My Challenge to Support MDS UK – Stephen Plant Finance Manager
MDS or Myelodysplastic Syndrome is a relatively rare blood disorder that can lead to leukaemia. MDS is a bone marrow abnormality that affects the healthy production of blood cells. There is currently no cure. People who have it have a 1 in 3 chance of developing leukaemia. MDS UK, a registered charity, helps those affected and I am doing this challenge for them. I hope to raise awareness of MDS.
When you have had a loved one who you have lost to cancer before I know how much distress and pain, it causes, not only for the person affected but also for all the family and friends. I want to make a difference and by supporting MDS UK I hope to raise awareness of the condition and provide future hope to those affected.
I plan to cycle in two Sportives, one in Majorca, the Majorca 312, on 28th April 2018, the other in the Lake District, the Fred Whitton, on 13th May 2018. I am calling it
“My cycle from Gerrards Cross to Gretna Green in two days with Everest in the way”
As not only will it mean cycling 305 miles over those two days but I will also be ascending the height of Everest (8848 m or 29,029 feet).
Please donate as much or as little as you can. Any money raised will bring hope to those affected. Please donate via the Virgin money link below as this will go directly to the charity