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Kelly and I met in 2007 when we both worked as Cabin Crew for easyJet in Bristol.  Both passionate about all things 'orange' we soon formed a strong friendship.  Today Kelly remains a good and trusted friend and she has shared her journey with Freya with me, to which end I feel privileged.

I will be 60 in December and decided to make 2017 a year of memories, I will be celebrating in New Zealand.  However, to celebrate with my friends in England, I am having a tea party on Sunday 10th September at Compton Abbas Airfield after completing a Wing-Walk.  It is about presence and not presents, so I have asked for contributions to The Freya Foundation.  

To sponsor please click here

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Matthew Leyland is cycling in the Prudential Ride London – Surrey on Sunday 30th July.  The ride comprises a spectacular 46-mile route on traffic-free roads, beginning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London travelling through London and finishing in the Mall. 

Matthew is fundraising for the Freya foundation, a charity started by the family of a little girl called Freya who has a condition called Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (PHD).

He chose this charity as his friends daughter Ellie has the same condition.

Ellie is 5 years old and her brain is lacking the enzyme (pyruvate) which coverts glucose into energy.

This condition affects children differently, but causes symptoms such as muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, developmental delay, structural brain problems and often early death. The future can't be predicted for these children, but dietary changes and various therapies can help to cope with the symptoms.

One of the problems we face with this condition, is due to such little awareness, it is difficult to get research started as it costs thousands, and hence Matthew is trying to raise funds for them.

Those who have met Ellie know that she is a gorgeous, happy, intelligent little girl who just wants to learn, explore, love and have fun (oh, and watch Peppa Pig!!) and Matthew knows that his family and friends would all help if they could, so he is asking for your help, please help us raise money and awareness by sponsoring me for this event.

Please click here to sponsor Matthew

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After last year's success I am planning another kids sponsored bike ride around Grenville Smyth Park in Bedminster.
For more information about Freya please visit
We will meet by the play park at 2pm where you can hand in your sponsorship forms and sign in.
We will start at 2:15pm
Complete a circuit of the park and receive a certificate.
All ages welcome. Doesn't have to be a bike. It can be a scooter, a pram, a wheelchair, piggy back etc
Please let me know if you would like to join in and I will get a sponsor form to you. 
***Please don't feel like you have to collect loads of money to join in. We are grateful for every penny. Bring a pound and show your support and that would mean the world to us 😍

To sponsor please click here

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