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£5,830
raised of £5,000 target by 180 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,830 to donate to Damian,Sue and Rebecca’s charities for their epic efforts to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and attempt to break a world record

    Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    Funded on Saturday, 30th November 2019

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    Amputee reality stars Damian Harper and Rebecca Legon to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and break a world record.

    Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest, and the world’s tallest, freestanding mountain. It is crowned with an everlasting snow-cap. The landscape is extreme with uneven, uphill terrain and an unpredictable weather system. It is not for the faint-hearted. Up to 50% of climbers suffer from altitude sickness. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, or “Kili” to those who have dared it, is an incredible achievement for the able-bodied. For Damian Harper and Rebecca Legon, this is a monstrously courageous challenge. But it is not the first that these two inspiring amputees have faced during their lives.

    When Damian and Rebecca were younger there was very little awareness around disability and difference. Damian and Rebecca faced many challenges accepting their disabilities and appreciating their bodies for what they were. They bare many physical scars but the mental ones have been far more destructive.

    Today awareness is improving with positive platforms like the Paralympics and Invictus Games. Many more people with disabilities are on our TV screens. But sadly many living with disability still haven’t found acceptance and confidence and are not able to relate to the “Paralympian Superhuman”.

    Now it’s time to show others that they do not have to be extreme athletes to achieve their dreams. Damian and Rebecca are just regular people who are taking on this intense journey to reach the summit of this gargantuan mountain. They want to show everyone that anything is possible. Damian and Rebecca, and 17 other amputees walking with them, will not be the first disabled people to attempt to triumph over Kili, but Damian could be the first British hip disarticulation amputee to succeed, breaking a world record.

    Damian and Rebecca are determined to obliterate how people perceive those living with disability and difference. All proceeds they raise will go to their chosen charities:

    Amputation Foundation: A first touchpoint for amputees, their associates and hospital professionals to obtain immediate and impartial support from other amputees and support organisations.

    Access Sport: Winners of The Sports Business Awards, Best Sports Charity and CSR 2017, Access Sport believes every person should be able to experience the power sports can have on enhancing their life prospects. Its ethos is a strong emphasis on youth and disabled people in deprived communities.

    *Our trip is self-funded and all the sponsorship money we raise is donated.

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    • Damian Harper, Susan Ferguson, Rebecca Legon2 years ago
      Damian Harper, Susan Ferguson, Rebecca Legon

      Damian Harper, Susan Ferguson, Rebecca Legon

      2 years ago

      3 Days to go !!!! Nerves are kicking in now. I cannot believe the generosity of everyone who has donated, we are nearly at our target, from all 3 of us, thank you so so much. We had the pleasure of travelling to Rankins' studio on Friday and he took this amazing photograph of some of the team attempting this. #TeamAwesome

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    Supporters

    180

    • Lydia Cowpertwait

      Lydia Cowpertwait

      Nov 26, 2019

      A belated donation for a wonderful cause. All good wishes, Lydia Cowpertwait, Jeremy Tapsell and family

      £20.00

    • Rebecca Finney

      Rebecca Finney

      Oct 30, 2019

      £10.00

    • Diane Wycherley

      Diane Wycherley

      Oct 30, 2019

      Great attempt well done all!

    • David Stringer

      David Stringer

      Oct 27, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 21, 2019

      Well done D. An inspiration to us all, but behind every successful man there is of course a very strong lady!!!

      £150.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 19, 2019

      Well done Dame and Sue you did brilliantly!! Love Carole and Alan xx

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      Oct 17, 2019

      Malcolm Gilly Gallagher

      £10.00

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    Damian Harper, Susan Ferguson, Rebecca Legon

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    Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

    Damian: In 1986 at just 17 years old, Damian was diagnosed with bone cancer, To survive he had to undergo a full leg amputation Rebecca was born with a rare limb deformity as a result of her knee growing from her hip in early foetal development. She now has to use a prosthetic.

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