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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


Very well done Girls
Donation by Alasdair & Maureen Kent
on 03-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Sally (and Abs). Lejog is such an amazing way to remember your friend and raise money for a great cause. From the yogis!
Donation by Ben Rule
on 03-09-2018
£50.00 gift aid
I don’t know either of you or Fi but have loved following your journey and daily blog . I’m sure your friend would have been very proud of your efforts. Respect to you both snd a huge well done !
Donation by Mike Butters
on 02-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done, girls. A great achievement in memory of our granddaughter and your friend.
Donation by David and Gill Strong
on 02-09-2018
£250.00 gift aid
Congratulations on completing such an impressive challenge- seriously inspiring and what an amazing way to commemorate Fiona. I’ve enjoyed following all your cycling adventures over the last few months and kept an eye for you in Richmond Park!
Donation by Angharad
on 02-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Amazing work, well done! Xx
Donation by Catherine Wright
on 02-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Wow, Amazing, I wish I could done a leg with with you. Susie sent me the video of the piper welcoming you at the finish, well done girls and in the UK weather as well, FANTASTIC.
Donation by Steve Allchin
on 01-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
An amazing achievement girls and for such a worthy cause. Well done xx
Donation by Max & Adrian
on 31-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Amy
on 31-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
So in awe of you guys. What an incredible achievement and such an amazing tribute to Fi. Hope the drinks are flowing and the feet are up x
Donation by Alice Gayner
on 31-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid

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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