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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


Enormous congratulations to you both and to everyone who has supported you on this amazing journey. Such a wonderful and challenging thing to have done. I'm blown away. What a beautiful way to honour your friend's memory.
Donation by Louise Barber
on 31-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done girls, a fantastic achievement for a very good cause! xx
Donation by Lorraine Smith
on 31-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Amazing efforts you two - so impressed! Well done and hope you get to enjoy some bubbles tomorrow evening xxx
Donation by Katie Young
on 31-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Sal and Abs - it's just amazing what you both have done xxxx
Donation by Julia and Andy
on 31-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Very good stuff well done
Donation by Theo
on 31-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
We're so proud of you both, what an incredible achievement! Rob and Alison x
Donation by Rob and Alison
on 31-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
It’s been fabulous to read your blog and watch your Herculean efforts and I’m so chuffed to see you almost at the finish line. Never was a small sum of sponsorship money so richly deserved - well done!
Donation by Bob J
on 30-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Heres a donation to say thanks Abbie for the anti-bonking supervision
Donation by Alex
on 30-08-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Amazing effort Sal and Abs! Well done xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-08-2018
Well done girls a great achievement and an inspiration to us all. Good luck for the rest of the ride 🚴‍♀️Xx
Donation by Vanessa Clark
on 30-08-2018
£5.00 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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