THE CYCLING NURSE

Raising much needed funds for Doctors Without Borders (MSF / Medicins sans Frontieres)

MSF

Supplying Medical Aid Where It Is Needed Most

It is easy to write inspiring words to define an organisation’s mission – it is much harder to put those principles in to practice. At the core of MSF’s identity is a commitment to independence, neutrality and impartiality.

These ideals have driven every aspect of our work – from medical care and logistics to finance and communications – since MSF was established in 1971.

Our commitment to these principles, and the impact of the organisation built on them, was recognised in 1999 when MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

I am raising much-needed funds for MSF.

How Can You Help Us

Run an event, invite me to speak or donate …

Our Fundraising team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to our supporters, without whom MSF’s work would simply not be possible.

In recent years, your support has enabled MSF to significantly expand our programmes in the field, reach more people in need, respond faster to emergencies, broaden the range of medical services we provide and improve the quality of our medical care.

We are committed to expanding our reach in the years to come, and your support is the foundation of this.

Fundraisers like you are vital. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to provide life-saving medical care where it’s needed most, so we want to do whatever we can to support you.

Your donation matters: 100 percent of our donations come from people like you, and 84 percent is spent on helping people who need it most.

On any day there are some 31,000 inspiring doctors, nurses, logisticians and other project staff working for MSF overseas. They save lives in the most extreme places, offering hope and care to people facing disasters.

When they’ve returned home, many of them are happy to share their stories and talk about the reality of life working for MSF.

If you’d like to request a speaker for an event, fill in the form below and we’ll do our best to help. We are charity fundraisers for MSF but my partner has worked in the Ebola clinics of Sierra Leone, South Sudan and others for MSF.

Welcome to our online resources for schools. Here you can find information about MSF UK for use in the classroom.

We are the world’s leading independent medical humanitarian aid organisation working in over 60 countries around the world. We provide emergency medical aid in countries affected by warnatural disasters, or disease. MSF has developed a number of resources for teachers and students from across the UK who want to know more about our work.

Working with teachers and a subject association MSF has developed a series of multi-media teaching and learning materials for A level BiologyA level GeographyFrench and Spanish language study. Can we come to your school and speak?

OUR MISSION

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Loveland to Washington Court House, Ohio 

Day 59 55 Miles  Cycling north east on highway 22 we headed to Washington CH. The road carried us along smoothly using the hard shoulder. This disappeared at various points but the vehicles moved over as they passed us.  Refreshments and cake or energy bars are an...

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Madison Indiana to Cleves, Ohio – Another state!

Day 57 62 Miles - a rainy start but a good steady ride. The day started with torrential rain. The heavens opened up with rain and thunder - just as well I got Andy to change the alarm to 06:30, otherwise we'd have been soaked.  We set off on highway 421 heading north...

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French Lick to Madison, Indiana and flat tyre numero 2! 

Day 56  77 Miles flat tyre in a narrowly avoided downpour of rain and thunder and the nearest bike shop 70 miles away! Oh yes, and we've used all of our spare inner tubes 😐 - let's hope we make it without being stranded!  Our route today was to take Highway 56...

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Dix to Mt Carmel, Illinois 

Day 53 80 Miles The day started with a beautiful sunrise, with a romantic appearance as the fog dimmed the bright sun.  We felt optimistic about our route and this morning I would have said  we had a good chance of arriving in Mt Carmel early. However this wasn't the...

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Chester to Dix, Illinois 

Day 52 78  Miles  Today was going to be the first day off the Trans American Cycle map.  This was daunting. However, Andy executed the plan well and we made it to Dix. The boy did well!  We cycled into fog this morning. My clothes stook to me, as though I'd been in a...

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Centerville to Farmington, Missouri 

Day 50 45 Miles  We said our goodbyes to Jim this morning.  This has been a difficult part of the trip for me because I've met some great people like Douglas from California, Vicki and Rory from Cedar City, Brad and Stacey in Fallon, Pat and Mark in Marsgfield, Suzie...

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Eminence to Centerville, Missouri 

Day 49  43 Miles  Today started with a great send off at The Hawkins House B&B.  Stanley made us breakfast fit for a king or queen with the company to match.  Greg and Kelly are a married couple, from St Louis Missouri and these guys are genuinely kind hearted and...

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Houston to Eminence Missouri 

43 Miles of Ozarks! 😁 Day 48 As you may see from the picture today was tough! My face can't hide from the truth. I'm guilty as charged and the Ozarks aren't for the faint hearted. In truth I'm not sure I could have managed these if they'd been at the beginning of...

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Marshfield to Houston, Missouri 

66 miles  Day 47 I awoke and felt rested! This is a plus!! Before leaving Pat and Marks, we all enjoyed breakfast and I felt ready for a day of climbing the Orzarks hills.  Prior to leaving Pat took Andy and I to see the Amish community, just a few miles from...

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