WHY WE ARE CYCLING 'END TO END'
My son George, who will be two in July, has Albinism. Since this was diagnosed, I have felt that I would like to do something positive to help him and other people with this rare and little known condition.
Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats seemed like an attainable but challenging goal and Mark (George's uncle) took very little persuasion to commit to the ride. We might even enjoy it!
We decided in February to do the ride. Since then we have been training and planning and hope this will mean we are up to the challenge of The Great British Cycle Ride.
I had hoped that any money we raised might be used to aid research, but research projects require funding in tens of thousands of pounds, guaranteed over a number of years.
Experts in Albinism recommended that any money we raise would be best used in funding The Albinism Fellowship. This small charity provides information, advice and support, for people with Albinism and we are delighted to be raising money for them.
Money we raise for them will be put towards purchasing I.T. equipment, producing new literature and developing a network of national contact persons.
We hope to raise a substantial sum and any money you can donate will genuinely make a difference.