Back Chairman's Charity
With the honour of being Leicestershire Chairman, my chosen charity is the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. This charity is very close to me and my family, and the reason for this is that I have 2 daughters that have Muscular Dystrophy.
September 2014Lyndon Top 'Get-on-yer-bike' - SUCCESS!!!
A cheque for £2,500was presented at our A.G.M. to Donna Young of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) who was delighted with our fundraising efforts. And a big 'Thank You' to all Fundraisers was received from Phil Hodson's cousin Stewart who is a sufferer of MND.
During the event an exercise bike was positioned in full view in a stunning location, and attracted loads of attention. The time was divided into half hour slots and the less energetic of us shared a slot or two, until the whole 47 hour was filled... AMAZING. The kids and teenagers loved the opportunity to stay up late into the night, and big respect goes to those who set alarms for the graveyard shifts, that's dedication for you. It was a brilliant challenge because it enabled everybody to take part. And between us we cycled 793 miles. That's as far as John O'Groats to Newquay!!! (Would we have made Lands End if we'd had that extra hour?). The sweepstake to guess the mileage was won exactly by Jim and Jayne Brown who have received £117, half the money taken, with the other half going to MNDA. They subsequently donated a large proportion of it back to charity.
The 55 mile/5 Counties Challenge was started with a rousing send-off; achieved, with photos taken at every County boundary; and finished with a heroes welcome back on the field.
The 'fun' Challenge round the perimeter of Rutland Water was completed by 20 cyclists (with varying degrees of discomfort?!)
Very Very Well Done
A specially printed CERTIFICATE of ACHIEVEMENT was given to all who took part.
Phil Hodson is to be congratulated for his unwavering optimism, organisation and commitment.