Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fundraising Update – $47,000 Raised – Almost There

Donations to the Cycle for Sickle Cell Campaign to raise money for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania to establish a day treatment centre, have continued to come in over the last couple of weeks since the end of the Tour d’Afrique.

A corporate donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has just donated $15,000 to the campaign. This brings our total raised to almost $47,000. We don’t have far to go now.

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania has now identified a site for the day treatment centre. The money raised to date now makes it possible to begin negotiations. Exciting times.

The Foundation is planning to hold a press conference on World Sickle Cell Day, June 19, to continue to raise awareness. This would be a great day to hit our target.

Thanks  to everyone who has contributed!

Alan

To contribute

Click on the Sickle Cell logo under ‘donate here’ – this will take you to paypal

Go into your paypal account

Choose ‘send money’

Enter my email address: alan@taylerknight.co.uk

Tick ‘I’m sending money to family or friends’

Click continue

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Great photos of the Tour stage by stage

John Chevis has just been uploading hundreds of great pictures of the tour, stage by stage, on his facebook page.

 

Have a look:  http://www.facebook.com/john.chevis.3

World Sickle Cell Day, June 19, 2013

Facebook.

And . . . still accpeting donations

To make a donation to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania and Cycle for Sickle Cell

Click on the Sickle logo under ‘donate here’ – this will take you to paypal

Go into your paypal account

Choose ‘send money’

Enter my email address: alan@taylerknight.co.uk

Tick ‘I’m sending money to family or friends’

Click continue

Cheers,

Alan

Coda to TdA – Kili2Coast

The guys I cycle with in the mornings in Dar are doing an off-road ride from Mt Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean the first week of September. I couldn’t let them go alone so I have decided to join them. The ride looks like this:

  Distance Ascent
Day 1 135km 890m
Day 2 132km 3,684m
Day 3 91km 1,351m
Day 4 135km 2,270m
Day 5 79km 570m
Total 572km 8,765m

Day 2 will definitely test us. That’s a lot of climbing.

I won’t take the Croix de Fer on this ride. I have arranged to borrow a full suspension mountain bike.