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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Over the last few years I've wanted to take part in a challenge for No Surrender.  I didn't get my act together for The Kilimanjaro mountain ascent two years ago and after seeing the photos and video knew the next challenge that was suggested I'd do.

Towards the end of last year, my friend Spencer (who did Kili) was at my house for dinner and said he had found his next fund raising event. Even before he said what it was I had put myself forward with the bravado that I'd take on anything he could throw at me. Then he told me about the ThunderWalk. 

All those who know me will confirm I don't walk - anywhere!! Never seen the point unless it was to or from a pub or round a golf course...... 

On the morning of Saturday 12 May 2012, hundreds of people will gather in the Brecon Beacon’s National Park to take on one of the most exhilarating challenges of their life – ThunderWalk 2012.

This team-based endurance challenge will see me tackle 54 miles to complete the route within 24 hours, crossing the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales – Pen y Fan (886m), Corn Du (873m), Cribyn (795m) and Fan y Big (719m)!

Just to put this in context, that's walking the equivalent of two marathons across rough terrain, through the night in 24 hours!

I have chosen to support the No Surrender Charitable Trust.

No Surrender is a fantastic charity set up by one of my friends, Jason Boas.  Tragically, Jason died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 34.  No Surrender is a legacy he started before he died to help others deal with the same struggles he faced...... The video link which will be uploaded shortly in the Gallery section will give some background on Jason and the charity.

The charity raises funds for the No Surrender social network which provides a unique online support system for cancer patients to meet, befriend and support each other through challenges far tougher than the Thunderwalk. 

It also funds a research facility at UCH called The Jason Boas Research Fellowship. This incredible foundation researches the causes of cancer with an unbias drug company approach to find real results. 

As a final point, through my employer Macquarie Bank, I have applied for their charitable matching programme where they match pound for pound what I raise!!!

So please dig deep and donate now.

Raising money for

The No Surrender Charitable Trust

The No Surrender Charitable Trust

Charity Registration No. 1123109

The No Surrender Charitable Trust raises funds for research into cancer affecting young adults and all people with cancer with the worlds leading Oncologists. We also provides services to young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Donations 110

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Well Done Darren :-) ! Apologies for the delayed donation. Nittenberg Family (MLS)

Donation by Tenisha Osei-Nittenberg on 28/05/12

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Belated donation.

Donation by David Allchild on 24/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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good work. do it again??

Donation by JR on 18/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Darren !

Donation by Simon & Michelle Neal on 17/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Hey Darren, Better late than never! Jeff

Donation by Jeff Mehan on 17/05/12

£50.00

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well done the guzzler!! now you owe me a big lunch...

Donation by mark wallis on 17/05/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Not a bad weekend stroll .....! Nice one Daz!!

Donation by Anonymous on 16/05/12

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£2/minute under 24 hours - good job we didn't go each way at 22 hours...

Donation by Matt Booth on 16/05/12

£82.00

+ £20.50 Gift Aid

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Very well done, amazing.

Donation by Gayle Rinkoff on 16/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Darren. Look forward to celebrating with you!!! Lots of love from Sally, Ben, Mia and Sam x

Donation by Sally Sofoluwe on 15/05/12

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Nice job Darren! Glad to see you made it! Too bad about your feet being beaten into a pulp!

Donation by Gary Helik on 15/05/12

£25.00

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Well do bro... Very proud of you x

Donation by Greg Gurner on 15/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done man - awesome effort!! Shekhar, Raksha, Asha & Rohit

Donation by Shekhar Karia on 15/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Very well done!

Donation by Camilla on 15/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Fantastic that you completed this gruelling hike. Well done.

Donation by Diana & Richard Barzilay on 15/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Darren, congratulations my friend!

Donation by Boris Gancev on 15/05/12

£30.00

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Great effort - worth the pain!

Donation by kona haque on 15/05/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

well done Darren

Donation by Carmel on 15/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Darren, Love Claudia, Paolo,Sofia and Olivia xxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 15/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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VERY well done !!

Donation by Anastasia on 15/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Have we met?

Donation by Fritz Siebel on 15/05/12

£50.00

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Well done Darren - sorry, must have missed your initial email.

Donation by Nick Renwick-Forster on 15/05/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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TEQUILA TEQUILA TEQUILA, YEAH!

Donation by Filipe Moscoso on 15/05/12

£100.00

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Donation by Richard Cooper on 15/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 15/05/12

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,919.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,919.00
  • Gift Aid£771.00

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