Why we’re Fundraising
When children are faced with battling serious and terminal conditions, their lives are turned upside-down. Not only do they have to face the prospect of their own mortality – a heartbreaking thought – but they also spend much of their time in and out of hospitals putting up with several treatments from injections and scans to chemotherapy and, in some cases, amputations. Imagine going through such pain and heartache at such a young age; having to live such an abnormal life compared to your friends. These times are tough for the parents too; having to watch their child fight a condition that may end up taking their lives. Dreams and Wishes provide opportunities for children and their families to free themselves from the pain, heartache and stress of their situations by arranging to make the child’s dream come true. They provide events, gifts, meetings and many other opportunities where the children and their parents can enjoy themselves outside of the burden of their conditions as well as giving them lasting memories.
What We’re Doing
Several members of the Fullcircle Team and a Nation radio host are tackling the ominous Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2013. The team's 'Charity Champions' are currently in training to embark upon the climb in order to raise money for The Fullcircle Foundation which has been set up to work directly with children's charity, Dreams and Wishes.
The expedition will entail 9 days of intense trekking with the aim of ensuring all members of the team reach the true summit 'Uhuru Peak'. An inspirational member of the team, former Paralympian John Harris, will be ascending the mountain in a specially designed wheelchair. John’s numerous successes include:
- Winning Gold, Silver and Bronze Paralympic Medals
- Taking part in five Paralympic Games
- Torchbearer for London 2012
- Inducted into Welsh Sports Hall of Fame
- Awarded the honour of giving the athletes oath, an accolade that was special to him at the time and remains so today.
Another member of our team is Bridge FM and Nation radio DJ Lee Jukes. Having already raised close to £30,000 for numerous charities over the years. ‘Jukesy’ will be taking on Kilimanjaro just days after competing in the Cardiff Marathon; an amazing effort. Find out more on Jukesy on his website HERE
Climbing the world’s highest free standing mountain is no mean feat for even the fittest person but getting up there in a wheelchair will present an enormous physical and emotional challenge to all involved. The route will see the team experiencing the wilder side of the mountain, tackling a multitude of terrains – something that will present a difficult challenge to John’s wheelchair. For the rest of the team, Kilimanjaro is a challenge of endurance and adapting, the climb up Kilimanjaro won’t be holiday or a sight-seeing event – professional rugby players have failed to complete the climb due to the change in altitude.
How You Can Help
John and the Fullcircle team are doing the hard part; we are looking for your help in raising the £50,000 we’re aiming to raise. You can either donate here or via text
For Text Donations (courtesy of CoreTelecom):
Text CLIMB to 70111 to donate £1
Terms & Conditions
Your text will be charged at £1 plus one message at your standard network rate. A minimum of £0.96 will be donated to Dreams & Wishes. To opt out of future communications end your text with NOINFO
We’re currently in a competition to win £5000 for our cause from the Mountain Warehouse Challenge so please visit and vote for us HERE
Use as many email addresses as you have!
For info on John’s story go HERE
For The Fullcircle Foundation go HERE
For Dreams and Wishes go HERE