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9 DAYS - 12 STATES - 4000 MILES - 8 RIDERS

7 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]***This event is completely self funded by the 8 cyclists and 100% of all donations received will be going directly to the three charities listed below***[/p][p][/p][p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]This August, Jack, Holly, Alex, Lily, Gareth, Katherine, Luke and Chris will be taking on the challenge of cycling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Following the halloed paths of the infamous RAAM (Race Across America) route, we'll be launching from leafy Maryland all the way through middle America and Tornado-Alley, before encountering the aptly-named Death Valley.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]With some of us never stepping into Lycra before, no doubt it will be an arduous task. Faced with blistering desert heat and mountains galore, fingers crossed we'll come to love cycling... hopeful we know. [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]All in the name of a good cause though, and there are 3 which are close to our hearts, raising money for Dementia UK, Farm Africa and Action for children.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]We're well into our training programme now, including the London to Brighton (55 miles) cycle in June and Ride London (100 miles) in July.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]In addition to being hugely grateful for any donations – if any avid cyclists fitness fanatics have useful nuggets of wisdom re: middle America, cycling, endurance, nutrition, kits, we will welcome all advice so please get in touch![/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;] [/span][/p] [p][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]An introduction to[/span][/b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;] [/span][b][span=text-decoration: underline;][lt]span style="font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"[gt]Farm Africa[/span][lt]/span[gt][/b][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]:[/span][/b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;] [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Farm Africa reduces poverty by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes in an environmentally sustainable way. They work in eastern Africa and focus on transforming agriculture. Farm Africa help farmers to increase their harvests, protect the environment and sell their produce in thriving markets. By providing support, training in effective farming methods and links to markets, they help to build more profitable farming businesses so that whole communities can lift themselves out of poverty.[/span][/p] [p][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]What your donations can do:[/span][/b][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£10 could help a farmer hire an acre of land for a season[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£60 could buy a goat and training in how to care for it, providing families with security for years to come[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£146 could help provide a grain silo so farmers can store their harvests safely[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£270 could buy a year’s supply of seedling pots for a community tree nursery[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£620 could train a community group to develop products and run their own successful business, such as honey production[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£850 could help to provide agricultural training for 50 farmers, including support preparing land and planting, harvesting and processing crops.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;] [/span][/p] [p][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]An introduction to[/span][/b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;] [/span][b][span=text-decoration: underline;][lt]span style="font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"[gt]Dementia UK[/span][lt]/span[gt][/b][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]:[/span][/b][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Dementia UK offers vital specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, their Nurses work hand-in-hand alongside them, offering the one-to one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need, and that can rarely be found elsewhere.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Admiral Nurses are constantly trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK, meaning their skills and expertise in dementia care is second to none. Families that have their support have a truly skilled and caring expert by their side, helping them to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.[/span][/p] [p][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]What your donations can do:[/span][/b][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£20 is enough to supply 32 families with information packs, giving carers vital tips on communicating with someone with dementia[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£250 is enough to pay for Admiral Nurses to give expert telephone support to five families living with dementia[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£1000 is enough to pay for an Admiral Nurse to support families living with dementia for a week[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£1500 is enough to run our helpline for a whole day, so families in need can get vital support from an Admiral Nurse[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;] [/span][/p] [p][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]An Introduction to[/span][/b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;] [/span][b][span=text-decoration: underline;][lt]span style="font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"[gt]Action for Children[/span][lt]/span[gt][/b][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]:[/span][/b][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]From before they are born until they are into their twenties, Action for Children help disadvantaged children across the UK.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]They help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. Action for Children make life better for children with disabilities. They influence policy and advocate for change. Their 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 390,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. Action for Children succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.[/span][/p] [p][b][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]What your donations can do:[/span][/b][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£3 could provide a hot and nutritious meal to a vulnerable child.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£5 could pay for emergency overnight accommodation to keep a young person off the streets and safe.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£10 could provide one to one a counselling session to help a child recover from abuse.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£15 could provide one to one play therapy for a child who has been abused and give them the time and space to recover.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£25 could give 15 children a hot, nutritious meal.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]£50 could keep a project open for an hour for children in urgent need.[/span][/p] [p][/p][p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;][url=https://www.farmafrica.org/]https://www.farmafrica.org/[/url][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;][url=https://www.dementiauk.org/]https://www.dementiauk.org/[/url][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;][url=http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/]www.actionforchildren.org.uk/[/url][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;] [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]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. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/span][/p]

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Supporters

Sep 29, 2017

Anonymous

Congratulations to all - very well done! Incredible

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2017

Claudia C

Well done guys!!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2017

La Fosse Associates

Well done but mostly glad to have you all back safe and sound!

£620.00

Sep 12, 2017

Lizzie Rundle

Well done Katherine and all the others! What an achievement! Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2017

Akey

Well done Miller you sarcastic sod... 300

£15.00

Sep 11, 2017

Dad & Ilka

Well done Gaz

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2017

Barney and Linda

Well done Katherine, Jack and all the team!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2017

Meash

Amazing job guys, great cause too! Looks like it was great fun as well as gruelling! Good on you all. x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2017

Dirty Burb

Well done Sen, what an achievement!! x

£15.00

Sep 6, 2017

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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