Luke Grenfell-Shaw

Luke Grenfell-Shaw

Bristol2Beijing - Leg 4 Bukhara to Islamabad

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My story

[p]Thank you for your interest in supporting my partner charities! (5k Your Way: Move Against Cancer; Trekstock; Teenage Cancer Trust; Young Lives vs. Cancer; and the Bearr Trust -- more about them below).[/p][p]My name is Luke. I was 24 years old in June of 2018 when I was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. The cancer is still here – I’m here too. On 1 January 2020, I began cycling from Bristol, UK to Beijing, China on a tandem bicycle ([url=https://www.bristol2beijing.org/thejourney]track my progress via GPS[/url]). I've named the tandem "Chris" in honour of my late brother, John Christopher Grenfell-Shaw, to whom my ride is dedicated. He will be joining me every step of the way ([url=https://www.bristol2beijing.org/blog/theunseenjoiner]read more[/url]).[/p][p]The aims of this trip are simple but ambitious: to inspire CanLivers* to proactively seek out opportunities to live richly and fully; to maximise their chances of longevity and happiness through exercise and diet; and to create a dynamic, lasting movement in how we approach cancer. This is a message that applies to anyone facing challenges, anyone living.[/p][p]A key aspect of driving this change is supporting groups who are already working towards similar goals. I have chosen to support the following UK charities for the duration of my expedition (expedition partner charities): [url=http://www.5kyourway.org/]5K Your Way[/url] and [url=http://www.trekstock.com/]Trekstock[/url], charities which help empower CanLivers through exercise, and the [url=http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/]Teenage Cancer Trust[/url] and [url=https://www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk/]Young Lives vs. Cancer[/url], which both did so much to support me throughout treatment. I have also added a fifth partner charity for each leg of my journey beyond the UK (regional partner charities) to provide much-needed support for work being done in some of the less fortunate parts of the world through which I will be travelling.[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/376558147"][/vmgvideo][p]Leg 4 (Bukhara, Uzbekistan to Islamabad, Pakistan) is in partnership with [url=https://bearr.org/]The Bearr Trust[/url]. The organisation focuses on health and social welfare issues, with particular emphasis on care of vulnerable groups and reform of the way the state deals with or looks after them. Their work with small and medium-sized voluntary and charitable organisations spans across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.[/p][p]Leg 3 (Chisinau, Moldova to Bukhara, Uzbekistan) was in partnership with [url=https://www.childaidee.org.uk/]ChildAid to Eastern Europe[/url]. The organisation works with local partners in Belarus, Moldova, Siberia and Ukraine to create life changing hope and opportunities for children living with disabilities, orphans, those living in vulnerable families and those living with the consequences of conflict. Funds raised during this leg supported one project in Moldova ([url=https://www.childaidee.org.uk/tony-hawks-centre]Tony Hawks Centre[/url]) and one in Ukraine ([url=https://www.childaidee.org.uk/little-lighthouse]Little Lighthouse[/url]). One fifth of funds raised during this leg of the expedition (17 November 2020 - 10 June 2021) supported ChildAid to Eastern Europe. I'm proud that we were able to raise more than £9,000 for their important work.[/p][p]Leg 2 (Dover, UK to Chisinau, Moldova) was in partnership with [url=https://www.worldchildcancer.org/]World Child Cancer[/url], specifically supporting its local partnership, [url=https://www.worldchildcancer.org/what-we-do/where-we-work/kosovo]Care for Kosovo Kids[/url], which I was able to visit in October, 2020 ([url=https://www.bristol2beijing.org/blog/thetrinitytreatingkosovokids-hg93c]read more[/url]). One fifth of funds raised during this leg of the expedition (20 February 2020 - 17 November 2020) supported World Child Cancer. I'm proud that we were able to raise more than £2,000 for their important work.[/p][p]Legs 5 and beyond will be in partnership with other regional partner charities, still to be confirmed.[/p][p]The ride initially aimed to raise £23,000 – £1 for every kilometre cycled. Amazingly, we reached this goal just 15 days into the expedition ([url=https://www.bristol2beijing.org/press-releases/blog-post-title-two-h5fez]see release[/url])! After a wildly successful UK leg of the expedition in so many ways, we had also raised £30,000 (see [url=https://www.bristol2beijing.org/press-releases/ndsna0vwu5dpywki5rsahvog6x2ntq]14 Feb news release[/url]). By 4 November, 2020, we had successfully raised well over £40,000, including £10,000 for each of the four expedition partner charities ([url=https://www.bristol2beijing.org/press-releases/0eyr5d44urdqm2x9ra5qz2zlt3z6qb]see release[/url])! Leg 3 of the expedition was also wonderfully successful, more than doubling funds raised from the two previous legs combined for a total of more than £94,000 at the end of Leg 3 ([url=https://www.bristol2beijing.org/press-releases/third-leg-of-bristol2beijing-expedition-completenbspleg-4-begins-with-new-regional-partner-charity]see release[/url]). [/p][p]I invite you to help us reach our target of £300,000. I now expect to traverse 30,000 kms and 30 countries on 3 wheels (tandem plus trailer), so it only seems appropriate! My deepest gratitude to the 1,700+ donors who have helped us get so far already![/p][p]To find out more and follow my journey, please visit my [url=https://bristol2beijing.org/]website[/url], [url=https://www.facebook.com/bristol2beijing/?modal=admin_todo_tour]Facebook[/url], [url=http://www.instagram.com/bristol2beijing/]Instagram[/url], or [url=https://m.weibo.cn/u/7346464558]Weibo[/url] pages. To learn more about my partner charities, please also visit my [url=https://www.bristol2beijing.org/charities]webpage[/url].[/p][p]*CanLiver = someone living with cancer: facing the uncertainty and challenge of cancer on a daily basis, yet we can live with cancer - richly and fully.[/p][p]The word cloud below is made from the supportive comments from our 870 amazing supporters as of the start of Leg 3 of the expedition![/p]
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Oct 26, 2021

Taka

Hope you have greatest success and all the best.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 22, 2021

Claire

Utterly inspiring!

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 21, 2021

Issy

Good luck Luke on the next leg of your amazing adventure! Thanks for continuing to inspire so many, including me, this time to book the trip of my dreams rather than sitting at home on my bum hoping COVID is just going to disappear!! Big hugs xx


Oct 20, 2021

Lion Little World Beverages

All the best on your journey from Lion Little World Beverages team!

£500.00


Oct 16, 2021

Emma

Amazing journey and so inspiring, I wish you well for your next leg!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 15, 2021

Howard and Sally Thomas

Luke, you are an inspiration, given everything you have had to deal with over the last few years. We are BOK members who know your family , but who also remember what an amazing runner you are. Warmest wishes for the rest of your ride. Best of luck.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 15, 2021

Alastair Mills

Best wishes from Team Kerv

£460.00


Oct 13, 2021

James P

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 13, 2021

Anonymous

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 13, 2021

Julian Barrow

£20.00

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