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Graham's Trans-Pennine Challenge

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Graham Jowett

Please sponsor me to cycle coast-to-coast for Derbyshire Mind!

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Derbyshire Mind

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Donations accepted until 05-11-2017

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I've been cycling for 65 years (well, the first year was only a tricycle) but I've never undertaken a personal challenge before, unless you count commuting in London for years without being knocked off.
My involvement in mental health goes back to an earlier career as a psychiatric social worker, which led me to join the board of Derbyshire Mind a few years ago. Derbyshire Mind celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, so what better time could there be to fund-raise for it? 
Bearing in mind I will be doing this a matter of days before my 70th birthday, you might think I should be fundraising for AgeUK (or by the end of the three days the Yorkshire Air Ambulance service!). BUT..I have always felt that services for mental health and emotional well-being have long been the 'poor relation' in health and social care and I am immensely proud of Derbyshire Mind's campaigning and support for those with mental health difficulties across the County. We provide advocacy services across Derbyshire and social activity and exercise groups which improve well-being for vulnerable people.

Event details

Cycling the Trans-Pennine Trail

In early August I will be attempting to cycle the whole of the Trans-Pennine Trail, a coast-to-coast trip covering 215 miles and climbing a total of over 7,500 ft. The route begins in Southport, skirts Liverpool and Greater Manchester before climbing through Derbyshire across the Pennines and on to Doncaster, The Yorkshire Wolds, and ending at the North Sea in Hornsea.
There are several official checkpoints along the way and the challenge should take me three days. 

Event date

03-August-2017 09:00  - 
05-August-2017 17:00

Event type


Event is completed


Well done. Impressive level of fitness
Donation by DON HAMMOND
on 30-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done
Donation by Anonymous
on 28-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Graham!! Hope this pushes you over the £1000 mark and I hope you reach the goal!! Fantastic example to set to the rest of the trustees!!
Donation by saeah
on 18-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Great achievement and great cause
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Great achievement Graham, Mr Fit!
Donation by Brenda
on 09-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-08-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Good Luck!
Donation by Bill, Dave
on 04-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Nigel & Julie
on 04-08-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck! A fantastic challenge for a great charity
Donation by Rachel
on 04-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Full of admiration Graham and hope you manage to enjoy the ride ! Lots of love and good wishes xxxx
Donation by Gill and Francis xx
on 03-08-2017
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,061.00
Offline Donations: £50.00
Total Raised: £1,111.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,344.75

Donations closed

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