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Friday, 11th Sep. ’15

Award nomination for Turnbull High School pupil after getting on his bike to fundraise

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Monday 31st Aug. ’15 #JGAwards15

Voting in the Just Giving awards 2015 has now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted and shared on their social networks. I’ll be heading to London for the awards ceremony on Wed 23rd Sep and be in touch to let you know the result of Young Fundraiser of the Year…


Saturday 29th Aug. ’15

The Scottish Sun

Schoolboy running for Young Fundraiser of Year

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Friday 28th Aug. ’15

Glasgow Evening Times:

Super cyclist Patrick, 12, nominated for young fundraiser of the year

Patrick Kiehlmann, Young Fundraiser of the year 2015 nominee


The Bishopbriggs / Kirkintilloch Herald

Young charity cyclist on track for top award

Patrick Kiehlmann Young Fundraiser 2015



Cycle Touring Club

Riding Land’s End to John o’Groats is certainly on many people’s bucket lists but 11-year-old CTC member Patrick Kiehlmann can already tick it off his.



Thursday 20th Aug. ’15, #JGAwards15

I can’t believe it, only 10 days to go before voting closes in the JustGiving Young Fundraiser of the Year 2015. Please vote for me, Yorkhill Children’s Charity and cycling!



We are thrilled to announce that our incredible young fundraiser Patrick Kiehlmann has been selected as a finalist for the Young Fundraiser of the Year Award in the JustGiving Awards 2015.

At the age of 11, Patrick cycled from Lands End to John ‘O’ Groats in 11 days just one year after recovering from a ruptured appendix. He has raised over £5,000 for the Yorkhill Children’s Charity to show this appreciation for the wonderful care he received while at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, which saved his life.

There were over 10,000 nominations for the JustGiving Awards 2015, so we are absolutely delighted that one of our super supporters has been recognised for such an amazing achievement.

We are all behind Patrick, and hope that all of Team Yorkhill will show show their support by voting for him here!

Well done Patrick!


Saturday, 19th Aug. ’15

City Cycling Edinburgh Forum

Vote for Patrick Kiehlmann as ‘Young Fundraiser of the year’



Thursday 30th May ’15, #YSAwards15

Fantastic night, great to see, meet and hear about so many inspiring young people in Scotland, can’t wait to meet many many more…….


Sunday 22nd Mar. ’15 – Sunday Mail

Young Scot 2015 Finalist – What an honour!


Friday 19th Dec. ’14

The Herald

Cycle-pathic: me and my bike, Patrick Kiehlmann


Monday 27th Oct. ’14

Eleven-year-old cycles Land’s End to John o’Groats – in 11 days!

During his half-term holiday, 11-year-old CTC member Patrick Kielhmann has cycled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in 11 days.


Wednesday 22nd Oct. ’14

Patrick conquers LEJOG at age 11!


Tuesday 21st Oct. ’14

Boy, 11, rides from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise £2,500 for hospital that saved his life

Patrick Kiehlmann averaged 90 miles a day over 11-day end-to-end ride


Monday 20th Oct. ’14

Boy aged 11 pedals the length of Britain to help other sick children


PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday 30th Sep. ’14



(Issued on behalf of Yorkhill Children’s Charity)

11 year old to attempt 1,011 mile ride in 11 days for Yorkhill Children’s Charity

Patrick Kiehlmann (11) of Bishopbriggs has set his sights on cycling one of the most iconic and challenging routes in the UK, Lands’ End to John O’Groats. He has taken on this huge challenge to raise funds for Yorkhill Children’s Charity who help support the children and babies from all over Scotland who are treated at Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow.

It was only two years ago in April 2012 that Patrick suffered life threatening complications while being treated for a ruptured appendix at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital. Without the expert care and dedication of the staff, Patrick would not be with us today. As an extremely keen cyclist Patrick wanted to find a way to help other children receiving treatment at Yorkhill whilst setting himself a new cycling goal.

At 5 years of age Patrick completed the ‘Pedal for Scotland’ cycle challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh, 50 miles in around 5 hours. At 10, he completed a Sportive, 110 miles in just under 10 hours, taking in more than 2,000m of ascent, more than twice the height of Ben Lomond.

Patrick said “After the shock of going into hospital, I just wanted to have fun on my bike again. Last year’s Sportive was a huge achievement, but I felt I could do even more and this time raise money for Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

Each year in March Patrick’s school takes part in Sustrans Big Pedal, where the children log their journeys to school over 10 days against a virtual Tour of Britain. Patrick decided that he would like to try it for real, see some sights and have his own Tour of Britain. The Lands’ End to John O’Groats challenge will see Patrick take on an average of 89 miles a day for 11 days alongside his proud dad Mark.

Kirsten Sinclair, head of fundraising at Yorkhill Children’s Charity, said: “This is an extremely ambitious challenge for any cyclist to take on, let alone an 11 year old! Patrick is clearly a very brave young man and represents the sort of determination and bravery we witness on the Children’s Ward every day at Yorkhill so we were thrilled when he said he’d like to help raise funds for Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

“It’s not only the gruelling distance that Patrick will face but the typically windy and wet weather of a British Autumn and the long uphill climbs which will inevitably get steeper the further North he goes. Setting a personal challenge and asking friends and family to sponsor you is a great way to fundraise and keep fit and healthy in the process.”

To sponsor Patrick Kiehlmann on his Lands’ End to John O’Groats Challenge please visit his just giving site

If you would like ideas for fundraising or events you can join to help support Yorkhill Hospital please visit

For further information, please contact Rachel Woodford at Media House on or call 0141 220 6040.


About Yorkhill Children’s Charity:

Many sick children spend days, months and years attending Yorkhill Hospital, some with minor ailments and some fighting for their lives. Yorkhill Children’s Charity sits firmly at the heart of the hospital and works tirelessly doing all that it can to make these difficult times easier for the children and their families, helping to give them the best chance of making a full recovery.

From a broken arm to end of life care, from simple play activities to innovative medical equipment and ground breaking paediatric research, our driving passion is to fund initiatives that help to save or improve the life of a child and by association positively affect the lives of their family.

None of this would be possible were it not for the donors, fundraisers and volunteers who have enabled the charity to help support the hospital and related services over the years.

To find out more please visit

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