Richard Sullivan from swim2swim is riding across Vietnam to help raise money for Help for Heroes, here is what he says:
“Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving our country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and our four Recovery Centres across the UK, in Catterick, Colchester, Tidworth and Plymouth. These will offer support for life. The money raised by the hugely generous public has been used to support our wounded, but there is still so much more to do. Soldiers, sailors and airmen who are injured today will still need our support tomorrow and in the days that follow, for the rest of their lives. They are still battling and we won’t let them battle alone.
Riding together across Vietnam, our route will take us by rice paddies, through jungle, past mountains and across many battlefield sites from Danang to central Vietnam.
This is a once in a life time challenge, you will need to be prepared for 80 – 100k days on 21-speed mountain bikes, on mostly tarmac roads with varying quality! By taking on this challenge you will be joining so many others in making a difference to our wounded, injured and sick heroes and their families.
I have signed up for the above cycle event, whilst I can ride a bike, I am no bike rider!! My sport is swimming, but felt it was important if I was going to ask for donations the event needed to be a hard challenge.
All donations will go direct to the Help for Heroes Charity and will not be used to cover to the cost of the trip as this will be met personally by myself. If you would like to donate please visit the link below.
Donating through this page is simple, quick and secure. It is the most efficient way to give – so every donation goes further – and if you are a UK taxpayer and give Gift Aid consent you will boost your donation.
To donate please go on my page www.bmycharity.com/richardsullivan
Thank you for your support.”
Posted by Amy Moylan