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Team GAGA's 'End 2 End' fundraising page.

2 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]On the 3[sup]rd[/sup] of July, I, (Charlie Homer, Colin Morrison (GAGA ambassador) and another Charlie, will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats via Durness (one of the most northerly points of the UK). It is roughly 900 miles, but typically it will be hard to predict the exact mileage until it’s completed.[/p][p]We aim to complete the ride in 9 days, so you don’t have to be Einstein to work out the daily average. We have been very generously donated the use of a Camper Van and that will be very ably driven by our support crew (support person) Karen Morrison, wife of Colin Morrison, another of our very special GAGA ambassadors  [/p][p]Why the detour? Well it’s not because I love cycling.  There is a group of very special girls visiting Durness for a few days from South Africa. We were going to visit them anyway so we thought we would arrive in style (until they see us in lycra).[/p][p]What are we raising funds for? Well, GAGA – Goodwill and Growth for Africa UK - is a registered charity (1092028) and works with projects and communities in South Africa and in other African countries. The aim of our work is to promote and strengthen the organisations we support. We do this in many ways.[/p][p]Whatever is raised from this bum-numbing (putting is sensitively) ride will be put towards the building and running of a safe house for abused women and children, in partnership with 1000 Hills Community Helpers. Rape and abuse is a huge problem is South Africa. In most cases the victims of rape or abuse will have to go back to the place they were attacked and live within close proximity to their attacker, which stops them speaking out. Some of the facts below expose the gravity of the problem.[/p][ul][li](www.rape.co.za) estimates that a woman born in South Africa has a greater chance of being raped than learning how to read. [/li][li][url=http://www.rape.co.za/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=875]The Rape Survivor Journal[/url] (PDF; 09/01/2008): a study by Interpol, the international police agency, has revealed that South Africa leads the world in the number of rape cases. [/li][li] In 2006 a woman was raped in South Africa every [b]17 seconds[/b]. This survey did not include the number of child-rape victims. [/li][li]Around [b]200,000[/b] children a year are raped in South Africa.[/li][li]Less than 1% of rapes end in a successful prosecution.[/li][/ul][p]During our 9 day ride an estimated [b]40,000+[/b] women and [b]4,000+[/b] children will be raped in South Africa. One rape is one too many. These figures are a travesty and something well worth the pain of 9 days in the saddle.[/p][p]We hope you agree. We are so grateful for your support.[/p][p]For more information about GAGA please viist our website [url=http://www.gaga-uk.org]www.gaga-uk.org[/url] [/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

03 Jul 2012

Supporters

17-Jul-2012

cheryl birse

Well done, I am so proud of you all. Cheryl (Brechin ) The one who Charlie adopted as his granny because of the red hair and freckles

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

17-Jul-2012

Jane

Well done, Charlie. It must have been hellish at times. Hope you feel it was worth it.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

17-Jul-2012

Jew & Caz

well done slim.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

13-Jul-2012

Citadel Risk

Charlie: a terrific effort, totally against natural odds. Many congratulations from everyone at Citadel Risk

£500.00

13-Jul-2012

Tony Weller

Colin, Charlie, you are a couple of bloody legends, well done, and I know you suffered, hope I am luckier in September. Really appreciated - tough blokes

£500.00

12-Jul-2012

Della Catlin

Well done chank. Youre my hero!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

09-Jul-2012

Gary Miller

Did you say you were going to cycle 300 miles per day.Good Luck Charlie !

£200.00

06-Jul-2012

Anonymous

keep going!!!

£85.00 plus £21.25 Gift Aid

05-Jul-2012

Anonymous

keep going! wheels on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

04-Jul-2012

Grace Homer

So proud Charlie! Good luck to you all, hope the weather isn't too bad after the first day! See you when you get back, take it easy! (p.s. Charlie, mum says she will donate when you get back cause she wants to give it to you)

£40.00

Charlie Homer

Charlie Homer

Colin Morrison

Colin Morrison