Devon Coast to Coast Challenge 2011
In July 2011, I'm emarking on my latest challenge, 102 mile ride along the Devon Coast to Coast from Ilfracombe to Plymouth.
Again, this challenge aims to raise the profile of disabled people participating in adventure activities and is also raising funds for charity at the same time.
This year, I'm supporting 3 charities and a social enterpise community project that I'm either associated or involved with.
Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK) www.sauk.org.uk
SAUK was founded in 1981 and is the only independent support group for scoliosis in the UK. Scoliosis is a curving and twisting of the spine for which there is corrective treatment but no cure. Relying solely on donations the organisation provides valuable support and advice to those with the condition. SAUK works closely with the British Scoliosis Research Foundation.
Lane Fox Respiratory Unit Patients’ Association.
The Lane-Fox Unit at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, cares for patients who are dependent on ventilators to breathe through illness, disability or accident. It is the UK's principal centre for the assessment of the late effects of Polio.
For these two, you can sponsor me online at : http://www.justgiving.com/teams/martinschallenges
Two other organisations I am involved with Norfolk based
The Youth Forum, (Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People) www.ncodp.org.uk/youth-forum
The youth Forum is run by the Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People and is for any young disabled person in Norfolk aged 14-25
Not About The Bike
Martin is also supporting a Norwich based Not About the Bike, a community project which recycles old bikes and offers maintenance training. Funds raised through this will go to their inclusive cycling group to enable people of all abilities to go cycling.
If you would like to sponsor me for NOT About the Bike and NorfolkCoalition of Disabled People, send your donation to; Martin Symons c/o NCODP 4 Manor Farm Barns, Fox Road, Framingham Pigot, Norwich Norfolk NR14 7PZ. Please make cheque ‘payable to 'Martin Symons'
Or donate online for NCODP and NAB here
Whoever you support, Thank you All these you can find on Facebook