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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

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Event is completed


Friends show their love in times of trouble not happiness. True friends indeed.
Donation by Susan and Iain
on 27-08-2018
Tracy has told me all about you Abbie, Sally & the huge challenge you’ve taken on in memory of your dear friend. Happy to support you cycling all those miles! Well done girls.
Donation by Pat Howell
on 27-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Very proud !!
Donation by Jim
on 27-08-2018
Great achievement. Well done!
Donation by Bernard Leeman
on 26-08-2018
Well done Sal & Abs! You’re doing such a fantastic job. Loving all your updates! Lots of love, Bells X
Donation by Bells Davies
on 26-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Only 5 days till you complete the cycle and arrive in JohnO’groats .Being part of the support team and covering the first 3 days by car has made us appreciate what a tough challenge you’ve both undertaken ..Fi would of been so proud ! Mum and Wayne x
Donation by Wayne and Mum
on 26-08-2018
Loving your blogs and all the insta updates. I met Sal in Moscow and haven’t seen you in years but your adventure is so inspiring! Congrats both on the journey so far! Jo
Donation by Jo Robertson
on 26-08-2018
£18.75 gift aid
Well done, keep going!
Donation by Steve West
on 24-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Great Blog - keep going guys and good luck for the rest of the ride. Great cause. X
Donation by David Makin
on 24-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
You're doing amazing! X
Donation by Julie Burley & John
on 23-08-2018

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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