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Its now June 2010, with literally just a few days before the big "off", we have assembled a small but highly dedicated clan of 5 volunteers willing to give day after day of their precious free time to train hard, prepare, and actually "do" Britain's biggest mountain challenge - Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike & Snowdon in 24 hours!

We're going to do it, and do it properly! We're going to raise money for two great causes, and this page is for Open Arms International, and every penny donated here will be doubled by a pound-for-pound donation from English Lakes Hotels. i.e If we raise £2500, we are actually donating £5000 to Open Arms

Open Arms is dedicated to relieving the suffering and also bring healing to the children of Kenya. They have built a village which allows children orphaned by AIDS and other tragedies to grow in a happy and healthy environment. A place where healthcare is made available to people to who have none. A place where young people are prepared and equipped to make a positive impact on the future of their community. The money you raise will help expand this incredible village and bring true hope and a very real future for these children.

We are in no doubt that despite how much training we do between now and June, we're going to go way beyond any physical boundaries we may have previously set as our tolerable limit. I'm sure there will be sweat, tears and blood, but hey, the latter doesn't bother us on the basis we have one of 's best paramedics in tow.(Thank you to Amanda Singleton, from Cumbria Ambulance Service who is joining us)

We're a group of novice weekend walkers who have made a commitment to raise money doing something we love!  We're all different, we do different things, in different ways, in different places. But we are bound by our charitable goals and a love of the mountains.

English Lakes Hotels have also kindly agreed to donate a stay in one of their 4-star hotels, for 2 people inclusive of Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for our "guess the exact time" competition. Yep, that's right, for every donation received over £5 via this website you are eligible to guess how long it will take our plucky bunch of 5 volunteers to complete the challenge (Hrs:Mins:Secs). Please put your estimated time with the donation message. Remember, we're aiming for 24 hours, and we BELIEVE we can do it, but how close will we be? The closest guess will win this wonderful prize! A big thanks to English Lakes Hotels.

Please give generously and support us. Thank you for visiting our page!

 

Raising money for

Open Arms International

Open Arms International

Charity Registration No. 1095664

Open Arms International is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are orphaned or abandoned through HIV/AIDS. In one of the poorest areas of Kenya we are building the Open Arms Village. By providing loving care, education & medical support we offer a future to these forgotten children.

Donations 53

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Well done everyone! We did it!!!

Donation by Vanessa Thackray on 23/06/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Well done guys

Donation by Fish on 15/06/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Nice one all - keep on climbing!

Donation by Hannah Bimson on 09/06/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Congratulations you guys! Sorry it's late, but at least you weren't!

Donation by Kate Harper on 08/06/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Lindsay Timmins on 06/06/10

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Best of luck Spud and all the team, thinking of you and really hoping your time is 23:24:25

Donation by Catherine, Greg, Elliot & Zoe x on 06/06/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good Luck to you all.

Donation by George Harker on 06/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Michael Hockey on 06/06/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Best of luck to the team

Donation by jean jupp on 06/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tim! Guessing 22 hours and 3 mins even though you after sympathy vote being 3 ft tall!! Hope you don't slow the team down

Donation by Kathryn Smith on 05/06/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Vanessa & Fish! I know you've both done plenty of training and I'm sure you'll beat 24 hours. My guess is 23hrs & 54mins!

Donation by Michael Andrew on 05/06/10

£50.00

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Good luck Ness, love me, Geoff and Izzy xxx I'm thinking 23 hours and 34 minutes :)

Donation by Yvette Cass on 05/06/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Best of luck to you all - I've got you down for 3 hours and 8 minutes!

Donation by Ian Topping on 04/06/10

£50.00

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go for it guys, I will be thinking of you!!

Donation by simon berry on 03/06/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Gordon Muir (Matthew Algie) on 03/06/10

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Good Luck 23hrs 15 mins

Donation by Alice Jesmont on 02/06/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good Luck and enjoy it!!

Donation by Teresa Lawrence on 02/06/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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All the best up them little mountains i think you'll race up in 22hours 37minutes! Good luck

Donation by Beau Irwin on 02/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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All the best for the walk. Hope you get good walking weather and have a great time.

Donation by Matthew Thackray on 02/06/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Go for it - will be thinking of you!! Caroline

Donation by Caroline Ingram on 02/06/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tim and the team! Powered by great Lancaster House meals no doubt!

Donation by Rupert Allison on 02/06/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Wishing you all the very best and I hope the weather is good to you. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Donation by Rose Proctor on 01/06/10

£15.00

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Good luck to you all. I will be thinking of you all as you try to complete this challenge. 23 hrs, 12 mins i think. Take care of each other. xxxxx

Donation by Val Smith on 01/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Wishing everyone the best of luck. Keep safe and keep in touch, 23hours, 35minutes

Donation by Janet Morgan on 29/05/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good Luck & no cheating V

Donation by Andrew Lemm on 26/05/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,069.00
  • Offline donations£908.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,977.00
  • Gift Aid£249.33

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