The Gauchers Association is funded solely by member's subscriptions and voluntary donations. The efforts and contributions of voluntary fundraisers and donors are fundamental for the Association to provide support and information to Gaucher patients, their families and medical professionals.
There are many ways you can support the Gauchers Association. Your support will help us continue our work and to encourage research.
Prudential My Ride London - 15/16 August
The first ever virtual edition of Prudential RideLondon – the world’s greatest festival of cycling – will take place on 15 and 16 August (the event weekend) to celebrate cycling and raise funds to help save the UK’s charities.
The Gauchers Association, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic as fundraising events such as Prudential RideLondon have been either postponed or cancelled; including our very own London to Cambridge ride in September.
My Prudential RideLondon offers Gauchers Association supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to take part in a fantastic challenge and raise crucial funds for our charity.
It is an exciting, free event that can be done anywhere in the world. It offers people the chance to tackle a range of distances based on the events included in the traditional Prudential RideLondon weekend.
My Prudential RideLondon is completely free and offers a fundraising challenge for everyone, whether that’s an amateur rider doing 100 miles or a family enjoying a 1km bike ride together. It can be done wherever you are and at any time on 15 or 16 August. Whatever you do, we urge you to raise funds – and have fun!”
Our London to Cambridge bike ride is one of our biggest fundraising events and to have made the difficult decision not to host this year has been very disappointing; why not sign up and share with family and friends. Do get in touch and let us know once you have registered and share you ride with us.
How it works
My Prudential RideLondon includes four challenges for all ages and abilities that participants can do on a route of their choice, wherever they are in the world, on either 15 or 16 August:
- My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100: 100-mile ride
- My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46: 46-mile ride
- My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19: 19-mile ride
- My Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle: An event that allows you to set your own challenge (starting from 1km) on the wheels of your choice: bikes, push scooters, skateboards, trikes, balance bikes, roller skates, wheelchairs or anything that is self-propelled (e-bikes are fine too).
Participants who wish to ride for the Gauchers Association need to register in advance and select their challenge at www.myridelondon.co.uk. The site will also provide a link to Virgin Money Giving where they can set up their fundraising page.
Once signed up, participants will be able to download the new My Prudential RideLondon app in event week. This will give every participant and supporter a unique ride day experience, including:
- A GPS function that enables friends and family to follow a rider’s progress on the virtual Prudential RideLondon route
- Creation of a personalised Prudential RideLondon certificate that shows the rider’s completed route and ride time
- Selfie frames to give riders personalised Prudential RideLondon finisher photographs
- Direct donation button through to each rider’s Virgin Money Giving fundraising page
In addition, every rider aged over 18 who registers will have the option of being entered into a fantastic competition that has 25 top-quality prizes available including a brand new Brompton Bicycle valued at more than £1,000, a HIGH5 nutrition bundle worth £250 and top-of-the-range cycling equipment including a SRAM groupset and Zipp wheels.
Participants are asked to follow current Government guidelines on cycling. For more information, click here.
Prudential RideLondon first took place in 2013 as a legacy event from the London 2012 Olympics. In its first seven editions, it has become the world’s greatest festival of cycling, with 100,000 riders of all ages and abilities participating in seven different events on traffic-free roads in London and Surrey. It has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take up cycling or cycle more often and a total of more than £77 million has been raised for thousands of charities.
Virgin London Marathon - Sunday 4th October
We have filled all our places for the 2020 Virgin London Marathon on 26th April. Good luck to 'Team Gaucher' consisting of Brett, Jodie, Holly, Graham and Callum who will all be taking on this challenge in suppor of the Association.
We have 5 Golden Bond places for 2021 with two of these already reserved so if you are interested in this event do get in touch with Sarah in the office as they will not be around for long! By choosing to support the Gauchers Association we will help you set up an online fundraising page, provide you with a personalised running vest and supporter fundraising pack and keep in regular contact; unfortunately we cannot help with your training!
To enquire or sign up for any of our events contact Sarah in the office at email@example.com or 01453 549231
Request a Fundraising Pack
You may already know what fundraising you'd like to organise, in which case don't delay, request a fundraising pack now for everything you need to get started, or give the office a call on 01453 549231.
Our fundrasing packs include; balloons, thunder sticks, ponchos, bags, posters and sponsorship forms, Gauchers Association leaflets and T-shirts are avaliable on request.
Don’t forget to read about Gift Aid before you start your fundraising and learn how you increase your fundraising total by nearly 30 per cent with very little effort.
You can make a donation or set up an online sponsorship page for any fundraising idea you can dream up! Sponsored slim, sponsored mountaineer, sponsored bath in goat’s milk – the fundraising arena is yours.
We now accept donations through Facebook, just visit our Facebook page and click on the donate button. You can also create fundraising pages on this platform; thank you to everyone who has created birthday fundriasing pages to support us.
If you have any questions on how to do this get in touch with Sarah in the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01453 549231