An unbelievable fundraiser took place on this years anniversary, as Alex, Ollie & Rory cycled for a full day, completing 100 miles of cycling which included over 10,000 ft of climbing. Here is what they had to say about their experience:
At 4:00am on the 22nd May alarms went off, coffee was inhaled and we (together with Alex's brother Rory) dragged ourselves to the start line in Winchester. In the lead up it had rained almost constantly, and turned much of the route into a boggy quagmire.
16 hours later we arrived in Eastbourne in the dark, severely tested but not broken. The weather and heavy conditions had been just as difficult as we had feared, and at times made it seem like there was no prospect we could finish.
What drove us to continue was the memory of Megan and all of the 22, together with the incredibly generous support you each gave to us. You kept us going when it seemed impossible, and got us safely to the end.
Even more importantly, on the anniversary of the Arena attack and what is their most difficult day you showed the Hurleys and the rest of the Arena families that even the immense evil they have suffered is entirely outweighed by the kindness and support of the good people in the world. I know that made a very significant difference to them, as it certainly did to us.
Alex, Oli and Rory x
Such an amazing thing to do, well done for completing the South Down's Way challenge and thank you for raising such an astronomical amount for our charity.
Each of them has been awarded their own Megan Hurley Foundation pin-badge, to find out how you can get involved by starting your own fundraising & have the chance to get your very own 'Megan Hurley pin' then please click here.
The Megan Hurley Foundation will aim to provide initial short-term help and support to self-employed families, unable to attend work (and therefore no income), due to the sudden and unexpected loss of a child. The Megan Hurley Foundation may also provide help and support to other good cause that will benefit children.The Trustees will agree eligibility for those requiring help and support. If you are just interested in donating to 'The Megan Hurley Foundation' then please click here to view the multiple different ways that donating is possible. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for continuing to support the charity, keeping Megan's name alive.