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Abs' and Sal's LEJOG Adventure

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Abigail Haggan

Unlikely cyclists riding end to end in memory of our best friend Fiona Strong and in support of those affected by cancer in young people.

Raising money for
Fiona Strong Memorial Fund

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We are Abs & Sal and have been best friends since starting secondary school together in 1998.

In October 2015 one of our best friends, Fiona Strong, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Since the diagnosis we spent many an hour wondering what, if anything, we can do to help. We decided to take on a challenge Fiona would not be jealous of in the slightest and cycle the length of the UK.

Our challenge was originally set for April 2018, but Fiona took a turn for the worse during this month and sadly passed away on the 1st May. We postponed our trip to August, determined to complete the challenge and make our terribly missed friend proud.

In Fiona's last few weeks our fundraising focused on raising money for desperately needed Immunotherapy treatment for Fiona. Over £45,000 was raised thanks to the kind generosity of so many. It was Fiona's wish that the money goes to help others if she wouldn't be able to benefit from it herself and the Fiona Strong Memorial Fund has been set-up to do this. Any further sponsorship we raise for our challenge will be in aid of this cause. 

Thank you to all those who have supported us to date.

Event details

Cycling 100 miles from Lands End to John O Groats

We will be setting off from Lands End on Sunday 19th August, taking the safe (and longer) way up the country, and finishing in John O Groats on Friday 31st August.

We have wonderful friends and family joining us on various legs of the journey and providing car support. There is still time to get involved! Follow our blog for more information and to keep track!

Event date

19-August-2018 00:00  - 
31-August-2018 00:00

Event type


Event is completed


Abi and Sal, what a brilliant job you did organising the Carol Service. Through all your hard work and effort Fiona’s memory really will live on.
Donation by Melanie Dickson
on 07-12-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Amazing achievement, well done!
Donation by Lindsey Mackenzie
on 03-10-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Well done Sally and Abi - such a wonderful achievement.
Donation by Helen Fisher
on 01-10-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done guys - fantastic effort!
Donation by George
on 01-10-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Very very much in awe of you both for completing such a mammoth route, such a great achievement in memory of your friend Fiona. Congratulations xx
Donation by Sarah and Ryan Wallace
on 16-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Completely in awe of you both. Such an achievement for an amazing cause! Xx
Donation by Lara
on 11-09-2018
£17.50 gift aid
Donation by Ben and fam
on 11-09-2018
Great achievement, and very deserving cause
Donation by Rick Cudworth
on 04-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Congratulations!! What an amazing achievement. I'm sure your friend would have been very proud and hugely impressed. Lots of love x
Donation by Jessica Evans
on 04-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Justin Speake
on 03-09-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £7,425.00
Offline Donations: £1,250.00
Total Raised: £8,675.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £10,312.50

Donations closed

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