Charlie Chase raises an incredible $5000 for Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust
A huge thank you to Charlie Chase who has raised a whopping $5000 for Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust in honour of his friend, John Jefferson.
Charlie achieved this by cycling the Sound to Sound Cycle Brevet, (a 1500km bikepacking route from Queen Charlotte Sound to Milford Sound) raising funds via Givealittle along the way.
Charlie explains, “The last dinner I shared with my good friend, John Jefferson, before he passed, he spoke of wanting to complete the Sounds to Sounds Cycle Brevet when "time" permitted. But time never permitted, so I took the opportunity to ride in his honour, and support the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust. The Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust has become personal as they are helping John's son through some difficult times following an auto accident.”
Initially Charlie hoped to raise $1000. His goal was quickly reached so he aimed for $2000. Charlie ended up raising an incredible $5000 for Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust. He describes his cycling journey as a mix of soul testing xc/mtb trails, local flavor coffee shops and cafés, conversations with others on the same trek, moments of pain and memories of a lifetime.
Rachael Jefferson acknowledged Charlie’s efforts. “The Jefferson and Low families thank Charlie very much for his support for the LFBIT, and we are very proud of what he has achieved.”
Charlie adds, “It has been a privilege to complete this brevet in honor of a friend, (and I’m 100% certain Jeffoe would have loved it,) and facilitate a wonderful donation to Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust in the Jefferson family's name. Thank you so very much to all who contributed. And thank you all for the kind words of encouragement along the way.”
We are truly humbled and grateful for Charlie’s incredible efforts!