Everything we have accomplished under the ‘Adventures in Yellow’ banner has been motivated by a period of sadness and loss in our lives, when Cancer visited our respective families. Our Pan-American trip was in response to these events and we continue to use ‘Adventures in Yellow’ as a platform to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, conducting research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity’s own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.
Cancer Research UK’s work is almost entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships.
We support Cancer Research UK by:
- Taking the bikes to support fund-raising at public events.
- Donating all of our speakers fees (see talks below).
Aside from raising money to fight this insidious disease, we have been interested to see how the money raised by us and the legions of other fund-raisers is actually spent. We have been privileged to visit a couple of the UK Cancer Research facilities. On every occasion we have left the premises utterly impressed by the scope and breadth of the work undertaken and by the incredible advances being made in the fight against cancer in all its manifestations. Click on the links below to see the latest news…
If reading this website has inspired you and you would like to make a donation please do so by the following link… justgiving.com\adventuresinyellow
Norman Magowan offers a number of finely-crafted presentations covering our travels and escapades. Each talk is accompanied by a stunning slideshow, compiled from the best of over 30,000 photographs taken on the road.
Norman has been guest speaker at a number of venues such as:
- Horizons Unlimited Travellers’ Meetings
- The Geological Society AGM in London
- The Women’s Institute, Stevenage
- SBW Motorrad BMW Dealership, Hertford
- Adventure Bike Rider Magazine Night Out, Stratford Upon Avon
- University of the Third Age
Norman and Maggie have appeared at a wide variety of events, including book signings at over 30 Waterstone’s Bookstores, David’s Bookshop in Letchworth (the UK’s largest independent bookstore outside London & Cambridge), the BMF Rally and the Hay-on-Wye Book Festival.
If you would like to arrange for an entertaining and inspirational talk for your organisation or event, please get in touch via the contact page.
We do charge a minimum speakers fee but, as noted above, all such monies are donated to our nominated charity, Cancer Research UK. For overseas talks, we would be happy to donate the fee to any agreed alternative local charity.