Everest Marathon blog – part 3

Hello All,

Back for a quick update. Training continues to go well – battered out 16miles in the Chilterns today, so hopefully on track. Starting to consider giving up booze (poor will power on that one so far), giving up coffee (even worse will power), sorting out nutrition (eating as much as possible) and getting plenty of sleep (that’ll be the day working in the events world!), all in the name of training.

Just a bit of info on our fundraising! This wasn’t really our main priority in setting ourselves the goal of running the Everest marathon – more the lust to travel and have an achievable goal ahead to train for. Neither Patrick nor I really enjoy sticking our necks out and asking for cash, but Bufo ventures (the Everest Marathon organisers) recommended setting up a Virgin money giving page and we thought we would give it a go! The result has been astonishing and we have been both overwhelmed by people’s generosity and support of our endeavours and three very worthwhile causes.

Bufo ventures request that half of sponsorship monies go to the Everest Marathon fund – helping to improve the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. Having visited Nepal previously on a couple of occasions and therefore having witnessed some of the poverty first hand, I was more than happy to get involved with this. As a paediatric physio, another cause very close to my heart is physical disability in children. Therefore, the other half of my monies will be donated to the “In je eendje” project (www.in-je-eendje.com). Helping to support children with cerebral palsy and their families.

To visit my fundraising page please CLICK HERE

For Patrick, his Mum passed away due to the cruel cancer, Myeloma, just over 1 year ago and therefore his second charity is Myeloma UK.

To visit Patrick’s fundraising page please  CLICK HERE 

In just a couple of weeks we’ll be promoting our charities by taking part in the Welsh 3000’s mountain challenge. We’ll also be carrying out regular fundraising events such as mountain navigation workshops and guided hill walks in return for charity donations. If you want to get involved don’t hesitate to contact us.

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