Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Fundraising blatent begging blog

Posted by Cathie (aka Lost Lass) | June 14, 2010 | 4 comments so far

I won’t be shy or try and skirt around the subject, basically I would like to ask you if you are interested in sponsoring me.

As part of one of my many lives I volunteer with a local charity based in Guildford which supports people across England who have suffered from rape or sexual abuse or is supporting someone who has. It’s not a nice topic but it happens! I joined as a helpline volunteer in 2006 and then in 2009 additionally took up the position of Chair person (I am mad).

I have put plenty of info in my fundraising profile about what we do and why we need money. I am doing a Charity bike ride on the 27th June which is to raise money and awareness.

I am also building a portfolio of healthcare/ exercise programmes focusing on outdoor activities to provide outdoor exercise for people who as a result of their experiences are nervous about joining groups or meeting new people.

I am hoping this will provide people with an environment where they feel safe, a new exercise experience and the enjoyment of the outdoors, this is aside from the bike event but is a passion of mine to help people get more fun being outside and increase confidence.

As you are interested in the Muddymoles, femoles or mountain biking I imagine you would share my passion of how beneficial this could be for people.

I hope you can donate even a small amount as I know that finances can be stretched tight enough already but with many people giving a little hopefully we can create alot and continue to provide some valuable services to people who really benefit from them.

Thank you


Filed under Lifestyle, Mutterings in June 2010

Cathie (aka Lost Lass)

About the author

Cathie was introduced to mountain biking by Dave about 9 years ago but only really been riding regularly since May 2008 when she invested in a new hard tail (a white On-One classic Inbred), a wise investment as a result of being able to trial different bikes at Cycle Works demo day at Holmbury-St-Mary. She also rides a full suspension Giant Cypher which was this year's treat and saw many miles during the summer of 2010.

Cathie has attended skills days with Dirt Divas at Swinley Forest, she would like to improve her skills on bomb holes and her favourite trails are the ride over to Newlands corner loving "Whitedown" and a favourite trail through Denbies.

Cathie loves meeting other female riders of all fitness levels and experience and is hoping for less punctures in 2011 now that both bikes are wearing tubeless tyres!

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  1. paul901 says:

    Cathie, I don’t want to click the buttons and pay the 2.75% surcharge but if cash still talks I will put up £20. I would probalby hand it over to Dave but be smart enough to do so after the cake stop 🙂

  2. cathie says:

    Paul cash definitely talks and I thank you very much for a generous donation.

    Dave does have cake pocket money so I am sure whenever you give this to him it will reach me safely 😉

    Thank you

  3. Dave says:

    Hi Paul,

    I’m more than happy to take the donation on Cathie’s behalf.

    The surcharge is an issue but at least this way the charity get the whole of the money and if you sign up for Giftaid they get the extra 28p per £.

    So if you want to give £20, why not donate £19, pay the 53p fee, sign up for giftaid and then they’ll get another £5.32! Everyone’s a winner!

    Hope that doesn’t seem pushy but I know that when I see the 2.75% transaction fee I see red. When I sit down and work it out, taking the giftaid into account it seems more reasonable.

  4. DaveW says:

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about – card transactions cost money to process (blame the banks, not the charity website).

    If you don’t pay it on top of your donation, it has to come out of your donation.

    The website is upfront and clear about the process. If you don’t want to give an extra 56 pence, then deduct it from your transaction. Griping about it on here, just puts other people off giving.

    Having said that – well done Paul for being so generous! :o)

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