Irene Robinson

Charities

Julia's House
Julia’s House supports Dorset and Wiltshire families with life-limited children, providing frequent respite care in our hospice in Corfe Mullen and in families' own homes. We are there year-round and in a crisis, offering emotional and practical support, emergency respite and end-of-life care. We support the whole family, not just the sick child, organising social activities for parents and siblings. In 2016 we will receive just 5% of our total annual funding from the government, making us one of the worst-funded hospices in the UK. Run for us and make a real difference to local families in need.


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7 Continent Piping Challenge 2016

Fundraiser: 
Irene Robinson

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/bagpipetheworld

I have self-funded this epic challenge and made it as big as I could because I wanted to raise as much as possible for two amazing charities that are close to my heart.

I have travelled 50,000 miles in 50 days across 7 continents playing my bagpipes in more than 12 iconic locations - NEW YORK - RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL - SAN FRANCISCO - ALCATRAZ - RIO DE JANIERO - CHRIST THE REDEEMER - COPACABANA BEACH - ANTARCTICA - PARADISE BAY and NEKO HARBOUR - AUCKLAND - THE SKYTOWER - SKYWALK  - SYDNEY HARBOUR - BONDI BEACH - HONG KONG - THE PEAK - TOKYO - THE SHIBUYA CROSSING - JOHANNESBURG - THE REGINA MUNDI CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SOWETO - MOSCOW - ST BASILS CATHEDRAL - LONDON - HMS BELFAST

Julia's House is a children's hospice caring for children with life-limiting illnesses from diagnosis to death. As a nurse I have worked in neuro-surgery and I have seen at first hand how brain conditions can devastate families. Your valuable and needed donations will pay for essential nursing care.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity make every mile count to serving and former members and their families providing grants to other smaller charities as well, ensuring that every need is covered. I am proud to be a member of The Royal Navy Pipe Band Association.

There were times when the going got tough and these are some of the obstacles I overcame; I was on my knees suffering from sleep deprivation after travelling all night from Hong Kong to Johannesburg to play at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, the viral infection before Antartica which would have made it impossible for me to travel, my back going into spasm in Auckland...but I always knew I would complete the challenge and if we can raise as much as we can, I will have achieved everything that I set out to do.

I am the first person to travel all 7 continents playing the bagpipes in one trip. It has been a privilege to connect with pipers and drummers around the world and I felt incredibly humbled by their support.

I am determined to make this bold venture a total success and I appreciate every single donation of which 100% goes directly to the charities so that they can continue their vital work. Please continue to donate and be a part of this incredible journey with me. 

Recent donors

04.07.17 Thank you for the amazing surprise hearing you play on my 80th Birthday, absolutely wonderful

25.06.17 Thank you so much for taking the time to surprise Daphne today. Very much appreciated!

27.02.17 Saturday 27th February 2016 Finale Day aboard HMS Belfast. A year does not diminish your monumental achievement. Well done on continung to raise funds, and the profile of the two charities you have supported. What next I wonder.

18.01.17 I did promise to make my donation in the New Year! Congratulations Irene. Enjoy your holiday and see you soon for a glass of wine! x

16.01.17 Irene, we were so pleased that you were able to join us for our Burn's night celebration and a wee dram! Thank you so much for your inspirational talk.

31.12.16 Irene what's your Next Expedition On, you've reached your target, just!

24.12.16 Well done Irene, very proud! From Ben & Lily

22.12.16 My donation to replace Christmas cards this year!

20.12.16

11.12.16 Many thanks Irene for stepping into the breach tonight and playing with us at Bridport Arts Centre! It was very much appreciated.

10.12.16 Thank you Irene for playing for The Pompey Paras last night!

10.12.16 My monthly contribution Irene!

08.12.16 Well done Irene

15.11.16

15.11.16 Hey Irene, my monthly donation to you. Well done on your Ypres trip for Remembrance.

16.10.16 Bonjour Irene. Keep up your good work....

10.10.16 Having recently heard Irene play, I'm so pleased to donate to these worthwhile causes.

04.10.16 As promised Irene, donation every month until you close the page!

17.09.16 Thank you for starting The Commando Shuffle this year!

12.09.16 Great job Irene!

01.09.16 Well done Irene!

14.08.16 Thank you for starting our marathon this morning, it was really appreciated by everyone!

14.08.16 Thanks for the photo this morning!

14.08.16 Well done Irene!

12.08.16 well done Irene

£9,620.20

Running total

Target:
£15,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£11,015.95
Total donors:
195
Last donor:
Daphne
04.07.17  
Offline fundraising:
£330.00
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