Epic Charity Event

Firstly I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Matthew Taylor, I work for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in Southampton, I'm also an Instructor at the Jason Boh School Of Martial Arts (Enterprise Centre Portsmouth).I recently received the sad news that my best friend has been diagnosed terminally ill with cancer. This has been quite a shock as he has always been such a strong figure of a man, what one would call a man's man. He is a master carpenter of 30 years, never had a day sick and always happy to help out those that needed it, he never moans or complains just accepts what life has to offer, truly a great person and best friend. 13 years ago I was honoured when I was asked to be god father to his daughter, you never imagine that one day you will actually have to step up to the plate. His daughter (my god daughter) recently completed a 10,000 meter swim-a-thon with Portsea North Swimming Club, to raise money for Cancer research and McMillan's Nurses, I too am planning on a charity event. In September 2015 I'm planning on cycling the Southern Alps, 650 miles in total, starting with the famous Alp D'Huez route of the Tour De France. Now I know this seems like a long time away, however understanding this challenge I know that this requires serious dedication and commitment to the training required to be able to complete this ride. I would just like to state that this is not a government sponsored event and will be paid for completely by myself. What I would like to request, is a donation from you and/or your Company; whatever you can for Cancer Research. My target is to raise £10,000, this amount will give a person an extenstion on their life and in some cases a fighting chance to beat Cancer. I will be calling on local and regional media, to see if they wish to run this story and I will also be requesting that the names of all Companies and supporters of this event are acknowledged as I feel it's important to recognise all support. Now here's the big ask, if any Company would like to advertise their logo then please contact me as I will be having all my cycling clothing logo'ed for training and for the ride itself. All I ask for is a small donation - I will be covering the cost of my own custom cycling clothing. My training routes can be found on my Map My Ride profile (AgentBarrett) anyone wishing to join me for a days intensive training consisting of rides between 40 and 100 miles; duration ranging from 2.5 to 6.5 hours; or even just to give moral support then come along your more than welcome! If your interested in joining me through the Alps let me know and I can find out what the costs would be, as a ball park figure its around £2,500 per person for 10 days.So please dig deep and donate now :)Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Just Text Giving is simple No:70070 text: MRDC51 £1 if your a tax payer and have a smart phone follow the link and the good old tax man will have to gift aid in as well :)

As more and more poeple are being effected by cancer in one way or another, i would like to ask for a couple of minutes of your time and please read my page below, and if your able to please donate just £1.

if not then please forward this link and story onto others, either way your help and time is greatfully recieved and i wish i could give all a massive hug of thanks but im a tad busy training.

best regards and much love.

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