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IODPA Tour de Force

At the end of May, former police officer, Mark,challenges himself to undertake the hardest cycle ride in Britain, John O’Groats to Lands End. Mark is a long term sufferer of PTSD, caused whilst serving as Police Officer. The symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on their day to day lives.   Each person’s experience of...

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Total raised
£5,110.00

Target
£10,000.00

51%

Donations accepted until 30-09-2018

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IODPA Tour de Force

At the end of May, former police officer, Mark,challenges himself to undertake the hardest cycle ride in Britain, John O’Groats to Lands End.

Mark is a long term sufferer of PTSD, caused whilst serving as Police Officer. The symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on their day to day lives.  

Each person’s experience of PTSD is unique to them. Whilst some people use negative and self destructive coping mechanisms (such as alcohol, drugs, or self harming) Mark felt he needed a positive type of coping mechanism. He decided to set himself a challenge, as a result, cycling the JOGLE route.

The training for the bike ride is helping him build his confidence and contributing to a more positive outlook.  Mark is also determined to raise awareness of the condition en route and to raise enough funds to facilitate therapy for other injured police officers.

Mark is being heavily supported by a huge team around him, including a paramedic. His entire ride is totally organised for him so that all Mark has to concentrate on, is cycling. 

Mark is hoping to raise £10,000 for IODPA and can only achieve this with your help!!



 

Mark’s son, Zeke, is also cycling the entire journey to act as his support as two weeks from home and familiar surroundings will be extremely tough for Mark.

There will also be a mental health care professional available 24 hours a day for Mark, as well as a paramedic following him.

Event date

25-May-2018

Event type

Cycling

3 days to event start

Event Contact

Key contact
IODPA
Email address
admin@iodpa.org

Activity log

Good luck Mark, we are right behind you and supporting you all the way.
Donation by Mike & Nailah
on 20/05/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Mark, you are truly an inspiration.
Donation by Berny Lunt
on 20/05/2018
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
All the best Mark and Zeke, hope there’s a tail wind when you need one.
Donation by Peter Lane
on 20/05/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
I cannot stand odd figures my 3rd donation will get it to 5000 quid......sad it's only halfway!
Donation by Tom curry
on 20/05/2018
£ 23.00
£ 5.75 gift aid
Good luck Mark - I’m sure you’ll look good in Lycra.
Donation by Arron Goodey
on 20/05/2018
£ 100.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
So proud of you Mark x
Donation by Tracey Rawlins
on 20/05/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Be safe and enjoy it as much as you can!
Donation by Justin H-B
on 17/05/2018
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
Good luck Mark...Thank you
Donation by Debbie E
on 16/05/2018
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
You’re a champion Mark, all the best on your tour, xxx
Donation by Lynn R
on 16/05/2018
£ 60.00
£ 15.00 gift aid
Good luck, take care.
Donation by Penny
on 14/05/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £3,010.00
Direct donations:(offline) £2,100.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £5,110.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£5,219.50

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