As many of you will know, I have worked in the fresh meat industry for over 30 years, and during that time I have taken part in numerous campaigns to raise money for charities across the UK and beyond - including major challenges such as climbing the Three Peaks, cycling from Land's End to John O' Groats, kayaking the great Caledonian Way (from one side of Scotland to the other!) in less than 48 hours, and holding the Guinness World Record for the fastest group kayak crossing of Loch Ness. Whilst I’ll still continue to support small charity events, the time has come to hang up my hat and bow out of the more extreme challenges - but before doing so I want to go out on a high… literally!
With this in mind, I have launched the Up For Downs campaign, which will see me taking on my biggest challenge to date – climbing 5,500 metres up Mount Everest to Kala Patthar (that’s past Base Camp!) in March this year. This major challenge will see me raising money for Down’s Syndrome Group in Northampton – with an aim of raising over £50,000.
So, with just under six weeks before I make the assent, I’m calling on your support to help raise over £50,000 – the first £10,000 going towards DSGN with additional funds being donated towards the care and rehabilitation of Zach Kilkenny, son of Jane Kilkenny, my friend and colleague at ABP Doncaster.
If you would be kind enough to donate to my campaign donations can be made on this page – or by writing a cheque to:
Elwyn Pugh, ABP Doncaster, Lincolnshire Way, Tranmoor Point, Westmoor Park, Doncaster DN3 3FF with all cheques made payable to Up For Downs.
To keep up to date with my progress you can visit my online blog, where regular videos and posts will document the trials and tribulations of the journey: https://upfordowns.wordpress.com/
I would like to thank you in advance for your support and hope that you wish me luck for what’s set to be the challenge of a lifetime.