really does put a terrible strain on families and the gruelling, long-term treatment necessary to try to cure leukaemia only amplifies this.  [/p][p]With more research, the drug treatments will improve, survivability rates will rise and the prognosis for all sufferers of leukaemia, adult and child alike, will brighten.[lt]span id="_marker"[gt] [lt]/span[gt][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Cure Leukaemia. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

25 Feb 2017

Supporters

04-Mar-2017

Elizabeth

Well done Jason on the bike ride for a fantastic charity. Sending love to Harry xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

02-Mar-2017

Sav and Elena Paphitis

Well done, Jason! You're my new hero! Mont Ventoux next!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Mar-2017

Anonymous

Well done Jason love from the Ansells xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

01-Mar-2017

Alex

Well played strong lad! Good job Jase.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

25-Feb-2017

Victoria

Good luck Jason

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

25-Feb-2017

Steph Derek max Harry ciara

Thank you Jason. This will take you up to the 4k target. Hope the bums not to sore!

£63.00 plus £15.75 Gift Aid

25-Feb-2017

Peggy and Marie

Best wishes from Peggy Redmond and Marie Mordaunt

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

25-Feb-2017

Mary OKane

Good luck Jason and thank you for doing this for my lovely happy grandson Harry keep strong love from nan and gang xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

25-Feb-2017

Tina James

Good Luck X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

24-Feb-2017

The Cunningham's

Good luck with your bike ride, such a worthy cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid