Evans Cycles Cuba 2013
the past 15 years I have regularly participated in raising
funds for cancer charities; cancer is close to my heart,
as both my grandmothers have died from this disease as well
as my uncle. It is from seeing people I love suffer from
the awful disease, that I started fundraising to support
the research into cancer
as well as supporting people who have the illness.
Every year I have participated in the Race for Life where
I would organize a group of women to raise sponsorship for
Cancer Research UK.
Over the 15 years we have raised £12,000!
In 2012 I thought…. What next???? I had been running
the Race for Life for many years, I needed to look for a
new challenge and look for
new ways to support cancer charities.
I then found Action for Charity who were running a bespoke
challenge for “Women V’s Cancer” cycling
400km through Cuba to raise money for three cancer charities
– I immediately signed up – this was not only
be a significant challenge for me (especially as I had not
been on a
bike for a significant number of years!!) but it would be
at least £3,000 for three important charities: Breast
Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and
Ovarian Cancer Action.
So here I am February 2013 – I now have 7 months of
training left before I embark on one of the hardest challenges
I have faced! I am working
hard training 6 days a week, as well as fundraising to raise
£5,000 target I have personally set myself.
I am grateful to MGFF Committee who are supporting me in
with the amateur boxing night on 16th March and the
Family Fete on 21st July 2013.