Christine 's page
Event: Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - Trek Peru on 18/06/2011
£10,192.00 raised of £15,000.00 target
£10,192.00 raised so far
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Hello - thank you for looking in! Before you log straight off can I make it clear that EVERY penny donated on this site will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. I am NOT asking you to fund an adventure holiday for me! Having reached my intial target of £10,000 I have just raised it to £15,000. Aim high and you will fly - aim low and you'll never know!
I am recently back from an immensely rewarding and uplifting challenge - a 6 day trek to Machu Picchu which has been truly amazing and, thanks to the support I have received, already very worthwhile for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
This Trek has been about the hardest thing I’ve ever done – and I’ve not exactly been sitting on my haunches all my life! It was far tougher than I thought it would be and there were two occasions when I just didn’t think I could keep going – but I did!
The Inca Trail this was NOT! We trekked for 5 days and camped for 5 nights before we even reached the ruddy thing - and then a day along that (tough enough in blazing heat) before we finally clambered up to the Sun Gate and beheld the glory of Machu Picchu below. During the main trek we didn't see a single non-native which was fabulous and gives an indication of how far we were from the tourist trail.
On 2 nights there was frost inside the tent and I was sleeping in thick trousers, 2 pairs of socks, thermal vest, thick fleece and woolly hat - quite a sight peeping out from the sleeping bag! There were times when the horses which were with us most of the way looked so tempting - even if just to dump my heavy rucksack, never mind my own great weight on their sturdy backs - but I managed not to. I was very lucky not to be badly affected by altitude sickness - I only suffered the breathlessness which is unavoidable and which makes it all so tricky. Virtually everyone else fell unwell at various stages with headaches, nausea etc and some, of course, fell foul of Inca Revenge!
My lucky escape was perhaps compensation for being the oldest (by some years!) on the trek - some of the younger ones didn't make the whole thing without assistance. It really has been a momentous experience - I must avoid the cliche 'experience of a lifetime' but it is difficult to describe it any other way.
Thanks to the amazing generosity of friends I have now exceeded my target of £10,000 so, as I said at the beginning, I have raised it to £15,000 - 'Aim high and you will fly - aim low and you'll never know! Don't worry - friends will NOT be asked again!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
Charity Registration No. 205395 (England and Wales) - SC039445 (Scotland)
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign leads the fight against muscular dystrophy and related muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. We fund world-class research, provide free information and support, give grants towards equipment and campaign to raise awareness and bring about change.
Admire your spirit Christine, go gal you can do it! x
Donation by Beryl Moore on 14/06/11
Go Christine! Great cause ...
Donation by Alexandra Rutherford on 14/06/11
Donation by claire newman on 13/06/11
It's such a worthy cause, stay safe, take care x
Donation by Gillian Glen on 13/06/11
Good luck Christine, I did Kilimanjaro earlier this year, it was fabulous, and I know you will enjoy a great sense of achievment, well done
Donation by Graham Kennedy on 13/06/11
Good luck Christine. You are brilliant!!!xx
Donation by alison barlow on 13/06/11
Good luck Christine, you are a great gal xx @miichellebell
Donation by Michelle Barrett-Casey on 13/06/11
Best of luck Christine! xxx
Donation by Heidi Wallace on 13/06/11
What a star - good luck and don't forget he hot water bottle
Donation by fiona knowles on 13/06/11
Christine - we met at a dinner yonks ago (great fun) and you are suddenly appearing on my facebook. Good luck with the challenge. Xxx
Donation by Yve White on 13/06/11
Donation by Sophie K on 12/06/11
Wow Christine this sounds very hard. I wish you luck and stay safe. Your distant friend :)
Donation by Derek Robertson on 12/06/11
GOOD LUCK CHRISTINE!! X
Donation by Charlie Gilkes on 10/06/11
Christine we think you are terrific. The champagne is on ice for your return. Heaps of love from us both.
Donation by Michele Brandreth on 09/06/11
We will be thinking about you and wish you luck.xx
Donation by Ann Parsons on 07/06/11
From Human Touch UK, have a safe and successful journey.
Donation by Martin Onderdonck on 04/06/11
Good luck, have posted the link on my FB page so hope others will give what they can too. xxx
Donation by Star Etheridge on 03/06/11
Best of luck Christine
Donation by John Peach on 03/06/11
Battleaxe turned priestess. Viva Christina!
Donation by Michael Poynor on 03/06/11
Good luck Christine I am sure it will be amazing Sue xxx Huntingdon
Donation by sue huntingdon on 02/06/11
Very best of luck Christine - we have every respect for anyone who tackles a challenge like this for such a great cause
Donation by Rachel Corcoran on 01/06/11
Sorry it couldn't be more. Let's hope Edith Grove is sold before you return ! Lots of love Mona xx
Donation by Monima O'Connor on 01/06/11
Good luck Christine - have a great time and such a great cause - thanks for the fun and laughter from your tweets!
Donation by Ailish O'Donnell on 01/06/11
Hi Christine, I hope it goes brilliantly and I'm sure you will make all the money. Rather you than me!
Donation by Sophie Dupre on 31/05/11
Hi Christine, Thanks for all your help and continued support on our campaigns. The team at Good Relations
Donation by Elizabeth Bateman on 31/05/11
- * Online donations£6,612.00
- Offline donations£3,580.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£10,192.00
- Gift Aid£1,180.61
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