2012 – Ashton to Abersoch

  2012 was where it all began…

On Friday 12th October I cycled more than 130 miles from Ashton In Makerfield to Abersoch (North Wales) to raise money for ‘A Breath For Life’ Centre in Heysham, a place which has helped my gorgeous little niece, please read on to find out more!

Abersoch fundraising

As you can see, the fundraising went well and we were so pleased that Daisy could be there to greet Uncle Adam at the finishing line.

Abersoch finishing line

Below is Adam’s Just Giving story from 2012 and some pictures of his challenge:

Our gorgeous, heroic and brave niece was born on April 15th however things did not go according to plan. Daisy experienced difficulties and had to be brought back to life by the staff at the hospital after being without oxygen for some considerable time. This resulted in brain injuries, the true extent of which I suppose we’ll never actually know. Since that day Daisy has been in and out of hospitals and we as a family have been told on more than one occasion to brace ourselves for the worst, however Daisy had different ideas. She is now home and we can now start the massive job of ensuring she has the most fulfilled life possible. There have been some improvements and however small these are grains of hope to hold onto. We as a family are under no illusions about the difficulties ahead however it’s with the help of facilities like Breath For Life [http://www.abreathforlife.org/] that families like ours are offered help and hope for the future.


It was during the early days of her short but extremely busy life that Daisy along with my sister (also a hero) attended the ‘Breath For Life’ centre at Heysham. This is a place which offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment which is proven to help children and adults with severe brain injuries. After meeting people who run the centre as well as people who take their loved ones it became apparent that we need to do everything we can to keep that hope alive. I therefore came up with this hare-brained scheme to kick off our charity work to raise money for all the charitable organisations which have helped Daisy and her Mummy and Daddy. It’s not a case of raising money for Daisy’s treatment as my family and I would give our last penny to keep this up, it’s about families like ours having the facilities open in the first place. As I have mentioned they offer help, hope and real improvements for children and adults. However they would not be open without charitable donations so please dig deep and donate now. The Breath for Life Centre is staffed solely by volunteers and every penny would go to continuing this vital service.

 Cheque - Breath for life

We are so happy to be taking Daisy away for a long weekend with the whole family, and it is so apt that we are going to Abersoch – a place very dear in my family’s heart. I aim to cycle there and Daisy’s dad will join me en route at various stages. My own dad will be in the support vehicle. It will be of great comfort to my sister and brother in law to know that the places which have helped Daisy are receiving support themselves by our fundraising. It will also be of great comfort to Daisy’s Uncle Adam if he could arrive in Abersoch somewhere near the £1,000 we want to raise.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and thanks for giving what you can.

Adam (and family)!

gatorade Maps

The energy drinks were chilling in the fridge while the maps were being carefully studied!
jersey Abersoch bike ride 2
All ready for the challenge and a visit from Ruby (Daisy’s cousin) helps to keep spirits up!




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