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The Big L's fundraising page

Carl Walshaw

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[lt]h1[gt]Coast to coast Bike Ride Event[lt]/h1[gt][lt]h2[gt]Colleagues cross country in cycling challenge for cancer charity[lt]/h2[gt][p]A group of friends and colleagues are crossing the country from coast to coast to raise money for their local cancer charity in memory of loved ones.[/p][p]The group Richard Wolstenholme, Carl Walshaw, Matt Frolish, Andrew Whitworth & Steve Corbett along with 7 others plan to pedal from Whitehaven to Sunderland in three days. The fundraisers, who have named their cycling challenge ‘The Big L’ in memory of Matt’s mother, Lynn, all have very poignant reasons for completing the ride in support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.[/p][p]Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity needs to raise £1.5million this year in order to fund a wide range of projects that support pioneering cancer research and help to improve the treatments and care for people living with cancer.[/p][p]Weston Park Hospital is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England and provides cancer care to a population of nearly 1.8million people from all across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. Funds raised from the ride will contribute to the charity’s ‘Do Your Bit’ campaign, which is raising funds for a new Cancer Research and Treatment Suite at Weston Park Hospital.[/p][p]Matt’s mother, Lynne, was treated for a brain tumour at the hospital after initially being diagnosed with skin cancer in 2010, but sadly lost her battle last November. In her memory, Matt is keen to complete the challenge and contribute to the new unit. He said:[/p][quote][p]“My mum was treated with the utmost care and attention during her time at Weston Park Hospital and although she passed away last year, I am eager to help make positive changes for cancer patients in the future.[/p][p]“We can hopefully highlight the important role the charity plays in funding such a crucial facility for patients across the region.”[/p][/quote] [p]The intended route of the ride will take the bikers through some of the most scenic areas of the country, passing through. Travelling approximately forty five miles per day, the group aim to arrive victoriously at their final destination on [b]Sunday the 21st September[/b].[/p][p]Fellow cyclist and father-of-two, Carl Walshaw, who works as a Production Manager at Wolstenholme Machine Knives, also wants to raise as much money as possible for the hospital where his brother Mark was treated. Sadly, Mark passed away at the age of 28 from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2003. He said:[/p][quote][p]“The ride will be a chance for me to raise money in memory of my brother and fund essential equipment for the new suite in the hospital.”[/p][p]“Unfortunately, Mark lost his battle with cancer, but hopefully by completing the ride, we can raise as much money as possible so that other cancer sufferers have a greater chance of survival both now and in the future.”[/p][/quote] [p]The new Cancer Research and Treatment Suite will allow patients access to a wider range of new, cutting edge cancer treatments, as well as enabling significant development of the hospital’s ground-breaking programme of clinical trials.[/p][p]Senior Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity Fundraiser, Catherine Rhone, said: “The Big L riders are undertaking such a fantastic and testing challenge for us and we really appreciate their support.[/p][quote][p]“The money raised will make a big difference to the facilities available for the hospital’s patients and ultimately help to shape the future of cancer research and treatment at Weston Park Hospital.”[/p][/quote] [p]Many thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly 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. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

21 Sep 2014

Supporters


Sep 15, 2014

John Willis

Good luck on your challenge from all at Tyrolit Ltd

£100.00


Aug 27, 2014

Rex Caplan

Good luck Richard, best wishes Rex, Catriona and Mimi

£250.00

plus £62.50 Gift Aid


Sep 18, 2013

Steve

Good luck to you all. I hope the weather is kind to you.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Aug 5, 2013

Paul Vincent

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Aug 5, 2013

Chaz

Good luck lads, hope you're packing some plasters for the blisters! :-\

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Aug 5, 2013

Anonymous

Good luck Carlos, a great effort for a charity close to my heart too. Keep us all updated on your progress xxx

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Aug 5, 2013

Marc Webster

Good luck. See you in Cornwall for some scrumpy? McCheers.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Aug 4, 2013

Anonymous

Good luck Carl, Mark would be so proud

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Aug 3, 2013

Geoff

Good luck to all taking part.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Aug 3, 2013

Pauline

Go Carl and Co. Good luck.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Carl Walshaw

Carl Walshaw

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