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John Thompson

Brighton-Oslo solo cycle for cancer charities

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

Hello, thank you for visiting my page.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]On 8 June 2012, I will embark on a solo, unsupported cycle ride of more than 850 miles from Brighton to Oslo. I am aiming to complete the journey in 11 days.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]I am 50 years old and this is trip is a follow-up to last year's Land's End to John O'Groats (LeJoG), where I raised money for two cancer charities on behalf of my brother Dr Keith Thompson, who was diagnosed with a GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumour) a couple of years ago.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]LeJoG was one of the toughest physical and mental challenges I have ever undertaken, but also very rewarding. As I've done next to no training since, I'm expecting more of the same![lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]My plan this time is to cycle from my front door to his front door in Oslo, with a couple of ferry trips in between. I hope to keep you updated on Twitter (@johncthompson) and on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/johncolinthompson[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to my nominated charities, Cancer Research UK and GIST Support UK.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]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.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. Please spread the word![lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]John Thompson

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Personal Challenge Date

08 Jun 2012




£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid





Salina Loum

Well done!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Leigh Hibberdine

A huge thank you for all your amazing efforts to raise awareness of GIST cancer, from a grateful Mum of a Paediatric GIST patient. One day to go, you can do it!!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid



£996.25? We'll be having none of that. One target met - congratulations. We're following your daily videos. You're three quarters of the way there now.. keep up the great work.



Andy Marley

I'm a bit late with this, but go go go ! Well done.



The Journalism.co.uk team

Does this mean we are to have a Christmas cycle instead of a Christmas walk? We're routing for you from afar. Sarah, Steff, Rachel, Sophie, Jen

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid






Sorry we're a bit late in coming up with the dosh John. Hope this gives you a bit of a boost.