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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

As usual, I've signed up once again to push my skills, limits and endurance to new heights. After the successful British "3 peaks in 24hrs" and "Kilimanjaro" challenges, I needed something "bigger, bolder and braver" for 2013, my 40th year! Having stood on the roof of England, Scotland, Wales & Africa, conquering the highest mountain in Western Europe seemed the next logical (???) step.  Mont Blanc - The King of the Alps, and one of the deadliest mountains in the world. At 15,781ft, this epic peak has claimed over 8000 lives with its notorious "dark side" which manifests itself with avalanches, rock-falls and cruel weather. 

And this time though, it's more than just a "Trek" to the top! This is a technical climb, using crampons, ice-axe, harness and alpine climbing equipment to try and reach my goal. The "fell walker" must become a "mountaineer"! I'm having to learn new skills, sacrifice time, money and all my simple pleasures to discipline myself in preparation for this formiddable challenge. 

I'm doing this for St John's Hospice Lancaster. A small, but big-hearted, and incredibly humble local charity that has touched me, my family, my friends and colleagues over recent years. I can't think of a more difficult job than nursing a terminally ill person through their final days. And at the same time, doing it with so much love and sensitivity, not only to the patient, but also their families. The care & compassion they showed to my my Auntie Linda during her final few weeks was something I'll never forget. I owe them a debt of gratitude.

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Updates 2

Well, this is the final countdown now! Just 5 days to go. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Still a long way from my target, so please dig deep if you can. Thanks

10/06/13 18:02

Remember folks, you can also donate by texting MONT73 plus your amount (e.g. £5) to 70070

07/06/13 18:18

Raising money for

St John's Hospice, Lancaster

St John's Hospice, Lancaster

Charity Registration No. 510667

St John's Hospice provides care to patients coping with life limiting conditions throughout North Lancashire, South Lakes and parts of North Yorkshire. We have a 20 bed in-patient ward, a day hospice service, hospice at home, bereavement support and a number of other vital services.

Donations 44

Missed out on MB twice due to my rope partner's altitude sickness! Hope you hit your target. Keep it up!

Donation by CS- ex CEO @ St John's Hospice on 19/07/13

Well done Tim!

Donation by Ros on 02/07/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done Tim xx For a brilliant cause xx

Donation by Anonymous on 23/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 22/06/13

£10.00

Well done Tim, hope you reach your target both financially and up that mountain !!

Donation by linda wardle on 19/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Wonderful challenge for a great cause, best of luck.

Donation by E SWEETLAND on 18/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

You continue to inspire us all Tim! God bless you as you reach for the sky!

Donation by Catriona Taylor on 18/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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One foot in front of the other! See you when you get back!! Good Luck. Cherrie

Donation by Cherrie Hargreaves on 17/06/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Tim! Love from all at the Young Programme.

Donation by Fiona MacDonald on 17/06/13

£50.00

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Just another large hill Mr Bell!! Good Luck mate enjoy the view

Donation by Andrew Lemm on 17/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 17/06/13

£2.00

Inspirational Tim. Good luck boss.

Donation by Gary Percy on 15/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck boss!! Another mountain ticked off

Donation by A porter on 14/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Enjoy the 7 or 8 minutes at the top. Hope it's worth all the training you've put into this challenge. Keep in touch and we will tweet your progress.

Donation by Colin Fox on 14/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Just heard about your fantastic challange on The Bay. Good Luck! My meal out money tonight is now going to a much better cause!!

Donation by Heather M on 14/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck little bro! Stay safe but enjoy it. Looking forward to seeing the pics and hearing all about it. Lots of love Amanda and Tony

Donation by Amanda Singleton on 13/06/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

⭐ Good luck Tim! Cheesy chips for the first to the top! ⭐

Donation by Anonymous on 13/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Enjoy it! And remember "its only there!"

Donation by Sarah and Aardvark on 12/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Tim, Make sure you don't leave anything on the summit and certainly not yourself, we all need you back safe and sound.

Donation by D DALE on 12/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Go Tim!!!! We will be here with a beer when you get back :)

Donation by Hannah & Martin Horner on 12/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Jane Silvester on 12/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Tim - see you soon!

Donation by John & Karen Morley on 12/06/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Incredible challenge for a great cause!! Best of Luck x

Donation by Helen Luszczak on 12/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/06/13

£10.00

Good luck Tim, hope you are well xxx

Donation by Lorraine on 12/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£855.00
  • Offline donations£265.00
  • Text donations£67.00
  • Total raised£1,187.00
  • Gift Aid£200.00

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