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12 Mar 2016

Vicky and Rob Triathlon

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Date: 12/03/2016
8:00 am




East Grinstead Triathlon
East Grinstead, RH19 3LN United Kingdom + Google Map

Vicky Crawley’s and Rob Summerfield’s Triathlon for MDS

Vicky and Rob have braved the cold weather and completed the amazing fundraising event they set for themselves, by cycling and walking 50 miles and swimming 50 lengths!

You can still donate towards Vicky’s Virgin Money page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/VickyCrawley

Vicky and Rob posing after completing their amazing challenge

Vicky’s children go to the same school as Olivia and Tilly Hepburn, who are now well known to all the MDS community for raising awareness and funds for MDS for the last 2-3 years. For the last few miles of swimming, Vicky and Rob joined Olivia and Lisa Hepburn, who did their last few lapses of their own challenge: swimming the equivalent of the English channel.  Have a look on our webpage about their outstanding achievement!

If you wish to support Vicky and Rob for this triathlon – please check Vicky’s Virgin Money Giving page

We are very grateful to Vicky, and moved by the reasons why she decided to undertake this challenge – in her own words:

As a lot of you might be aware I am always up for a personal challenge. I can always be seen cycling or walking in and around the East Grinstead areas and further afield. On the weekend of the 12th/13th March myself and friend Rob Summerfield will taking part in a Triathlon challenge of 50 miles cycling , 50 miles walking finished by 50 lengths swimming. We are doing the challenge to raise money for MDS UK. In 2012 a dad at my childrens school was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called MDS or mylodysplasic syndrome. Since 2012 he has undergone a Bone Marrow Transplant which involved a lengthy stay in hospital in isolation. Over the past 3 years he has been in and out of hospital and it’s the support of this small charity that has kept himself and family going.

We would really like to raise much needed awareness of this disease and to raise as much money as possible for this small charity.

Thank you for visiting our page and thank you for donating.


Thank you so much, Vicky, for your words, and congratulations to you and Rob on your incredible achievement. There is some serious MDS awareness all over West Sussex thanks to you!

A massive thank you as well to all of those who are supporting and sponsoring Vicky and Rob. Your contributions allow us to keep helping families affected by MDS, supplying extra information to them, setting up meetings and support forums, as well as supporting MDS nurses to attend conferences.

And last but not least, thanks to East Grinstead Online, the local paper and East Grinstead Living Magazine for their coverage of the event.

Vicky Crawley posing with her bike

Vicky Crawley with her bike

Vicky Crawley and her team at the pool

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