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01 May 2020

Paul cycled 500 miles for MDS UK, in one-hour periods

When is this event::

Start: May 1 @ 8:00 am
End: May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Across the UK
United Kingdom + Google Map

PAUL FUNDRAISING IDEA: CYCLING 500 MILES, IN ONE-HOUR PERIODS

Organising an event like this with children, lockdown and a company to run is a huge ask. However, a month on and Paul surpassed his £250 target, raising a total of £255 for MDS UK’s work.

As our Fundraising Consultant, Paul is tasked with helping our new fundraising employee fulfil the fundraising strategy. Raising money personally is not part of the role, so he really has gone “the extra mile” for MDS UK.

PAUL REFLECTS ON HIS EXPERIENCE:

“I feel so relieved that I can finally rest my legs…and of course a sense of achievement in completing the challenge!

“The windy days were a challenge. I live by the coast and my cycle routes are mostly open countryside. There were beautiful views, but the headwinds made some days hard going.

“It wasn’t a huge distance each day but not having any rest days for the whole month made it hard going on my legs. Also, finding the time each day to do it whilst working and juggling childcare during lockdown was tough.

“I’m really pleased about how keen people were to support me and MDS UK. Most of my supporters have never heard of MDS UK or the condition itself, so it’s great to also spread some awareness.

“To other budding cyclists I’d say “Go for it!” The challenge was spread over a month, so it didn’t really need much advance training, and it’s a great way to keep fit while raising money!”

We would like to say a huge thank you to Paul for devising, organising and participating in the 500-mile cycle event. Lockdown would have been much tougher financially for MDS UK without determined fundraisers like you!

 

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