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ATACAMA CROSSING

A 250 kms 7 day unsupported race

In aid of

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

March 3 – 9 2013

 

To all my past, present and future supporters a big  THANK YOU. And yes, this is truly my very, very last mega challenge and appeal so I’m appealing to you just one last time for your generous support.

 

I’m going out with a mega one -

Time magazine rates the Racing the Planet Atacama Desert Marathon the toughest endurance race in the world after the Vendee Globe round the world yacht race!

So besides all my training and love of a challenge and adventure I seriously need your support. So much of these hugely tough endurance races are a question of mind over matter. You get to the point when your body has had it, just your mind keeps you going. To have lots of people supporting and following makes a wonderful difference, but most especially we can all know we are giving financial help to Macmillan Cancer Support

 

I will be 73 years old in June. Not only will I be the oldest competitor in this race by ten years, but I will be the oldest woman ever to finish one of these desert marathons!

It’s a 250kms (six marathons) in six days, unsupported event over rough, terrain. Competitors have to carry all their own kit. Sleeping bag, food etc. The average pack weighs 8-10 kilos. That is 20%of my body weight!

Some 160 competitors from more than 25 countries will be taking part.

 

 If you would like to follow the race and the build-up to the race, go to http://www.racingtheplanet.com/ and click on ‘Atacama Crossing.’ During the race there will be hourly updates and all the competitor times at the end of each day. You can also send much appreciated messages of encouragement. We will try and write blogs but as the race starts at 8am and as I am unlikely to stumble into camp much before 7pm my blogs may be short.

 

Macmillan Cancer Support. is a wonderful organization. I visited their head office and was so moved and impressed with the invaluable, caring service they give. Offering every type of support from emotional to financial to people all over the world living with cancer and to their families and friends. Cancer took my darling cousin, Sophie’s life. She was only eighteen years old. We are all affected by cancer, it touches us all. Please give generously to support their work.  All the money you donate will go directly to the charity as  I am paying for everything else myself.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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 48

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sorry about the delay . Amazing -love to hear how you got on ! Love Ant

Donation by anthony greener on 30/04/13

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations to a remarkable lady. Well done Jennifer

Donation by from all at Heli Air on 10/04/13

£100.00

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We're gobsmacked that you would even consider doing this, truly inspiring.

Donation by John and Joolz Michalakis on 10/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Truly incredible, you put us all to shame....

Donation by Belinda and Hamish on 07/04/13

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

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This donation comes from Melita Frances Moule with many congratulations for even making the attempt.

Donation by gillian pattinson on 20/03/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Great initiative - consider you mad. Hope successful Mike

Donation by Michael Hawker on 18/03/13

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Jeffa! Just getting to the starting line is worthy of a donation to a wonderful charity. love Jenx

Donation by Jennifer Edwards on 16/03/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by anne hutton on 10/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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In huge admiration and for such a great charity.

Donation by Tamara & Ed on 09/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Brita Morse on 08/03/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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What an inspirational effort! Enjoy the rest of your time in Chile

Donation by Kim Lockie on 07/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anita Zabludowicz on 06/03/13

£500.00

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You dont know me - but I work for OCEAN, different office to Bex :-) Such an inspiration, had to sponsor you! Good luck to you both! x

Donation by Amanda Thibaut on 02/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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good luck to all 3 of you mad girls

Donation by Diana Lees-Jones on 01/03/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Wishing you the very best of luck. James Mullen x

Donation by James Mullen on 28/02/13

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 27/02/13

£100.00

Donation by David Tang on 27/02/13

HK$10,000.00

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GO Jeffa GO- wow what an inspiration you are to all of us - much love tash mutley tallulah and jago x x x

Donation by Natasha Edwards on 26/02/13

£30.00

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Jeffa, I would so much rather you put your feet up and read a good book! Much love and the very best of luck. Carolyn

Donation by Carolyn Newbigging on 25/02/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jeffa, much love heinz+barbara

Donation by Anonymous on 25/02/13

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You are incredible! Masses of luck and love fromJason,Amanda,Ava and Luke xxxx

Donation by Jason and Amanda Howard on 25/02/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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You are amazing, a total inspiration and superstar! Love Jimbo, Caroline, Isi and Jemima Brown xo

Donation by Jimbo Brown on 25/02/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Amanda Ward on 25/02/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Pippa Westwood on 22/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Pixillated!

Donation by Tom Kenyon-Slaney on 22/02/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£5,603.74
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,603.74
  • Gift Aid£837.50

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