It would be great if you could sponsor us as we take on this challenge of a lifetime to raise funds for the hospice that cared so well for Marjorie (and us) during her final days. We hope to raise over £10,000 for this wonderful cause.
We will be doing things such as:-- Trekking in the hot and particularly rough and rugged Sinai Desert for five days, including taking on a few peaks like Mount Sinai (of Moses fame)!
- Walking for up to eight hours a day in the hot sun carrying our own kit (Well not quite - some camels will help out a bit but we still have to hump quite a lot.)!- Avoiding getting stung by scorpions, spat at by camels and bitten by snakes!
- Avoiding getting sun burnt, heat exhaustion etc etc!- Raising mega bucks for the hospice!
You get the gist!!!The money raised from the trek will help the Penarth hospice continue to provide care and support to people with cancer and other terminal illnesses completely free of charge. We, as a family, were so well cared for by the dedicated and caring staff at the hospice during the difficult days prior to Marjorie's death that, in return, we decided to participate in the hospice's Mount Sinai Trek to raise much needed funds to enable the hospice to carry on its fantastic work. The decision to take part in the trek was made just before Marjorie passed away - so there's no getting out of it now!
The doctors and nurses at the Marie Curie
Hospice, Penarth, care for more than 600 patients each year at a cost
of £4 million which would not be possible without the support of people
like yourselves. 70% of the funds required have to be raised by voluntary contributions.
So please, please sponsor Team Jeary now!
Many, many thanks for your support
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Up-date (7th May 2009) - Article on Team Jeary's trek to Mount Sinai in the Cowbridge Gem and Barry Gem
Up-date (21st May 2009) - we had our briefing for the trek today - we now know that once we've climbed Mount Sinai on the first day of the trek we watch the sunrise, come back down, have some breakfast and then ... yes off we trek again over another mountain to get to our first night's camp - only 9-10 hours walking on the first day! It must be the plan to make us so tired that we won't have the energy to complain about the (lack of) facilities at camp each night. Happy Days!
Up-date (22nd May 2009) - Team Jeary mentioned in article about trek in South Wales Echo - check the photo out if you want a good laugh!
Up-date (29th May 2009) - South Wales Echo run article on Team Jeary's trek to Mount Sinai - "Family aiming to hit the heights on charity trek"
Up-date (19th June 2009) - Article in South Wales Echo on Swalec's support for Ollie & Team Jeary
Up-date (26th June 2009) - £1000 + raised at Temple Chambers summer party charity auction
Up-date (4th July 2009) - £700 + raised at the Confederation of South Wales Law Societies' Summer BBQ (including £100 on 'name the teddy')
Up-date (10th July 2009) - Bad news - the Mount Sinai Trek has been postponed until 9th April 2010 due to insufficient numbers
Up-date - Article on Team Jeary's trek in Marie Curie Hospice, Penarth's Impact Report 2009 - "Hitting the heights for our hospice"
Up-date (16th November 2009) - Good news - we have managed to persuade Steve to join us on the trek! The training is going well - he's lost over 3 stone in weight and is almost running up Pen-y-Fan now!!
Up-date (December 2009) - Article on Team Jeary in the December issue of 'Legal News' - the magazine of the Confederation of the South Wales Law Societies
Up-date (12th December 2009) - Steve & Juliet had a lovely walk up Pen-y-Fan today in beautiful sunshine - it was very cold and there was a lot of ice on the top though!
Up-date (31st December 2009) - Article on Team Jeary in the Sidmouth Herald
Up-date (1st March 2010) - Steve & Juliet did a 20 mile walk along the South West coastal path (up hill & down dale!) last Friday - on our knees by the time we reached Lyme Regis but just in time for a pint in the pub before catching the bus back to Sidmouth! On the Saturday Peter joined us on a shorter 10 mile walk via the pub in Otterton for lunch & a pint or two. Tonight Steve & Juliet went to see Mike Biss (Falcon Fitness) who has designed a personal training plan for Team Jeary to ensure that we make it to the summit of Mount Sinai with enough energy and strength to continue hiking for three days through the desert - thanks for the personal torture Mike!
Up-date (22nd March 2010) - Steve, Juliet & our friends Mandy and Taz (Cocker Spaniel) had a weekend away in a cottage in the Brecon Beacons to do a couple of days walking. A bit miserable on Saturday so did a short 5 miles around Ponsticill reservoir but made up for it big time on Sunday when we did 12.5 miles of walking which took in Cribyn, Pen-y-fan, Corn Du & included a quick up & down Pen-y-fan to Storey Arms in the middle of the walk - the weather came down by the time we got back to Corn Du and we had a miserable descent back to the Neaudd reservoir where the car was parked. We are all very weary today (including Taz who declined to go walkies preferring to stay on his bed!)
Up-date (23rd March 2010) - Juliet's bursitis in the hip has returned big time following the weekend so she had to visit the GP for a steroid injection today - the GP said it would hurt more before it felt better and it does! Hopefully I will be fully recovered for more training later in the week.
Up-date (8th April 2010) - we're off in a couple of hours - wish us luck!!! Cardiff & District Law Society is very kindly supporting us at its annual dinner on 16th April - the day after we get home.
Up-date (15th April 2010) - we're back save & sound with a few extras (mossi bites; blisters, bruises and, for most of us, a dose of Pharaoh's revenge!). We're also very tired - most of us were unable to sleep in the desert due to the cold & the noise of the camels complaining! It was an amazing experience and we'd like to thank all our supporters for helping us raise money for such a worthy cause - we hope to have raised £10,000 + by the cut-off date in May. Check the photos out either on Facebook (Juliet Jeary) or there are a few above. Once again THANKS!!!!
Current supporters include: Temple Chambers; SWALEC, Hawksmoor Restauant; Radio Cardiff, 7-Side Ltd; Mike Biss (Falcon Fitness); Destination Skin; Blu Hair Design (Penarth); Everyman Theatre; Rebecca Evans; Stefano's Ristorante; Porto Due Restaurant and Michael Walters of the Confederation of South Wales Law Societies
With grateful thanks to Cardiff City; Wales RFU; British & Irish Lions; Cardiff Blues and Ospreys for all their signatures!
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THANKS TO YOU FOR SPONSORING US - WE ARE VERY, VERY GRATEFUL