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National Three Peaks Challenge

Right where to start? I have decided to tackle my version of the National Three Peaks challenge and try to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to honour my Dad the passed away in May 2012.

Back in April while I was participating in a Photography workshop in South Tirol I got the terrible news that my Dad was diagnosed with cancer, naturally as I was devastated and worried, I quit the workshop and next morning a friend, drove me to the airport so I could fly to Denmark.

The first prognosis was good and the doctors were positive, that could get rid of the cancer, but at my visit the following month it became clear he was not coping well with the chemotherapy, Friday 18 May we were told he would probably not survive the weekend and the whole family gathered round the bed at the hospital to bid their farewell and my Mum moved into his room.

The weekend passed without much change and during the following week it became clear that while he was very weak, he also had some fight left in him and was not ready to move on just yet.

At the end of the week it became very clear that his greatest wish was to go home and while that seemed to be an impossible task due to the hospital’s “red tape”, eventually in the evening of the 25 during the night, I helped carry a hospital bed into my parent’s living room and finally Saturday afternoon he came home and again the family was gathered for to visit but this time in his own house.

After a long hard night he was in a bad state but peaceful about being home.

Finally Sunday 27 in the afternoon he bid his farewell and passed on, I was glad his pain was over and that the family was there in those last precious moments.

You can follow my blog about my preparations and of course the final event.

 

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Please share and THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE

Poul x

Updates 2

A big thank you to all that got involved in one way or another x x I have now posted a small blog on the Challenge http://brixpoul.wordpress.com/

31/10/12 14:48

BIG thank you to everyone that have donated & shared so far, we are now at 64% & with 3 weeks to the challange I'm confident we will get there. For news & updates on my preparation please check my blog on brixpoul.wordpress.com x

01/10/12 14:20

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 31

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Hi Poul, Moved to read your story! Good luck and stay safe!

Donation by Katja Wojtynowski on 18/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Poul, 1in3 people are diagnosed with cancer,huge THANKYOU to you & everyone who donates on behlaf of Macmillan

Donation by Susan, Neil and Charlotte xxx on 17/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Susan Selkirk on 17/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hey Paul, hope your well. Goodluck and be safe :)

Donation by Seher Sultan on 16/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Lotte Hoff on 16/10/12

£15.00

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Good luck!

Donation by John MacLean on 15/10/12

£10.00

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Good Luck Poul! Happy Climbing!

Donation by Betsey McCoy on 15/10/12

£15.00

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Good Luck Poul....By the way "*HOW YOU DOIN"*,,:-))

Donation by Julie....:-)) on 15/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best Poul!

Donation by Yuko Fukushima on 15/10/12

£10.00

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Good luck Poul, Im sure your dad would be very proud of you x

Donation by Victoria Lyon on 15/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Poul - don't forget to wave a copy of AT from the top!

Donation by Rosie on 15/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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You'd better get up the 3 mountains Poul! Good Luck...............

Donation by Emma Martin on 15/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Poul, a worthy cause and I am sure your dad would be very proud :) x

Donation by Jenny Mackenzie on 12/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Una Faller on 11/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Poul!! Love Rich and Karen x

Donation by Andrew Gough on 07/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Poul

Donation by Lee Bisset on 01/10/12

£10.00

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Good cause dude! See ya soon.

Donation by Torben Hem on 25/09/12

£10.00

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a cause close to my heart.

Donation by Louise's pal on 19/09/12

£50.00

Good luck in your challenge Poul. A great charity to be supporting in your father's memory.

Donation by Louise Scott on 19/09/12

£25.00

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You're doing a great thing Poul - not only for your dad but for everyone who's got cancer. Good luck with the challenge, I know you'll do well!

Donation by Marika Ukonaho on 14/09/12

£10.00

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For a great cause Poul, you will do your fathers memory proud :)

Donation by alex clunie on 07/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Håber du når dit mål og vi snart ser jer igen.

Donation by Per Timmermann on 07/09/12

£22.00

Good going Poul! I expect to see some photos from those three peaks! xx

Donation by Animisha McCoy on 06/09/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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All the best Poul,

Donation by jonathan skinner on 06/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Much love!!!!

Donation by Tammi Warner on 06/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£563.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£563.00
  • Gift Aid£79.00

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