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Ian Wilbur

Having a bath or a shower is a basic human need we all take for granted, unfortunately some people need a lot of help to be independant

Raising money for
Rough Lee Home

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Ian Wilbur: not your average retiree…
The day that you retire from work is a big moment. So why not make it even bigger by combining a personal physical challenge with an aim to raise much needed funds for a very worthy cause?
My step-daughter, Nicola, was brain damaged at birth and suffers from cerebral palsy.  She lives at Rough Lee Home in Accrington – a wonderful place with very dedicated staff.  They currently have an ambitious plan improve the quality of care and support for their residents by making all of their bedrooms en-suite.  This will allow disability-specific equipment to be installed for each resident, making life easier and more private for Nicola and her friends.  I believe they all deserve to have the quality of life we all take for granted, and I am determined to raise as much money as I can in support of their project.

The ambition is to aim high and hopefully raise sufficient funds to complete one bathroom.  Please give generously, it will keep my legs going when the going gets tough!

For the full story of how Rough Lee developed please see their story on the following link.


Event details

150 miles by bike for a bathroom

30th April 2018 is set to be a big day - not only is it my 69th birthday but I will also be (finally) retiring from work and setting off on my long commute home from Preston to Dalbeattie for the last time. 

I cycled to work on my first day as an apprentice engineer aged 15, a distance of just 3 miles, and I have said for a while that I would cycle home on my last day.  The 3 miles has grown into 150 and the young, fit cyclist I was has turned into someone considerably older (and a bit fatter!).  Neverthless, my desire is strong, my mind is set and I’m hoping that kind donations to support Rough Lee will power me through when the body feels weak!

My intention is to drop off my computer and phone into the Preston office of Eric Wright Water Ltd on Monday 30th April and commence my journey home to Scotland. I have planned to have an overnight stop in Penrith, and hope to get home to Dalbeattie at some point on Tuesday.

The thought of all the money I am raising for such a worthy cause will certainly keep me going on what will be a physically challenging trip. 

Every penny raised will make life a little easier for some very special people. Thank you so much. 


Event date

30-April-2018 09:00  - 
01-May-2018 17:00

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Well Done Ian, great Achievement
Donation by Alan Hindley
on 30-05-2018
£10.00 gift aid
Ian! This is just so typical of you - so thoughtful and original. Respect!!
Donation by Elizabeth and Geoffrey Foster
on 24-05-2018
Sero sed serio.
Donation by Francis Wilbur
on 18-05-2018
Donation by Customers at Sea Horse Dalbeattie
on 18-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Great job done
Donation by Marshall Smith
on 18-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Ian
Donation by Aunt Margaret
on 18-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
As promised as we left your bnb on Sunday. Keep up the good work.
Donation by Billy Muir
on 16-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Hope you have recovered from the ride. You did brilliant. Hope you hit the target.
Donation by Lee n Paula
on 15-05-2018
£18.75 gift aid
Well done Ian
Donation by Dalbeattie Tea Dancers
on 11-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Brilliant effort Ian
Donation by Cum ye Inn Dalbeattie
on 10-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,105.00
Offline Donations: £5,030.00
Total Raised: £11,135.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £12,238.12

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