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Rob Pellow

Milan to Venice Bike Ride

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This is massive. Not for you, but for us. Two friends, who 1st rode together 3 years ago, up too many hills, with no preparation and only Maoams and the smallest amount of water, are now planning to ride 211 miles across Italy in 3 days. This means we have to ACTUALLY get fit, ACTUALLY eat properly, spend a horrific amount of time together, and raise a huge amount of money. [/p][p]But that's all ok; because this is us starting to realise that, despite loving food and sitting down for most of our lives, we love riding, we love getting fit and, although Suzy wouldn't admit it, we love spending time together. More importantly, we love the work that Mind do. Both of us have spent more time than we would like experiencing mental health issues, both 1st hand and with friends and loved ones. We know the pain of having to be 'normal' when even getting out of bed seems too hard. So we can't think of a better cause than to help people never have to suffer alone, never have to believe that they are somehow not as good, and can find help to light the darkness.[/p][p]So we are packing our Maoams and not enough water, we are putting down our crisps, and we are going to do the hardest thing we've ever done. You can follow our journey at http://milesofsmiles.bike (if you want to see training updates and cringey videos) and you can donate below. Please help if you can, this really matters.[/p][p]Rob and Suzy[/p][p]Who are Mind?[/p][p]We're Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're here for you. Today. Now. Whether you're stressed, depressed or in crisis. We'll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.[/p][p]We provide [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/]advice and support[/url] to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/]campaign[/url] to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.[/p][p]Watch this short video to find out more?[/p][p][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxHTZRwXX8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxHTZRwXX8[/url][/p][p]I'm raising funds to support the important work Mind does and to allow them to continue to be there for everyone who needs them. Please donate if you can.[/p][p]This is what your donation could do:[/p][p][b]£10[/b] could allow us to send essential information booklets about mental health to 40 people.[/p][p][b]£40[/b] could pay for 28 people to campaign for change on our behalf.[/p][p][b]£70[/b] could keep our online community, Elefriends, open and safe for two hours. [/p][p][b]£120[/b] could offer a lifeline to eight people in desperate need of support from our Mind legal line.[/p][p][b]£200[/b] could help us keep the Mind Infoline open for 1 hour, helping 35 people.[/p][p][b]£300[/b] could support a young person bereaved by suicide to access 1:1 and group support. [/p][p][b]£550[/b] could provide five people struggling with their mental health a place in a 10-week wellbeing group with team sports and cookery.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and for donating. Your support is hugely appreciated.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Mind. [/p][p]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.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

30 Apr 2020



May 16, 2019

The Greatest Showman


May 15, 2019


"Pedal, you've got to pedal, you've got to pedal UP THAT HI-IILLLL!" Singing Ging Gang Gooley at you all the way (not the bit about the puncture though, obvs). Good luck xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 14, 2019


Good luck! Great charity choice!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 14, 2019

Chris Q

Go for it Rob! Veloce!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid