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Biking 42 km a day to cross Canada
12 Apr - 1 Nov 2021

Mel's Marathon

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Mel Wright

Total raised

£415.50

+ £27.50 Gift Aid

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0% of £42,000.00 target
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Mel's Marathon of Hope

Thank you for visiting my Fundraising Page, inspired by two of my heros: Terry Fox and my Grandpa Gary.

42 years ago, after being diagnosed with cancer and having his leg amputated, Canadian hero 🇨🇦 Terry Fox, started preparing to run a marathon a day to cross Canada, raising funds and awareness for cancer research. His dream was a dollar per Canadian. My goal is to raise £42 000. I aim to complete Terry's cross-Canada run by biking 42 km a day to complete the 5300 mile trek (virtually). 🚴‍♀️

13 years ago, my Grandpa Gary was diagnosed with lymphoma. That summer was terrible! Since then he has been in and out of remission and I am pleased to say I still have him. 💕 As such, I will be raising money specifically for lymphoma research.

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Mel Wright

2021-07-27T22:57:24+00:00

Day 107: Do BJJ, they say. It'll be fun, they say. What they don't say is you'll learn how to use your wash machine...

Distance: 0 km
Time: 0 minutes

Total distance: 2167.8 km 🚴‍♀️

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Mel Wright

2021-07-26T22:56:00+00:00

Day 106: Bit of work, walk into town for a strawberry lemonade break, followed by dance and cycling to David Attenborough. Not too shabby!

Distance: 42.3 km
Time: 1 hour 16 minutes

Total distance: 2167.8 km 🚴‍♀️

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Mel Wright

2021-07-25T22:59:20+00:00

Day 105: Really enjoyed teaching judo for my coaching certificate. Well done to Russ, our osoto king of the mat, and all the lads who've tried to take him down! Top work! 🥋 Thanks to James for being my uke!

Distance: 51.5 km
Time: 1 hour 56 minutes

Total distance: 2125.5 km 🚴‍♀️

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Mel Wright

2021-07-25T00:31:23+00:00

Day 104: Looking back through old photos of previous birthdays and themes. On a normal year, I'd be back helping Gram prep for Grandpa's birthday, but unfortunately covid restrictions say otherwise. Missing you both loads!!!

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Total distance: 2074.0 km 🚴‍♀️

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Mel Wright

2021-07-23T22:51:04+00:00

Day 103: Woke up with a killer back ache, so had a nice lie in and took it easy trainning. Nice to see new faces on the mat!

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Total distance: 2074.0 km 🚴‍♀️

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Juliana Costa- Veysey

2021-07-23T08:48:12+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck to you, Mel. Miss you at the Grange. 😘

Total raised£415.50

Online£330.50

Offline£85.00

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Cause

Lymphoma

Survival rates for many types of lymphoma has increased significantly – now, twice as many people survive non-Hodgkin lymphoma as in the 1970s. And four out of five people will survive Hodgkin's lymphoma, compared to fewer than half of patients in the 1970s. Help Cancer Research UK improve effective treatments and survival with your donation.