Jenny Reid-Young

Jenny's Husky Trail page

Fundraising for Alzheimer's Society
£4,928
raised of £4,000 target
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Alzheimer's Society

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We provide help and hope to everyone living with dementia.

Story

No long explanations but I lost my mum to early onset Alzheimer's when I was 18 years old. She was 58 and had battled with the disease for 10 years.

To this day I find it incredibly difficult to talk about but I always thought that one day I would really like to help people going through similar experiences. I'm still not ready to do this as I would find it too difficult to re-live the memories.

So I thought I would challenge myself to MAKE MEMORIES and support the incredible work the Alzheimer's Society do for those affected by the disease and those around them.

On March 31st 2018 I will be driving a sled of dogs 260kms from northern Norway, through Sweden to Jukkasjarvi. No heating (and temperatures routinely around -26 degrees), no cleaning facilities, no toilets (apart from the nearest tree or rock), just me, a sled, my dogs and a tent...

It will take me 8 days;

Day 1 - arrive at the Norway Dog Sled Centre, meet my dogs, train and prepare for the first sled.

Day 2 - sled to camp 1 on the Tri-Nations boarder (30kms)

Day 3 - sled along the Swedish boarder, ascend 800 meters and sled down Keinovopio (55kms)

Day 4 - a day of challenging sledding deep in to the mountains- home of the Sami people - and make camp in Rostojavri (45kms)

Day 5 - we sled in to the Swedish forests testing our sled control! (55kms)

Day 6 - longest day of the challenges, on to frozen lakes and rivers to Jukkasjarvi (75kms)

Day 7 - transfer back to the Dog Sled Centre with the dogs and equipment and debrief.

Day 8 - say goodbye to the dogs and head home!

I am trying to raise £4000 for the Alzheimer's Society, if you would like to sponsor me you would be helping me to achieve something incredible - you would be helping people who are going through similar experiences to me.

I might not be able to support them but the money I raise will!

Thank you xxx

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Alzheimer's Society

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At Alzheimer’s Society we’re working towards a world where dementia no longer devastates lives. We do this by giving help to those living with dementia today, and providing hope for the future by campaigning to make dementia the priority it should be and funding groundbreaking research.

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