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Firstly I'd like to say a big thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On 20th January 2011, Laura Thwaites, Katy Shackleton and I will officially be setting out to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Their primary goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer, as cancer affects us all. We can help. As someone, somewhere you know is unfortunately dealing with the affects of cancer and by helping us raise as much money as we can, we can help them in return. For this obvious reason, this is a charity we feel passionately about and a cause we really want you to support too.

Unfortunately, one in three of us will get cancer and there are two million people who are currently living with it in the UK and this set to rise. We are all affected by cancer. It could be our friends, family or even ourselves who need their help. Macmillan Cancer Support not only improves the lives of people affected by cancer, but they provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Their primary goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer, as cancer affects us all. We can all help to make difference and make it easier for others to get the support or care in their time of need. We know with your help we can raise a huge amount of money. Please help to make their lives less of an uphill battle.

Please tell all of your friends, families and even your company about us so they can donate too.  As a UK taxpayer, please ticket the Gift Aid box so even more can be donated as everything counts to improving those living with cancer.

As Laura, Katy and I will be taking on the "We Climb Mountains" challenge with Macmillan Cancer Support to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but our first mountain we have to climb is a mountain of fundraising!
For this we need to raise a minimum of £5,000, however this is not enough.
The more we raise, the more Macmillan Cancer Support receives and the more help they can provide to people we all know and love. Without Macmillan's support living with cancer would be so much more difficult, they are always at the end of the phone and not only offer advice but invaluable support.

This climb has also been a dream of mine since I was about 8yrs old when I found a roll of film which belonged to my Great Aunt May Trambeth where she climbed Kilimanjaro. I’ve uploaded a few selected pictures into the photo section, so please take a look. In 1941 when working for the Salvation Army, she was given the opportunity to climbed Kilimanjaro where she took photos of her adventure up to the roof of Africa. Together with Laura & Katy, we will be taking a similar journey 70yrs later (take 6 months), where we can make a difference by supporting Macmillan. I’m currently paying (over 85% so far) to cover the cost of the trip so your donation will go to Macmillan and where needed most.

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, giving whatever you can. By helping us, you have contributed to our worthwhile cause with our immense gratitude.

Thank you for your support and being part of something bigger.

We Climb Mountains, so others don't have to!

Jim - Elscorchio.

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 36

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Great Effort! Well Done!

Donation by Rob James on 02/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done girlies, you did it!Im very proud of you Katy, your a little star x x x

Donation by Krissi Thurman on 01/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best of luck cuz, may Great Aunt May's force be with you!

Donation by Naomi Kilby on 12/01/11

£35.00

+ £9.87 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jim

Donation by Andrew Heather on 12/01/11

£75.00

+ £21.15 Gift Aid

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Go for it mate. All the way to the top.

Donation by Ian Williams on 10/01/11

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jim Ready on 10/01/11

£690.00

+ £194.62 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jim. Hope you are not planning to do the same climb in the gear of some in your photos (don't think those shorts will help too much).

Donation by Stephen Messenger on 07/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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We know you'll reach the top, no bother at all. Reach for the stars Jim. Love Jules, Mark & Matt xxx

Donation by Julie Inman on 06/01/11

£10.00

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Good luck Jim. Hope you have a fab time. xx

Donation by Crooksy on 06/01/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Go luck Jim, I know your aim is to get the girls to the top!

Donation by stephen stead on 02/01/11

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jim Ready on 24/12/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck with reaching the target Jim!

Donation by Roger Williams on 04/12/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Jim Beats watching Liverpool! Good luck Hugh

Donation by Hugh Morrison on 02/12/10

£30.00

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Great work so far Jim. Hope you reach your target.

Donation by Graham Rusk on 30/11/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Jim..

Donation by antony passant on 07/10/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jim Ready on 25/09/10

£1,000.00

+ £282.05 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jim Ready on 01/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jim, from LFC Hereford

Donation by Mike Preece on 18/08/10

£500.00

+ £141.03 Gift Aid

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Best of luck with this. I was given your url by 'the guy with the allotment', now I'll pass it on to friends and family.

Donation by David Crossley on 13/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good Luck with your fundraising & the climb.

Donation by Dad on 06/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Hi Jim, After seeing you by my allotment tonight I thought I would add a bit to the growing contributions pot. Good luck with the climb

Donation by David Daw on 02/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Thanks for your help and for being fun to work with. Good look with the climb.

Donation by Lindsey Davies on 30/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck with the climb. Regards, all at Woodhead's & K-Panels.

Donation by Hilary Cheshire on 30/07/10

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Thanks for all the help Jim on the project. Good luck on the climb.

Donation by George Gilbert on 26/07/10

£120.00

+ £33.85 Gift Aid

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Good Luck with the Climb. Thanks for the poster :) x

Donation by Amy Gallagher on 16/06/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,083.64
  • Offline donations£116.36
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,200.00
  • Gift Aid£844.36

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