Yvonne does the Antarctic Ice Marathon
£10,536.86 raised of £10,000.00 target
£10,536.86 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/yvonnes-ice-marathon
By mobile internet Scan this code on your smartphone to go straight to The Neuroblastoma Alliance UK's page.
By text message to donate £10 Text ICEM99 £10
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.
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.
Charity Registration No. 1135601
We help children with neuroblastoma, a very aggressive childhood cancer, if they can't join UK trials or need a clinical treatment that is only available abroad. We help with treatment costs, support families and fund research.
You will do well Yvonne, you never give up
Donation by Maureen Knight on 01/11/11
Yvonne, best of luck, you go girl!!!! Jack will be with you all the way!!! You are Inspirational!!
Donation by Karine Atay on 01/11/11
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Best of luck Yvonne. I read about this through the Adam's Appeal page and think it is an amazing feat. You can do it!
Donation by Sophie Joss on 01/11/11
Hello Yvonne, We wish you the best of luck and hope some of those very cold runs in Vermont will warm your heart. We miss all of you!
Donation by Lori Smith on 01/11/11
Good luck yvonne, an amazing thing to do, i know the angels will watch over you. xxx
Donation by Danielle & Abby Berry on 01/11/11
You are amazing what you are doing for these children. Good luck Yvonne, Jack will be with you to help you through!
Donation by Anna Borbely on 01/11/11
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Yvonne, I am in awe of you! God Bless!
Donation by Norma Reardon on 01/11/11
Yvonne, You are amazing
Donation by Tom Melgar on 01/11/11
Inspiring. The very best of luck ...
Donation by Nicholas Bird on 31/10/11
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Good luck from Angel Ben Lee's Mammy.xx
Donation by Helen Lee on 31/10/11
You amaze me my dear friend. I can't believe you are doing this! Brrrr!
Donation by Donna Ludwinski on 31/10/11
Hiya Yvonne - good luck hun xxxxx
Donation by Kelly Rendall on 31/10/11
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
Good luck, Yvonne!
Donation by Jennifer DeBedout on 29/10/11
good luck mad woman, lot of love Dawn and Mike Hargadon
Donation by dawn hargadon on 28/10/11
+ £10.00 Gift Aid
Good luck Yvonne! All the best from the Dingmans!
Donation by Edward Dingman on 28/10/11
Go Yvonne !!!!
Donation by Janet Breen on 28/10/11
What an amazing, caring person you are. Best of luck on this very hard challenge. Alicia xx
Donation by Alicia Coumbe on 27/10/11
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£9,554.86
- Offline donations£300.00
- Text donations£682.00
- Total raised£10,536.86
- Gift Aid£1,571.84
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