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Tom Howard

Two Wheels to Tokyo

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 14th August 2017 I’m going to be cycling solo from London to Tokyo. There are several reasons why I am attempting what you probably think is a crazy feat. Firstly, it's a personal adventure to totally change my picture of reality and see a good portion of the world and its people. However, it's also to raise money for two amazing charities. The first is CLIC Sargent, a national charity which provides emotional, financial, and practial support to young people and children who have been diagnosed with cancer. My brother, who is now a member of CLIC Sargent's board of trustees, was helped by the charity after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011, and I’m so grateful to them for the support they gave my family during this difficult time.[/p] [p]They helped to instil confidence in my brother after his treatment, and I know that he met many other young people in the same position as him. It truly helped him realise he wasn’t alone, and we’re forever indebted to them for the fantastic work that they do.[/p] [p]The second is Hope and Homes for Children, a brilliant organisation which aims to eradicate the institutional care of children. I had initially planned to raise money for an orphanage on my travels but after some research I discovered that orphanages are terrible places for children, even with the best of intentions and resources no one except a family can give those children the love and attention that they need.[/p] [p]So please spread the word and donate whatever you can, even if it’s just the price of your morning coffee, or think of me when you get your next paycheck.[/p] [p]Thanks so much,[/p] Tom

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

20 Aug 2018

Charities

Hope and Homes for Children

Hope and Homes for Children

CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent

Supporters

13-Jun-2018

Milly

Looks amazing Tom and such a worthy cause ! I look forward to the pictures of your next stops. you are a true adventurer!

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

13-Jun-2018

Caro and Rob

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

25-May-2018

Sabrina

Bravo Tom! I am a client of your mum and I enjoy reading about you. I spent 2 months in Kirghizistan in 1991 (filming 'Gengis Kahn') and I loved your pictures. Good luck! Sabrina

£50.00

11-May-2018

Claude

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

10-May-2018

Anonymous

From Michel and Marlene, parents of Caroline. Good luck !

£200.00

19-Apr-2018

Alec

Hey Tom! I'm an ex-colleague of your Dad's. Saw him today at a work reunion and he told me about what you're doing. Fantastic bike ride! I think it's wonderful, what you're doing... Keep going!!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

02-Mar-2018

Rita Smith

Good Luck !

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

05-Feb-2018

Shirley and Roger Barton

Keep cycling! Well done

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

28-Jan-2018

Ann

Well done!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

27-Jan-2018

Les and Viv

Well done Tom!! Look forward to more of blog with great interest and admiration !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid