Edward Hopper

Ed's 24 PEAKS CHALLENGE page

Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association
£3,270
raised of £2,000 target
by 76 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Participants: My Dad, Stephen Hopper
We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND

Story

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A Bit of Background

I was at Scarborough for 2 years and I am now studying at Loughborough University. I first found out about Jason Liversidge, a former Scarborough College pupil, when I joined the college. It was inspiring to learn about Jason's record breaking 'fastest electric wheelchair' which was an incredible achievement to say the least. I then learned more about Jason's story at Scarborough College's annual prize giving event where Jason won the alumni award for his achievements over his lifetime, defying all odds to persevere with Motor Neurone Disease.

On the evening of the 'Old Scardeburgian Association' event, I felt fortunate to meet Jason and his wife. Jason's message to me was to 'do what you want to do today and don't say you'll do it tomorrow' - for many years I have wanted to contribute towards helping people who are less able and fortunate than myself, and this message has definitely inspired me to help for reasons that are far more important than words can describe.

The Challenge

The 24 PEAKS CHALLENGE involves hiking 29.5 miles with a total of 11,640ft of climbing within a 24-hour time limit. The challenge is split into 2 days: Day 1 will involve walking 10 peaks, over 5,479ft of ascending (conquering Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

For day 2 of the challenge, we will take on another 14 peaks. The route is approximately 15 miles long, of which 6,161ft are ascending - including the mountain 'Helvellyn'.

The Charity

Motor Neurone Disease is a life changing condition that affects the brain and nervous system, causing weakness that progressively gets worse. Whilst there isn't a cure for MND, I hope that the money raised from this challenge will help towards ongoing research into fighting this disease and growing closer to what would be a life changing discovery. 

This will be alongside raising awareness for Jason Liversidge's fight against MND, in which I will continue to be passionate about and so I am planning to raise more money for MND in the future, contributing towards finding a cure for such a life-threatening disease that affects the lives of so many people.

I am extremely lucky to have the support around me from my friends and family to make this happen. I hope that, as a collective, we can all help to contribute towards finding a cure for MND and helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves, including Jason who has remained about the forefront of my mind since meeting him.



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About the charity

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you or a loved one need practical or emotional support, call our Connect Helpline on 0808 802 6262, Mon to Fri between 10am and 4pm.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,270.00
+ £652.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,270.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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