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Richmond FC

RFC to Amsterdam

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thanks for taking the time to visit the Richmond FC Virgin Money Giving page in aid of the [b]Sebastian Adeniran-Olule Foundation & Cardiac Risk in the Young[/b].[/p][p]Back for a second year after a successful ride in aid of the SAO Foundation last year where we managed to raise over [b]£5k (!)[/b] for such a great cause. Thank you to everyone who supported us.[/p][p]This year we are again riding to support the SAO Foundation, but in addition we are raising funds for another charity that is close to home and relevant to many young athletes - Cardiac Risk in the Young. [/p][p]Departing on Thursday 5th July, 10 current and former members will be cycling the 290 mile trip all the way to Amsterdam, crossing into France and through Belgium in the process. Returning home on Sunday 8th July. Day one looks particularly tough with a 120 mile total trip. But with Matthew Keville as elected Skips they are in good hands:[/p][p]Peloton members (in descending weight order):[/p][p]Craig Trenier, Jack Allcock, Matt Keville (c), Sir Thomas Platt, Robert Kirby, Caldon Pike, Jamie Gibbs, James Kyle, Tom Steadman and Ross Maloney and coach James Platt in the support vehicle.[/p][p][b][u]Seb's Foundation[/u][/b][/p][p]We are cycling in aid of our fallen comrade Seb A-O. We shared a lifetime of memories with Seb over the course of two seasons. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten.[/p][p]Seb was a pupil of Whitgift School and Wellington College and was gifted both in the classroom and on the rugby pitch. He joined the Harlequins Elite Player Development Squad at the age of 13 becoming a full time Academy player at 18. On loan to Richmond he became a key figure of our club both on and off the pitch. He was a regular starting member of the squad that saw the club promoted from National 1 League into the Championship in the 2015/16 season.[/p][p]Tragically Seb passed away on May 9th 2016 at the age of 20 and the Seb's Foundation has been set up in his memory to support boys who would not normally be able to afford the academic and sporting opportunities he enjoyed. It is the Foundation's mission to help young men realise their full potential in the same way that Seb was able to do in his all too short life[/p][p][b][u]Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)[/u][/b][/p][p]Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. CRY works hard to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac arrest. This is not an easy task and it is also one that is relevant in sport as young athletes put their bodies under the stresses of tough training regimes and high pressure situations.[/p][p]Richmond are very aware of these issues and are doing what we can to help raise awareness. In addition we are making efforts to provide the option of heart screenings to our players.[/p][p][br][/p][p]So if you can spare some loose change in support of these two great funds then we will be incredibly grateful.[/p][p]Or, if you would just like to see Trenier on a bicycle after 120 miles then that would also be well received![/p][p]Thank you for your time,[/p][p]The Heavies Academy Peloton (HAP)[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

05 Jul 2018


Cardiac Risk In The Young

Cardiac Risk In The Young

The Harlequins Foundation

The Harlequins Foundation



Alistair Clements

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Amanda Keville

Good luck Matthew and all the boys. Mum and Dad

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Lyn Bell

Good Luck Matthew love from Nana x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid



£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Peter M

Good luck boys I hope you do not have to push Parky as far this time!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Rebecca and Paxton

Go well J xxx




Loads of luck to Jamie Gibbs and all the team! You'll smash It! Mum and Dad / Sheila and Graham xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Norma Gavigan

Best best of luck Craig from The Gavigans ,Celbridge






Robert Vallings

Keep pedalling ! Best wishes Well done

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid