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Simon's Charity Challenge

embarking on the 3 Peak Challenge for Motor Neurone Disease Association because this disease kills 5 people every day with no cure

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  • Team members: Toby Morris, Michael Bertin, Craig Wills
  • Event: The Three Peaks Challenge, 12 May 2012 to 13 May 2012

Motor Neurone Disease Association

We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND

Charity Registration No. 294354

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The team led by Simon Pollock, with Craig Wills, Toby Morris and Michael Bertin competed in the Three Peaks Challenge by climbing Ben Nevis (1,344mts), Scafell Pike (935mts) and Snowdon (1,085mts) on Saturday 12 May 2012 and succeeded in completing the event in just over 23 hours in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

 

Thank you to all who have supported them financially, but should anyone who still wishes to do so, then please give even a very small amount, as it makes such a huge difference.

 

 

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones. Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.

MND kills 5 people every day in the UK and leaves people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. It is fatal with no known cure and kills half of those diagnosed within 14 months. The MND Association ensures that people affected by MND can secure the care and support they need. It funds and promotes research into causes, treatments and a cure for MND and relies mainly on voluntary donations.

My son in law, Toby's father recently passed away having suffered with this horrific disease, so I am hoping to raise as much as I can for this worthy cause, by putting myself through my toughest challenge yet.

I will be embarking on the 3 Peaks Challenge, climbing the three Highest Peaks in the home nations: Scotland, England and Wales. Starting with Ben Nevis before heading south for, Scafell Pike and then finishing at Snowdon.

The challenge is all the more tough as we will complete the whole lot in just 24 hrs. A total of 480 miles of driving, a large part during the night, and climbing a total of almost 3000 vertical metres, will make this a special kind of challenge.

My training has begun in earnest and I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Please dig deep and donate as much as you can, to this worthy cause. Thank you so much for your support.

 

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