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Andrew Baird

Andrew Baird's fundraising page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me 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. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p] [/p][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]I have been fortunate enough to be approached to be Expedition Medic on an organised trek to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa in October 2017.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]I am looking for sponsorship from my friends and colleagues. The trek is in support of a charity called Robertson Outdoor Bursary, and I will explain the purpose of the charity to you.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Climbing the large and majestic mountains of our world is a popular activity, and at almost 6000 meters above sea level Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the accessible but nonetheless challenging high peaks of the world.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The success of regular treks such as this rely heavily on the efforts of local mountain guides and porters who carry large loads of equipment ahead of the main group to establish camps at various levels of altitude during the climb. Without the input of the guides and porters, such treks would neither be safe or feasible.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]You may not be surprised to learn that the local guides and porters are poorly paid and in many cases are exploited and badly treated. The daily wage for these people can be as low as $8, with which a family must be supported. Furthermore, the guides and porters lack proper training and are not well supplied with essential clothing, footwear or safety equipment. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The purpose of the Robertson Outdoor Bursary is not to supplement wages, but to improve the working conditions of the local people who are an essential part of the mountain trekking community in places such as Mount Kilimanjaro. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Robertson Outdoor Bursary (ROB) is a UK based charity created by a friend of mine. Yvonne Robertson and her husband Ian Robertson ('Robbie') loved the mountains of the world and appreciated how fortunate we are to be able to access the wild and rugged beauty of the high peaks of our planet. In 2008, after 20 years together, Ian died from cancer. In memory of her husband, ROB was created by Yvonne so that the working conditions of the local mountain guides and porters might be improved and the privilege of mountain trekking on Kilimanjaro may continue safely.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]I would like to be able to support the charity by taking part in the trek in October but also by providing medical support to the expedition to ensure the safe ascent and return of the climbers. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]ROB endeavours to provide...[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]A trip to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro is costly, and it is important to me to mention that I will be personally covering all of the costs of taking part. If you are able to support me, I will guarantee that every penny of money raised through sponsorship will go to charity. I also appreciate that you may be wondering why you should support a charity that does not offer any benefit at all to any UK cause- and I would agree with you. For this reason, I will also pledge that all sponsorship raised over and above the minimum amount required for ROB will be donated to Shelter the UK based charity supporting our homeless and disadvantaged young people living on the streets of Great Britain.[lt]/div[gt] [p] I have been fortunate enough to be approached to be Expedition Medic on an organised trek to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa in October 2017.I am looking for sponsorship from my family, friends and colleagues. The trek is in support of a charity called Robertson Outdoor Bursary, and I will explain the purpose of the charity to you.[lt]br /[gt]Climbing the large and majestic mountains of our world is a popular activity, and at almost 6000 meters above sea level Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the accessible but nonetheless challenging high peaks of the world.The success of regular treks such as this rely heavily on the efforts of local mountain guides and porters who carry large loads of equipment ahead of the main group to establish camps at various levels of altitude during the climb. Without the input of the guides and porters, such treks would neither be safe or feasible.[lt]br /[gt]You may not be surprised to learn that the local guides and porters are poorly paid and in many cases are exploited and badly treated. The daily wage for these people can be as low as $8, with which a family must be supported. Furthermore, the guides and porters lack proper training and are not well supplied with essential clothing, footwear or safety equipment. The purpose of the Robertson Outdoor Bursary is not to supplement wages, but to improve the working conditions of the local people who are an essential part of the mountain trekking community in places such as Mount Kilimanjaro. [/p][p][lt]br /[gt]Robertson Outdoor Bursary (ROB) is a UK based charity created by a friend of mine. Yvonne Robertson and her husband Ian Robertson ('Robbie') loved the mountains of the world and appreciated how fortunate we are to be able to access the wild and rugged beauty of the high peaks of our planet. In 2008, after 20 years together, Ian died from cancer. In memory of her husband, ROB was created by Yvonne so that the working conditions of the local mountain guides and porters might be improved and the privilege of mountain trekking on Kilimanjaro may continue safely. I would like to be able to support the charity by taking part in the trek in October but also by providing medical support to the expedition to ensure the safe ascent and return of the climbers. [lt]br /[gt]ROB endeavours to provide essential clothing, footwear, safety gear, and also relevant training and qualifications to help the porters and guides to carry out their work and earn a living.[/p][p][lt]br /[gt]A trip to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro is costly, and it is important to me to mention that I will be personally covering all of the costs of taking part. If you are able to support me, I will guarantee that every penny of money raised through sponsorship will go to charity. I also appreciate that you may be wondering why you should support a charity that does not offer any benefit at all to any UK cause- and for this reason, I will also pledge that all sponsorship money raised will be donated equally to ROB and also to Shelter the UK based charity supporting our homeless and disadvantaged young people living on the streets of Great Britain.[/p][p]Thankyou so much for your support![/p][p] [/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

04 Nov 2017

Supporters

22-Dec-2017

Dermot Moloney

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-Dec-2017

Les B

Well done Andy

30-Nov-2017

Claire Morris Main A

Well done on your amazing achievement!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

23-Nov-2017

Hudson

Many congratulations Andy in being successful in your expedition for your chosen charity Kenny Andrea

£20.00

22-Nov-2017

Anonymous

Well done

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

07-Nov-2017

Dan W

Great effort Andy! Well done.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

05-Nov-2017

Lisa Harrickie

04-Nov-2017

Ros

Great effort Bairdy ! Well done Xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

02-Nov-2017

Sharon beech

Good luck x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Nov-2017

Karen Wilson

Good luck with your venture

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid