Jeremy Hayden


Yorkshire Cancer Centre
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Jeremy Hayden's Trek Kilimanjaro Page

Jeremy Hayden

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Hi, thanks for visiting my fundraising page. I am going to trek on the machame trail over 7 days to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2016. I am raising money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre charity whose aim is to improve the quality of life for thousands of cancer patients treated in St James's Institute of Oncology, Bexley Wing, Leeds. 

The altitude of Kilimanjaro summit Uhuru Peak is 5895 m (19341 ft). It is a difficult and dangerous challenge and I am planning to improve my fitness for the trek over the next 18 months - hence the early start to fundraising. I have been to point Lenana, Mount Kenya (4985 m) and the summit of Mount Fuji (3776 m) previously. This ascent has been a lifetime ambition.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to The Yorkshire Cancer Centre. 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.  I have funded the travel costs of the trip and so any donations received by you will go directly to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal.

My father passed away prematurely from lung cancer 14 years ago when I was 31. This trek is dedicated to his memory. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Note added on 17th March 2016. I have managed to complete this most difficult challenge that life has presented so far. It got progressively harder as the days went by and this continued right the way down again. But we had a fantastic group (we called ourselves team 'Simba') that stuck together and made it up to the summit and down safely. Thanks to Justin and all those at Global Adenture Challenges and all the guys from Ahsante Tours (in Tanzania) who did a great job of allowing us to complete this trek. It was a real privilege to be able to do this. Once again I thank you sincerely for all your donations and will keep the page open until May to try and reach 10K. 

Recent donors

09.05.16 Well done, a great achievement!

22.03.16 Well done!

08.03.16 Brings back memories - well done

04.03.16 Good trip Jeremiah

04.03.16 Well done Jez, what a fabulous achievement. Love the Pickersgills

04.03.16 Congratulations on summiting and your safe return!

03.03.16 Well Done Jez J

28.02.16 Well done Jez!

27.02.16 Great achievement!

27.02.16 Congratulations & well done on your fantastic achievement, for a very worthwhile cause!

26.02.16 Well done on succeeding with this Jeremy, your surgical stamina no doubt came to the fore!

24.02.16 Impressive Jez. Well done on putting in all the training. Ancancongua next ??

23.02.16 The photo commentary on FB is amazing!

23.02.16 Well done Jez! An incredible experience and achievement. I worked in Moshi for 3 months and loved catching up with the climbers before and after their climbs. I wimped out and climbed Mt Meru instead! Catch up soon.

19.02.16 Good Luck Jeremy from the Thompsons

19.02.16 Good luck Jeremy

18.02.16 Good Luck. Well done for raising a great amount of money for such a good cause!

18.02.16 Best of luck!

18.02.16 Good luck!

17.02.16 Best of luck!

17.02.16 I hope you enjoy the challenge and that the elements favour you along the way. Good luck.

16.02.16 go for it Dad! We are rooting for you every step of the way Cath, George and Oscar with all our love

14.02.16 Best of luck, keep safe , love the Deans

09.02.16 Nearly here now! Am sure it will be an amazing experience. Great sum raised for a great cause!

04.02.16 Best of luck!


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Janet Gregson
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