Please Help Us Reach Our Target and Sponsor Us Here
As a team of EIGHT individuals we have decided to enter TWO teams into the "Race the Sun Brecon Beacons 2016" charity challenge.
We have the first team "Fantastic Four" and to be part of this team you had to be under 40 (Dan Hope / Andy Kneeshaw / Steve Harrod and Jacob Williamson) and then the "Fantastic Fourties" and to be part of this team you had to be over 40 (Mike Sellers / Pete Williamson / Mike Waite / Dave Longhorn) - being totally honest looking at the two teams you will struggle to notice who is a member of which team.
This challenge takes place on "Saturday 25th June 2016" in "Brecon Beacons - Wales" and it involves starting early morning on the day of the event with a 22 mile cycle over the welsh hills, then climbing "Pen y Fan" mountain on a 2400ft climb and a roll down the other side which should take approximately four hours (six hours if there is a mini - bar at the summit) followed by a further three mile cycle to "Pontsticill Reservoir" where we shall face another 45 minutes of canoeing - back on dry land if this was not enough we have the tough task of a further 22 miles up and down the welsh hills (hopefully more downhill) back to the finish - the idea of this challenge is to complete in the same day prior to the sun going down (hence race the sun).
As most of you are probably aware we are not exactly athletes but just EIGHT people who are determined to complete this challenge to raise vital funds for this charity which does excellent work for children as mentioned below - we have commenced our training which will involve giving up a lot of time for the next FIVE months but we feel that this is well worth it raising funds for this chosen charity.
Any amount which could be donated would be appreciated and we thank you in advance for anything that could be donated.
Here is a brief summary of the ways in which your funds will be spent below including a brief history of the charity:-
We are raising money for children’s charity Action Medical Research, dedicated to improving the health of babies and children.
Despite enormous progress in medicine, there are still hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who need our help. Children like Katie, born two months early who needed resuscitating at birth, Cieran who was left with deafness, epilepsy and cerebral palsy because of meningitis and Jack, who as a baby, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Action Medical Research is offering hope to the many thousands of families who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability, or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure.
Right now the best medical minds in children’s hospitals and universities across the UK are waiting for the green light to start research that could lead to life-changing treatments for babies and children. They just need the funding.
Will you help us reach our target? Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.