Whilst autism is a lifelong condition, cancer kills. Plain and simple. It doesn't deferentiate. It just takes lives and leaves empty spaces where loved ones once lived and laughed. Many of us have lost friends or family members to cancer and sadly. so will many more. A friend of mine lost her battle a few years ago now. She was younger than me when she died and is sadly missed by all her friends and family. Recently, Adam Yauch, MCA of the Beastie Boys lost his life to cancer, and whilst it's easy to mourn the loss of celebrities that we may have loved as fans of their music, it's when you see a photograph like this that the true cost of cancer hits home...
|Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys - R.I.P.|
*IF I'VE MISSED YOU OUT OF THIS POST, PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP WITH DETAILS OF YOUR JOURNEY AND I'LL INSERT THEM STRAIGHT AWAY!*
Web page: http://longboarding4cancer.se/
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Jarrow to Ferryhill 24 mile
2. Ferryhill to Northhallerton 28 mile
3. Northhallerton to Harrogate 28.5 mile
4. Harrogate to Wakefield 24.5 mile
5. Wakefield to Sheffield 23 mile
6. Sheffield to Mansfield 24 mile
7. Mansfield to Loughborough 30 mile
8. Loughborough to Market Harborough 26 mile
9. Market Harborough to Bedford 35 mile
10. Bedford to St Albans 30 mile
11. St Albans to Marble Arch 20 mile
Our inspiration came from local history, the Jarrow Crusade. We are hoping to follow the original route of the Jarrow Crusade as closely as possible; The crusaders taking part: Scott Bullock, Chris Bullock, Kyle Raine and Kristian Horn. With the Production and PR skills from Jake Gauntley and Austin Lewthwaite.
This last event is not longboarding, but it is another skater, Martyn Oliver, doing something for Macmillan...
SPONSORED VERT DROP IN on the 30th June 2012 from 9pm until 12 midnight at RAMP CITY WSA. BLACKPOOL.
Ok now to tell you what the funds would help raise.
The money we raise will not only go towards helping Macmillan cancer fight cancer and raise awareness but also other organisations such as "hospice at home". This group is ran by Registerd Nurses who come into you home to allow for the carer to have a nights rest. They basicaly sit in your house and allow you to peacefull rest of sorts.
Sadly, since I wrote the words above my mother went to a nicer place on the 14th of May 2012, after many years battling a number of illness laterly including cancer.
So please dig deep and donate now at http://www.justgiving.com/Martyn-Oliver where you can also read more.
*NEW ADDITION TO POST 30TH June*
BOARDING END TO END - LONGBOARDING FROM LANDS END TO JOHN O' GROATS
"We are doing this for two charities called Whizz Kidz and Teenage Cancer Trust. We are going to try and complete this trip in about 25 to 30 days by skating about 35 to 45 miles in a day.
RollsRolls are the company that make the board that we are using, they make very high quality wooden and carbon fibre boards. Unlike most longboards that are made using machines these boards are hand made in Germany. This means that they are much higher quality and therefore last longer. My original intentions were to do the trip on a carbon fibre Sportster but they persuaded me to use a woody as the flex from the beech deck would provide a far more comfortable platform to skate on.
The Deck- RollsRolls Woody
Trucks- Randal RII 180
Wheels- Abec 11 97mm Flywheels
Bearings- Bones Swiss Ceramics
Bushings- Venom Downhill 81a – 87a
We will be raising money for two charities and splitting the money raised equally between the two. You can sponsor us via the donate page which will take you to the virgin money page that we have set up.
Whizz kidz is the first charity that we have selected. We attended one of their ambassadors receptions and we were blown away by the way that the children spoke about the charity and how much it meant to them. It is a really good cause and if you want to find out more please check out their website.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the second charity that we are raising money for. They are a great charity that helps teenagers and young adults who are suffering from cancer. They provide support for the families of those who have cancer, they build specialist wards for teenagers with cancer, they fund research into how cancer can be combated and loads more. For more information please take a look at their website.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Please sponsor us and donate money to our two charities. All donations will be much appreciated and will help us reach our target of £10,000. For more information on the charities that we are supporting then please take a look at the charities page."
For more detailed information on the boys amazing journey, go here http://www.boardingendtoend.co.uk/
To donate to the boys charities go click here...
Alfie and Jamie's Fundraising Page
JULZSK8S-NORTHWEST - HUNTINGTON BEACH TO OREGON
THIS is the power of skateboarding.