"I could never ever have imagined that a year on our own Mum would have been calling upon the services of this incredible hospital. Suddenly the 2016 cycle challenge was high on our radar."
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4Challenge is a way of making a tangible difference and helping families just like The Whites. Catherine White and her two children Jack Thomas and Isabelle Mae, lost husband and father, Neil, to skin cancer in August 2015.
A well timed reminder of why 4Challenge really matters came on Friday evening after day 1 riding from Edinburgh to Lockerbie.
How do you communicate in 60 seconds the reason why 4Challenge is so important? Why we are taking a such physically and logistically challenging task, and travelling hundreds of miles on two wheels. Last week Fluid HD arrived at ASK4 HQ in Sheffield to help us do just that. The result?
When you start fundraising for a hospital you encounter lots of inspiring and heart rending stories. Here is one that beautifully describes why individuals will go to great lengths to raise money for Sheffield's fantastic hospitals.
Yesterday some of the 4Challenge team spent a very emotional hour at Weston Park Hospital. We had been kindly invited to take a tour to see for ourselves exactly what we are raising money to support.
4Challenge is a very personal challenge for me. I'm taking on the 380 mile ride for my Aunt and my husband’s grandfather who both lost their fight with cancer in 2014 within the space of 9 weeks.
When Jon Thornhill came to me with the idea for the inaugural 4Challenge event and asked me if I wanted to take part, I thought it sounded crazy. But it somehow got under my skin. A few days later, I found myself saying 'yes'
You know what it's like. You get a crazy idea in your head and you can't shift it. Riding 380 miles for charity was my crazy idea and....6 months later....it looks like it's actually happening.