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British Cycling, cardiac screening day

2017

As part of its commitment to SADS research and early diagnosis, Dan’s Trust funded a

cardiac screening day for British Cycling at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester...

Bolton  Ironman Triathlon in aid of DT

JULY 2017

Our great friend Spike Taylor is determined to complete the Bolton Ironman Triathlon in aid of Dan's Trust...

Thank you to Charles Leeming

MAY 2017

Huge Thanks to superstar Charles Leeming who completed the London Marathon this year...

 

Ballroom dancer & DT make headlines

JUNE 2017

Ballroom dancer and Dan's Trust Make A Difference Award winner Lewis Frobisher...

Amsterdam to London Ride

JUNE 2017

Following a hugely successful ride to
Paris in 2016, Dan’s Trust and The Fearless Foundation will be riding from Amsterdam

to London...

Pupil awarded 'Dan Bagshaw Prize...'

FEBRUARY 2017

Ex-Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

pupil Junaid Iqbal was recently awarded

the inaugural 'Dan Bagshaw Prize for Leadership'...

Pupils receive funding from Trust

DECEMBER 2016

Two of our very talented pupils, Hope Farraday and Connor Hargreaves were

awarded funding...

Award will help to kick start career

OCTOBER 2016

A sporting star of the future has earned herself an award that will help get her career off the starting blocks..

Global Co-Head runs charity

JULY 2016

In 2012, Linklaters associate Daniel

Bagshaw died suddenly after suffering

a fatal cardiac arrest...

Ribble Valley Ride

JUNE 2016

This weekend, Gary Bagshaw and Aaron Read completed the 100 mile Ribble Valley Ride. Dan's Father, Peter Bagshaw and the oldest rider in the race, also took part...

Kevin's Penine Journey

MARCH 2016

This summer Kevin Nield will be complete the Penine Journey to raise money for Dan's Trust.

Kevin we wish you luck....

L2P Launch Night

 

february 2016

After taking on, and defeating, some of the most difficult climbs in the world last year, the Daniel Bagshaw Memorial Trust and

The Danny Fullbrook Fearless Foundation are reuniting once more...

DECEMBER 2014

Daniel Bagshaw died aged 27 in 2012

while competing in an ITU Olympic

distance triathlon in Hong Kong after...

Gruelling bike ride for Dan

Support for local disabled athlete

SEPTEMBER 2014

Dan's Trust  are extremely pleased to announce its support for Accrington

based swimmer, Ethan Naisbitt, aged 11...

Imperial College London

JANUARY 2014

Following discussions with an expert in inherited cardiac conditions, Dr Amanda Varnava; Dan's Trust have made a £50,000.00 contribution in Dan's name...

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NEWS

British Cycling cardiac screening day

As part of its commitment to SADS research and early diagnosis, Dan’s Trust funded a cardiac screening day for British Cycling at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester earlier this year.  The screening was performed by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and enabled 50 talented British Cycling riders aged between 18 – 33 years old to be screened.

 

Please click on the link below to read more about this story.

Spike to compete in Ironman Triathlon

Spike Taylor continues to take his training for the Bolton Ironman (in aid of Dan's Trust) very seriously.

 

For an insight into the commitment required for a self confessed "non-athlete" to prepare for such an enormous challenge, take a look at these videos that document Spike's progress.

 

Spike has undergone cardiac screening and a strict diet, put in hours of training and pushed himself through pain barriers on a regular basis.

 

He still has three months to go! Keep it up Spike!

Thank you to Charles Leeming

Huge Thanks to superstar Charles Leeming who completed the London Marathon this year in 4 hours and 17 minutes and raised an impressive £4,300 to be split between Parkinson's UK and Dan's Trust.

 

We are honoured and grateful that you chose to run for our charity!

Ballroom dancer and Dan's Trust make headlines

Ballroom dancer and Dan's Trust Make A Difference Award winner Lewis Frobisher features in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times Newspaper.

 

Please click on the link below to read the full article.

Following a hugely successful ride to Paris in 2016, Dan’s Trust and The Fearless Foundation are sticking to the theme of famous European cities and this year will be riding from Amsterdam to London, finishing by the Thames at the magnificent Tower Bridge. The ride itself will take place over three days, visiting four countries and taking in three ferry crossings!

 

As usual, this ride will be fully supported by pie events with a crew of bike guides, medics and tour leaders. The route will include a variety of terrain from the flat expanses of Holland, all the way through to the beautiful hilly scenery of Kent and Sussex in the UK.

'Dan Bagshaw Prize for Leadership' goes to...

Shelagh and Peter Bagshaw were delighted to attend the recent Speech and Prize-giving evening at Dan's old school, Clitheroe Royal Grammar, on which occasion the Headmistress, Judith Child, awarded the inaugural "Dan Bagshaw Prize for Leadership" to Junaid Iqbal.

 

Junaid was so honoured to receive this special annual prize and handsome silver trophy that he postponed his travel plans to attend in person. Junaid is currently studying Law at Lancaster University.

Ribble Valley Ride 100

This weekend, Gary Bagshaw and Aaron Read completed the 100 mile Ribble Valley Ride. Dan's Father, Peter Bagshaw and the oldest rider in the race, also took part, completing the hilly 25 mile route in the fine time of 2.07 hours.

 

All looked fabulous, proudly wearing their L2P 2016 kit. We have been told that this event raised approximately £2,500 for Dan's Trust for which we are very grateful.

Kevin's Penine journey

This summer Kevin Nield will be complete the Penine Journey to raise money for Dan's Trust. This walk is a long distance, scenic footpath of 247 miles along a route originally devised by Alfred Wainwright in the 1930s. It follows a broadly circular route starting and finishing at the market town of Settle in North Yorkshire. Kevin we wish you luck!

L2P Launch Night

After taking on, and defeating, some of the most difficult climbs in the world last year, the Daniel Bagshaw Memorial Trust and The Danny Fullbrook Fearless Foundation are reuniting once more for their third annual cycling fundraiser. The 2016 route – London to Paris – has opened the door for less experienced riders.

 

However, the riders will still cover 361km.  And those seeking an additional challenge, will take a longer route. Tread to tarmac for three days, the ride finishes at the Eiffel Tower on 23rd July just in time to witness the final stages of the greatest cycling race of them all, the Tour de France.

 

On Wednesday 3rd February, over 50 keen cyclists met at the Mulberry Bush pub in South Bank to find out just what they had got themselves into With 70 riders, each committing to raise at least £1,000.  This year’s event also welcomes a few riders from guest charity Team Rwanda.

 

Mark Dickinson said, “It was great to see so many people turn up at the launch of our third ride together. We hope that we can raise even more money than last year for the three charities.”

 

Ian Bagshaw’s most memorable quote of the evening came from rider Oliver Arnott who said: “I am only doing one training ride for the L2P – Vancouver to Panama non-stop!”

 

To find out more about the event please visit: http://www.londontoparis2016.org.uk

 

Joanna Tilley

The Danny Fullbrook Fearless Foundation

Dan's Trust to support local disabled athlete

Dan's Trust  are extremely pleased to announce its support for Accrington based swimmer, Ethan Naisbitt, aged 11.

 

Despite having four heart conditions, an aortic stenosis, leakage from the left ventricle, a plug inside of his valve and a heart murmur and in addition to an above knee leg amputation, bronchiole asthma and Factor V Leide, Ethan is still intent on pursuing his dreams of becoming a Paralympic Swimmer.

 

Along with the support of his parents and family, Ethan is also now receiving support from the Daniel Bagshaw Memorial Trust, towards funding his dream of being at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics Games.

 

Ethan swims for the Pioneer '79 club, based at the Accrington Academy and also represents The North West Disability squad, which are based at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

 

In order to underline his potential, at the ASA North East Disabilities swim meet in Harrogate against athletes up to the age of 30 and of various disability classifications, Ethan finished 3rd in all his events and smashed three of his previous personal bests; knocking 8 seconds off best time for the freestyle, 3 seconds off his backstroke time and setting a new personal best in 100m freestyle.

 

Regular updates on Ethan's progress will be posted in our News pages.

Imperial College London

for your kind words from everyone at dan's trust...

"On behalf of everyone at Longridge High School sincere thanks to Mr and Mrs Bagshaw

and Dan’s Trust for your generosity and kindness."

Jane Green, Headteacher, Longridge High School

 

"Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed meeting Peter and Shelagh Bagshaw this morning.

The fund raising work for Dan’s Trust is inspirational and it is so pleasing to see the contributions being

offered to such worthy recipients.  The young man from St Christopher’s is a boxer who has

fought at national standard and shows real potential."

Mr Richard Jones Headteacher, St Christopher's High School

 

"I thought I'd let you know how productive your fantastic support has been. Our research earned two prizes at

a recent cardiology conference in Paris. Again, many thanks for allowing us to achieve this success."

Dr Amanda Varnavas Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

 

 "I just wanted to reiterate the other boys comments. Great trip, great company and a very

pleasant way to raise some money. Thanks again for the invite and roll on next year!"

Iain McClellan Director, Beacon Fell Ltd

 

"Over the last two years Ethan has progressed from Club to Regional to County

and this year got into an International event.... Without your support all this would not be possible."

Simon Naisbitt Ethan's father

 

 The generous support of Dan's Trust, and the research it enabled, was crucial in leveraging further funding for this important research. It is a wonderful example of how philanthropy can create new possibilities and open up new directions in research. Imperial is enormously grateful for the support that Dan's Trust has offered.

Kelly J. Mills Head of Development for the Faculty of Medicine

 

" Through this project we are aiming to understand both how the rhythms associated with SADS arise, and to identify the characteristics which we can use to predict which individuals are at high risk of sudden death. We are very grateful to Dan's Trust for the generous donation which has facilitated this work. "

Dr Leong Imperial College

 

"Great 5 days really enjoyed it after the initial worry. Good time, good people, great cause; perfect.

Phil Ardern Bassaire Limited

 

"Just a short note to say thank you for inviting us on the Milan San Remo Nice ride. The ride was tremendous, the company was even better and the reason we were all there put it all into perspective. Thank you for all you hard

work in making it happen. I expect Dan would be very proud of what you have achieved on his behalf."

In the meantime we will get on driving donations via Beacon.

Darrin Robinson Chief Executive, Beacon Fell Ltd

Following discussions with an expert in inherited cardiac conditions, Dr Amanda Varnava; Dan's Trust have made
a £50,000.00 contribution in Dan's name to assist in setting up a 3 year research fellowship project at Imperial College, London.

 

As a result the team at Imperial College are undertaking a large scale research programme, with the salary of Dr Kevin Leong supported by the donation of Dan's Trust.

 

The team at ICHT are one of only 10 units within the UK that sees patients with these inherited cardiac conditions (ICCs). The team comprises an expert in the inherited cardiac conditions, electrical specialists of the heart, paediatricians, geneticists and specialist nurses. The nursing team is able to support patients and their families linking into the service.

 

The role of the team is to identify individuals at risk and also screen their families, including children of all ages.

 

As these conditions affect 1 in 300, refining these risk assessments is an important goal. The research team at Imperial are proposing to harness both state of the art genetic testing and novel electrical mapping tools within the heart to help solve these problems.

A BIG thank you!

Dan's Trust | Registered Charity Number: 1149893