July 29, 2016
Our fundraiser of the week is Julian Head, who’s taking part in the Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100 Mile cycling event this weekend.
Julian is putting himself through the challenge of cycling 100 miles from London to Surrey because his daughter Emily has had M.E. for the last six years and he has currently raised £1,710 for us.
“Emily’s life has been totally changed by M.E.” Julian said. “She has gone from being an active, sociable young girl, with lots of friends, to one who no longer has the ability to cope with normal every-day life. She suffers from chronic fatigue, headaches, high temperatures, pains in her joints and she is regularly violently sick. Unable to get out of bed most days due to fatigue, Emily has had to be home schooled because she has not been able to return to mainstream school and this has left her very isolated and lonely as she has lost touch with most of her friends.
“Despite all that Emily is going though and the physical challenges she faces each day, with the help of tutors she has just completed her GCSE’s. We are incredibly proud of her and are desperate to help her ensure she gets the proper care and attention she needs going forward, so that she can hopefully one day lead a normal life again.
“So, I am riding 100 miles to raise vital funds for a very special charity called Action for M.E. This charity works to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people with M.E. and provides information, support and advice to improve their health and well-being. Action for M.E. also works closely with professionals to enhance the care and support that people with M.E. receive and funds pilot research projects to advance knowledge of the illness.
“Action for M.E is a small charity with a big job, so your support would be gratefully received so that they can continue doing the amazing work they do. Please dig deep and help make every hilly mile worth my while.”
You can support Julian via his Virgin Money Giving page.