Story

In life we all have our own mountains to climb and conquer. Working with Teens Unite has been a humbling experience and has helped me to put my own life into perspective. These young people have the most incredible and inspirational stories of overcoming the biggest obstacles imaginable. It is a privilege to help them in an any way on their journey. 

There are a group of teens going to Chamonix at the end of June. The aim of the Mont Blanc climb in September with Guide Fabio of Dream Guides is to help make the trip this year an ongoing annual event so other teens can share this experience and the hope is that the memories made will help them on their own individual journey.

The Mont Blanc climb is a 7 day expedition that will require training at an altitude of between 2,000 and 3,000 metres. The summit ascent requires me to sleep over in a hut at 3,500 metres before a days climb starting at 2am (in head torches) reaching the 4,810 metre summit at sunrise. It is common knowledge that it is a challenge not to be underestimated! 

Teens Unite was co-founded by Karen Millen OBE and supports teenagers (aged 13-24) with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. The charity aims to help young people build on their self esteem and self confidence and reduce feelings of isolation by taking them on fun days out such as concerts, football matches, and motivational workshops. I want to help make the annual trip to Chamonix part of their program.

I also have a personal connection with Chamonix which is where I came to prepare  for London 2012 last year and where I will be preparing most of the summer this year. Having trained in the shadow of Mont Blanc it is an exciting prospect that come September I will be aiming to conquer the highest peak in Europe.

This climb and the trip for the teens in June would not have been possible without the help and generosity of a number of people. Can I personally thank all the teams at Dream Guides and Sno Station, Kenton, Karen, Ellie, Debbie, Ben, Villa Loppe and of course the teens themselves.

Dwain Chambers

 

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I made it! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity in helping me to raise funds and awareness for Teens Unite. Lets keep going! It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life and ranks alongside my greatest achievements on the track. Dwain

04/10/13 09:47

Raising money for

Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

Charity Registration No. 1118361

Teens Unite Fighting Cancer has been established to help young people build on their low self esteem, self confidence and to reduce the feeling of isolation, realising that others are facing similar challenges.

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Donation by Anonymous on 03/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations! You must be looking forward to some warm weather training now.

Donation by Anonymous on 06/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Dwain. Why isn't this wonderful achivement and cause better advertised?

Donation by Anonymous on 06/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/10/13

Well done Dwayne, good to see you "giving back" - but keep on running - we'll miss you when you stop!

Donation by mandy on 04/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Awesome!Great stamina for a "sprinter",Dwain.Great North Run next year ?

Donation by Mel Elliott on 03/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Dwain what a mad thing to do, look forward to seeing your next challenge (swimming with crocs perhaps). keep enjoying the sport

Donation by Kevin on 03/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Unbelievable effort Dwain, I know how much you LOVE the cold weather....

Donation by Steve Scott on 02/10/13

Fab effort Dwain - we met you at the Crowne Plaza in Birmingham before the Grand Prix last February and thought you were a top bloke - you have just reinforced this view. Well done!

Donation by Gareth Davies on 01/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 01/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A great cause and a fab achievement, made even more brilliant by the fact it was done by a sprinter in the cold and at altitude! Congrats x

Donation by Claire Furlong on 01/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great cause & well done taking time out to support them

Donation by Michael B on 30/09/13

Inspirational. And a great cause x

Donation by Ashley Smyth on 30/09/13

£10.00

You couldn't be supporting a better charity. Emily Colebrook and family. Thank you xx

Donation by Lisa Haig on 30/09/13

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 30/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 29/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I am obsessed with Mont Blanc - I am so envious - have a great climb!

Donation by Lisa Jones on 28/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck Dwain. Very Inspirational for a worthy cause.

Donation by Anonymous on 28/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Mr Chambers. Apart from anything else I know how much you hate the cold!! So I know how much of a remarkable effort this is. Thinking of ya up there. Sure it'll be breathtaking.

Donation by Nat Fay on 27/09/13

Good luck

Donation by Gill on 27/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Thank you Dwaine for taking the time too support an amazing charity...x

Donation by Lucy Rich and Family.xx on 27/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Dwain! An absolutely brilliant climb (you're in the best hands with KC) and a wonderful cause you are supporting!

Donation by Jonny Stage on 27/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well Done and Thank You Dwain! Teens Unite have been remarkable for our family, a super charity x

Donation by Aaron, Susanne & Grace Maddox on 26/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck, Dwain!

Donation by Kim Kinsella on 26/09/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,169.78
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,169.78
  • Gift Aid£224.95

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