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Simon Wright

Simon Wright's fundraising 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][/p][p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. This year, as it is an Olympic year for the United Kingdom, I have set myself what I consider to be an Olympic challenge.[/p][p][span=color: #0000ff;][b]My aim is to complete 2012 miles of cycling by 31 December 2012![/b][b] [/b][/span][/p][p]This will include at least one charity ride of 30 miles which I will undertake 10th June 2012. Including Portsdown Hill!![/p][p]You can catch up with my totals on Facebook as every cycle ride that I complete is posted up as I finish it. Thank you to Runkeeper![/p][p][b][span=color: #0000ff;]Total so far = 1390 miles[/span][/b][/p][p][i]I HAVE RECENTLY SUFFERED WITH AN ABSCESS AT THE TOP OF MY LEG WHICH HAS PUT ME RATHER BEHIND SOMEWHAT. YOU WILL NOTICE THAT I NOW HAVE TO AVERAGE GREATER THAN 10 MILES A DAY TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL!!![/i][/p][p]The entire proceeds will be donated to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund ([url=http://www.rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk]www.rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk[/url]), who are the only charity that support the children of the Naval Service.[/p][p]In the last financial year the fund supported 1902 children, 70% of whom are the children of serving personnel.  Our expenditure was £1.3million.  2% administration costs. [/p] [ul] [li]£40 buys disposable nappies for a month[/li] [li]£100 buys school uniform[/li] [li]£300 pays for 5 sessions of speech therapy[/li] [li]£600 pays for childcare for a month[/li] [li]£8000 per month goes towards respite and childcare[/li] [li]£10000 per month pays towards clothing and equipment for disabled children [/li][/ul] [p]48.5% of the children have disability and illness (mental/physical)[/p][p]37% Parental illness or death[/p] [p]14.5% Parental relationship issues[/p] [p][/p] [p]6% of all the children have experienced death of a parent or sibling.[/p] [p][/p][p]20% of the cases come to us through NPFS[/p] [p]30% self refer (hence the importance of having our own caseworker)[/p] [p]50% through other avenues which include other children’s charities, SSAFA etc[/p][p]Thanks for looking[/p][p]This is not the only charity support that I give:[/p][p]Throughout the year I give at least £35 per month to charity in Standing Order donations. (The beneficiaries are – The British Legion, WWF, RSPB, RNLI and Christian Aid)[/p][p]I recently displayed my Ferrari at Highclere Castle for Naomi house where they raised £7,000.[/p][p]Tuesday 15[sup]th[/sup] May I and Wessex Ferrari Owners Club drove recuperating Soldiers, from Tedworth House, around the Witshire countryside.[/p][p]Saturday 19[sup]th[/sup] May I participated in a Dragon Boat event at IBM Lake for Naomi House, raising a further £1,320.[/p][p]I organised Planes, Games and Automobiles at Goodwood Motor Circuit, 4[sup]th[/sup] June 2012, all in aid of the RNRMCF which raised a whopping £17,000 from our first ever one day event. After costs this delivered just over £10,000 to the charity.[/p][p]10th June - BHF Round the Harbours. I cycled 33 miles in 2 hours 14 minutes and was absolutley exhausted![/p][p]23rd June I donated my time, car and fuel to giving passenger rides around the Top Gear track at Dunsfold for the Supercar event.[/p][p]19th August - I cycled 48.15 miles around the New Forest in a very respectable [span=-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469);]3 hours, 30 minutes and 18 seconds.[/span][/p][p][span=-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469);]27/28th August - Two days of voluntering at Wings & Wheels raising a whopping £562!![lt]br /[gt][/span][/p][p][/p][p]Please bear all of this in mind and let it sway you into sponsoring me.[/p][p][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me quickly and easily and all proceeds will be processed and passed to charities. 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 of your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2013

Charity

The Royal Navy And Royal Marines Children's Fund

The Royal Navy And Royal Marines Children's Fund

Supporters

22-Dec-2012

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

21-Dec-2012

Baz Firth

Best wishes for Xmas and New Year mate, what a year eh! Hope you smash out the remaining miles for a great cause and look forward to catching up in the New Year.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

15-Nov-2012

Sean

Great job Shiner! Keep going fella, you can do it!

£40.24 plus £10.06 Gift Aid

05-Nov-2012

Anonymous

Bad luck with the abscess mate, keep up the good work!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

05-Nov-2012

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

14-Sep-2012

Anthony Brown

Good effort mate. Keep up the good work. A worthy charity.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

14-Sep-2012

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

13-Sep-2012

Kevin C

Hi Simon You will be fit at the end swapping your car for the latest carbon fibre bike. Well done, see you in Nov! All the best Kev

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

10-Sep-2012

John Hayter

Brilliant effort, keep those pedals turning!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

03-Sep-2012

Graham Pragnell

Bradley Wiggins - start looking over your shoulder!! Good luck Shiner in reaching your target.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid