Richard Oberland

Richard Oberland

Lands End to Bignall End Bike Ride

In memory of Daniel Thomas Hughes Link opens in a new window

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am one of 30 men and women who will be cycling 408 miles from Lands End to Bignall End over 5 days to raise funds to screen young people in our local area to raise awareness and prevent further young sudden cardiac deaths (Please read Dan’s story below).[/p][p]The ride will take place from Wednesday 22nd and then arriving back at Bignall End Cricket Club on Sunday 27th August.[/p][p]It will be a tough, gruelling ride but it’s for a truly worthy cause, so please donate if you can. Thank you.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Dan’s Story[/b][/p][p]Waiting for him to wake up and say "only joking mum!"[/p][p]Daniel Hughes was a young man of 28 with the rest of his life to look forward to. On the night of the 18th March 2015 he had been sitting with and talking to his parents, Sue and Dave, over dinner. At around 9:30 he walked past the living room door and said "I’m going up now dad" to which Dave replied "O.K. son, see you later". In the early hours of the 19th Dan’s heart stopped and he slipped peacefully away in his sleep. When he failed to get up for work in the morning Sue knocked on his door expecting him to have overslept – but when he failed to respond she realised all was not well. She entered his room, looked at him asleep and knew the worst thing imaginable had happened. She phoned the emergency services who advised her to perform CPR until the first responders arrived. Sue is CPR trained and knowing what to do she fought for her son like any mother would do but in her heart she knew that it was too late. When the emergency services arrived the doctor took one look at Dan and confirmed that he had died. There were no signs that Dan had suffered, he was in a normal sleeping position and there was no look of distress on his face.[/p][p]A fit and healthy young man.[/p][p]If ever there was a role model for the way we are meant to live our lives then Dan is that example. Never smoked – didn’t do drugs – watched what he ate – kept himself fit – wasn’t overweight. Yes, he enjoyed a drink with his mates on a weekend and occasionally had a couple to many - who hasn’t at that age! But he never got into any trouble and would walk away from confrontation rather than get involved in an argument. Dan was a postman with one of the toughest rounds covering Mow Cop, he played football every Saturday & Sunday for Alsagers Bank F.C. and was captain of the Saturday team. He attended the True Grit Gym once or twice a week with the football team when outdoor training was not possible. Dan had completed 2 "potters’ arf marathons" in respectable sub 2 hour times; Holidays took him to the Alps where he enjoyed snowboarding. He was healthy – He was happy...[/p][p]So what happened?[/p][p]Dan’s post mortem returned Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) as the cause of death. All his major organs were perfectly normal including his heart even though it had stopped. There were no warning signs, no chest pains, no headaches, no lack of breath or anything else to indicate that he was going to lose his life so suddenly. There are no words to convey the sadness and emptiness that have befallen Dan’s family and friends since that sad day back in March 2015 but his passing has brought into focus the need for young people to have heart screening so that potential life threatening conditions can be detected and treated before more lives are lost. This is where we need your help and support...........[/p][p][br][/p][p]All money raised goes to Dans Heart screening fund with C.R.Y.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

22 Aug 2018

Supporters


Oct 1, 2018

Circuits

From Holmes Chapel Circuits Group.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 4, 2018

Jill Hammond and Paul Webster

Congratulations all of you . A Great effort.

£50.00


Aug 26, 2018

Steve Wall

You should have mentioned you were doing a bike ride

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Aug 25, 2018

Ann and Paul Wilkes

Good luck Rich and we know all you hard work training will pay off. Thank you for supporting such a good cause.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Aug 22, 2018

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Aug 22, 2018

Ian

Very close to our thoughts. One of our sons friends died the same way on the night of the Champions league final. Found by his Mum the following day after he hadn't responded to a text message. He was 26.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Aug 21, 2018

John jack

Good luck John and Ann

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Aug 20, 2018

Steve Walker

Enjoy the ride mate. Remember the padded shorts!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Aug 19, 2018

Richard S

Good luck! Looking forward to hearing the stories...

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Aug 15, 2018

Mike Pearson

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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