|Darren Holloway. August 10th 1970 - October 7th 2012.|
The Yak Attack is a tremendous platform for these young riders to showcase their amazing talent to the world, but without international support many of them simply do not have the means to enter (even with the generous support of Phil Evans and his team).
Every penny goes directly to helping them, none of it is wasted on administration.
Anyone who donates will also have the heart warming satisfaction of knowing that they have helped someone less fortunate than themselves.
I know that times are still tough, and especially so straight after Christmas, and if you can't afford to help that's OK, sharing this page will still help to spread the word and It might lead to someone who can spare a few pounds.
Directly contributing to the assistance of a potential world class athlete is as worthy a cause as any other, and in years to come you might find yourselves cheering them on when they get the chance to take part in an Olympic Games. And your name will be on the blog page forever, showing just what a decent person you really are. Now that's value for money!
Any amount will be gratefully received, be it £1, £5, £10 or whatever you can afford. I will personally put in a minimum of £50 to get the ball rolling and I will also make up any shortfall to ensure that Laxmi receives the full support required.
The Yak Attack provides a huge opportunity to help Nepali mountain bikers to compete against an International standard field, and it has an ultimate goal of assisting with their potential qualification to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.
Donations received so far:
Norman, Sandra, Amanda & Josh Holloway. Ilkeston. UK. £100.00
Debbie Slater. Belper. UK. £10.00
Mae & Chris Stenson. Burton upon Trent. UK. £25.00
Zoltan Keller (Yak Attack 2013). Hungary. £30.00
Tamara Day. Canada. £50.00
Helen & Shavka Parkar. Isle of Wight. UK. (Discontinued Designs) £50.00
Anneke Corsie. Zwolle. NL. £30.00
Anita Barley. Denby. UK. £20.00
Andy Jackson. Denby. UK. £20.00
Paul Crooks. Burton upon Trent. UK. £30.00
Mitchell Bryan & Family. Belper. UK. £50.00
Keith Harrison & family. Burton upon Trent. UK. £20.00
David Lamb & family. Leabrooks. UK. £10.00
Margaret Gibson. South Normanton. UK. £5.00
Neil Cottam. Chase The Rainbow. UK. £50.00
Running total = £500.00
My friend Wilco Voulon from Zwolle in The Netherlands and his organisation Empower (Formerly Autisme Sportief) will be donating 50% towards a rider sponsorship - £250
I am hoping to be able to match this with generous donations to enable another rider to benefit fully.
We can now fully support Laxmi's entry in to the race! Thank you everyone for your kindness. Just a little more means we will be able to support an additional Nepali entrant.
Helen & Shavka Parkar. IOW, England. (Discontinued Designs) £50.
Target achieved: £500
You will be able to track our progress through the race here:
Website: Yak Attack
Facebook: Yak Attack
Twitter: Yak Attack Nepal