Charities

Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years. We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer from the most common, such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers, to rare types of tumours and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes (H4H) was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry after a profoundly moving visit to Selly Oak Hospital in the summer of 2007. Bryn and Emma met some extraordinarily brave young people who had been badly wounded and they just wanted to do something to help. "It’s about the blokes, our men and women of the Armed Forces. It’s about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs, it’s about Carl whose jaw is wired up so he has been drinking through a straw. It’s about Richard who was handed a mobile phone as he lay on the stretcher so he could say goodbye to his wife. It’s about Ben, it’s about Steven and Andy and Mark, it’s about them all. They are just blokes but they are our blokes; they are our heroes. We want to help our heroes."
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Founded by his family to commemorate Charlie Waller, CWMT aims to raise awareness of the nature and dangers of depression, reduce stigma, provide training to primary care staff and encourage those who may be depressed to seek help. Please see www.cwmt.org for further details.
Oracle Cancer Trust
Oracle Cancer Trust is the UK's leading charity dedicated to funding head and neck cancer research. Oracle focuses its funding on early-stage proof-of-concept projects, laying the scientific and technical foundations for the development of new treatments for patients. In the UK, less than 2% of research monies from the major cancer research funders goes towards tackling one of the fastest growing cancer types in the UK. Head and neck cancer is now the sixth commonest cancer in the UK and is showing a particularly significant increase in cases in the under 50's age group. Thanks to research directly funded by Oracle, patients are receiving new treatments and experiencing fewer side effects. The team behind Oracle involves some of the world's leading authorities on ENT cancer surgery and oncology, with the majority of Oracle's funded research based at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, London, and the Institute of Cancer Research. Oracle is currently funding ten pioneering head and neck cancer research projects. We want to increase this to 18 by the end of 2019. Help us to make our next ground-breaking discovery.


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Upping the Andes's fundraising page

Fundraisers: 
Archibald Innes, Guthrie Fenton, thomas lawson, Toby MacKean

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

Hi, thanks for visiting our page. Hopefully you've got here through our website, but if not, it is www.uppingtheandes.com. You can find out all about our challenge there, and also find links to our twitter, facebook, and instagram pages, so please give us the follow on all these platforms! That way, we can best keep you all up to date with what's going on and give you some great content while on our adventure! 

We have all chosen a brilliant cause to support and if you would like to find out more about any of them, please visit our website, or find out more through Virgin Money Giving.

Just to make things perfectly clear: 25% of funds are going to The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust chosen by Toby, the 25% directed to Help for Heroes is being channelled to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court chosen by Tom, 25% of funds are going through Cancer Research UK towards Prostate cancer chosen by Archie, and the final 25% are going towards the Mark Donegan Fellowship in association with the Oracle Cancer Trust chosen by Guthrie.

Please give generously - it means a huge amount to us and is really what will make our challenge worthwhile.

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 gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

If you feel strongly about giving to one charity in particular, please write a cheque to one of the following and send it to:
Manor Hall,
Moulton St Mary,
Norwich,
Norfolk.
NR13 3NW 

Help for Heroes, Cancer Research UK, Oracle Cancer Trust, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. We are well over the £50,000 mark now and forging ahead.

We really appreciate all your support, and thanks again.

Archie, Guthrie, Lance, and Toby.

Recent donors

09.05.16 Final RGS tickets donation

03.05.16 Upping the Andes at the RGS, no. 2.

27.04.16 Upping the Andes at the RGS.

15.03.16 What an epic achievement lads. Us mortals are in full admiration and UTA have inspired us is so many different ways. You have demonstrated that perseverance, team work, adaptation, courage, strength and commitment to the cause can take one anywhere x

07.02.16

28.01.16 Your talk was awe inspiring. I had no idea just how tough it was.

26.01.16 Well done lads, unreal effort. From 'Downing the Shandies'

22.01.16 Tickets and donations on the door RGS 21/1/16

17.01.16 Really sad I can't make it to your talk. And as for my late donation, better late than never!

12.01.16 Incredibly late donation boys- but better late than never and a fantastic achievement from all of you. Very jealous! What's next... Africa!? p.s. see you on the 21st

11.12.15 Great background soundtrack! From the Bertos

03.11.15 Well done guys brilliant effort!

31.10.15

15.10.15 Wow, only just heard about this amazing achievement, Archie (via Andrew Drewchin on Fb)!

14.09.15 Good Luck!

04.09.15 Dear Tom & Guthrie. Thank you for coming to Mount Kelly and inspiring the next generation of pupils to take on an adventure of their own by hearing about your incredible expedition. Congratulations to all four of you and on all your fundraising.

01.09.15 Better late than never

31.08.15 Port Eliot Festival and Tavistock

13.08.15

09.08.15 Sorry for a late donation, well done Toby & the rest!

04.08.15 Fantastic achievement. Caught your talk at Port Eliot - very inspiring!

04.08.15 At last! Let the money roll in. Tail end Charlie .... Aunt Laura et al

03.08.15 Congratulations Tom & to you all. An amazing achievement, so pleased we came to the Guide Hall to hear all about it.

31.07.15 great achievement,well done many thanks for the Tavistock talk.

31.07.15 Really enjoyed your talk in Tavistock last night. What an amazing achievement. Many congratulations.

£90,344.93

Running total

Target:
£80,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£100,562.55
Total donors:
757
Last donor:
Anonymous
09.05.16  
Offline fundraising:
£27,390.75