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North 2 South

3 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]We are a group of keen cyclists from a wide range of backgrounds raising vital funds for CRPS UK, a charity for those with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and their family and friends.[/p][p]We are cycling approximately 1000 miles from Bilbao, in the north of Spain, to Malaga right down in the Costa del Sol. We leave Bilbao on the 21st September and plan to be finished on the 29th - around 100 miles a day.[/p][p]We chose this charity because the wife of one of our riders, Dave C, has the condition following a relatively minor ankle sprain and subsequent surgery. Nichola was previously very active, doing gym classes, running, swimming etc and had recently graduated from university after a change of career. To say the condition has impacted on her family is an understatement. She now relies on a wheelchair indoors and her chair or mobility scooter outdoors. The prognosis is unclear but after having the condition for almost 5 years now, it's not looking good.[/p][p]CRPS is a chronic and debilitating neurological pain condition which can affect any limb and potentially any part of the body. Why some people get it and others don't is unknown, neither is there any known cure nor definitive treatment. The pain from this condition is the highest rated pain on the McGill pain scale; worse than childbirth or amputation without anaesthetic. The pain felt is usually described as intense burning and stinging; like severe sunburn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As well as the pain many people have a range of secondary conditions with CRPS which can affect their ability to walk, talk or just carry out daily functions independently. It really is a life changing condition.[/p][p]CRPS UK have provided support for Nichola and her family and were able to signpost her to treatment and rehabilitation options, self care support, access to an online "family" of others with the condition and as a result has been able to connect with others locally. The charity also fund regular meet ups around the country, a 2 day conference with speakers and interactive sessions, booklets and leaflets and are also supporting research into the condition. [/p][p]Without your donations, the charity simply wouldn't be able to operate. Please give what you can as every penny and pound really does make a difference.[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

21 Sep 2019

Charity

Supporters

Oct 31, 2019

Anonymous

For Nichola x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 15, 2019

David

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2019

Jess Walker

What a great trip 👍👍 and result 👏👏

£20.00

Oct 3, 2019

Victoria Jinivizian

Huge congratulations Polly

£20.00

Oct 2, 2019

Fran

Well done Polly and the whole team! xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2019

David Bicknell

Well done!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 30, 2019

Karen Salmon

Well done guys. Fabulous achievement and lovely to follow your journey on Facebook xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 30, 2019

Jo Schaefer

Well done team amazing achievement

£20.00

Sep 29, 2019

Philippa & Tidcombe Jellis

Well done the Shalbourne Dream Team on a magnificent achievement from all the Tidcombe Jellis XX

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nichola Cunningham

Nichola Cunningham

Polly Cox

Polly Cox

David Cunningham

David Cunningham