Fundraiser of the Month – July 2017 – Doug Stanway

Doug Stanway did the London to Paris Bike ride and fundraised an incredible £6,046! With more money still coming in!

It was a superb and very moving event on 2 different levels.
Firstly it made me reflect on what my daughter and our whole family have been through it the last 4 years as Evie was diagnosed with EDS and gastroparesis as I rode, as well as how far Evie has come in that time in adapting to her condition.  As I’ve said before no parent ever expects to have to come to terms with their child developing a life limiting condition.

Secondly, I have been bowled over by the generosity of people – particularly the friend that sponsored me a pound a mile as well as those that could only spare a couple of pounds.
But above all I learnt that there were so many people I was riding with who had more heart wrenching stories than mine and who’s children are coming to terms with a tougher lot than my daughter.

I would recommend anybody reading this to do London to Paris, it’s well organised superb event.
Thanks also to EDS UK for giving me the opportunity to do this.

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