St George's Hospital, Tooting, is about to start renovation works on all their children's wards and they have asked the Christian Blandford Fund to assist with both ideas and financing. This could be the biggest and most important project we have supported and will directly help thousands of sick children every year. The children's wards badly needed renovation when Christian was a frequent visitor ten years ago, and very little to improve them has been done since. We have not been able to help until now because there has always been a long term rebuilding plan which, frustratingly, never materialised. We now have the green light to go ahead and make some significant changes. We aim to raise £100,000.
The triathlon will be in the Lake District on the 18th-20th May 2018 and will entail a 2 mile open water canoe, an 8 mile bike ride, a 7 mile trek up Haystacks
followed by another 13 mile bike ride cycling through some of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District.
Anybody that attends would also have to make their own way to the Lake District and pay for their accommodation and meals while they are there. Skyline, the event organisers, will be very happy to help you find rooms and we hope to be grouped in a one or two hotels with preferential rates. The plan is to travel up Friday night & have a chilled evening as it's an early start on the Saturday. Saturday night, after the triathlon, we hope to arrange a celebratory dinner and a fun night with as many of the attendees as possible.
The event will cost about £320 per person to host. We feel very strongly that all money raised and donated should go to our campaign and not to fund the event. The Blandford family (not the charity) have decided to cover the majority of the cost of entry for around 70 people. We expect anybody that signs up to make a donation towards their cost. Read more about why we are doing this here.