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£2,240raised of £6,000 target by 34 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,000 to get James to Everest base camp.

High Peak, United Kingdom

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James wasn't dealt the best hand in life - Autism, Celiac disease, Epilepsy and there's always the Jokers in the pack, manifesting themselves in 'Challenging behaviour' which has got James in a spot of bother over the years.

I'm not trying to make you feel sorry for him, James just cracks on with it.

He ain't interested in much of day to day life but what he does love and quite frankly excels at is long distance walking.

He has always loved hiking and when a group of staff taught him to camp his horizons opened up considerably, he has since tackled quite a few long distance paths :- The Pennine Way ,Coast to Coast and Camino de Santiago (500 miles across Spain) to name a few of the better known ones, funding the trips himself and raising over £5000 for The National Autistic Society in the process.

Many people have facilitated these adventures from innovating Management (at the care home where he lives in the High Peak) to staff, friends and family willing to go the extra mile- literally and figuratively with the planning and donating time, gear and ideas.

In the process James has inspired many people, fellow residents at his home, members of the public, he's always first to pull his boots on regardless of conditions, never complains, our group always increases en route people seam attracted to his never give up attitude. He received standing ovations of spontaneous applause as we walked through towns in Spain as news spread.

A friend once commented " James is such a likeable chap, all he wants in life is a good yomp in the hills and a decent pint at the end of it and you can't say fairer than that!"

James embarked on his first flight a few years ago and the distance flown has been gradually increased, this has again opened up new opportunities to James. With that in mind and that he's 50 next year I would like to surprise him with what must be on every walkers bucket list- a trek up to Base Camp of Everest.

We have a forward thinking team of staff, ambition, experience and a proven past record. We just need funding.

You can follow James progress on his blog

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  • David Goodall1 year ago
    David Goodall

    David Goodall

    1 year ago

    Cost continued , He may also require longer to acclimatise , has a special diet and his insurance will be considerable. Thanks again , Dave

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  • David Goodall1 year ago
    David Goodall

    David Goodall

    1 year ago

    Firstly thanks for all the donations . Since I've put this up there have been a few questions so I will try and answer some of them. One was what will we do with the money if we go over target or get nowhere near it , I suggest its donated to The National Autistic Society but I'm open to any other ideas. Why so much? £6000 is allot and is a rough estimate , I factored in that James will require two colleagues to go with him on this type of trip, this has traditionally been one staff member and one family member. See next update

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Page last updated on: 12/14/2018 4:03 PM



  • Megan Baxter

    Megan Baxter

    Dec 14, 2018


  • Linda Bowcock

    Linda Bowcock

    Dec 7, 2018

    Well done for your past efforts and good luck for this oneGo James!


  • Abbi Sharman

    Abbi Sharman

    Dec 7, 2018


  • Faben Hunt

    Faben Hunt

    Dec 7, 2018


  • Nicolene Barnes

    Nicolene Barnes

    Dec 5, 2018

    What a fantastic goal.And that's an amazing support team!I wish that every individual that requires support could have a team as fantastic as this


  • Michelle Pilkington

    Michelle Pilkington

    Dec 4, 2018


  • Jane stewart

    Jane stewart

    Sep 3, 2018

    Good luck james 🤞crossed you make it x


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