A message from David Smith.

In 2016 I lost my Mum to Cancer.  I am devastated at the loss but determined to channel my sadness into something far more positive. I am also combining this with a personal goal to lose around 4 stone during my training (Mum always liked it when I was thinner!) and at 21.5st - There is no time like the present to commit to a healthier lifestyle!

I've been running The Randolph with Donna for the last 13 years and I have had every excuse NOT to be able to do anything like this before. So as the hotel is now sold, I have no excuses left! and I am self-funding this trip to Vietnam - So every penny I raise will go towards the incredible work of The Art for Cure Charity.

I am raising money for national breast cancer research and supporting breast cancer services in East Anglia through Art for Cure, a Registered Charity - Charity Number 1175161.

Cycling for 9 days, we will cover 450km in 85% humidity and for those that know me, this will be a huge challenge!  My new employer (The Hospitality Software Company - Staylists) have also granted me the time off to complete this challenge. So, the training has begun, I'm now two stones lighter and I have Lycra (padded) shorts!  I'm sure Mum is laughing her head off up there - and supporting me every step of the way.  We leave in Mid November.

I hope to raise about £3000 – I have already raised over £1000 towards my goal, and I am also trying to raise awareness of my Challenge, through Café 51, Harris and James, Barbrooks and Howells and Jolley Chemists.

People can sponsor me at the shops above or by going to:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-smith-staylists

or to find out more about The Charity go to - https://www.artforcure.org.uk/about-us/