Story

Yvonne Brown (GBR) was a worthy winner of the women’s race in 4:26:10, finishing ahead of two previous North Pole Marathon winners, Emer Dooley (IRL) and Alison Hamlett (GBR). The first three finishers broke the previous female record.

 

 

Very unexpectedly, I came in first female smashing the current womens record, but additionally came in second overall. It was minus 20 degrees on the race day (wind chill factored in). I remain determined to reach my goal of £10,000 to make this all worthwhile. Please help me by sending this link to others, and encouraging others to donate. You can do something, directly,  to save the life of a child.

Yvonne

 

The Antarctic Ice Marathon is the only marathon run in the interior of the Antarctic, 80 degrees South and close to the South Pole, at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains. It is the southernmost marathon on Earth. I will face an average wind-chill temperature of between minus 20C and minus 35C.  The strong Katabatic Winds can blow from the icy heart of the pole at over 30 miles an hour. The marathon takes place at an altitude of 3,000 feet, over half a mile above sea level!

 

Low temperatures, combined with icy winds and the underfoot conditions of snow and ice makes it a very difficult challenge. It's too cold for even penguins so there will be no bystanders to cheer me on – and so I ask for your support.

 

I am undertaking this epic challenge to raise desperately needed funds for Emma Hoolin, Sadie Rose Clifford and Robyn Higgins. Emma, Sadie Rose and Robyn are all fighting an aggressive childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in the first year of life and accounts for around 15% of cancer deaths in children. (See www.childrenscancer.org.uk for more information about the girls and their fight against this relentless cancer.)

 

Having lost my own son Jack at 7 years old, to this awful disease, I would do anything to help other children get the best chance at life. This is why I take on the challenge.  It will call on every ounce of determination I have.

 

Every penny I raise from the Antarctic Ice Marathon will go towards the costs of potentially life-saving treatment in America for these three little girls. The specialised therapy they need isn’t available in the UK, and can cost up to £250,000 per child.  These children have no options left in the UK.

 

Please help me give these children a chance, help them get the lifeline they need by making a donation now. Every donation, however large or small, will really make a difference.  Thank you for your support.  Every penny counts.

 

You can donate using your mobile phone, please text ICEM99 and your amount, £1, £5 or £10, to 70070.

 

Raising money for

Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Alliance

Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Alliance

Charity Registration No. 1135601

“All donations are paid into NCCA UK’s general funds to fund our charitable activities. Our charitable activities include: funding a child’s treatment against neuroblastoma, as well as sponsoring research, and promoting education and awareness of neuroblastoma.”

Donations 444

For my Mum, who asked me not to get her a present for Christmas, but to do something good for the children instead x

Donation by Charlotte Hudson on 13/12/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Well done for all your hard work for the charity. Our hearts go out to you. from PC Sarah Ward and her Mum Gina. x

Donation by Gina Ward on 18/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 25/04/12

£10.00

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Amazing achievement, what a wonderful thing to do in Jacks memory for others. He must have been with you every step.

Donation by Janet Warren on 23/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hi Yvonne, Jacks courage along with you and your families, will live on forever. Martin

Donation by Martin Hall on 22/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Keren Lovett on 06/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I was part of the PACK New York trip in 2011. Unfortunately I can't make it this year but still wanted to support. Well done with the run. Great resut

Donation by Anonymous on 01/03/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 06/02/12

£54.00

+ £13.50 Gift Aid

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Hope your finishing line cheers were very loud! XX

Donation by Sharon Freeman-Woods on 03/02/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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I really hope you continue to raise more money. Your cause is so important. Congratulations on such a huge achievement too.

Donation by Emma Whitney on 28/01/12

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/01/12

£10.00

Donation by Damian Catherall on 30/12/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by raoul sebastian on 28/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Yvonne, Jack will be so proud of his mammy. from Fighting Neuroblastoma.

Donation by justin & Louise on 23/12/11

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

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yvonne well done in your achievement of raising so much money i can sympathese what you are going through well done lots of love juliexx

Donation by julie walton on 21/12/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Hi Yvonne, what a fantastic achievement!! Well done you! You are an amazing woman! Lots of love Frances (Durcan) xx

Donation by Jason Wallace on 21/12/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Lisa Botten on 20/12/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Your story touched my heart - what a brilliant achievement.

Donation by Tracy Edwards on 20/12/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 20/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Amazing result, well done, what's next ?

Donation by Gary + Diane Randall on 18/12/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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great cause , well done , what an inspiration

Donation by martyn daniels on 18/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations on your win. You are an inspiration.

Donation by Rebecca and Steve May on 17/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, an amazing challenge for such a good cause.

Donation by Caroline Matthews on 16/12/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Paul Dunkley on 15/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Pippa Fletcher on 15/12/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£9,604.86
  • Offline donations£300.00
  • Text donations£682.00
  • Total raised£10,586.86
  • Gift Aid£1,584.34

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