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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


Good luck both!
Donation by Andrew Pym
on 20-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Amazing work girls! So proud of you, Sal (and Abi!) Loved reading Day 1 of your update. Keep smashing it (I'll reward you with a Matsos once you're finished!) xxx
Donation by Katie
on 20-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Amazing ride for an amazing cause! Xx
Donation by JJ and Rita
on 19-08-2018
Stumbled on your blog having cycled LEJOG myself last year. Touched by your motivation and wish you the very best of luck with both the ride and fundraising.
Donation by Steven Halliday
on 18-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck with this enormous challenge.
Donation by Alan & Hilary
on 18-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Major respect guys ✊! What an amazing adventure you have in front of you. Best of luck and looking forward to following the jorney xxxx
Donation by Jules Tod
on 18-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Abbie!! Will be thinking of you all the way! xx
Donation by Katie Coates
on 17-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Incredibly impressive...and entirely unenviable. Good luck Abbie!
Donation by Kieran
on 17-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Abbie!
Donation by Karolina Heyne
on 17-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Abbie!
Donation by Emily M
on 17-08-2018
£7.50 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

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