My 6 year old niece is suffering from a little known life threatening disease called HCU. My sister and I are setting up a charity to help raise awareness of the disease and provide support and information for sufferers and their families.

For further information please email me on:

Charity Arctic Trek:

I will be raising money for the charity by moving from the buildings in the deserts of Dubai to the frosty arctic circle. The challenge, due to happen in April 2013, involves taking part in a six day challenge to sledge with a team of husky dogs across 250 km from the Arctic city of Tromso in the Arctic Circle in temperatures as low as -30c. If you saw any of the ITV program 71 Degrees North you will know some of the challenges I will face. Brrrr!

The challenge is organised by the Make A Wish Foundation. In case you are not aware of the excellent work they do, make a wish foundation grant magical wishes to children and young people aged from 3 to 17 living with a life-threatening condition.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now:

Updates 3

Trek complete. Thank you so much to everyone who supported me and Make a Wish, very humbling and meant such a lot. Video Diary coming soon

23/04/13 05:22

Thanks for all the donations so far. Its so humbling to receive your help to raise so much for Make A Wish. A special thanks to all the Leeds United Fans too.

11/02/13 06:05


02/02/13 05:34

Raising money for

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Charity Registration No. (England & Wales) 295672 (Scotland) SC037479

We grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, it has a huge impact on them and their whole family. A wish provides them with precious memories to treasure forever – whatever the future may hold.

Donations 81

Well done David - congratulations and a great cause. MOT from the South Stand

Donation by John Bond on 03/05/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great work.

Donation by jeovane santos on 24/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/04/13


Well done David - Marching on Together!

Donation by Simon Drew on 20/04/13

Donation by zoe gale on 19/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck & best wishes to all concerned.

Donation by Sniffer53. on 16/04/13

Donation by Anonymous on 16/04/13

Good Luck for a very worhy cause. Hope its not too unbearable but sure tou will make it. Very best wishes and congratulations in advance .

Donation by Brian and Jane Oxford on 16/04/13

Good Luck David.

Donation by Anonymous on 16/04/13

Well done David for doing this. I'm a life long Leeds United supporter. Lots of luck! Best, Robin Austin

Donation by Robin Austin on 16/04/13


good luck, have fun and enjoy. MOT

Donation by david hall on 15/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck David, MOT!

Donation by Chris Shiers on 15/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck David. A very commendable effort for a great cause, In those cold nights just think of all those Leeds fans behind you! MOT & all the best,

Donation by Aneil Bhatt on 15/04/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck! MOT

Donation by S on 15/04/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Great cause; best of luck. Remember to nick the North Pole to put one of the corner-flags on at Elland Road!

Donation by Dje Marks on 15/04/13


Good luck David. Hope you enjoy the experience. All the best, Andrew & Lina.

Donation by Andrew Gibson on 15/04/13


So proud of you for doing this:) Have a good trip and looking forward to seeing the photo's when you are back!! Des, Cammy and Lindsay

Donation by Desiree Edwards on 14/04/13

د.إ.‏ 300.00

Just the place to go after an English Spring. Great effort.

Donation by Ian Monk on 13/04/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

You bought LEEDS UNITED so invest or SELL UP

Donation by £2 more than our Jan transfer window on 13/04/13


Good Luck

Donation by LUMan on 13/04/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/04/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

great cause, good luck and safe journey MOT

Donation by Carmel Garland on 12/04/13


Good Luck David!

Donation by Chris Coleman, Blue Octopus Recruitment on 12/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck, from A, M, S & T

Donation by Anonymous on 11/04/13

Donation by STUART THOMAS on 11/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,024.80
  • Offline donations£5,200.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£8,224.80
  • Gift Aid£305.63

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