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More of our supporters doing the 250 Challenge…meet Eamon

My page for donations is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eamonpreston

31st January 2022

Every day 250 people begin to lose their sight and therefore begin a huge challenge in their life. Being blind myself, I know the challenges of every day life but thought I would go one step further and take on a further challenge! I’m walking and/or cycling 250 km throughout February and raising money for 2 fantastic organisations – Bradbury Fields and Savi North West.

We already work together on projects but I want to raise money so we can do more, give more people just like myself more opportunities. But, and its a big but, I am reliant on others to help me achieve this challenge I have set, you see I need volunteers who will walk or ride with me.

If you can spare some time in your day to walk with me I need that. Times and dates can be agreed to suit you.

If you can spare any time for a cycle ride, I have the tandem ready and waiting.

If you can spare some cash to help me reach my financial target I need that too

 Once you donate, Just Giving send your money directly and we shall be splitting the proceeds 50:50 between Bradbury Fields and Savi North West.  This really is the  most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for both organisations. Eamon

My page for donations is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eamonpreston

2nd February 2022

“Well the 250 KM challenge started yesterday. It was a steady enjoyable walk from my house in the city centre up to the GreenBank sports academy for the regular Tuesday night session between 6 and 8. We played Blind Baseball something relatively new to me and the group. Like many sports it’s been showcased at the lets get active day taking place at GreenBank on Sunday 13 February. Back to the challenge later this week I am looking forward to a walk after work with a good friend on Thursday and a cycle Saturday with another. I go to all Liverpool’s games and will be looking to walk up to the ground and back on Sunday. Please don’t forget to get in touch if you can get involved either by walking, cycling or sponsoring. Have a good day.” Eamon

14th February 2022

“stillness kindness and collaboration are words that come to mind when I think of the last week and my 250 challenge.

Stillness was walking by the river with my friend on Friday. It was cold and verry pleasant also giving opportunity to reflect and what I was doing and why at the same time as been able to have a good chat. This was a 13 km walk with a curry at the half way point.

Saturday saw both kindness and further collaboration with the 20 KM pub crawl.   The day started on a sombre note in the cross keys with the 5 of us raising a glass for a dear friend who had passed during the previous night. After this the walk started and we made good progress having a laugh along the way. There were many kind people in the majority of the pubs we visited. Special mentions with thanks need to go out to the fullword arms, and  queens arms in particular. Overall the 20 km and 10 pubs along the way Cross keys, Pig and whistle  raised £180 – thank you for all donations. Thanks also need to go to Bob Marie Alan and David for walking with me.

This week will see me stepping thinks up and I fear some of that will be on the exercise bike as there is bad weather meaning cycling outside may not be possible.  Currently I am up to 74 KM. I have activities scheduled for most days however if you do want to get involved drop me a line at eamon.preston@savinorthwest.com and we will sort things. Have a great week and watch this space! Eamon

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