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Raised so far 
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Total Raised online: £2,057.95
Total Raised offline: £709.45
Fundraising target: £2,500.00
Name Amount Gift Aid
Bromley Cross I... £94.09 £23.52
Boxted Airfield... £120.16 £30.04
Christ Church U... £27.08 £6.77
Graham & Gill O... £25.00 £6.25
Marianne West £10.00 £2.50
Helen Hancox £2.00 £0.50
Derek & Barbara... £20.00 £5.00
Ken & Caroline ... £10.00 £2.50
Blacklock & Bar... £15.00 £3.75
Chiaki Horan £5.00 £1.25
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Helen Hancox

Hello and Welcome from Helen Hancox

In April/May 2012 I will be cycling from Berlin to London alone and unsupported on my recumbent trike to raise money for Help For Heroes. More information is available on my blog

(Eine deutsche Beschreibung finden Sie unten auf dieser Internetseite)

The Route

You can see the route I am taking on this link: Auntie Helen's Berlin to London ride

Leaving the Brandenburger Tor in the centre of Berlin I will cycle through Germany and Holland, taking the ferry from the Hook of Holland to Harwich and then cycling on to London, finishing at Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.

I plan to cycle about 100km (60 miles) per day as I trundle my way across Germany and Holland. I expect to take two weeks or a little more to cover the 1,239 kilometres (770 miles). This will be 511 miles in Germany, 177 miles in Holland and 82 miles in Great Britain.

I will be providing a track of my journey as I cycle with regular updates as to where I am (details are on my blog at the link above).

Fundraising support

I am doing this ride to support Help For Heroes, a UK Charity which raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country.

As I live near the Garrison town of Colchester I am raising money specifically for a new facility which is due to open in Colchester this Spring. The Colchester Personnel Recovery Centre is a new build centre within the garrison at Colchester, built by Help for Heroes (H4H) for the MoD. The Centre includes new accommodation facilities, a social area, family rooms and a fitness centre. It will provide residential accommodation for 29 soldiers and 31 day attendees. The operating costs of the centre will be funded by H4H with support from The Royal British Legion.

I'm hoping to perhaps collect a few donations in a collecting tin as I make my way through Germany and Holland and the UK but the best and most tax-efficient way to support my ride and this Personnel Recovery Centre is through a donation through this page.

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.

Thank you for your support.

Auf Deutsch

Wenn Sie meine Radtour von Berlin nach London mit einer Spende für die Hilfsorganisation “Help for Heroes” unterstützen wollen, brauchen Sie eine Kreditkarte.
Bitte geben Sie den Betrag, die Sie spenden wollen, in das blaue Eingabefeld "Make a Donation" oben links auf der Seite ein. Die Spendensumme ist in britischen Pfund ausgewiesen, ein Pfund entspricht derzeit ca. 1,20 Euro. Klicken Sie dann auf “Donate”.
Anschließend öffnet sich ein Fenster, in dem Sie die Summe bestätigen können und das klarstellt, dass das Geld in meinem Namen (Helen Hancox) an “Help for Heroes” fließen wird. Wenn alles stimmt, klicken Sie auf “Proceed with donation”.
Es öffnet sich eine neue Seite, die Sie nach Ihren persönlichen Daten fragt (ihr Name, ihre Adresse usw.) Bitte füllen Sie alle mit einem roten Sternchen gekennzeichneten Felder aus.
Ich würde mich gerne persönlich bei Ihnen für Ihre Spende bedanken, bekomme aber über diese Internet-Seite nur ihren Namen, nicht aber ihre E-Mail-Adresse angezeigt. Daher auf diesem Wege: Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung, die ich sehr zu schätzen weiß!
Das Feld “giftaid it” bezieht sich auf eine steuerliche Förderung, die nur britische Steuerzahler in Anspruch nehmen können – bitte nicht anklicken.
Nachdem Sie die Daten ihrer Kreditkarte eingegeben haben, klicken Sie bitte auf die große Schaltfläche “make a donation”. Dann wird Ihre Spende sicher an “Help for Heroes” weitergeleitet.

Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung!

About Help for Heroes

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.


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