John Thompson

John Thompson

Brighton-Oslo cycle for Journalists' Charity

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]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, only moderately fit, and the owner of the online news site for journalists http://www.journalism.co.uk. I have run this site for 14 years now and it has provided me with a reasonable (if sometimes precarious) living. Now it's time to put something back.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]My plan is to cycle from Brighton, UK to Oslo, Norway and raise money for a special organisation that charitably supports what some might describe as an unpopular cause.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]In these times of phonehacking, the Leveson inquiry etc, it's easy to forget all those dedicated professionals who have worked tirelessly, often for low pay, and sometimes risked their lives to cover stories that otherwise would remain hidden. The media industry can be a ruthless one at times and some of these professionals can find themselves in financial need due to bad health, redundancy or other reasons. Fortunately, a safety net does exist.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]The Journalists' Charity is the leading charity for all journalists in need, always ready to help them and their dependants with advice, grants and other forms of financial assistance.[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 charity Journalists' Charity.[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]I hope to keep you updated on Twitter (@johncthompson).[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]John Thompson[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

08 Jun 2012

Supporters


Jul 18, 2012

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jul 3, 2012

Nigel Smith

Bit late, but I got there in the end......well done!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jun 27, 2012

Holloboj

Hope it went well!

£10.00

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Jun 19, 2012

Dominique dinse

£10.00

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Jun 17, 2012

Anonymous

Great initiative, sporty too!

£10.00


Jun 12, 2012

Anonymous

£50.00


Jun 9, 2012

Anonymous

Good Luck

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 8, 2012

@benwhitelaw

Good luck John, be sure to cyclesafe

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Jun 8, 2012

Anonymous

All the best!

£5.00


May 30, 2012

Rachael Glazier

Good luck, sounds like a brilliant challenge!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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