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Neil Hopkins

I'm cycling from London to Paris to raise money for Your Sanctuary, a charity that supports survivors of domestic abuse in the Woking Area.

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Your Sanctuary offer support and empowerment to anyone affected by domestic abuse. One woman said, 

"I didn't think anybody could help me but when I spoke to the woman on the helpline she helped me understand that there is help and support out there."

We should stand up against domestic abuse and give anybody the chance to survive, floruish and live with out fear.

As a church community we have seen the wondeful work that Your Sanctuary does in Woking and as a local charity they are always in need of financial support to provide the care for survivors. While as a man I can't actually be physically involved in their work, I can support by heloing to raise funds that keep the helpline, refugee, pay for staff and other superb initiatives going.  

Event details

London to Paris Cycle Ride (plus some running)

On March 10th I'm running the Surrey half-Marathon, then in May I'm running a Maverick Surrey Hills 13km run. This is all the warm up to the big adventure of cycling from London (well Croydon) to Paris.

If you know me cycling isn't something I do, so this is a whole new discipline for me, so should be quite a journey. I'll be starting on Wednsday 5th June and will hopefully be arriving in Paris on Sunday 9th June. Not long to ride quite a long way. 

I thought this would be apt as the probable difficulty of this journey is nothing compared to journey that many women (& men) make as they escape terrible situations and seek to rebuild new lives away from domestic abuse. So please do give generously.

Event date

05-June-2019 07:00  - 
09-June-2019 13:00

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9 days to event start


Well done from Mom & Dad
Donation by Bryan & Rita Hopkins
on 21-05-2019
£10.00 gift aid
Good luck Neil. Amazing thing to do for a fantastic cause.
Donation by David and Ruth Cartledge
on 21-05-2019
£7.50 gift aid
best of luck
Donation by Barnaby
on 21-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Dear Neil. Many congratulations on taking on this challenge for a worthy cause. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable ride to Paris 😊 Enjoy the scenery along the way!
Donation by Yvonne Frew
on 14-05-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Go Neil ! We are very proud of you. B & S xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Wishing you well. Love from us both.
Donation by Judith and Mark
on 10-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Go Neil. It won't hurt. Honest.
Donation by Anonymous
on 07-05-2019
£12.50 gift aid
On your bike Vicar!
Donation by Malcolm
on 06-05-2019
£25.00 gift aid
All the best Neil. A very worthy cause xx
Donation by Robin and Susie
on 02-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
More power to your pedals my man! Miss you buddy x
Donation by Iain Armstrong
on 02-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,053.00
Offline Donations: £20.00
Total Raised: £2,073.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,566.25

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