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Ian Cohen

Cycle challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I thought last year was going to be my last year in the saddle, but over the last 12 months watching my wife deal with the strongest form of M.S. has humbled me in so many ways. What we take for granted just jumping out of bed and leading our daily lives, is for her such a challenge. By the afternoon she is exhausted to the point of simply having to just stop!! [/p][p]Albeit that for me I’m truly gutted that for the first time in my life I cannot change anything, neither with money or “Who you know” ………. [/p][p]But every day she is my biggest inspiration with her[/p][p]bravery, her amazing determination and her positivity. She is a proud and very beautiful[/p][p]woman who everyday has to plan and manage her day, but she never moans, nor[/p][p]does she want any pity, she powers on. I am in awe of her.[/p][p]Now when I said to her that I’m not doing anymore rides[/p][p]for charity, she turned to me and said “how dare you not use your physical ability[/p][p]to help others, when you can” Wow that was powerful and gave me a proverbial kick.[/p][p]So, this year I’ve decided to take up an almighty challenge for the MS Trust and Norwood, I’m going to do not one but [b][u]two[/u][/b] mammoth challenges. I going to ride 450 km in the Croatian mountains then off to Northern Rural China to ride 425 kms in the mountains and treacherous terrain. These 2 events will be the most daunting I’ve ever undertaken and now at close to 62 will be a monumental physical challenge, but I ride with my wife’s strength and proxy so I should be ok.[/p][p]So I’m going to ask you to please support these wonderful charities but more importantly show my wife that you understand that the MS Society needs all the funds possible to hopefully one day eradicate this awful disabling condition and help Norwood to help 1,000s of people with learning disabilities improve their lives.[/p][p]Please dig deep and donate, for the M.S. Trust and Norwood who I am sharing the fundraising equally amongst. [/p][p]Please click on the link and give a little bit more than your first thought, Thank you[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

16 Sep 2019

Supporters

Oct 4, 2019

Felicity Young

Get well soon Ian we miss you! much love flic xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2019

Seb

the office isn't the same without you. Speedy recover and see you soon x Seb

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 26, 2019

Josh c

I know how gutted dad would have been to not be on this ride, I know how loved he is by so many people, I am proud he is my dad and I know with everyone’s support and love he will get better. Please god next year I will do my first ride with him! Love U x

Sep 26, 2019

Lotta

You don't know me Ian, but your and your wife's stories are inspirational. Keep strong, beautiful people.

£50.00

Sep 26, 2019

Jeff T

Ian - Wishing you a speedy recovery with lots of love to you Helen and the family Jeff, Amanda & Boys xxx

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

Sep 26, 2019

Jon W

Best of luck for a speedy recovery Ian. It's really quiet in the office without you so come back soon. No one to talk Spurs/Arsenal with!

Sep 25, 2019

Anton Curtis & Paul Callingham

Wishing you a speedy recovery. All the best Anton Curtis & Paul Callingham

£200.00

Sep 25, 2019

Simon and Gill Leigh

Our thoughts are with you and the family Ian. xx

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2019

Rafael and Celine

Ian, we're thinking of you and hoping for a full recovery. Your message on your fundraising page is truly inspirational and motivating... and even if you miss a ride or two, we fully support your efforts and your determination!

£100.00

Sep 24, 2019

Sharon

Dear Ian It was not the same without the normal Carter banter shouting us up the hills - next time Wishing u a speedy recovery Lots of love Shazza

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid