Hi there. If you are reading this then I probably know you. I am lucky to be able to say that pretty much everyone I know is a good, caring, sensible, stand-up kind of person. So I am asking you directly (in this slightly passive-aggressive fashion) to pledge some money for this challenge.
(with a cherry on top)
I know that there are plenty of challenges and that things are a bit tight for most people right now. I get it. But I’m not asking for hundreds of pounds (even though I have some very generous pledgers right now). If you could just forgo one coffee/burger/pint and pledge that money, that would be awesome.
A friend of mine said:
I really don’t know what research costs on an hourly rate, but I imagine it’s bajillions. However, I do think that, at some point, these clever people in their white coats and sterile labs will be just a few pounds away from the one discovery that will change the future for so many people. Perhaps they’ll change it for you, too.
Which sums it up really.
So how about, instead of liking a photo on Facebook to “show that you hate cancer” (these are all scams by the way), you simply click this link, or the image on the right, and pledge a few quid?
You’ll get your name on the bike, my eternal gratitude and that warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you helped.
And when I’m riding 50 miles on an awful bike and it’s cold & wet and I’m feeling exhausted, I’ll look down at the frame, see your name and think “Well, they pledged money to help beat blood cancer so I’d blinkin’ well better do my bit.”
And I will.
Pledge online to help beat blood cancer.
P.S. I also have to confess to buying some parts for the bike. I know it goes against the challenge ethos but I needed some new brake cables because I didn’t have the right ones in the box of bits. I hope you can forgive me and don’t see this as a direct contravention of the Pledgeit Challenge Act 2013*
*I may have made that up