Emma's trek to Machu Picchu in aid of NICFC
Event: Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children - Trek the Inca Trail on 11/05/2012
£3,213.00 raised of £5,000.00 target
£3,213.00 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/EmmaMclaughlin-NICFC
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By text message to donate £10 Text NICF99 £10
I, Emma McLaughlin, am taking part in a challenge in aid of Northern Irelands Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC). This charity offers practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people up to and including the age of 24, who are living with cancer, and their families.
Three children are diagnosed with cancer every week in Northern Ireland, leaving three more families to cope with a level of devastation that is almost impossible for most of us to comprehend.
For more information on the charity, please visit: www.nicfc.com
Infomation on my Challenge:
I will be carrying out an intense trek over the high Andes of Peru to Machu Picchu at the Altitude of 13779 feet above sea level (4200 masl)! At such a hight, temperatures drop drastically!
This will take place in May ‘12
Challenges I will come across...
Treking up/down steep slopes;
Altitude - 13,779 feet;
Risk of Altitude Sickness;
Weather dropping to below freezing point at night (camping in tents);
Trekking over remote areas ;
No electricity or running water;
Did I mention i have a fear of heights?!
In order to complete the Inca Trail, I need to have an excellent level of fitness aswell as acclimatize to the high altitude once i get there.
Therefore, a lot of training will be required before I depart. This includes a strict 14 week training schedule consisting of lengthily hikes midweek as an addition to personal training. Where the weekends require 8 hour hikes each day.
Please sponsor me in this great cause and support the children of Northern Ireland.
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NICFC helps children with cancer in Northern Ireland and their families by providing practical, emotional and financial support through its Youth & Family Programmes, Road Miles & Home Heating schemes and respite at Shimna Valley,near Newcastle and Narnia, a purpose built Log Cabin for young people.
Its the least I can do
Donation by Ashley Tracey on 24/04/12
Donation by Ashley Sterritt on 08/03/12
Hi Emma Go girl you can do it no problem to you. Get up them there hills lol All the best for your trek. Eunan
Donation by Eunan Mc Carron on 12/12/11
Sorry I can't make your night out Emma. Hope it goes well for you. Great cause!
Donation by Sandra Smyth on 06/10/11
- * Online donations£50.00
- Offline donations£3,160.00
- Text donations£3.00
- Total raised£3,213.00
- Gift Aid£10.75
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