Story

 

Why we’re Fundraising

 

 

 

When children are faced with battling serious and terminal conditions, their lives are turned upside-down. Not only do they have to face the prospect of their own mortality – a heartbreaking thought – but they also spend much of their time in and out of hospitals putting up with several treatments from injections and scans to chemotherapy and, in some cases, amputations. Imagine going through such pain and heartache at such a young age; having to live such an abnormal life compared to your friends. These times are tough for the parents too; having to watch their child fight a condition that may end up taking their lives. Dreams and Wishes provide opportunities for children and their families to free themselves from the pain, heartache and stress of their situations by arranging to make the child’s dream come true. They provide events, gifts, meetings and many other opportunities where the children and their parents can enjoy themselves outside of the burden of their conditions as well as giving them lasting memories.

 

 

 

What We’re Doing

 

 

 

Several members of the Fullcircle Team and a Nation radio host are tackling the ominous Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2013. The team's 'Charity Champions' are currently in training to embark upon the climb in order to raise  money for The Fullcircle Foundation which has been set up to work directly with children's charity, Dreams and Wishes.

 

 

 

The expedition will entail 9 days of intense trekking with the aim of ensuring all members of the team reach the true summit 'Uhuru Peak'. An inspirational member of the team, former Paralympian John Harris, will be ascending the mountain in a specially designed wheelchair. John’s numerous successes include:

 

 

 

  • Winning Gold, Silver and Bronze Paralympic Medals
  • Taking part in five Paralympic Games
  • Torchbearer for London 2012
  • Inducted into Welsh Sports Hall of Fame
  • Awarded the honour of giving the athletes oath, an accolade that was special to him at the time and remains so today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another member of our team is Bridge FM and Nation radio DJ Lee Jukes. Having already raised close to £30,000 for numerous charities over the years. ‘Jukesy’ will be taking on Kilimanjaro just days after competing in the Cardiff Marathon; an amazing effort. Find out more on Jukesy on his website HERE

 

 

 

Climbing the world’s highest free standing mountain is no mean feat for even the fittest person but getting up there in a wheelchair will present an enormous physical and emotional challenge to all involved. The route will see the team experiencing the wilder side of the mountain, tackling a multitude of terrains – something that will present a difficult challenge to John’s wheelchair. For the rest of the team, Kilimanjaro is a challenge of endurance and adapting, the climb up Kilimanjaro won’t be holiday or a sight-seeing event – professional rugby players have failed to complete the climb due to the change in altitude.

 

 

 

How You Can Help

 

John and the Fullcircle team are doing the hard part; we are looking for your help in raising the £50,000 we’re aiming to raise. You can either donate here or via text

 

For Text Donations (courtesy of CoreTelecom):

Text CLIMB to 70111 to donate £1

 

Terms & Conditions

Your text will be charged at £1 plus one message at your standard network rate. A minimum of £0.96 will be donated to Dreams & Wishes. To opt out of future communications end your text with NOINFO

 

 

 

 

We’re currently in a competition to win £5000 for our cause from the Mountain Warehouse Challenge so please visit and vote for us HERE

Use as many email addresses as you have!

 

For info on John’s story go HERE

For The Fullcircle Foundation go HERE

For Dreams and Wishes go HERE

 

Updates 27

Thanks to Mark Millers donation of £40 we’ve passed our next target of £25,000! Thanks Marc and everyone who's helped us get this far!

25/11/13 09:51

Thanks to Mark Millers donation of £40 we’ve passed our next target of £25,000! Thanks Marc and everyone who's helped us get this far!

25/11/13 09:51

Charity Champion Mairead McGoldrick has raised £1638 through her own justgiving page bringing our total to just under £25000!

20/11/13 10:27

Another day another donation from West Monmouth School! £100 raised through a cake sale and another £160 on its way thanks to John's inspiring talk at Caldicot School. Thanks to all those who took part and donated!

20/11/13 10:12

Special mention to one of our supporters Kath Blake, whose tireless fundraising recently resulted in a £100 donation. Thanks to all those who took part

13/11/13 09:51

Raising money for

Dreams and Wishes

Dreams and Wishes

Charity Registration No. 1145648

The Dreams and Wishes Charity is dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Our goal is to fulfill an ill child’s dreams, this could be through gifts, a holiday of a lifetime or giving them the chance to meet their favourite celebrity.

Donations 91

Hello John, All, as promised the other half for getting to the top. Well done and so happy to hear that everyone has recovered from what sounds like a truly grueling trip. See you on the Garth soon.

Donation by Mark, Sarah and Ffion on 13/03/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done John x

Donation by Debi on 05/11/13

Well done Liz! A great challenge for a worthy cause.

Donation by Cathryn Francis on 28/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Lee and the team. Glad to hear you are safe and well.

Donation by Pam Evans on 28/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Lee xx

Donation by Paula Daniel on 27/10/13

£5.00

Well done Lee & team!An amazing achievement!

Donation by Liam Jones on 26/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done all, glad you're home safely.

Donation by Anthony Hunt on 26/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Lee, a fantastic effort.

Donation by Jason, Martin and all at Town & Country on 24/10/13

£50.00

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With best wishes to Gary P and team from SCS Aftercare enjoying following you on twitter @jacq_williams

Donation by Jacquie Williams on 21/10/13

£100.00

Good luck guys! Great cause! Jonathan & Nella

Donation by Anonymous on 16/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Dreams are mwnt to come true and wishes become dreams ..

Donation by Elisa Alderson on 14/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best on your climb :):)

Donation by Arwel and Sioned on 14/10/13

£10.00

GOOD LUCK LIZ

Donation by Caryl Davies on 13/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Best of Luck Liz!

Donation by Amy Northern on 13/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 13/10/13

£10.00

Good luck all

Donation by Jeordan renouf on 12/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck ! xx

Donation by Cath Charlton-Whitaker on 12/10/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by matthew davies on 11/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck to you all! You are doing an amazing challenge for an amazing charity Dreams and Wishes! We know you will do the best you possibly can and hope you all come back safe and sound!

Donation by Laura O'Donovan on 11/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck boys

Donation by Tom shanklin on 11/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck to Lee and the Team! You're doing something AMAZING! X

Donation by Katie Robbshaw on 11/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Elle, dig deep, it's just lots of wods rolled in to one!!! Amazing job, great charity xxxx

Donation by Amanda Watts on 10/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Marc, you certainly have enough of that awesome determination to get to the summit. Hope the altitude treats you and all the team kindly. Good Luck!

Donation by Zoe, Phoebe & Lysander on 10/10/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Eckley your a nutter! Good luck to you and your team

Donation by Danny and gang on 09/10/13

£50.00

Donation by Lucy Barnes on 09/10/13

£2.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,327.00
  • Offline donations£24,220.50
  • Text donations£66.00
  • Total raised£26,613.50
  • Gift Aid£376.25

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