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Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We support men and provide vital information. We find answers by funding research into causes and treatments. And we lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care. We believe that men deserve better.
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Howzat Travel's Prostate Cancer Fundraising

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HOWZAT TRAVEL’S TEAM OF CLIMBERS RAISES OVER £5K FOR THE PROSTATE CANCER CHARITY ON THEIR 24HR NATIONAL THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE
Last Wednesday evening at 5pm, most people in the UK were just finishing work for the day, and heading home for a relaxing evening. 
At the very same time, a team of 11 walkers – largely consisting of Melton folk – embarked upon what would end up being one of the most challenging days of their lives; climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales - in less than 24 hours!
Howzat Travel’s team of intrepid walkers had good reason for this madness however. This huge effort is part of the Burrough-on-the-Hill-based business’ charity activities this year - all in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity. 
The team managed to complete the challenge of climbing Ben Nevis Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon with just 12 minutes to spare – in 23 hours and 48 minutes! This is no mean feat, when you consider they were travelling in a minibus that had a maximum speed of 62mph, plus faced bridge closures and major road diversions that caused significant delays and threatened the success of the challenge!
The team consisted of Howzat Travel’s Ian Kerr and Steve Eatherington, local folk Mark Walker, Chris O’Dare, Dave Lee, Rob Jinks, Rick Clarke, Mark Gray, Regina Giehl, Kegworth’s Carl Sutton and Benjamin Woolnough from London. Ian and Mark’s fathers John Kerr and Norman Walker ably supported the team, driving the minibus all over the UK.
There were muscle strains, bad knees and even some sickness – but with grit, determination, perseverance – plus deep heat spray and ibuprofen – it was all worthwhile, with the team calculating it has already raised somewhere in the region of £5,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity. The key stats: 11 walkers. 2 drivers. 25 miles walked. 460 miles driven (not counting getting there and back). 11,168 feet climbed (and descended!). 23 hours and 48 minutes taken. 
Over £5,000 was raised for The Prostate Cancer Charity!
Team member Steve Eatherington said: “I know I can speak on behalf of everyone when I say that this has been one of the challenging – yet rewarding – experiences of our lives. Although we all prepared well, this was hard work and it wasn’t until we hit the home stretch of Snowdon that we knew we would make it in under 24 hours. We have been overwhelmed with the fundraising support from everyone who has sponsored us for this very worth cause. Thank you! We hope to see you at the Charity Cricket Day on 7th August at Egerton Park CC”
p.s. It’s not too late. You can still sponsor Ian and Steve here:  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/HowzatTravel 

HOWZAT TRAVEL’S TEAM OF CLIMBERS HAS (SO FAR) RAISED OVER £5K FOR THE PROSTATE CANCER CHARITY! BUT YOU CAN STILL ADD MORE...

On Wednesday 8th June  at 5pm, most people in the UK were just finishing work for the day, and heading home for a relaxing evening. At the very same time, our team of 11 walkers embarked upon what would end up being one of the most challenging days of our lives; climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales - in less than 24 hours!

Our team of intrepid walkers had good reason for this madness however. This huge effort is part of our charity activities this year - all in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity. Our team managed to complete the challenge of climbing Ben Nevis Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon with just 12 minutes to spare – in 23 hours and 48 minutes! This is no mean feat, when you consider we were travelling in a minibus that had a maximum speed of 62mph, plus faced bridge closures and major road diversions that caused significant delays and threatened the success of the challenge!

The team consisted of Howzat Travel’s Ian Kerr and Steve Eatherington, plus Mark Walker, Chris O’Dare, Dave Lee, Rob Jinks, Rick Clarke, Mark Gray, Regina Giehl, Carl Sutton and Benjamin Woolnough. Ian and Mark’s fathers John Kerr and Norman Walker ably supported the team, driving the minibus all over the UK.

There were muscle strains, bad knees and even some sickness – but with grit, determination, perseverance – plus deep heat spray and ibuprofen – it was all worthwhile, with the team calculating it has already raised over £5,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

The key stats: 11 walkers. 2 drivers. 25 miles walked. 460 miles driven (not counting getting there and back). 11,168 feet climbed (and descended!). 23 hours and 48 minutes taken. Over £5,000 was raised for The Prostate Cancer Charity!

Steve and Ian say: "We know we can speak on behalf of everyone when we say that this has been one of the challenging – yet rewarding – experiences of our lives. Although we all prepared well, this was hard work and it wasn’t until we hit the home stretch of Snowdon that we knew we would make it in under 24 hours. We have been overwhelmed with the fundraising support from everyone who has sponsored us for this very worth cause. Thank you! We hope to see you at the Charity Cricket Day on 7th August at Egerton Park CC”

 


 

This year, our own fundraising and Charity Cricket Day will form part of the worldwide fundraising initiative for The Prostate Cancer Charity, with activities and events taking place in cricket, sport and beyond...

All of the proceeds of the our event and associated activities will go to this worthy cause, which is one close to the hearts of people we have a close association with.

www.howzattravel.co.uk/Charity-Cricket-Day-2011.htm

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

All the best

Ian and Steve

Recent donors

16.08.11 Well done!

28.07.11 Congrats lads! Well done for a worth cause.

15.07.11 Well done for a great cause!

11.07.11 Well done all.

28.06.11 Congratulations!

19.06.11 Best of luck.

18.06.11 Well done lads.

17.06.11 Good effort lads...

13.06.11 Well done lads - great effort!

13.06.11 Massive achievement, well done guys.

13.06.11 Congratulations guys!!! I knew you could do it!

09.06.11 Hope it all went well guys.

09.06.11 Good luck guys!

09.06.11 You are climbing a mountain, no you are, no you are.....

07.06.11 Good luck all. A v worthwhile cause. Steve - Indian Head Massage awaits you on the weekend!... xx

07.06.11 Good luck on the climb - the beer is on ice already for your recuperation at the Allens this weekend...

07.06.11 Good Luck guys X

07.06.11 Go for it guys. I'll think of you while have a glass of wine with the Sri Lankan team. Cheers!

07.06.11

07.06.11 Good luck boys! Remember to give us all a wave from the top! Our very best wishes.

07.06.11 Good luck - a very worthy cause!

07.06.11 Enjoy the challenge!

07.06.11 Good luck guys!

06.06.11 Good Luck!! Hope your all fit!

06.06.11 I expect you to run it

£2,838.46

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£3,490.58
Total donors:
49
Last donor:
Anonymous
16.08.11  
Offline fundraising:
£50.00