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UNICEF UK
For over 60 years UNICEF has been the world's leader for children, working on the ground in more than 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Together for Short Lives
Together for Short Lives (formerly ACT & Children's Hospices UK) is the leading charity for children and young people who are unlikely to reach adulthood and their families. Our vision is that all these families have the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it.
Greenpeace Environmental Trust
Greenpeace stands for positive change through action. We defend the natural world and promote peace. We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technical innovation. Our goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. We organise public campaigns: - for preventing climate change by ending our addiction to polluting fuels and promoting clean, renewable and efficient energy - for the protection of oceans and ancient forests - for the elimination of toxic chemicals - against the release of genetically modified organisms into nature - for nuclear disarmament and an end to nuclear contamination. Greenpeace does not solicit or accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties. Greenpeace neither seeks nor accepts donations which could compromise our independence, aims, objectives or integrity. Greenpeace relies on the voluntary donations of individual supporters, and on grant-support from foundations. We are committed to the principles of non-violence, political independence and internationalism. In exposing threats to the environment and in working to find solutions, Greenpeace has no permanent allies or enemies.
The Fostering Network
In the UK today a child comes in to care every 20 minutes in need of a loving and supportive foster family. Many of these children have suffered from neglect or abuse and all of them are vulnerable and in need of a safe and caring family environment We are passionate about foster care beceause we know what a difference it makes, but we want to do more to transform more young lives. We rely on donations and the support and generosity of our members to develop and increase the impact of our life-changing work on young people in foster care and with your help today we’ll make the journey through foster care to a brighter future better for every foster child, every day.
Age UK London
Age UK London works to support and voice the needs of the nearly one million older people living in the capital, through campaigning and calling for action and change. We aim to make life better for older people in conjunction with the 37 Age UKs in London.
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Father and Son Appalachian Trail Trek

Fundraisers: 
Scott & Aidan Durkin

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/coddiwomple

Beginning March 31st 2017, my teenaged son Aidan and I will be hiking the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail. 

The trail follows the Appalachian Mountian Range across 14 of the United States of America. Traversing one of the oldest ranges on the planet, the trail begins in the south at Springer Mountain in Gerogia and finishes far to the north on the summit of Mount Katahdin in the Maine wilderness.

Hiking the "AT" has been a life-long goal. Aidan and I are in a unique and extremely fortunate position in our lives to be able to embark on this journey. 

Over the 4-5 months on the trail, we will carry all of our supplies and gear on our backs and walk over 5 million steps before we reach the end. Along the way, we will be volunteerting for trail maintenance and conservation activities to show our appreciation to all of those who make trail access possible.  

We are equally fortunate to be able to self-fund our trek. As such, we are NOT asking for any contribution towards the cost of our hike. 

It is our hope, however, to be an inspiration to others. With this in mind, we ask everyone to contribute to our chosen charities through this giving page. Alternatively, we encourage you to donate directly to:

The American Civil Liberties Union - https://action.aclu.org/donate-aclu?redirect=donate/join-renew-give

The Water Protectors of Standing Rock Souix Tribe currently protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline - http://sacredstonecamp.org/faq/#camping

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy - http://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/ways-to-give

...or a charity of your choosing.

We hope to complete the 2000+ miles of the AT by August 2017 - fit and healthy. When able to, we will post notes and pictures from the trail, here and on social media so our supporters may follow our adventures. 

https://www.facebook.com/coddiwomplehike/

https://twitter.com/Coddiwomplehike

https://www.instagram.com/coddiwomplehike/

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

Your support is appreciated and we thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

30.03.17 Good luck and be safe

30.03.17 Good luck and have a wonderful time, Scott and Aidan! Julia, Calum and Jonny xx

29.03.17 You are an inspiration to us all. May the force be with you

£145.00

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£177.50
Total donors:
3
Last donor:
Veena
30.03.17  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00
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