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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

I am going to be doing a 9 day charity trek through the Sahara on behalf of Sane. The trek involves around 40 hours of walking through a variety of different terrains - each with their own challenges. You can see the itinerary here: http://www.discoveradventure.com/UserFiles/image/trips/Sahara_trek/itinerary.pdf

Sane is a charity dedicated to mental health issues.

Sane runs SaneLine - a helpline that provides support and information for people with mental health problems. This includes talking about issues like depression, feeling suicidal, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, support for carers, and so on. Sane also promotes mental health issues through the media - and funds research into mental health. More information on Sane can be found at http://www.sane.org.uk

In my opinion, mental health is given far too little importance by the government and funding bodies. Sane is currently struggling financially and has recently reduced the hours it provides helpline support each day from 10 hours down to 5 hours. This has significantly reduced the amount of support it can provide.

I take the raising of money for Sane very seriously, and as you can see below, have made a sizeable contribution myself. This covers the travel side of the trek as well as an additional donation that will directly benefit Sane. By paying for the travel part myself it means that, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you and any donation you make funds Sane and not the trek itself.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: SANE will receive your money faster.

So please sponsor me now!

Many thanks for your support.

Chris Jack

Raising money for

SANE

SANE

Charity Registration No. 296572

SANE works to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness through free confidential emotional support for anyone. SANE initiates research into serious mental illness, and campaigns to increase awareness. Our Black Dog Campaign reduces stigma and changes attitudes: www.sane.org.uk

Donations 27

Donation by Paul on 01/12/08

£40.00

was great fun trekking with you, Chris

Donation by wendy foster on 28/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Sue+Chris on 27/11/08

£30.00

Glad you took the advice about the pics and the hat, pity about the spare flip flops!

Donation by Sue Houghton on 18/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good trekking with you Chris, all the best, David

Donation by David Niland on 18/11/08

£20.00

Don't forget to snap some pictures

Donation by Alex M on 30/10/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Rick Poleshuck on 30/10/08

£20.00

Donation by Ray on 30/10/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Remember to pack a spair pair of flip flops

Donation by Simon M on 30/10/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the best

Donation by Sachin Adhiya on 21/10/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck watch out for the Tantric Camels

Donation by Dave Watts on 14/10/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck - be nice to the camels

Donation by Mark, Diane, Thomas and Lucy Adams on 14/09/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Make sure you don't take a wrong turn!

Donation by MBP on 09/07/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Better you than me ... Hope it all goes well!

Donation by Kim Ward on 07/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Paresh on 02/06/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Go for it!

Donation by addy on 02/06/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Peter+Ken on 30/04/08

£30.00

Walk without rhythm!

Donation by Graeme on 22/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

All the best

Donation by Jamtastic on 17/04/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

And a hat

Donation by Simon W on 16/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Steve Leonard on 16/04/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Don't forget some water

Donation by Paul Makepeace on 18/09/07

£50.00

Donation by sybiljack on 16/09/07

£100.00

Donation by london.pm-er on 13/09/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Bruno Nicoletti on 21/05/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,625.00
  • Offline donations£1,940.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,565.00
  • Gift Aid£376.54

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