I don’t talk too much on here about the fourth member of the family; Brad. That’s not because he isn’t important, its because he is a shy, retiring little flower; and doesn’t want me to mention his stunning personality and good looks on here any more than I really, truly need to. However, he is doing the Lands End to John o’Groats cycle….
And, as I am now begging for money for a worthy cause – I thought it was fine just to slip in a little mention of him on here.
He is cycling 1000 miles in 9 days for charity; actually for the Make a Wish Foundation. That’s over 100 miles a day…for….nine….days. I have had to shift my bum just thinking about that, and I am not even on a saddle…
Make a Wish do a wonderful job making the lives of children struggling with something that’s big, complicated, and life threatening, have a lot of fun, and forget they are ill by giving them the trip of a lifetime.
They don’t just do it once, they do it loads of time; they have granted 7,800 magical wishes over 25 years to some very deserving children and families. They have one mission and that’s to:
“Grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions.”
We have seen first hand how this can make a difference to people. It made a difference to a very wonderful little boy that we know well who has Eye Cancer (Reinoblastoma). He drove a train at four, can you imagine! And not just any train, the Tornado Steam Train, which if you know anything about trains, is apparently a rather special one.
To help the Make a Wish Foundation continue to do wonderful things for kids, please pop on over to my husband’s Lands End to John o’Groats cycle Justgiving.com page and offer up some dough. It’ll take less than a minute of your time, and it’ll help grant a wish to a very special child that deserves to experience an extra wonderful day.
I can guarantee a few things that after hubby has done the cycle:
- His legs will hurt a….lot…..
- His a**e will hurt even more….
- He may never want to see a bike again
- Stuntboy will want to do it as well now on his 5-year old legs with his spaceman bike
- Chatterbox won’t stop talking about it,
- He will be called Wiggo by all his mates, but he will not have sideburns, as the rest of the family simply won’t allow it,
- Brad(ley) will become an even more appropriate nickname because not only does it fulfil some strange yearnings for me, it also means he’s a cycling champ, and
- I will be glad that he doesn’t have to get up at 5.30am on a Sunday anymore to cycle 100 miles before lunch. I suspect that he might be rather happy about this too….
So if only to ease the pain in the derrière and the legs, anything that you can give is much appreciated.
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