Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page- Whilst the main purpose of Oldmansaysaye and our night Ascent is to raise awareness for the Living Organ Donor program,we are also hoping to raise some money to help Give a Kidney the UK charity of which Give a Kidney Scotland is part of.
I was introduced to Give a Kidney after my own donation in 2017,the NHS were absolutely brilliant during my assessment period in the year leading up to my operation.But there is no substitute for speaking to people with real life experience of the process and Give a Kidney provide this amongst others things.
The Old Man of Hoy is a 449-foot (137m) sea stack on Hoy, one of the Orkney Isles. Created by the erosion of a cliff, the stack is no more than a few hundred years old, but may soon collapse into the sea. Winds are faster than 8m/second (18 mph) for nearly a third of the time, and gales occur on average for 29 days a year. Routes up range in difficulty from E1 to E6, “E” referring to ‘Extremely severe’, so even the easiest route is going to need lots of experience. You also need to have undergone plenty of strength and endurance training.
Myself,Glenn,Neil,Kiefer and my remaining Kidney undertaking this climb at night!
I donated a kidney to a stranger on the transplant waiting list in 2017 and want to highlight that you can continue to live an active and healthy life with just one kidney.
The money raised by this climb will go a long way to allowing Give a Kidney to carry on their good work .