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Joe's 5 Day LEJOG

19th June 2017

A huge well done to Joe who, along with Guy and Paul, is currently cycling 900 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Joe's raising money for us after daughter Betsy, now aged 4, was rushed to St. George's A&E with chronic heart failure at just 9 days old. He's completed an incredible 450 miles so far with another 450 to go.

We'd love you to show your support. You can donate here

In his own words, Joe said: 

"On Friday 24th August 2012 my daughter Betsy, at just 9 days old, was rushed to St. George's A&E with chronic heart failure. The amazing staff saved her life and stabilised her sufficiently for her to be transferred to Evelina Children's Hospital where she underwent an emergency double bypass heart operation.

Thanks to the incredible St. George’s A&E Department she is now a rather rumbustious and lively 4 year old girl with an amazing future in front of her.

A couple of years ago I raised money for ECHO - Evelina Children's Heart Organisation to help them to continue to support children and famalies with heart conditions.

Now I want to thank St. George's A&E by raising money to help them to save more lives.

Along with my oldest friends Guy Fischer and Paul McGimpsey, and with the help of Willie Stewart, Alec Gentlemen and Bob Lambert as support drivers, I am planning to cycle the 900 or so miles from Land's End to John O'Groats in 5 days or 120 hours! 

We are setting off late evening on Thursday 15th June 2017 and planning to arrive early evening on Tuesday 21st June 2017"

Follow the journey on Twitter @5dayLEJOG or Instagram @120hourlejog

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