Phil Bowers

Phil Bowers

Phil Bowers's fundraising page


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £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 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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Jan 12, 2018

John Ingle

Better late than never!


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


Dec 11, 2017


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


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.


Nov 18, 2017

Rob Riley

Well done Phil the Bower, fantastic achievement!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 11, 2017

Old Post Office PZ


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2017



plus £340.00 Gift Aid

Nov 3, 2017


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

Nov 3, 2017


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


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