Gemma Fisher

Gemma's 100km hike for Chlo-bo

Fundraising for Wilderness Foundation UK
raised of £250 target
In memory of Chloë Miln
Wilderness Foundation UK

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We harness the positive power of nature to help improve people's mental wellbeing


Thanks for taking the time to visit my "100km hike for Chlo-bo" JustGiving page!

As the title suggests, this July I'll be taking on a 100km hiking challenge in Yorkshire (a self-funded place in the Action Challenge UK Series) - eek!

I'll be setting off on Saturday morning and carrying on until I reach the finish line at 100km, which will likely be some point on Sunday morning. I'll be doing it on behalf of an amazing and forever friend, Chlo-bo, who we said goodbye to this year after she fought an incredibly tough cancer battle. 

All money raised will go to Wilderness Foundation UK, a charity who help to improve the health and mental wellbeing of young people and adults in the UK, through quality, immersive outdoor  experiences that allow individuals to build a connection with themselves and nature.

I chose to raise money for Wilderness Foundation UK, as Chlo-bo, or Baby Giraffe as she was also known, was passionate about the outdoors. If there was a mountain bike trail to try, a rock climbing route to conquer, or a lake to kayak across, Chloë would be the first to rise to the challenge (and she would always be sure to enthuse all around her to step forward and have a go too).  As her working life saw her deliver countless outdoor education experiences to young people and adults and, during lockdown, when outdoor centres were closed, she worked as a healthcare assistant at a mental health hospital, it seemed particularly fitting to (hopefully) raise some money in Chloë's memory for a charity whose core values centre around improving mental health and wellbeing through delivering quality experiences in the outdoors.

I will be taking on this 100km hike in July, as it would have been Chloë's 28th birthday, and what better way to pay tribute to such an outdoor-loving friend than to immerse myself into the outdoors for a beast of an outdoor challenge!

Any donations will be hugely appreciated, and thanks for reading! 

P.s. "Baby Giraffe Forever!"

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Wilderness Foundation UK

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Through the Wilderness Foundation education and therapy programmes we help young people and adults reconnect to society and themselves through outdoor facilitation adventures, therapy and mentoring. Our programmes highlight the positive impact of wild nature on personal and social wellbeing.

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