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£685raised of £2,000 target by 26 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Melanoma UK and PMGY Foundation by climbing Kilimanjaro!

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MOUNT KILIMANJARO FUNDRAISING CHARITY CHALLENGE!

Hello!

My Dad and I are raising funds for Melanoma UK and PMGY Foundation. In March 2018, we shall be taking on the biggest challenge of our lives, an 8 day trek, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - a staggering 5895m tall (that’s 1403 double decker buses stacked on top of each other) with temperatures at the summit plummeting to minus 20, brrrr! But that’s nothing compared to the life changing story below:

Our decision to raise money for Melanoma UK, was after meeting a colleague at AW Hainsworth Stanningley, Stuart Brown – a loving single parent to his 8 year old son. In December 2015 Stu went to the Doctors with an itchy mole on his back - he was sent into Hospital to have surgery and received news the mole was Melanoma. Skin cancer! Doctors followed this by operating on him a further SEVEN times over the next 2 years, removing cancer tumours which have been persistent in growing back, and having to have his lymph glands removed. Stu always having the underlying thought of what could happen if he doesn’t fight hard enough against the cancer and can you imagine leaving a child, your child without parents to grow up in this world? These have been Stu’s thoughts over the past 8 surgical procedures all in hope he can be patched up until his son is 18. Melanoma UK are only a small charity running from donations, and so we would love to contribute something towards them and future development in treating this awful condition. Also, the ongoing fundraising which we are doing will hopefully give Stu a boost knowing that everyone has his back.

The second charity, PMGY Foundation, is one which Georgina worked closely with on her trip to South Africa in 2015 to help children within the Cape Town Townships. Having seen first hand what a difference the donations can make has made us really want to raise more towards them. The charity provides financial aid on projects to build better communities, to various struggling countries across the globe. The charity is working hard to try relieving poverty in a way that allows the communities to be self sustainable, through the necessary support and education. Which is a brilliant way to go about relieving poverty, instead of just providing, they teach.

We will be splitting the donations between the 2 charities, and hope that by us putting our lives on the line, it helps someone else’s. Any donation, big or small, is hugely appreciated to help us reach the £2000 target!

Even if you choose not to, be aware that sun burn increases your chance of getting melanoma. As an adult Stu never got sun burnt, although as a child he did. Please, please, please take care to protect your children against the sun.

Thank-you,

Georgina & Tim Spikings

(A 20 and 51 year old father daughter act from Pudsey just trying to make a little difference)

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  • Georgina Spikings6 days ago
    Georgina Spikings

    Georgina Spikings

    6 days ago

    After a very generous donation from my company, we have now hit the target of £2000! Wow I can't quite believe it, Thankyou so so so much to everyone that has donated towards Melanoma UK and PMGY and supporting me and my dad in our climb up Kilimanjaro in just 2 weeks time!!

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  • Georgina Spikings25 days ago
    Georgina Spikings

    Georgina Spikings

    25 days ago

    Quick Update: Offline Donations stand at £666! Pushing our total with the online of £635... to a whopping £1301!! (65% of the way there!) Thankyou 💖💖

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  • Georgina Spikings2 months ago
    Georgina Spikings

    Georgina Spikings

    2 months ago

    Update on offline donations, they now come in at £456! (I wish I could as them on here so it added to the percentage at the top) I can't believe that added together we're only £19 from raising £1000! Thank you so much for the support from everyone and for choosing to donate to such worthy causes ❤️ Let's hope I make it to the top of this mountain 😉

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9 months ago

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  • Gillian Rushton

    Gillian Rushton

    Feb 24, 2018

    Good luck Georgina, what an amazing thing to be doing x

    £20.00

  • John Taylor

    John Taylor

    Feb 23, 2018

    Good luck to you and Tim ( but dim ....) From John, Clare and Jess ..

    £20.00

  • Brian benson

    Brian benson

    Feb 11, 2018

    Good luck both of you, we're sure you can do it. Joan & Brian of Horsforth.

    £10.00

  • Chris Lawrence

    Chris Lawrence

    Jan 26, 2018

    Go for it Dougie

    £50.00

  • Michael Hoyland

    Michael Hoyland

    Jan 24, 2018

    Hope the climb goes well, all for a great cause from Mick &Theresa (E &M Sewing Machines)

    £20.00

  • Dave Barker

    Dave Barker

    Jan 22, 2018

    Look after your Dad :-)

    £20.00

  • Andrea Dawson

    Andrea Dawson

    Jan 17, 2018

    Good luck to you both. Xxx

    £10.00

About the fundraiser
Georgina Spikings

Georgina Spikings

Leeds, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Georgina, 20 years old from Leeds.

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