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On Christmas Day 2005 my Dad, Jonathon Harrington set off to climb Cadair Idris. Ever the eccentric and adventorous character he is, it was approached with the zestful manner for life always known to him. 

Unbeknown to him, (and those around him), he would later find himself in life changing circumstances. As he was making his way down the mountain he lost his footing and descended 30ft down a gully. This moment was to change his life for ever. My Dad suffered severe spinal injuries and was told it was unlikely he would ever walk again.

On the weekend of the 5th July the goal is to get my Dad up the top of Snowdon, with tremendous physical exertion guaranteed! 

We pledge to raise a minumum of £2,000 for the BackUp Trust who supports, aids, motivates those with spinal injuries to regain independance and offers opportunities to fulfill ambitions that may not even seem possible!

Please consider supporting us in fundrasing to reach and help those affected: 

http://www.backupteam.org.uk/donate

An enormous 'Thank You' to everyone who has donated to our cause; whether we know you or not, whether relatives, friends colleagues or those of you have donated anonymously we want to thank you and my Dad has just been up his first 'Mountain' since Christmas Day 2005. One member of the team suggested 'next stop Kilimanjaro' (19,340 ft) but this may be a little ambitious so let's go for either Pen-y-fan, Scafell or Ben Nevis?

Watch out in the press for reports of our adventure; I think The Farmers Weekly MIGHT want to run it!

Updates 2

2 days to go!! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Your support has been immense :)

04/07/13 11:54

We are almost up to the £1,000 mark! Thank you to everyone who's donated so far :)

28/06/13 21:06

Raising money for

The Back-Up Trust

The Back-Up Trust

Charity Registration No. 1072216

Back Up services include mentoring, wheelchair skills training and activity courses as well as support in getting back to work or school after an injury. We provide peer led tailored support to help people adjust to a spinal cord injury and inspire independence and confidence for a positive future.

Donations 42

Well done everybody - especially my dearest friend Alaina who has a heart of gold!

Donation by Patricia Spence on 26/08/13

£20.00

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Jonathan - great stuff. happy to contribute to this very worthy cause!

Donation by Steve Knight on 23/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good man H

Donation by Anonymous on 15/07/13

Brilliant effort! From all your friends and ex colleagues at Countrywide Farmers.

Donation by John Hardman on 15/07/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

The training definately went well!! Well done. A grand effort for a good cause!

Donation by Anonymous on 14/07/13

Well done, Jack - sorry this is late, thought I'd done it before now . . . it's my age, you know!

Donation by Paul D on 13/07/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by richard and colette hutchinson on 10/07/13

£35.00

Well done Jon,from all at Wirral Small Cars

Donation by Anonymous on 09/07/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Hey Jon, hope it went well and was fun (some of the time?). I look forward to hearing all about it! Jennie

Donation by Jennifer Wilson on 09/07/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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All the best Jon and I hope your venture is a success.

Donation by Martin Hind on 08/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Jon, Good luck and all the best! Jon

Donation by Anonymous on 08/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck Jon

Donation by on 08/07/13

£200.00

Brilliant idea Jack,All the best luck to the willing pushers and pullers.

Donation by Andrew Giles on 06/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

This money was raised by holding a quiz night in the Cust Hotel, New Zealand. I'm sorry it isn't more but it's more than I could give you personally. Best of luck, team xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 05/07/13

£85.00

Good luck. Hope the weather is good and you succeed in making lots of money.

Donation by Jacqueline Passey on 04/07/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Best wishes to all involved. Smile through the agony.... and enjoy yourselves!

Donation by Clare Cross on 04/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

For once I am speechless. Good luck to all the pushers!

Donation by Valerie Bradley on 04/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best Harry, we will be thinking of you, Love Charlie & Suex

Donation by S Rudge on 04/07/13

All the very best, 15 stone looks a bit on the conservative side John, good luck and take care

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Hi Jack, what a great challenge you have set for your Dad, you must have his spirit of adventure. Have Fun and enjoy the challenge. Good luck and all the very best.

Donation by Jonathan Philips on 03/07/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Best of luck John

Donation by Ian Richards on 02/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Jack. Lets hope the weather behaves, and it all goes well.

Donation by Nigel Wild on 02/07/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Hope the training is going well!!

Donation by Anonymous on 28/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

I will be thinking of you Jack all the way from Sang'a. Good luck , I am sure you will reach and exceed your target.

Donation by Suzanne Anderson on 28/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good on you Jack, have a great day. I'm sure your Dad is very proud of you!!

Donation by David Link on 28/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,080.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,080.00
  • Gift Aid£433.75

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