Lorraine Stanton -Back in lycra after a few years out..eek! but worth it for a good cause! | Genesis Research Trust

Lorraine Stanton -Back in lycra after a few years out..eek! but worth it for a good cause!

LStantonWell it’s time for me to get my cycle shorts back on…it’s been a good few years! But I needed a challenge and it absolutely had to be to help others.

Most of you who know me; know that in the space of the last 2 and a half years I have certainly been challenged emotionally and as always I try not to be down and I always try to find positives. But losing 5 most wonderful, cherished nearest & dearest from my best friend to 4 of my closest family has certainly tested me! They may have had a very unfair short life or a reasonably good few years; but they all lived their lives to the best that they were able to have, albeit taken away by dreadful disease.  I know in my heart they would appreciate my plea today; and the plea is to raise money for premature baby research & care. I want to be a part of helping to give hope to wonderful new lives.  Genesis Research Trust is the perfect charity.

I have always enjoyed being involved with charities and for at least 12 years; in-between bringing up 2 gorgeous children, working seriously long hours in the Hospitality industry, I am always there for others.  I have been on fundraising committees for NSPCC, Action For Children, School & local charities and helped raised around a million pounds over those years, but now this is more daunting, this will be me setting my own personal fundraising target!

So to all my family, friends, and my local business colleagues here’s where I’d love and yes….. need your support. On the 10th May this year, I am cycling in the Highlands of Scotland, 360 miles in 6 days!  I need all the help I can get.

I have promised to raise at least £2400 by end of March, ahead of the ride, as this is part of the challenge, can I raise enough? So my lycra is warmed and the wheels are about turning, albeit slowly with my training schedule, but I promise I won’t let you or the charity down.  Yellow Jersey here I come….oops getting carried away, wrong ride!  But I may be sporting Pink!   Look out for me on my training rides!

If you’d like to help me help give these little babies a chance then please I’d be exceptionally grateful for any donation however small.

I’ll keep you posted with my training and progress.

Thank you so much



  1. Lorraine Stanton Author

    Gosh feeling very emotional and blessed, first day of my page and already had some amazing donations, thank you all so much, Lorraine x

  2. Catherine Connor

    You are an inspiration to us all X good luck

  3. Deborah Lyon

    A cause incredibly dear to our hearts Lorraine. Well done you. Somehow I managed to not leave a comment alongside our donation! Get those little legs pumping love Debs, Gez, Josh and Ava x

    1. Lorraine Stanton Author

      Thank you, Debs, Gez, Josh and Ava xx Lots of love and I appreciate your link to this great cause, big hugs xxx

  4. Lynn & Roger Green

    We hope you enjoy every minute of this challenge. Fingers crossed that the weather will be as good as in the Glenfinnan photo above!

  5. Sue Dougherty

    If anyone can do this, its you. You’re like a human dynamo, just harness all your energy and you will succeed. Good luck!

    1. Lorraine Stanton Author

      Gosh thank you Sue! I’m blushing! energy levels are being boosted hourly with everyone’s amazing support xxx

  6. Roddy and Suzanne

    Good luck Lorraine a very worthy cause. Roddy and Suzanne xx

  7. Lorraine

    WOW THANKYOU to everyone who has donated so far, I am over half way to my target, I can’t believe it! I am humbled to have your continued support, it means a lot to me for this great cause.
    The training’s going well and I’m enjoying being back in the saddle:)
    Thank you again, Lorraine xx

  8. Anthony Dean

    Good Luck Lorriane
    Genesis are amazing in all the research they do. I m sure you will smash the 100 miles and have an amazing time doing it. Be sure there is something Bubbly at the end of the ride x xx

    1. Lorraine Stanton Author

      Thanks Anthony, bubbly definitely involved somewhere…..why not? The ride is 360 miles, so it will be well chilled! Thank you for your support xxx

  9. Karen Ryan

    Amazing challenge Lorraine for a fantastic charity. You go girl, I can find a yellow jersey for you accompanied with lots of bubbles to celebrate.

  10. Heather young

    Both my children were premature my daughter 6 weeks and my son 12 and half weeks, I have spent months in SCBU the staff are truly dedicated such an amazing cause. Well done Lorraine you are an inspiration amazing lady thank you xx

  11. Jill Sants

    Total respect & admiration Lorraine for undertaking this challenge with true passion for such a worthy cause. Good luck to you & your spokes!

  12. Ashley Marshall

    Best of luck auntie Lorraine , lots of love Ashley,Richard ,Mason. Nikki,Mark and Harvey Xxxx


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Fantastic! And such a great cause... with love M, R, O & A xx

You are amazing!!

Best of luck auntie Lorraine,you can do it love Richard,Ashley and Mason.Mark,Nikki and Harvey Xxxxxx

Good luck Lorraine or as Mike likes to call you - Smiler. We aRe cwwith you in spirit! xx

I don't need a luck. You've won already. Lots of love Shimaister with family

Good Luck Lots of love, Hatty and Jess xxx

Good luck Lorraine on this challenge and as Simon always says " don't kill yourself on the ills" Have a great trip Love Richard & Dyan xx


You're a star Lorraine, Well done, Go girl! great cause Love Paul & Debbie xx

Mixed donations from lovely friends, well done Lorraine! you'll be amazing, cycle with a smile!

Wonderful cause, wonderful lady. Good luck with the ride Lorraine - you'll have a fantastic time.

Good luck, kisses xx 'The Hursties'