Land's End to John O'Groats

51% Raised

As an avid cyclist with a dodgy back, my greatest achievement to date is riding 100 miles in a 1 day, so I decided to up the 'anti'  to raise vital funds for 'Sunshine & Smiles' Click to follow us on Instagram 

The challenge.
July 2021 -  Cycle the length of mainland U.K. Lands End to John O'Groats as part of a self funded group of 6 riding 85-100 miles a day up & down some big hills over 12 days

Given my fondness for a pint of ale, a dodgy back & a 50th birthday later this year, I think the 'anti' has been well and truly upped!

7 years ago my beautiful, determined & sassy niece Darcy was born and diagnosed with Downs Syndrome. When Darcy came into the world, it's fair to say mum, dad & the rest of the extended family were thrown into a world they knew nothing about.

For Danny & Claire, Darcy's mum & dad, a glimpse into the future to appreciate this journey is not as scary as it first seems, (Unlike my bike ride) would have been a wonderful thing. The journey is just a little different.

For Darcy & her family there is a very special reason for this, the registered charity, Sunshine & Smiles. As a Yorkshire based Downs Syndrome Charity they have provided vital support to Danny & Claire.

This vital support needs to continue for Darcy and for the 1000's of other Down Syndrome children and families they help. Of course it costs money & like all charities their funding has been hit during these terrible last 12 months. 

1 hour of face to face support for parents costs £15, 1 hour of speech & language help for 4 kids is £60. Critical group swimming lessons are £250! 

I wish you could all meet my little niece Darcy, she has developed into an incredible character, & Sunshine & Smiles has played no small part in this. We wouldn't change Darcy for the world but we always want to change the world for Darcy and this is me doing my little bit... with your help, please give whatever you can and let us keep the fabulous work of Sunshine & Smiles going.

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Melissa Porritt
07 Aug, 2021

Well done to all, fantastic achievement x

Christine Sheath
04 Aug, 2021

Emma Lanfear-wright
02 Aug, 2021

amazing achievement well done xxxx

Update from Duncan

Instagram page now available, a few insights into preparation and updates once we start!

(Update posted on July 10, 2021 10:47)
Anonymous donor      Top Donor     
25 Jun, 2021

Duncan's fundraising stats
Online donations: £2,570.00
Match funding: £0.00
Raised offline: £0.00
Gift Aid: £430.23
Total raised: £3,000.23
Duncan is fundraising for Sunshine and Smiles - Leeds Down Syndrome Network

A support network for children and young people who have Down Syndrome and their families in Leeds.
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Self organised 12 day cycling event

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