Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.

Profile

Reuben Wilcock

John O'Groats to Lands End for Somerset Sight

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

<p>I turned 30 a few months ago and decided it was high time to take on a ridiculous challenge for charity! Being a keen cyclist, the obvious solution was to cycle from John O&rsquo;Groats to Lands End - I mean how difficult could it be? In retrospect I realise what an easy decision this was to make from the sedentary position of my comfy chair! Unfortunately I&rsquo;m never one to turn down a challenge and so it all just sort of started happening, I got the bike, I started the training and here I am making the donation page!</p> <p>I searched for a long time for the right charity before coming across <a href="http://www.somersetsight.org.uk/" target="blank">Somerset Sight</a>. My grandfather was blind, and I&rsquo;m very aware of how much of a lifeline charities like Somerset Sight are to people with sight loss. Whist I was at university, I spent some time as a mentor for the disabilities service, and I quickly learnt that with the right support, people with all kinds of disabilities can go on to succeed in anything they try.</p> <p>Somerset Sight organise and run regular leisure activities, provide services and training, and have computer facilities loaded with the latest software for the visually impaired. Their fantastic resource shop has everything in it that a person with partial or no sight could possibly need from talking clocks to devices which tell you the colour of a garment, to amazing computer systems which scan and re-display articles in large black and white format. They also manage a huge number of one to one volunteers who often end up becoming great friends with the people they support for years to come. It&rsquo;s this kind of distributed support network that really makes a difference to people&rsquo;s lives.</p> <p>Hopefully you have come to this page to sponsor me on my 1000 mile cycle ride and by doing that donate to Somerset Sight. Any donation is massively appreciated, and you can be sure it will be very wisely spent to help people with sight loss (I will make certain of that myself!). Don&rsquo;t forget to track my progress from the 4<sup>th</sup> of September on <a href="http://www.reubenwilcock.com">www.reubenwilcock.com</a>.</p> <p>Thanks for your support!</p> <p>Reuben</p>

Share Reuben's story

Other ways to support Reuben's fundraising effort

Turn your unwanted stuff into donations

together withziffit.com logo

Earn free donations when you shop

together withkindred logo

Event

Personal Challenge Date

04 Sep 2010

Supporters

Oct 4, 2010

Anonymous

£22.22 plus £6.27 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2010

Anonymous

Hi Reuben, Very well done in achieving your goal and at the same time contrbuting to a worthwhile charity.

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Sep 23, 2010

Anonymous

Very well done!

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2010

Mike Poppleton

Well done Reuben

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2010

Anonymous

very very well done!!

£10.00

Sep 21, 2010

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2010

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.41 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2010

Anonymous

Well Done Reuben!!! Greeks are always late, you know..

£10.00

Sep 21, 2010

SiTEST

Well done Reuben - hopefully your 'nether regions' have recovered !!!! Wishing you all the best from us all.

£75.00 plus £21.15 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2010

Anonymous

Many congrats Reuben - really enjoyed reading all your blogs and seeing all the fab photos. You must be so proud of what you have achieved. Bet you have been sleeping non stop for the past few days though!!

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid