With just a few weeks to go until we head off on our biking adventure around Great Britain, we are beginning to get properly organised. Our bikes are gradually being serviced, routes are being plotted, packing lists are being written. It’s all getting very real, and we are all starting to get a teeny bit excited (as well as rather anxious) about the trip.
Today Allister and I have been creating t-shirts for the trip – do you like them? We thought they would give us something to wear before, during and after as a memento as well as hopefully letting other people know what we’re up to.
But of course this trip is more than just a 2000+ mile ride to get us out on our bikes for a week in May. We are using it to raise much needed funds for two very important Cancer charities in Graham’s memory. So with just a month to go it is time to get those donations coming in.
We have set our target at an ambitious but achievable £2,500 which will be split equally between Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. Right now our total stands at just shy of £500 – an excellent start I think you will agree! But we do need your help to reach our goal. There are several ways you can assist us…
First, and most importantly, please head over to our online donation page and give as much as you can. Virgin Money Giving accept donations from just £1. Don’t worry what others have already given – we are delighted with every single donation however large or small. It all adds up. It’s all important.
If you would prefer to donate offline we would be delighted to accept whatever you can give that way. Please get in touch.
Each and every donation is split down the middle – half to Cancer Research UK and half to Macmillan Cancer Support (we are funding this trip ourselves, naturally, and so are not taking any money from the donations to support our motorcycle ride). We never know when we, or someone we love, might need the services of these charities – please help us do something now to help should that need ever arise.
Secondly, if you are or know of any businesses, media organisations or individuals who might be able to help us reach our target by donating to or promoting our ride, please get in touch. Drop us a line using our contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any and all help/suggestion/tip-offs are appreciated.
Finally, please tell your friends and family about what we are doing. The more people who know about this Memorial Ride the better! Use the buttons below to share our blog to your heart’s content and encourage people you know to donate in Graham’s memory to these incredibly important charities.
We look forward to giving you updates on how close we’re getting to our target!