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Blind Tandem Challenge

8 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][img]" style="[/img]Craig Lundberg’s story is one of ‘victory over blindness’, although one would not have predicted that back in March 2007. [/p][p]Craig, who is a member of Blind Veterans UK , lost all of his sight during a rooftop battle with insurgents in Basra in March 2007 when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded into his face and upper body when it hit his body armour. At 21 years of age, this does not bear thinking about. A young soldier, blinded; he could have given up.[/p][p]12 years on, Craig is father of 3 amazing children, owner of 2 successful businesses and more competitive and active in his chosen sports than most sighted people. He has played football for England Blind Football Team, climbed Kilimanjaro and ran the London marathon. He now takes on the ‘challenge of his life’; to cycle from Land’s End to John O Groats, on a tandem, with the help of his sighted pilot, Callum Edge. The team believe that Craig, if he does this within the 10 day target, will be the fastest blind person to do so ever. [/p][p]The team are raising money for Blind Veterans UK and Vision Aid Overseas. [/p][p]The cycling team are:[/p][p]-Craig Lundberg and Callum Edge on their trusted Tandem[/p][p]-Richard Hill[/p][p]-David Clacher[/p][p]-Simon Russell[/p][p]-Richard Alderton[/p][p]-Patrick Gatenby[/p][p]When asked why take on this challenge now Craig’s reply was that he is ‘driven by challenge and without it he gets up to mischief! When faced with epic challenges he performs better all-round as individual’.[/p][p]'Between now and June we will be training hard to ensure we are in the best position to take on the challenge, and your support means everything to us and will spur us on in both training and the big journey ahead.'[/p][p]Blind Veterans UK has meant a lot to Craig in his re-building of his life since sight loss and are key to this success story. They are always there, whenever you need them and I would encourage more blind ex-Service men and women to contact them if they haven't. They are a massive support in the process of leading independent and fulfilling lives. They have immense experience and a full range of services.' [/p][p]Blind Veterans Uk has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915.[/p][p]Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the world’s poorest people to see clearly for over 30 years. Whether you are a teacher in Ghana, a seamstress in Zambia or a school pupil in Ethiopia, poor eye sight can have a devastating impact on your life and livelihood.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you for your support.[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

12 Jun 2019

Supporters

Sep 2, 2019

Suzanne Bradshaw

Well done Craig and Callum a fantastic achievement!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 8, 2019

Michael Verity

Richard - looking forward to hearing all about it - Mike

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Aug 2, 2019

The Coxs

Great effort by all, very well done.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2019

Anonymous

Brilliant Callum and Craig. Utterly Brilliant!

£670.00 plus £167.50 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2019

The Siddorns

Well done Callum and Well done to Craig for listening to Callum from End to End! This is a per mile donation. Brilliant all of you. With love from the Siddorns.

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2019

Ian Evans

Wonderful effort

£50.00

Jul 12, 2019

M P Callaghan

Congatulations and Well Done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2019

Lisa Young Bond

Well done Patrick and all!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2019

Jack Hill

£200.00

Jul 4, 2019

Tom Reeves

Congratulations to David, Craig and Callum, and the whole team. What an achievement. I am in awe of you all!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

The Blind Tandem Challenge Team HQ

The Blind Tandem Challenge Team HQ

Rich Alderton

Rich Alderton

Callum Edge

Callum Edge

Patrick Gatenby

Patrick Gatenby

simon russell

simon russell

Richard Hill

Richard Hill

Craig Lundberg

Craig Lundberg

Debbie Edge

Debbie Edge