John Chart

John's Everest Basecamp/camp 1 Expedition for MND awareness

Fundraising for Pilgrim Bandits
raised of £5,000 target
by 137 supporters
Participants: Pilgrim Bandits, HST Adventures, Hari Budha Magar.
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We Bring together injured serviceman to Improve their lives.


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Having suffered with MND (motor neurone disease) a heinous 100% fatal illness for 7 years now (most sufferers are dead before this) I want to push my personal awareness campaign to the extreme. This disease is underaired, it does not get the funding or mainstream awareness it should be.  6 people everyday are diagnosed,  6 per day die, in the UK alone. More people ask for assisted dying with MND than any other disease on the planet. We have no chance of survival,  I feel it is my duty to raise awareness of this demonic disease all the time I'm still here.

Only this past April along with a great Pilgrim Bandits team we reached Everest basecamp AND performed 2 skydives from a helicopter at 23000ft in front of Mount Everest!!!! We proudly raised our MND awareness flag at Basecamp. 

How can I better that having completely lost the use of my arms? Well how about climb onto the Khumbu Icefall ( glacier), where most deaths occur on Everest,  then with close attention from a team of sherpas make my way over the bottomless crevasses waiting to swallow any soul daring to take them on via the now famous ladder bridges on to camp 1.

I'd I reach my target I will ensure our MND awareness logo is printed on Hari's summit flag so that MND awareness really does sit on tip of the world!!

Of course,  times are hard on all of us at the moment so, even if you can't donate, please please share on your social media ect. Without the backing of my brothers and sisters at Pilgrim Bandits Charity this amazing awareness challenge would never get off the ground!

Thank you for reading and stay safe all x

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Pilgrim Bandits know that adversity, challenges and obstacles serve to strengthen the human spirit. But for some of those we support, just to smile or enjoy the company of others, is an almost insurmountable task. We endeavour to get them to believe in a life worth living again. Through Pilgrim Bandits they push to new limits. They help others. They inspire children and young people by working with schools and care centers. Some say that we are a charity, we say were a charitable force.

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