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I am taking on the challenge of running the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April 2018! Although I enjoy running, this is going to be another level of challenge and 26.2 is definitely going to be tough!

I have decided to raise money for two amazing charities....


Parkinson’s aims to improve the lives of people who are affected by the disease. All the money raised is used to help bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s. Just £20 could pay for a month of nutrients to grow brain cells in the lab for research, helping to find new and better treatments.

This charity is close to my heart because my Grandpa suffered with Parkinson’s for the last 20 years of his life. My Grandpa was a big inspiration to me, due to our mutual love for pretty much every sport. He would be very proud to see me take on this challenge and I know that raising money for this charity will help make the difference to people.

The Freya Foundation

The Freya Foundation is much smaller charity, set up by some family friends whose daughter was diagnosed with PHD. At the time of diagnosis they knew nothing about this disease and set up the charity to support families like them.

The charity works closely with doctors and other medical staff to help find treatments and medical support for those suffering with PHD. This rare disease does not have a good outlook, but with any small amount of money more research can be done and families can be given the support they need.

Any sponsorship will be split with 85% going to Parkinson’s and 15% going to The Freya Foundation....and any donation will make the difference to both charities.

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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.  

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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 😍

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