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Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page, it is ten years since John was diagnosed with MND, and within four months he passed away on 9th August 2002. Funding for researching this devastating disease is crucial as very little is known about its causes. Equally important is the support a sufferer and his family receives through dwindling NHS resources and the MNDA.This support makes an immense difference to their comfort and quality of life during this difficult time and we are so grateful to everyone who was involved in this. Please donate as much as you can so that their valuable service can continue.

We decided to mark the tenth anniversary of John's death by choosing a challenge that would be a real test of our endurance and commitment and would in some way make us appreciate the much harder physical and mental struggle faced by MND sufferers. The Machu Picchu Challenge involves a four day trek ascending at altitudes of over 4000 metres with hot day time temperatures and sleeping in tents with night time temperatures at freezing point, before reaching the amazing lost city of the Incas. 

We hope to raise at least £1000 by doing this, and every penny donated will go to the MNDA charity.

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.

ps: An admin. error occurred when creating our Just Giving page, the actual trek dates are 28th April to 7th May 2012.

Updates 6

£43.00 in collection box donations, thanks to all who contributed.

02/06/12 19:10

£20.00 from Emily Penfold, many thanks for your donation.

02/06/12 19:07

£23.00 was donated by staff at the Plough Inn at Alvescot, thanks to everyone there.

02/06/12 19:06

£140.00 was donated by Mick Buckingham's work colleagues, a big thankyou to everyone.

02/06/12 19:03

£200 donated during the Latin fundraising night on 21st April, many thanks to Mick and Claire Cardy for organising this event.

02/06/12 19:00

Raising money for

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity Registration No. 294354

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND, fund and promote research, and campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND are addressed by society. Visit www.mndassociation.org

Donations 37

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Well done you two!

Donation by Peter Wright on 01/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Richard Robbs on 06/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck

Donation by William Drew on 04/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck you two. I hope all that training pays off, and don't forget the bee pollen!

Donation by Helen Wade on 26/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Very best wishes on your trip from Pat, Betty, Nicola and Ken.

Donation by Kenneth Robinson on 26/04/12

£60.00

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Good Luck Mum & Dad. Hope Peru doesn't have too many charity shops, if not Dad, you can guarantee an extra trek!

Donation by Jo & Rosie on 24/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Hola Mick y Lynn! Right that's all the Spanish you are going to get! All the best for the trip. It will be an amazing experience I'm sure.

Donation by Alison Hughes on 20/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Best wishes for the trek - a very worthwhile cause.

Donation by Ben and Trish Brand on 20/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Hola, Mick y Linda! Que lo paseis muy bien en Peru y que practiqueis mucho vuestro espanol. Con mucho carino, Belen

Donation by Belen Alvarez on 19/04/12

£10.00

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This sounds like an amazing experience. Good luck with that.

Donation by Sophie & Stephanie Panagi on 19/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Best wishes

Donation by Alan Knapman on 12/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Mick. My friend just lost his mother to MND; wishing you lots of luck fundraising for such as good cause - sorry I can't give more.

Donation by Jenny Offord on 12/04/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by michael turner on 10/04/12

£50.00

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glad to know that by doing things like this we are keeping JB 's memory fresh in our minds Get plenty of training in for gods sake !!

Donation by robert tidmarsh on 09/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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wish you all the best on your trip . And we hope you both reach your top. Good luck. Tony and Doris

Donation by tony hoare on 03/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Rob Gibson on 30/03/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Lynn and Mick. Sure you will do it. Have a great trip.

Donation by David and Anne Stone on 28/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Great to see u both Sat,have a fantastic trip,I know you will make it.Best wishes,Keith&Dawn.

Donation by keith Clark on 26/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Good cause !

Donation by Craig Bowden on 19/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Forever Living

Donation by Mick & Lynn Buckingham on 17/03/12

£45.00

+ £11.25 Gift Aid

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Forever Living

Donation by Mick & Lynn Buckingham on 14/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Just to wish you both the best of luck with the trek. What an adventure! I know you can do it!

Donation by patsy hughes on 13/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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"Courage is a love affair with the unknown." — Osho

Donation by Bobby Kiln on 26/02/12

£3.50

+ £0.88 Gift Aid

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Money raise from Forever Living aloe vera sales by Lynn.

Donation by Mick & Lynn Buckingham on 11/02/12

£70.00

+ £17.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck with this and enjoy the trek!

Donation by Ben Kulchstein on 08/02/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,158.50
  • Offline donations£526.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,684.50
  • Gift Aid£238.38

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