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This year we are fund raising for the Christie.
Already we have completed a climb in the Atlas mountain’s to summit North Africa’s highest peak, Toubkal. We’ve jumped out of a perfectly serviceable plane from 3 miles up and Zip-Wired across Old Trafford Cricket Ground in a blizzard!
Next four of us are planning to attempt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa’s highest peak (also the highest free standing peak in the world) standing at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet. We plan to leave on 20th June for this epic challenge. Wish us luck!
UPDATE: we have now completed our Toubkal challenge which, in my opinion, was the hardest mountain I have ever climbed. The assent from base camp was unrelenting, starting at 5am in the dark we reached the top at around 12.30pm to be met by some spectacular views of the high Atlas Mountain’s. Then another long slog back down to base. A very hard day!
UPDATE: a group of five, including myself (Ian) have now completed the tandem Skydive. We jumped from 15,000ft. Sadly one of our group Diane had a hard landing and ended up being taken by ambulance to hospital. She is now out of hospital and we at the Nelson wish her a good and speedy recovery from her injury. Thinking of you Diane x
UPDATE: six of us completed a Zip wire challenge at Old Trafford Cricket ground on 10th March. It was hairy due to the high winds, driving rain and hail, yes hail! But all the team came through successfully showing real courage in the face of certain death!
We are hoping for a big year at the Lord Nelson and have set our sites on raising £20,000 as our part of a bigger effort by Joseph Holt to Raise £100,000 to help redevelop the CT Department at The Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute.
Currently the department is in need of modernisation, having ageing CT scanners along with a very limited waiting area and poor changing facilities for patients. The vast majority of patients who go to The Christie will have several scans in the CT Department.
We are also organising other events such as joining the 'Christie walk of hope' on 15th September (other events to be announced) and have set this page up to coordanate our fundraising efforts into one total amount.
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