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The Graham Homes Memorial Ride will be 2,000+ miles of Great British roads over a week at the end of May 2013, raising money for two cancer charities. It will be our biking tribute to Graham, my father in law, recreating something of our John O’Groats to Land’s End trip in 2009, while hopefully making a difference to someone else (and their family) by fundraising.
LincsGeek and I will be joined by four friends, there will five bikes in total, and all of us are keen to raise a decent sum of money for charity. We have chosen Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support as the beneficiaries of our ride. They say cancer affects everyone in some way. Well it affected us in a massive way last summer, and it seems only right that we use this trip to do at least something to try and make a difference to other people who find themselves going through anything like this.
The challenge will take us to the furthest points east, south, west and north of Great Britain (in that order – we’ve decided to go clockwise). We’ve not set our route quite yet, but we like to think we will be able to see a little of the best scenery Great Britain has to offer on our journey (life is all about the journey, after all) and create some new memories on the way.
I have set up a blog that will include everything associated with the bike trip – updates, photographs, profiles, fundraising, information and so on – it will be the place to go for everything GVH Ride focussed. We would love it if you went over to the Graham Homes Memorial Ride blog, subscribe either by email or by putting us in your reader, and share what we’re doing with your friends and family. There’s a link in my side bar too just in case you need it. And of course, most of all, we would appreciate it an awful lot if you’d get out fundraising off the ground by donating. We’ve set up a page on Virgin Money Giving to make it really easy to give money. Thanks!
One thing about doing activities for charity is there is no way you can get around the problem of having to ask (plead with!) family and friends for money.
The generosity of those who have donated so far is amazing.
But it is important not to lose sight of what others are planning and organising for charity too.
This evening I have had the pleasure of looking at what two friends are doing for charity this year.
Natalie will be doing the Great Manchester Run on 16th May 2010 to raise money for Mind
Mary Colette will be taking part in a trek across the Sahara in November 2010 to raise money for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust
While one challenge might seem smaller than the other, and both are different to my own Skydiving challenge, we are all striving to raise money to make things better for other people.
I know you probably don’t know Natalie or Mary, and maybe don’t even know me, but if you have a few spare coins and would like to use them to make someone elses life easier or more enjoyable, please sponsor one of us.
Thank you (and the pleading over for now!).
I’m sure you won’t have failed to see or hear the news of what has happened in Haiti following a massive earth quake.
It is hard to comprehend just what an expected 50,000 dead looks like. Unfortunately those who survived at the heart of the disaster know exactly what that looks like as they mourne their loved ones.
I felt I should put something here about the relief efforts and a way you can donate if you so choose.
You can either donate via the Desasters Emergency Committee (DEC) fund http://www.dec.org.uk/ or The Salvation Army’s fund http://www.salvationarmyhaiti.org/. Most charities and aid organisations are also running donation schemes to try and get the help needed to the people of Haiti.
Pray for help and comfort for those who survived this natural disaster, and a dignified exit for those people who didn’t.