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Lands End to John O'Groats

by Aidan Prendergast

€ 745.80

raised so far. Fundraising target € 508






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Hi All,

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats bike ride over 12 days this July

When a couple of people suggested this mad escapade could be used for good it seemed daft not to, even though I still have bad memories of various sponsored events back as a kid - a decade or so ago (!!). Luckily after many years it's also been long enough for the 108 mile Dartmoor Classic to have faded from my mind (hence the somewhat grim picture) - as the last day of this will be more miles than that. 

TED speaker Matthieu Ricard gave a talk at an event I attended a couple of years ago. His Karuna-Shechen charity provides an inspiring mix of localism in action, supporting education, organic vegetables and health services in a culturally sensitive context. They are working toward building a better future for those in Tibet, Nepal and India - as detailed further down the page. 

My 'target' is a Euro for every couple of miles. While the key thing will be the challenge of the hardest physical event I've yet attempted, it would be wonderful to also improve the lives of those facing much more fundamental challenges daily. 

Thanks for your attention and please do choose to support this terrific cause if you can. 

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Bruce Prendergast

€ 50


David Ingham

€ 20

Nice work Aidan!


Clare Barton

€ 50


Wendy Prendergast

€ 50

Well done, Aidan and a very deserving cause.


Dawn Peacock

€ 10


Heidi Ward

€ 20

Go Aidan! We are cheering you on from the USA! --Heidi, David, Luke, & Sophie Ward


Nicola Walters

€ 50

Amazing challenge - good luck!


Kevin Cummings

€ 30

Aidan, a quote by Churchill comes to mind “when youʼre going through hell - keep going!”. Sounds like today will be a big day! Well done so far!


Phil Clayton

€ 50


Nagaraja Keshav Hallymysore

€ 50

Good luck Aidan for the ride and glad to support this noble cause in a small way!
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Karuna-Shechen is a humanitarian organization, founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, helping communities in India, Nepal and Tibet break the circle of poverty and reach their full potential. 

We give people who are vulnerable access to health care, education, training, clean water; solar electricity, and other sustainable solutions and opportunities. 

Rooted in the ideal of "compassion in action", we serve others with joy and determination by cultivating altruism in our hearts and actions.

On behalf of our beneficiaries and all of us in Karuna-Shechen, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

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