Tuesday 24 August 2010

Team Racy Knickers hit the road!

Fundraisers Nicole Taylor, Sarah Kinloch and Carolyn McCall are preparing to embark on the adventure of a lifetime this September.

The girls, who have several friends with CF, will be driving from Calais to Split in Croatia in an organised car rally – a journey covering over 2000 kilometres.

Nicole said "This may not be an unusual leisure activity for some people. But for us 3 females who know very little about cars, this is a huge personal challenge to not only get to the finish line in Split but also get our car ready for the starting line!

There's also one other 'small' issue - the rules of the rally state that you must buy a car for under £150. So thankfully, we managed to source one from a friend for the grand sum of £0.43 - and a case of beer!"

You can sponsor the team here and follow their adventures on their blog

Thursday 19 August 2010

Southampton lads take on 980 mile cycle for the CF Trust

Southampton man Dan Doherty will be raising vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust this August by cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End.

29 year old Dan, who works for the engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald as an acoustic engineer, has chosen to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust because his younger brother Ben died of CF in 2008. He is taking part with three friends, Craig Bremner who also works for Mott MacDonald and his university friend Thomas Spenkuch. The team will cycle 100 miles a day for 10 days and will be riding without a support vehicle. Dan said “We are all avid cyclists and have been training but we’ve never cycled anything like the distance we’ll be covering during the challenge. I lost my brother, Ben, to Cystic Fibrosis when he was just 23 years old. We’re hoping to raise money to help fund research into a cure as well as treatment of the symptoms so that CF sufferers have brighter prospects and a longer life expectancy.”

The team leaves John O’ Groats on Sunday 22 August and you can sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/JoGLEforCF

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Andrew walks Coast to Coast for the CF Trust

Congratulations to Andrew Horner who recently walked across northern England following Wainwright's Coast to Coast route - 12 days, 190 miles and three National Parks.

Andrew walked in memory of his friend Richard Grannell and has raised £1,250 for the CF Trust. You can find out more on his justgiving page.

Thursday 5 August 2010

Bon voyage to some fundraising friends

A sad farewell or perhaps au revoir to Michael Crouch and Tori Milner who are off on a round the world trip. Mike and Tori are friends of Catherine and Julian Sheahan who have 7 year old twins with CF. From when the children where first diagnosed Mike and Tori pledged to help in any way that they could and they have been great supporters of the CF Trust over the years.

Last year Michael completed Hadrian’s Wall on crutches despite being told by a physio that he was mad to do it. Not only did he finish it with energy and only one crutch, mastering the rugged pathways like a mountain goat, he did his part in raising nearly £20k for the CF Trust! Michael also is one of the top purchasers of the CF Trust's Mr Potato Head pin badges, as he was forced to buy one everytime he was late for a meeting with Julian. Needless to say, he has quite a collection!

To mark their farewell, before embarking on a round the world trip, the couple held a farewell party in aid of the Trust. This involved bowling, dressing up and karaoke, raising a further few thousand pounds. They have been dear friends and a real asset to the Trust, and will be sorely missed.