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Paul Johnson

30 people cycling over 300km in India for a fabulous cause: Cares4Kids, can you help, please

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Zurich Community Trust (UK) Ltd

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Big India charity cycle challenge... YES ,YES, YES, we did it, all of us completed the 5 day challenge and with only one fall and a few sores/bruises to show for it, we are mainly all intact.  

I have been a keen cyclist in the past. 
Recently, with the pressures of work and family life, my fitness levels have dropped and my waistline has grown!

I am hitting the big 50 years of age next year and wanted to make a difference by doing something that both raises money for a fantastic cause and that challenges me at the same time. The training regime and/or the spicy food in India will certainly help with the waistline issue mentioned earlier...
I have never ventured further afield than Europe in the past and the most I have cycled in one go has been 100km, so this is a big challenge for me. 

Please help spur me on to completing this massive challenge by giving as much a or as little as you can to help achieve our group target of £95,000. PLEASE SHARE MY PAGE,

Update: 06/11/2017 
I am back on UK soil having complete the India trip, it was a fantastic experience and the 29 strong team have raised over £100,000 so far, if you can help, please do donate too.

Event details

300 km + Cycle Ride - India's tropical South

We have cycled more than 300km through spectacular scenery and the backwaters of southern India taking in the diverse birdlife of the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, historic Cochin, pedalling the backroads through tea and spice plantations, see Kerala's incredible wildlife (from a distance!!)

Cares4Kids is the Openwork Foundation's current theme and is the focus of their grant-giving programme. It is designed to support children and young people in the UK and overseas, up to the age of 18 years, who are disadvantaged either socially or physically.

Since 1981, the Foundation has supported over 1,000 projects in the UK and abroad and has donated over £18 million to the community. During this time the Foundation has provided vital support for many people and causes.

Amongst other things, they have helped charities build a school in Manila for children living on the dump sites, funded adventure playgrounds for disabled children, helped purchase medical and mobility equipment for people of all ages, built hydrotherapy pools and conversions in children's hospices and paid for specially adapted minibuses and salaries for specialist staff.

Event date

27-October-2017 00:00  - 
03-November-2017 00:00

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Event is completed


Sara £10 and Jesse £50, Many thanks for your generous donations.
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Claverdon man. Your round next!
Donation by David Phillips
on 11-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done paul👍
Donation by Rhplastering
on 14-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well Done Paul, Richard Craddock
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well Done Paul !
Donation by Gavin Sedgman
on 12-11-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Paul J Snr
on 12-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Paul, Edge Hill won't worry you now :-)
Donation by Richard Butler
on 10-11-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done, as promised the additional carrot on completion!
Donation by Roger
on 09-11-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Paul...!
Donation by Andrew
on 08-11-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Well done Paul, sounds like a blast was had. Perhaps one year....
Donation by Andy Salter
on 08-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,575.00
Offline Donations: £692.00
Total Raised: £4,267.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,798.25

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