The Charities

During the trip we will be supporting three charities. If you can spare any change, please click on the button below and help us reach our target of £15,000 which will be split equally between the charities. We are funding the trip ourselves so anything you donate will go directly to the charities.

 

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World Bicycle Relief UK – Registered Charity Number 1141613

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A non-profit organization dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through the power of bicycles.  This charity works mainly in Africa and provides specifically designed, locally assembled bicycles to disaster survivors, healthcare workers, students and entrepreneurs as well as training local bicycle mechanics.  They believe that providing people with reliable transportation empowers them and helps them to prosper.

We want to support these guys because they provide practical, tangible help to people in need and also because we share their belief that getting more people riding bikes is a great idea.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society – Registered Charity Number 1139257 / SC041990

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100,000 people live with multiple sclerosis in the UK.  Every one of them shares the uncertainty of life with MS.  It’s usually diagnosed in your 20s or 30s; news that can be scary and heartbreaking.  MS can get steadily worse, or symptoms can come and go unpredictably throughout your life.

A close friend of Nick was recently diagnosed with MS.  An exceptional musician he now often finds it difficult to play as he once did.

Please help us support the MS Society, which funds research and fights for better treatment and care to help people with MS take back control.

 

Cystic Fibrosis Trust – Registered Charity Number 1079049 / SC040196

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Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening inherited disease caused by a faulty gene which controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells.  The lungs and digestive system become clogged with mucous, leading to extensive lung disease, malnutrition and a greatly decreased life expectancy.  Over 2.5 million people in the UK carry the faulty gene. Every week 2 young people die from CF and 5 babies are born with it.  The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is dedicated to developing and funding research into CF, increasing awareness and providing support and information for people affected by it.

Jess’s aunt, Annie Gabb, died on 14 August 2007 having fought cystic fibrosis for 44 years.  Annie was an amazing woman who lived life with passion and who devoted her time to others, even when desperately sick herself.  We want to support the work of the trust to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.