Bikes to Billund: One week to go

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This time next week myself and the rest of Bikes to Billund team will be setting off from the flagship LEGO store in London's Leicester Square, aiming to arrive in Billund a week later.

Rather than harp on about the journey and participants this time I thought I'd remind you why we are doing it: to raise money for Fairy Bricks, which donates LEGO sets to children’s hospices and hospitals, brightening the lives of sick children in them.

The charity actually came to fruition in our forum some years ago, when Kev 'Hairy Fairy' Gascoigne ran a raffle with rare sets as prizes to raise money to buy LEGO to donate. Since those early days it's now a registered charity in the UK operating from a warehouse in northern England which every week donates thousands of pounds worth of LEGO to hospitals in the UK, Europe and beyond.

While myself, Ed, James and Ralph are cycling our way to Billund, he'll be following in a van full of LEGO, making donations to hospitals on the way as we pass through the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

If you think that's a cool thing to do and you haven't already pledged your support for us on our fundraising page, please do so, and if you want to see some of the charity's recent donations, you'll find social media posts from recipients after the break.


 

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6 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Great pics, it's wonderful seeing kind heartedness in action :) I was wondering, after building and playing w/the LEGO do the children get to take them home w/them, or do the sets stay at the hospital/facility? Also, has Fairy Bricks ever made it to any hospitals in the US or outside of Europe? Again, excellent work guys!

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By in United Kingdom,

Great work!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ That's up to the hospitals but I suspect for hygiene reasons they are mostly kept by the kids they are given to.

Yes, there has been donations to US hospitals.

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By in United States,

Unfortunately the only bank card/credit card I have blocks international transactions and the donation site does not take Paypal. Kind of stuck. Would have loved to donate to the cause.
May you have few potholes, fair skies, and following winds!

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By in United States,

@fuzzythoughts I just ran into the same problem. Due to having our debit card # stolen before it has a security block on overseas transactions... is there any way Fairy Bricks can accept PayPal?

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By in United Kingdom,

Got some money together for my donation and just made it on the fundraising page - the BTB team have quite a high target but I hope you hit it!

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