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The Three Hoults

London-Brighton Bike Ride

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]So…fundraising in times of Coronavirus is a pretty impossible task. We know that there are so, so many people right now living in precarious circumstances and in need of financial support. BUT - did you know that those who have a [b]physical disability[/b] are extremely vulnerable to suffering huge impacts on their emotional and physical wellbeing during lockdown - feeling lonely, isolated, and not being able to access the usual support and practical care needed? [/p][p]People with [b]multiple sclerosis[/b] are classed as at ‘moderate risk’ (clinically vulnerable) to COVID - and ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ if taking certain disease-modifying drugs or older in age. If they do catch coronavirus, they are more likely to suffer complications. So lots of people with MS have spent months self-isolating at home, with little direct contact with people outside their household. Even now - when people are enjoying a sneaky drink in the pub, a long-overdue haircut or a trip to Primark - those with MS are still advised to stay at home ‘where possible’ and strictly socially-distance when they go out. The MS Trust does amazing work to support people with multiple sclerosis - particularly during lockdown* - SO WE WANT TO GIVE THEM SOME MONEY!![/p][p][b]Our Mum Anne[/b] had MS, but - as we all like to say - ‘MS didn’t have Mum’. She was dealing spectacularly with it - managing to stay mobile, stay positive (and swim way more lengths than any of us ever could!). But, just over a year and a half ago she died from a cancer that we didn’t know she had until 3 weeks before. She’d spent 6 months in hospital before that fighting and fighting and fighting to get back on her feet and deal with the extra challenges that various operations and setbacks had put in her way. She kept her silliness and determination right up until near the end. [/p][p]Last year we (Jess and Bry) completed the London-Brighton bike ride in Mum’s memory and - thanks to lots of support from lovely people who knew how special Mum was and what a gaping hole her loss has left in the world - we raised over £3300 for the MS Trust. This year we’re doing it again [b]WITH AN EXTRA SPECIAL ADDITION![/b] [b]Our Dad - John[/b] - is 72 years old (sorry Dad…outing you there) and he’s doing it with us this year! 55 miles over hilly terrain. He only started training properly at the beginning of this year….and already he’s absolutely killing it - he’s got some funky lycra, some strong legs and a squishy seat (bike seat…again, sorry Dad). [/p][p]This is a HUGE. BIG. DEAL. If Mum only knew that Dad was doing this for her she would be so proud. So give us money! For the MS Trust - so that they can continue supporting people with MS (including right now in times of COVID). For Dad - who’s probably (and quite embarrassingly) going to beat us up Ditchling Beacon. And for Mum - whose earth-shattering death has to serve for something positive. [/p][p]____________________________________[/p][p]*Info on MS and COVID: [url=https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/coronavirus-covid-19-and-multiple-sclerosis][u]www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/coronavirus-covid-19-and-multiple-sclerosis[/u][/url][/p][p]A blog by the MS Trust on how to ‘stay calm and carry on during the coronavirus crisis when you have MS’: [url=https://www.mstrust.org.uk/news/views-and-comments/how-stay-calm-and-carry-during-coronavirus-crisis-when-you-have-ms][u]https://www.mstrust.org.uk/news/views-and-comments/how-stay-calm-and-carry-during-coronavirus-crisis-when-you-have-ms[/u][/url][/p]
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Sep 25, 2020

Rodney and Louise

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 11, 2020

Catherine Marshall

Good luck and best wishes to you all!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 11, 2020

Lucy Lia

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 10, 2020

Steph S

Well done Daddy Hoult!!!!!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Aug 10, 2020

Josey Bentley


Aug 10, 2020

Ro & Jo

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2020


Cash from Shirley Liz and Dianne


Aug 1, 2020

Heather White

Lots of love and luck, Anne would be so proud of her ace family

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2020

Phillipa F

Hi John, Jess and Bry - good luck with the ride. Stay safe . Excellent work and Anne would be very proud of you all.

£20.95 plus £5.24 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2020

James Kelly

Terrific event and for a terrific cause

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid