Glyn Simpson


Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder provides incredible care for people with life-changing illness. Whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their life, we are here for them and their loved ones. We do this in our hospices, in our neurological care centres, in the community and in people’s homes across the country. Our work also goes beyond the UK, Sue Ryder also supports the delivery of specialised health and social care in areas of Eastern Europe and Southern Africa. Our hospices include: Manorlands Hospice near Keighley, Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds, St Johns in Bedfordshire, Thorpe Hall in Peterborough, Nettlebed in Henley-on-Thames, Duchess of Kent House in Reading and Leckhamton Court Hospice in Cheltenham.
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Glyn Simpson's Grand Canyon Trek Challenge

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I am raising money for the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice by trekking 50 miles down the sleep slopes and through the Grand Canyon over 7 days in high temperatures (up to 100F/38C) in October 2015. This challenge involves many thousands of feet of climb and decent, so is no walk in the park - think of climbing Mount Snowdon, and then again in those temperatures (some of it using chains and ladders) - that highlights some of the days of the event. During the challenge I will also be living without access to the Internet, which for me, is a trial in itself!

Training and Mini-challenges

As part of training, I am doing some mini-challenges. This includd the Kilotogo "Flat Out in the Fens" - an Ironman cycle-length ride of 112 miles. The final one was 'Ride for Ryder' at the Nettlebed hospice in the middle of September (60 miles). 

In total, I will be cycling 2500 to 3000 miles and a few hundred miles hiking just to get to the start line.

Death Valley

In November 2013, I cycled 275 miles (with vertical climbs of 20,000 feet) across the notorious "Death Valley" in temperatures approaching 100F in the shade, to raise money for the same cause. It was tremendously difficult, but I am determined to keep challenging myself in future to raise vital funds for the charity.

I hope you can support Sue Ryder's Nettlebed Hospice by leaving a donation. It doesn't matter how much you donate, all money will help the hospice continue supporting people with life limiting illnesses. I really appreciate all your support!

If you want any more details, please drop me an message and follow some of my training progress on Strava (I will be training by both hiking and cycling)

About the charity

1 in 13 people are affected by an incurable illness at any given time. That means 4.8 million people across the UK right now are coping with the effects of incurable illness. While we all hope it won’t touch us personally, the sad reality is that it one day it could, and making provision for this growing need is tough. Whatever the illness, be it cancer, Parkinson’s or even brain injury ... our challenge remains the same. Not just to provide specialist medical care to ease pain and discomfort, but to also offer patients and their families’ real emotional support. This level of care comes at a price, a price that is becoming increasingly difficult to afford.

By donating to this page it’s your chance to help Sue Ryder's Nettlebed Hospice continue providing incredible care for those with incurable illness.

  • £10 provides one hour of individual care from a trained carer. 
  • £25 means someone who has suffered a stroke can receive two home visits. 
  • £50 covers the cost of a day care or therapy session for somebody with dementia. 
  • £300 covers the daily cost of running a hospice bed
  • £570 covers the cost of a highly trained nurse for a week providing care and support for patients and their families. 
  • £1000 pays for a clinical nurse specialist for a week working in the community offering individual and tailored support to patients in their own homes.

Recent donors

24.10.15 Saved my bacon on the computer!! GVM

22.10.15 Great achievement, worthy cause.

12.08.15 Your Money help pages are amazing. Thank you and good luck with the US trip.

03.08.15 thank you your patch and site saved the day after many hours trying to get Money to work on Windows 10

28.07.15 Be very careful

19.07.15 Good luck with the challenge, sounds rather daunting! Thanks for the MSMoney support web pages - very useful.



18.05.15 Thank you so much for your help - your MS Money patch file saved 10 years of data. Thank you when MS had given up! Good luck with your challenge - I visited the Grand Canyon in November 2013 and know how steep it is ... but the views are amazing!


30.04.15 Don't forget the suncream.


09.03.15 Good luck Glyn. Don't know where you find the energy :) Love Brenda

09.03.15 Great admiration for what you are doing Glyn, wish you every success


02.03.15 Good luck, Glyn - hope you enjoy the challenge!

02.03.15 Good luck in your worthwhile endeavour Glyn

02.03.15 Well done Glyn.. Your my iron ma !

01.03.15 Great challenge; you did so well last time, and I'm sure that you will do so again. All the best.

01.03.15 Wishing you every success

04.02.15 Your MS Money blog page saved me huge amounts of effort and frustration. Good luck with your challenge.

31.01.15 In thanks for hosting the Money 2005 patch. You have saved me a huge amount of time and aggro.

27.11.14 The things people will do for a cheap holiday.

21.11.14 Simple and clear instructions, thanks.

01.11.14 Thank you for posting MS money files! Glad to donate!


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