Mike Hayden very kindly donated his sponsorship money raised and was very generously matched by Barclay’s Bank Total raised £1530.00
In Mike’s word’s he explained
In terms of the event it was a 64 mile tour of Pembrokeshire and took place on the 12th of June 2011. I entered the event as a dare on new yrs day with a friend and started training in February. I have not completed anything of this type before and not a keen cyclist.However, I have to say that I really enjoyed the training and was in really good physical condition for the event.What I wasn’t ready for were the conditions.I was hoping as it was June that it would be a pleasantly warm day and that I would be able to enjoy some of the spectacular scenery around Pembrokeshire! Unfortunately a freak 12 hrs weather hit Pembrokeshire on the day of the ride and it not only absolutely pored with rain but we were also met with gale force winds which made the course very very challenging. The last 10 miles or so were directly into the headwinds and by the time I arrived back in Saundersfoot some 6hrs 24 mins later I don’t think I could have ridden another 100 yds. I have to say that I almost threw the bike into the sea with a promise not to ride a bike ever again! However after drying off and recovering I did felt a huge sense of achievement as only around 200 of the 700 entrants completed the ride.I was absolutely delighted to support the fund and this kept me going till the end as I didn’t want to let anyone down.
We would like to thank Mike and Barclay’s Bank for there very kind gesture in supporting Rachel’s Fund
Our new total £45.704.45
“WHAT A FANTASTIC NIGHT HAD BY ALL”, We would like to give a big thank you to Mr Kevin Johns for his support again this year “A Fantastic Showman”, A massive thank you to all the models young and old Rachel would have been so proud of you. Thank you to Ian and Les and all at Loughor Working men’s Club for there continued support, A huge thank you to Fran Thomas and the girls from Next, Tony and Hannah from Formal Hire( Wales Tartan Centre www.welsh-tartan.com) Emma and Marinafrom Prom Perfect Gowns ,Neil and Jo from ELF Cosmetics(eyeslipsface.co.uk),Paul Deans from Inkin & Deans,Macmillan Books for everyone’s very kind support again this year without there help we couldn’t have done it. A big thank you to Kelly and all the children who took part from PontyBrenin Primary School . The band “The Underdogs” Grant, Dean, Tom and Leigh who very kindly supported us once again we thank you. A big thanks to you all for your continued support and those of you who very kindly donated a raffle prize it is very much appreciated. !! AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST DIANNE JONES WHO ARRANGED AND ORGANISED EVERYTHING AGAIN THIS YEAR ” WE THANK YOU”
“It really means a lot more than our words can express”
We raised £1396.30
NEXT Very Kindly Donated A Further £150
“FANTASTIC GESTURE AND VERY MUCH APPRECIATED”
Our new total is £44.024.20 + £150
New total £44.174.45
John Scott and committee of the Bank Farm Residence Club very kindly donated £2300.00, this is the second time they have donated to the fund. Every year they work very hard with various fundraising events and decide what charity to very kindly donate too. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone once again for there very kind support.
Our new total £42.628.15
Gift Aid to be added to the fund £215.40
New Total £40.328.15