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Dawn Paul

A 60th Birthday to remember

Dawn takes on Everest Base Camp for NSPCC because all children have the right to be happy and safe

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  • Event: Everest Base Camp, 01 Oct 2020 to 18 Oct 2020

NSPCC

We are the only charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK

Charity Registration No. 216401 and SC037717

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Ok so how do you celebrate a milestone birthday? 

Plenty of things to choose from yes, but this is me, so far I've trekked in Iceland, climbed Kilimanjaro, survived the humidity and beasties in the Amazon rainforest and last year trekked around the Southern Patagonian ice fields in Argentina so it had to be something that would really take me into the unknown so I've chosen to spend 18 days trekking in Nepal reaching Everest base camp at 5,357m on Sunday 11th October before returning to Lukla on 15th October where I can celebrate turning 60 in style.  

The itinerary is hard, trekking at altitude for 14 of the 18 days for up to 10 hours a day with little or no modern day luxuries, and camping in sub zero temperatures.  This trip equally excites me as terrifies me, just the thought of flying into Lukla (the world's most dangerous airport) or crossing rope bridge after rope bridge makes me quake in my boots, so there's a lot to train towards luckily my eldest son Andrew has decided to accompany me so I will have a shoulder to cry on when things get tough ( and I know they will) 

Training has already started, with losing weight a main priority, at the beginning of 2019 I weighed 16'11lbs by departure I hope to be at least 3 stone lighter, I am also taking part in  events along the way, having already taken part in the 10 mile Slindon slog and will be returning to Hope 24 in June plus many other smaller events along the way and lots and lots of walking.

My fundraising will be supported by my annual events (Angels Walk and Angels Abseil) community events and whatever else I can fit in, so your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as I have set myself the task of raising £6000 as It seemed fitting with turning 60.  

Just before I add the legal bits, |I just want to say in advance, thank you from the bottom of my heart whether this is your first time finding out about my crazy challenges or whether you're a repeat offender, I love you all, and so do all the children we help xxx

All funds raised will go towards supporting the Speak Out Stay Safe Schools service here in Sussex, schools can sign up for free to receive the assemblies and workshops but only because they and people like myself fundraise to cover all the costs, and that surely is a price worth paying to teach our children how to keep themselves happy and safe.

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