LONDON TO PARIS Sponsorship Event
SIMULATED CYCLING AND ROWING
1st MAY to 31st MAY 2017
A HUGE THANK YOU!
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
We are still collecting and counting the kind donations from our sponsors. We expect the final total to be around £10,000 - far in excess of what we were aiming for! We are still accepting online donations - just click on the "Golden Giving Donate Now" on this page. It's very safe and secure.
Our fundraising activity came to the attention of "The West Stand Bogs", a Community Trust that supports Barnsley business and charities through the sale of their Barnsley F.C. Fanzine. Their generous donation of £2,500 has pushed our grand total towards £10,000. Thank you lads from everyone at the Group.
In addition, the Barnsley Chronicle published a short article and photo about our success in all the district papers. a welcome bit of publicity for us!
FUND RAISING EVENT
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Throughout May 2017 the Barnsley Long Term Exercise Heart Support Group members will be holding a simulated sponsored cycle event from London to Paris including a simulated row across the English Channel from Dover to Calais.
HOW WE ARE DOING IT
Group members will join a Team of 5 and cycle and row the 240 miles from London to Paris. The distance will be covered on the exercise bikes and rowing machines. During each session the distance covered by the Teams' members will be recorded and the average for each week will show the whole Group's progress along the route.
WHY WE ARE DOING IT
We are a self funding Charity affiliated to the British Heart Foundation and run by volunteers for the benefit of its members. By sponsoring this event you will be helping to raise funds to support the Group. Specifically, we need more equipment to improve our facilities and replace old and worn out items.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We have partnered with charity fundraising specialists "Golden Giving" who enable us to process sponsorship donations online and process payments through their secure portal. Clicking on their button below will allow you to make a payment by debit or credit card. Alternatively, you can compare and choose an alternative payment method, including PayPal, bank transfer and cheque.
"GIFT AID IT"
When sponsoring us you will have the opportunity to allow your donation to be assisted by the "Gift Aid" scheme. It means that for every £1 you give, we can claim an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue. Please look out for the box on the donation form and tick it. Thank you.
WE MADE IT!!!
WEEK 1 + WEEK 2 + WEEK 3 + WEEK 4 PROGRESS
Last week with a tremendous effort by everybody, we added another 68 miles to the total and ALL the teams reached Paris! In 4 weeks the Group has covered a total of 3,895 miles. With 13 teams of 5 people this is an average of nearly 300 miles per team. Our target was 240 miles per team. We got to Paris and 60 miles beyond! And again, this was in-between our normal sessions - all slightly hectic. Well done everybody! A truly epic event.
We are now collecting from all the generous people that sponsored us and will post as soon as the final total is in. In the meantime, it is not too late to donate online. Just click on the "Golden Giving Donate Now" button on this page.
Thanks again to all the teams and their terrific efforts and all those who kindly supported us financially.
Each week we will plot the progress of the Group on a huge banner we have in our gym. We will also update the map above and show where we are on the route. All the participating teams will cover the route throughout May and their average distance each week will be the Group's plotted progress.