Riding 100 miles for young adults with Down's Syndrome
Start Date: 19-Mar-2019
End Date: 10-Jun-2019
Event Date: 02-Jun-2019
About my fundraising
In 1951 my uncle Ian Mackay was born with Down's Syndrome. Shunning the norm, my grandparents refused to hand him over to the state to care for in an institution and cared for him throughout his life.
Now in 2019, the provision and support for families of children with Down's is much better, but a lot of support ends as they mature. T21 is a new charity - chaired by my mum, Ian's sister - which is raising funds to develop and run a cafe and community centre to offer meaningful work and social engagement to young adults with Down's and other learning problems in the Stamford and Peterborough area.
The charity is fundraising for the fit out and running costs building the cafe will entail. More details can be found at http://www.t21.org.uk
I have never cycled 50 miles let alone 100, and have allowed myself two months to train, so any donations to incentivise me would be hugely appreciated - I will ride (at least some of it...) with the dog if I hit target!
P.S. When you make a donation, don't forget to check the Gift Aid box if you're a UK taxpayer as then your charity can claim an extra 25% from the government!
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|Anonymous||Everyclick Search||£0.00||Every search raises money|
|Marcus De Ville||donation15-May-2019||£30.00||£7.50||A great cause and may you have more down hills than up.|
|Laura||donation14-May-2019||£30.00||£7.50||Wishing you all the best Chris|
|Kat||donation09-May-2019||£60.00||£15.00||Good luck - lots of lube!|
|David, Emma and Ferne||donation08-May-2019||£50.00||£12.50||Do it.|
|The Ifield?s||donation08-May-2019||£100.00||£25.00||Well done !|
|Kathy McKendry||donation08-May-2019||£30.00||£7.50||Well done Chris...good luck!|
|Dominic Cheetham||donation08-May-2019||£50.00||£12.50||I feel for you, and the other road users out and about during your ride. Should they be warned?|
|Anonymous||donation07-May-2019||£50.00||£12.50||Best of luck, Chris. Glad you have chosen terrain without hills. Justin|
|Maggie Scott||donation06-May-2019||£1,000.00||£250.00||Go team Red! Good luck from mum and dad!|
|David and Liz S||donation06-May-2019||£50.00||£12.50||Good luck Chris|
|Jonathan Ellis||donation04-May-2019||£100.00||£25.00||Great cause Chris. Enjoy the ride!|
|Lynn & Fletcher||donation02-May-2019||£20.00|
|Neil & Liz||donation02-Apr-2019||£100.00||£25.00||I?m sure Red will enjoy the scenery|
|Dorothy McPartlin||donation29-Mar-2019||£50.00||£12.50||Good luck Chris and well done for tackling this. Your mum has worked hard for many years to give those with Down?s syndrome what they deserve.|
|Eric Fisher||donation21-Mar-2019||£75.00||Wonderful Cause. Happy to help!|
|Simon Marshall||donation21-Mar-2019||£50.00||£12.50||Good work!|
|jennifer haywood||donation21-Mar-2019||£30.00||£7.50||The cafe sounds like an inspired idea - I really hope it works out|
|Matt and Lucie||donation21-Mar-2019||£100.00||£25.00||Gluten free beer available at the finish line|