Phil Bowers

Phil Bowers

Phil Bowers's fundraising page

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for coming to my fundraising page. I am undertaking a challenging 2000 mile bike ride from Bath to Rome to raise awareness of children with arthritis. I am riding to raise funds for Arthritis Research UK and Children's Chronic Arthritis Association (CCAA). These are causes very close to my heart. [/p][p]Just after birth I developed septic arthritis and this infection caused long term damage to my right hip. I've grown up with a limp, daily pain and restrictions to movement. Because of my damaged hip I can only pedal my bike standing up and will have to set modest targets for the distances I cycle everyday. That is why it will take me more than three months to complete the challenge. It's a good job I can sit down on the saddle while freewheeling. I plan to reach Rome on the 12 October 2017 on World Arthritis Day.[/p][p]From my own experience people are often surprised to learn that I suffered from septic arthritis from such a young age. But I am far from being alone. Many young people live with all types of arthritis and need support throughout their lives. I hope my journey will inspire them.[/p][p]For details about the route visit my website www.bathtorome.co.uk. It would be great if you could join me for any part of the trip.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to my two 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 your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Supporters


Jan 12, 2018

John Ingle

Better late than never!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Dec 25, 2017

Tom Henderson

Nice one Phil! An amazing challenge and an excellent achievement, well done!


Dec 20, 2017

Southstoke Cricket Club

£50.00


Dec 11, 2017

Anonymous

Last installment from Ernie. Well done Phil - great achievement!

£50.00


Dec 7, 2017

Linda Bond

Having met you in Rome and donated myself , I have been inspired by your fantastic effort to obtain a donation from the Geoff Smirthwaite Foundation. A charity run in memory of my father to help youngsters with disabilities. Well Done.

£200.00


Nov 18, 2017

Rob Riley

Well done Phil the Bower, fantastic achievement!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Nov 11, 2017

Old Post Office PZ

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Nov 7, 2017

Anonymous

£1360.00

plus £340.00 Gift Aid


Nov 3, 2017

Kevin

What am amazing journey - very well done - I enjoyed following your progress via the daily diary. All the very best.


Nov 3, 2017

rich

What a man! Great achievement san! You're an inspiration and a legend. Now hurry up back here! We need a new coach xx

£100.00

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