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Memorial Bike Ride

In memory of Daniel Thomas Hughes Link opens in a new window


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This is the first memorial bike ride that will be held in Dans memory and it will start and end at Bignall End Cricket Club on Sunday 22nd September. This has been organised by Mark Riley, the route is over 45 miles and takes in many places that were close to Dan including schools, work places (Kidsgrove sorting office), football clubs where he played and the BET365 Stadium.[/p][p]We hope to see you on the day and thank you in advance for your support and sponsorship.[/p][p][b]Waiting for him to wake up and say "only joking mum!"[/b][/p][p]Daniel Hughes was a young man of 28 with the rest of his life to look forward to. On the night of the 18th March 2015 he had been sitting with and talking to his parents, Sue and Dave, over dinner. At around 9:30 he walked past the living room door and said "I’m going up now dad" to which Dave replied "O.K. son, see you later". In the early hours of the 19th Dan’s heart stopped and he slipped peacefully away in his sleep. When he failed to get up for work in the morning Sue knocked on his door expecting him to have overslept – but when he failed to respond she realised all was not well. She entered his room, looked at him asleep and knew the worst thing imaginable had happened. She phoned the emergency services who advised her to perform CPR until the first responders arrived. Sue is CPR trained and knowing what to do she fought for her son like any mother would do but in her heart she knew that it was too late. When the emergency services arrived the doctor took one look at Dan and confirmed that he had died. There were no signs that Dan had suffered, he was in a normal sleeping position and there was no look of distress on his face.[/p][p][b]A fit and healthy young man.[/b][/p][p]If ever there was a role model for the way we are meant to live our lives then Dan is that example. Never smoked – didn’t do drugs – watched what he ate – kept himself fit – wasn’t overweight. Yes, he enjoyed a drink with his mates on a weekend and occasionally had a couple to many - who hasn’t at that age! But he never got into any trouble and would walk away from confrontation rather than get involved in an argument. Dan was a postman with one of the toughest rounds covering Mow Cop, he played football every Saturday & Sunday for Alsagers Bank F.C. and was captain of the Saturday team. He attended the True Grit Gym once or twice a week with the football team when outdoor training was not possible. Dan had completed 2 "potters’ arf marathons" in respectable sub 2 hour times; Holidays took him to the Alps where he enjoyed snowboarding. He was healthy – He was happy...[/p][p][b]So what happened?[/b][/p][p]Dan’s post mortem returned Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) as the cause of death. All his major organs were perfectly normal including his heart even though it had stopped. There were no warning signs, no chest pains, no headaches, no lack of breath or anything else to indicate that he was going to lose his life so suddenly. There are no words to convey the sadness and emptiness that have befallen Dan’s family and friends since that sad day back in March 2015 but his passing has brought into focus the need for young people to have heart screening so that potential life threatening conditions can be detected and treated before more lives are lost. This is where we need your help and support...........[/p][p][br][/p][p]All money raised goes to Dans Heart screening fund with C.R.Y.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

22 Sep 2019


Sep 22, 2019

Richard Dalton

Please accept this donation to the Dan Hughes Memorial Bike Ride raising funds for CRY. Sorry i wasn't able to make the Ride today from all at Richard Dalton's Garage based in Chesterton.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2019

Alex Mollart

A great cause. All the best for the event.


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2019

Pete Smith

Never knew Dan, but am riding on Sunday with some mates from Bignall End CC. I hope this goes some small way to helping a worthy cause and keeping the memory of Dan strong.


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 19, 2019

Paul Simcock


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2019

Mark Nicholls

Not riding but wanted to support this worthy cause after such a tragic loss. Good luck to all taking part.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2019

Mark Riley

Rider - Mark Riley Good Luck and be safe.


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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