On Monday morning 13 September 2010 at around 6.30am, the  Captains Climb team reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.  Extremely tired, cold but triumphant!   

It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, so worthy of the donations received.  On that note  I would like to say a huge thank you 'diolch in fawr' to everybody who supported me and the Stepping Stones appeal by donating. 

I would like to extend a special thanks to Sue Brooks, Simon Webber, Peter Thomas, Mike Simms, ‘Howard’, the members of the New Pendragon Fund Raising Fund together with all at the Cardiff Blues Premier Club that have help make his fund-raising efforts such a success.

The climb has so far raised a staggering £300,000, which is amazing!


You can still help by purchasing the Official Captains Climb DVD which is out now priced at just £10.  To order your DVD please visit or call 029 2031 6211.  Alternatively, some of the Captains will be signing copies of the DVD's, so come along and pick up a copy...the perfect Chrismtas present or stocking filler!  

1st Dec: The Old Arcade, Cardiff from 7pm with Rob Howley & Warren Gatland

8 Dec: The Duke of Wellington, Cowbridge from 7pm with Ieuan Evans & Jonathan Humphreys


9 Dec: The Yard Bar & Kitchen, Cardiff from 7pm with Garin Jenkins and myself


The team are now focusing on reaching the target of £1m for Velindre Cancer Centre’s Stepping Stones Appeal, raising awareness about lung cancer and funding research. 


Raising money for

Velindre Cancer Centre

Velindre Cancer Centre

Charity Registration No. 1052501

Patient centred care is at the heart of everything we do at Velindre. Our Victory Over Cancer campaign will ensure the best possible support to our patients and their families dealing with cancer, fund ground breaking research, specialist equipment, and the most up to date training for our staff.

Donations 45

Congratulations. My brother, a huge Cardiff rugby fan, was treated at Velindre. They were fantastic and deserve every support we can give.

Donation by NAN ROWLANDS on 11/10/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Bob - great effort!

Donation by Hywel P. on 01/10/10


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

I know that it is a bit late but i had to wait for my pay to come in! Congratulations on completing the climb and glad that i could donate.

Donation by Gareth Baber on 30/09/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Bob

Donation by alex james on 27/09/10


+ £141.03 Gift Aid

Congratulations Bob, great effort for great cause!!

Donation by Gary Powell on 23/09/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Llongyfarchiadau Bob!!!! Fantastice effort by all.

Donation by Gethin Watts on 23/09/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Congratulations Bob and the team. Cash of completion. Gwydion & Mali

Donation by Gwydion Griffiths on 21/09/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Bob - a great effort for a very worthy cause from Patricia Groves

Donation by robert norster on 21/09/10


Well done Bob. All those laps around the block with the dogs paid off.

Donation by Chris Jones on 17/09/10


+ £8.46 Gift Aid

you were always good high in the air

Donation by simon webber on 07/09/10


+ £70.51 Gift Aid

Good luck Bob.

Donation by Michael Bieri on 06/09/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Nicola Jones on 06/09/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Best of Luck Bob! Chris and Kathryn

Donation by Chris Czekaj on 06/09/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Best of Luck Bob !

Donation by Sarah Nelson on 06/09/10


Good luck RLN - Fund raising Blues versus Edinburgh 4th September 2010

Donation by catherine norster on 05/09/10


Good Luck Bob Little bit higher than a line out but I am sure you will do it in style

Donation by Andrew Allen on 05/09/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

A little extreme to get away from the office! Good luck, positive thinking.

Donation by Tina Tew on 04/09/10


+ £9.87 Gift Aid

good luck bob.thought dai would have been keen to go!!!

Donation by Gethin Jenkins on 04/09/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Pob Lwc RLN!!

Donation by Martyn Williams on 02/09/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Hope the body gets you to the top - and Ieuan carries you back down!

Donation by Robert Cole on 02/09/10


well done Bob and best of luck, I hear it is a long way up!

Donation by Roger O'Connor on 02/09/10


Goodluck Bob hope all the training pays off and that you make it to the top.

Donation by Ian Griffiths on 30/08/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Best of luck

Donation by Bart on 19/08/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Bob, I dont know what possessed you to do this but best of luck!!!

Donation by Nige Williams on 10/08/10


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good Luck Bob. Dont look down. Hopefully we will come back from RDS with a win for you !

Donation by robert davies on 04/08/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,887.02
  • Offline donations£1,500.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£6,387.02
  • Gift Aid£559.87

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