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raised of £1,500 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,090 to Assist Rotary Local and International causes and provide equipment for Southmead Hospital Respiratory Department

    Funded on Wednesday, 14th June 2023

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    My name is Jon Street, I am the current President of the Rotary Club of Westbury.

    I am embarking on a personal challenge on May 24th 2023. My goal is to climb to the summit of Yr Wyddfa, or Mount Snowdon as it can be called still. This is to raise funds for 3 causes: Southmead Hospital, Rotary Foundation and local charities supported by Rotary in Westbury

    Not such a huge challenge it appears, people do this in shorts and trainers every day of the year. There is more to this than meets the eye.

    My history is that of a member of the Armed Forces. I served over 22 years in the Army and during that time competed at various levels in Orienteering, Cross Country running, Rugby, Alpine skiing (downhill), Nordic skiing (Xcountry), Biathlon (Nordic with a rifle), and even won cups in 10 pin bowling.

    Once I left the Army I kept fit and completed many long-distance walks for various charities. I have walked the length of the Isle of Wight (27 miles) 5 times for the Mountbatten Hospice, completed 6 Jurassic Challenge walks (32 miles along the Dorset coast) for Mind and climbed to Everest Base Camp twice in aid of Dorothy House and Help for Heroes. I have climbed Snowdon 4 times and Ben Nevis once.

    Yr Wyddfa doesn’t sound so daunting suddenly. However…

    In February of 2020, after the last ascent to Everest Base Camp and coinciding with the onset of the Covid pandemic, I started to suffer from major respiratory problems and suspected cardiac issues which resulted in many, many trips to the local health centre, and three 999 calls as life became very poor. Many scans were undertaken in various hospitals and I even spent a week in Bath RUH waiting for an angiogram.

    I had gone from a very fit active person to someone who couldn’t climb a single flight of stairs without having to rest for a few minutes.

    Eventually, after another trip in an ambulance, I was seen in Bath RUH by a respiratory Consultant who arranged for me to be referred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

    I was diagnosed with a particular form of asthma ,eosinophilic, which was a relief as I didn’t really know what was wrong up to then. They altered the treatment and I am now on a strict regime of pills and injections which have turned my life around to certain extent. It is unlikely that I will ever regain the level of fitness that I had previously but I am now considering the ascent of Yr Wyddfa, or Snowdon as a viable challenge.

    It is fair to say that I have never attempted such a challenge without the firm belief that I will complete it. Not so this one, I hope fervently that with preparation and support I can achieve it. But nothing is certain.

    My aim is to get as many people involved as I can in order to raise funds for the three wonderful charities that I have chosen.

    I have a JustGiving page in order to make it easy and simple for people to donate generously.

    Fundraising for Rotary and Southmead



    • Jonathan Street7 months ago
      Jonathan Street

      Jonathan Street

      7 months ago

      The walk/climb went well. 8.68 miles walked in 5 hours, not including stops for water and food. We did so well and the weather was lovely on the day. Thanks to everyone who supported us, every £ made the walk easier!

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    • Jonathan Street7 months ago
      Jonathan Street

      Jonathan Street

      7 months ago

      Had a really good walk around the northern edge of Salisbury Plain Training Area. Lovely hills and even better views!! This was organised by Jackie Pike one of the people going up next Wednesday.

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    • Jonathan Street7 months ago
      Jonathan Street

      Jonathan Street

      7 months ago

      Back to Westbury and a good long walk to get some miles in

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    • Fran


      Jun 10, 2023

      Well done jon, keep breathing !


    • Hilary and Adrian

      Hilary and Adrian

      Jun 5, 2023

      You just can't keep a good man down!

    • Ivan Street

      Ivan Street

      Jun 5, 2023

      Well done Jon!!!

    • Alan Bull

      Alan Bull

      Jun 1, 2023


    • The Llanberis Touring Park

      The Llanberis Touring Park

      May 31, 2023

      the Llanberis touring park very kindly donated £20 to aid the cause


    • mervyn


      May 31, 2023

      Well done, Jon!


    • Hugh


      May 28, 2023


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