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Jamie Rockall

Acton 2 Antibes

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p] On the 27th April, I will attempt to cycle from Acton in West London to Antibes on the south coast of France. The ride will take me 15 days and cover 892 miles and 43,860 vertical feet (1.5 times the height of Mt Everest). I will be splitting all money raised between two charities, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and the Royal Papworth Hospital Charity. This is in memory of two of my best friends, Chris Boole and Lucy-Anne Yeates.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Booley as he was known to most, made an impression on every single person he met, whether knowing them for half an hour or for 10 years, a testament to his loveable character that drew so many people in. Everybody who knew him will remember a personal story involving Booley, most of which would be called a comedy due to his relaxed and laidback approach to life. He loved golf and surfing as much as he did his beloved Brighton FC and was a PE teacher who lived in Acton, London, which is where I will begin the ride. [/p][p]Booley died on 17th August 2017 after suffering from depression, at the age of 30.[/p][p]CALM is a charity that focuses on helping men in crisis and those bereaved by male suicide. They started the Project 84 Campaign in 2018 that brought attention to the fact that every week, 84 men in the UK take their own life. This makes suicide the biggest single killer of men under 45 in the UK.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Lucy-Anne had a character like no other. Everything about her was dialled to 110%. She was confident, generous, loving and determined all at the same time. When the dust would settle on a chaotic or otherwise situation, it would be Lucy-Anne appearing through the smoke to bring a smile and a laugh to everyone. [/p][p]Lucy-Anne was diagnosed with genetic liver disease and cystic fibrosis, a degenerative lung disease. On 28th September 2017, Lucy-Anne underwent a successful simultaneous liver and double lung transplant. She spent one month pre and five months post transplant under the care of the Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. Royal Papworth is a world leading centre for heart and lung transplants and is pioneering in research for diseases such as cystic fibrosis. Lucy-Anne spent many family holidays throughout her life in Antibes on the South coast of France which is where I will finish the bike ride.[/p][p]Tragically after her brave battle, Lucy-Anne passed away on 7th February 2018 at the age of 25.[/p][p]The care and dedication that Lucy-Anne received from the doctors and nurses in the critical care unit was beyond words, they did everything and more during Lucy-Anne’s stay.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Any donation you may be able to give will financially and symbolically mean a great deal to the people, families and staff who are involved with or cared by CALM and the Royal Papworth Hospital.[/p][p]For any more info and how to support, be there in Antibes on 11th May or join in with some of the cycling, please email [url=mailto:acton2antibes@gmail.com]acton2antibes@gmail.com[/url] x[/p]
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Aug 21, 2019

Helen Hunter

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2019

Mum and Dad

Well done Jamie. A fantastic challenge in memory of Lucy-Anne and Chris for two worthy causes. We are so proud of you for overcoming the low points of the ride and making it to Antibes. A big thank you to Peter, Nic and Enwezor for their support.

£400.00 plus £100.00 Gift Aid

Jun 19, 2019

Angela Premier Motorhomes

Well done to Jamie & Nick - fantastic achievement. It was an absolute pleasure to join you, your family & friends in Antibes. The collection so far is from staff and customers at Premier Motorhomes - thank you everyone for donating.


May 30, 2019

Ellie and Tom

Well done Jamie and Nick!!!!!! Sorry it’s taken us so long to get onto this! You both did amazingly!!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 22, 2019

Ivan and Brede

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 17, 2019


Well done babe xx


May 15, 2019


Well done Jamie. Love from the Senior Dingles xx


May 13, 2019

Carol Childs

Amazing achievement Jamie (& Nic), what a star 👏👏👏. Carol, Jeff & Katie G

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Andy Kiff

Great effort well done

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Ian Martin

What an amazing achievement Jamie, for two very worthy causes, so very proud of you.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid