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From March to June 2012, I am aiming to become one of the youngest British climbers to summit Mount Everest, for the Yell Everest 2012 Diamond Jubilee Expedition. After years of training, and a life time of dreaming, I hope to reach the top of the worlds highest mountain, and in doing so, raise money for children who are unable to access clean and safe water, the most simple and important of resources that every child in the world should have access to. Everyone can help in achieving this vision, so step up, earn your wings, and become an Angel!

I summited Baruntse on the 4th November 2011, and am now set to climb Everest in Spring 2012. I am aiming to raise £8848. This is the height of Everest in meters, a formidable challenge, which will translate directly into giving children around the world clean and safe water. You can find more information at http://www.matthewdthornton.com
You can also follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mattdthornton or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mattdthornton

Please help support Global Angels vision to give clean drinking water to every child by donating, no matter how small, you can make all the difference.

You can also sponsor me by texting SNOW92 £1 to 70070.

Thank you.

Matthew x

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Thank you to everyone who has donated to my Everest 2012 expedition supporting Global Angels. The expedition was a complete success, breaking many records on the mountain. The money raised from this page will go along way in helping children all round the world. Thank you!

24/07/12 09:51

Raising money for

Global Angels

Global Angels

Charity Registration No. 1102826

The Global Angels Foundation is an international charity, transforming disadvantaged communities around the world. Through The 100% Promise, every penny we receive from public donations goes directly to tangible on-the-ground resources such as safe drinking water, education and healthcare.

Donations 51

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Massive congratulations on your summit. Tremendous effort!

Donation by Matt Westby on 06/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations & Well Done!!

Donation by Yell Customer Services Manchester on 01/06/12

£91.00

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From everyone who supported the Everest Cake Sale at Yell US

Donation by Yell US on 30/05/12

£115.70

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/05/12

£2.00

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well done mate for doing it. really wish I could climb Everest!

Donation by Matthew Wilson on 27/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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really proud of your achievement matty, glad your back safe xxx

Donation by Samantha thomson on 26/05/12

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Congratulations matey! Such an impressive achievement! I Look forward to hearing all about it once you are back safely.

Donation by Martin Howes on 23/05/12

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Well done Matthew. I know your mum is beaming with pride with your achievement and what an achievement it is too!

Donation by Lorraine Surfleet on 23/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations and well done Matthew. A truly memorable achievement, safe trip home.

Donation by Frances Mountain on 23/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Matthew!! Safe trip home.

Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Truly awesome achievement and a worthy cause - well done !!!

Donation by Yell Customer Services Birmingham on 22/05/12

£100.00

Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Matthew.

Donation by Ken Cox on 21/05/12

£20.00

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Money rasied by Yell UK employees from our Everest Cake Raffle on 16 May!

Donation by Julie McCallum on 21/05/12

£195.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/12

£1.00

+ £0.25 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Matthew, an amazing achievement! From the Sherlock family, Sleaford

Donation by Jenny Sherlock on 21/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Matthew, I am a very distant relative. Found through Ian Dennison. I am so proud of you! Congratulations on your achievement!!!

Donation by Barbara Ortolano, Arizona USA on 20/05/12

£20.00

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Hi Matt,we know its been years since we have caught up but we are all proud of you & what you have achieved. Been following you all the way!

Donation by Rich, Tina, George, Ella & Freya x on 20/05/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/05/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck matt love from debs, bug, Cisco, rocket and rox

Donation by Debbie Spencer on 17/05/12

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Good luck, Matt! Following your progress and have everything crossed for a successful summit. You're a superstar!

Donation by Nicky Tuer on 08/05/12

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Good luck Matthew

Donation by Mandy Withers on 05/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle

Donation by Philip Montague on 04/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck - we are all willing you on.

Donation by Christian Wells on 30/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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keep up the efforts all the way to the top! (and back down of course...)

Donation by Hannah Vickers on 27/04/12

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,591.70
  • Offline donations£260.50
  • Text donations£10.00
  • Total raised£1,862.20
  • Gift Aid£190.25

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