Our second anniversary is coming up. As with every ‘new year’, there is contemplating the past and making plans for the future.
Ray has decided to complete a challenge for charity this year. As a cyclist this is naturally going to be a bike related challenge, so this summer he will ride the Lands End to John O’Groats for Children with Cancer, one of the charities that has supported us personally a lot throughout the last two years, and is a leading fundraiser in the fight against all childhood cancers. Their aims are to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.
I have mentioned three charities over and over on my blog, Children with Cancer being one of them, Clic Sargent another and of course Be Child Cancer Aware. As we are approaching the end of Vega’s treatment we are feeling such gratitude towards everyone that has helped us through this, including these charities, we would like to give something back. Ray is starting with Children with Cancer. The ride is this summer, a lengthy 1000 miles over twelve days, and as well as raising money for charity it will mark the end of Vega’s treatment (hopefully).
Ray is feeling rather apprehensive about raising the required minimum amount and also had doubts about riding with an organized team, because part of the money being collected will go to the organizer of the ride and the costs arising while on the road. He felt as if he would be asking for money to go on a cycling holiday (only Ray would call 100 miles a day “a holiday”). For a while he toyed with the idea of doing the ride all by himself in half the time, but I talked him out of it- maybe this could be a challenge for another time. We have settled on the plan to pay the part of the fees ourselves and letting all money raised go directly to charity. I have invited him to be my guest blogger- to keep you updated with his training and progress, as well as virtually follow him along the road come August. And most importantly, yes sorry, to ask you for your money.
So here is my heads up, Ray shall put his first entry in soon. Funnily enough, I don’t think he has read my blog that often, if ever. I do welcome his input though and hope he will divulge a little about what it is like for him. It could obviously end up to be all about bikes too, who knows.
My personal second anniversary post shall follow soon. Otherwise, the last few weeks have been uneventful. More of the same and so on.