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Yes, another crazy adventure! 

  

This time it’s to support the disabled war veterans of the Royal Marines.

 

Despite being American, I have been in the UK for 19 years and fundamentally recognise the importance and value of the Royal Marines and the work they have done to help us.  As you may know, the marines who return home disabled are real heroes and much of their rehabilitation and support is funded though charitable donations. 

 

My mission is to climb the Nose route of El Capitan, a super scary gigantic cliff, based in Yosemite, California.  We’ve organised and twinned with an especially dedicated climbing group of disabled war veterans who’ll be climbing Mount Snowdon at the same time; both goals will test the limits of physical and mental endurance – one is defined by the route, the other is defined by physical injury.  El Capitan is a vertical granite rock face and requires physical fitness, skill and willpower to scale.  Snowdon is just as steep and just as frightening to a man who couldn’t walk a few months ago.   Both require total commitment, a desire to succeed and a good sense of humour!

 

All funds raised will go directly to The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, which supports the rehabilitation and reintegration of marines who have suffered life-changing injuries and will help the marine see his family when he/she is too injured to travel, or help the marine to be able to modify a car and have some independence, or buy specific items of necessary equipment.  As an example, it costs £10-15,000 to modify one marine's car to accommodate his injuries, a family room costs £10,000 and a new accommodation block, (already funded) was £23 million!  Any donations would be extremely welcome.

 

The climbing will commence from September 11th.  I really would appreciate any donations you can give, which will be accepted from now onwards.  As I relayed this past March and during the Patron Ski trip, I personally view this charity as very important and am therefore prepared to match any funds given by a Patron employee.

 

Any donations would be extremely welcome – BUT DON’T BE SKIMPY!

 

Keith M. Breslauer

 

 

 

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So please donate now.

 

 

Raising money for

The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund

The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund

Charity Registration No. 1134205

The RMCTF is the overarching Royal Marines charity and money raised can be used for very wide purposes, probably the widest of any service charity. We are here to provide a better quality of life to serving and retired Royal Marines and their families

Donations 174

 

Dear Keith, An amazing and historic achievement. El Capitan will never be the same again. Kol Hakavod. Michael & Siobhan

Donation by M J Ezra on 02/12/11

 

Donation by D Weisz on 01/12/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

 

Keep on climbing, what a great cause.

Donation by Tim on 16/11/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

 

Well done for the amazing achievement! Best Wishes, Norman Dawood and all at VSI.

Donation by Norman Dawood on 15/11/11

£100.00

 

A magnificent cause.

Donation by Virginia and Richard Langstaff on 07/11/11

£1,000.00

+ £250.00 Gift Aid

 

Wishing you every success with your fundraising challenge

Donation by Heron International on 04/11/11

 

We continue to be proud of you; beautiful pictures. Warm regards, Nathalie and Joe

Donation by Nathalie & Joe Dwek on 04/11/11

 

Keith, you are a hero. Well done!

Donation by Gary Phillips on 04/11/11

 

Dear Keith, Congratulations on a great achievement for a wonderful cause.

Donation by Michael & Hilda Aaronson on 04/11/11

 

Donation by The Wigoder Family on 04/11/11

 

Hope everything went to plan – Well done!

Donation by Steven Lewis, Lewis & Partners on 04/11/11

 

Donation by Keith & Joanne Black on 04/11/11

 

Donation by Matt Walker on 04/11/11

 

Donation by RJD Partners on 04/11/11

 

Donation by NJD Charitable Trust on 04/11/11

 

Congrats to all climbers- outstanding personal & group achievement! Thanks for sharing photos- so inspiring. I'll go home tonight & do 20 pushups!

Donation by Irwin Levy on 04/11/11

 

I really admire you, Keith, and all the work you do for charity. Best wishes,

Donation by Pam Lucas on 04/11/11

 

Congratulations to Keith. This has been a great success in every respect for a worthy cause.

Donation by Jurgen Schlicting on 04/11/11

 

Keith a fantastic achievement for a great cause - congratulations. all the best Hamish

Donation by Hamish Mair on 31/10/11

£300.00

+ £75.00 Gift Aid

 

What an amazing achievement. The pictures are insane. We are glad you are home.

Donation by The Misrahi tribe on 26/10/11

 

Well Done Keith!! Amazing

Donation by kalie coveley on 21/10/11

 

Fantastic achievement and great cause

Donation by Stephen Green on 15/10/11

 

Well done you nut. The pictures gave me vertigo.

Donation by Sean Arnold on 11/10/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

 

Keith! awesome job. I know you worked real hard for it and I'm sure it was an experience of a lifetime. I'm real proud of you.You rock Cuzz

Donation by Aryeh Meiteles on 10/10/11

£30.00

 

Uau, what an achievement! Well done. Abrazo. Wences

Donation by Wenceslao Bunge on 06/10/11

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£30,520.00
  • Offline donations£11,550.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£42,070.00
  • Gift Aid£4,261.00

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