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At 5pm on Friday 22 June 2012, 10 fathers from  Fontmell Magna in North Dorset are setting out from the base of Ben Nevis to complete the Three Peaks Challenge. This will involve us climbing the three highest mountains in Great Britain – and following the Scottish peak, will see us climb Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales. We aim to achieve this within 24 hours.

 

What is inspiring us to do this? Apart from the satisfaction of getting ourselves fit and accomplishing this feat, we are raising money for a national charity based in Moordown, Bournemouth – The Round Table Children’s Wish charity. We have chosen this charity as one of team – Toby Langton-Gilks – has a son who has benefited from the great work that the charity does. Details below.

 

We are now seeking sponsorship for our expedition.

 

http://www.fontmell3peaks.com/

http://www.justgiving.com/teams/fontmell3peaks

Follow us on twitter: @fontmell3peaks

 

David Langton-Gilks and the Round Table Children’s Wish Charity, by his father Toby Langton-Gilks

In October 2007 our son David (11), was diagnosed with a large and aggressive brain tumour. He spent 6 weeks in Southampton General Hospital’s Children’s Neurological Ward recovering from two major operations to remove the tumour before having to begin a gruelling 15 month cancer treatment protocol.

At the beginning of his treatment, the nurses explained to David that because his cancer treatment was going to be very long and very hard, if he could have one wish come true at the end of his treatment, what would it be?

David wanted to go surfing.

The Round Table Children’s Wish made this dream come true for David four years after his fist diagnosis after two trips had to be cancelled as he was so ill.

The holiday was simply wonderful – the first time in four years we'd been able to really go on holiday properly as a family. The wish had been something for him to aim for when life was so terribly grim during his treatment and it helped us all to start to draw a line under a very harrowing time.

We are so very grateful to the Round Table Children's Wish for all they have done to help us and I'm really delighted to be able to have the opportunity to help raise some much needed funds for them, by playing a part in this forthcoming Three Peaks Challenge.

 

Details of David and the Headsmart campaign:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacha-Langton-Gilks/274399205989039

 

The Round Table Children’s Wish Charity – message from Samantha Read, Fundraising Officer to our group:

We are a National Charity, based locally in Moordown which is our only office.  We grant the wishes of children between the ages of 4 to 17 years of age who are suffering from a life-threatening illness. Our aim is to make the child’s wish come true to bring a bit of happiness and magic into their lives, when times have been particularly hard.  We have close links with Southampton Hospital who refer children to us and this often means we receive referrals for children in the Dorset/Hampshire area, however children all over the country are eligible to receive a wish with us and we do grant wishes in the UK and Ireland.  To find out more about some of the recent wishes we have granted please click the link to our “Wish Stories” page on our website http://rtcw.org/wish-stories.html

 

Raising money for

Round Table Children's Wish Limited

Round Table Children's Wish Limited

Charity Registration No. 1060225

Round Table Children’s Wish is a registered, charitable company dedicated to granting ‘handcrafted’ wishes for children and young people with life threatening illnesses.

Donations 35

Donation by Andrew Lockwood on 27/06/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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From Will and all of the team at

Donation by Watergate Bay on 26/06/12

£100.00

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This is such a sad story; David is a very courageous young lad - I hope he makes it to his prom. Walk safely up and down those 3 peaks x

Donation by Brigitte Potts on 24/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck - hope it's enjoyable!

Donation by Sharon Donald on 22/06/12

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Well done Andrew and team

Donation by David Blenkarn on 22/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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My thoughts are with David & his family. Enjoy Andrew & team.

Donation by Penny-Ann Magee on 22/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck to your team. David is an inspiration.

Donation by C Bates on 22/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck with all the fundraising :)

Donation by Harriet LC on 22/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Such a sad story, David's parents must be so proud of him. Good luck Andrew and to everyone else involved.

Donation by Diane Warren on 22/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck to all involved. David and his family are an inspiration to us all, good luck and thank you for sharing your story.

Donation by James Kennedy on 22/06/12

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Good luck tonight. Also very best wishes to David and your family.

Donation by Granville Smith on 22/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hope the gale today blows the right way!

Donation by James and Fi on 22/06/12

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We hope David makes his Prom and best wishes with all the fundraising. Thoughts are with you all.

Donation by Jody and Caroline on 22/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I was touched by David's bravery at such a young age. All the very best

Donation by Anonymous on 22/06/12

£10.00

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big hugs for David from New Zealand

Donation by the finnin family on 22/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by donna moore on 22/06/12

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I was touched to read about you David and although I don't know you, I wanted to show support and well wishes for you by making a donation.

Donation by Lianne on 21/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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I hope David gets to his prom and thank you Andrew for helping him and others enjoy what little life they have left God Bless

Donation by janet hartley on 21/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck! Sending love and positive thoughts to David and his family. I look forward to reading of David enjoying his school prom. x

Donation by Beverley and family, Fleetwood on 21/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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So very sad to read David's story. He clearly has the heart of a lion and an enormously courageous family. My thoughts are with you all. x

Donation by Caroline Gregson on 21/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck with your fund raising. You are a very inspirational young man x

Donation by Bonice Foster on 21/06/12

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My mother, who lived in Shroton where I grew up, died of a brain tumour in November. I give my love to this little boy and his family.

Donation by Josie Goodbody on 21/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Dear Andrew, Good luck for the 3 peaks and for coping with my husband!! Nikki, Damian, Ben and Tom x

Donation by nikki patterson on 20/06/12

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,120.00
  • Offline donations£3,174.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,294.00
  • Gift Aid£225.00

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