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Nick Talbot

Nick Talbot's fundraising page CFvs.Everest

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p] [vmgvideo class="ql-video" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bW4oKuWbBoM&feature?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"][p][p][p][p][/vmgvideo][/p][p]Thanks to the amazing Gerry Kelly who put together this video though admittedly it is pre-Everest so standby for one for the 7 Summits...[/p][p]Hi my name's Nick, I'm 42 and have Cystic Fibrosis. I've been really fortunate in life, I have a good career and apart from a couple of near death experiences when I was younger, my health has usually been better than most people who have CF. CF kills people every day by slowly attacking the lungs and other organs until they no longer work. I've benefited from new medication which can only help a small percentage of people with CF and has meant that my lung function has improved and my health is more stable. The new medication has meant that I can no longer participate in medical trials and so I have been looking for new ways to help the CF Trust and people who are suffering from CF.[/p][p]I've decided to combine a passion with raising money and profile for CF. I have great parents who really put themselves out in many ways for myself and my sisters. They always encouraged me to do outdoor sports and spend time in the mountains. Over the years I have pushed myself and my boundaries to see what I could do and gradually got higher and higher, and in 2016 on the third attempt having only just survived the two biggest natural disasters on the mountain I summited Everest. With the intense training regime over the three years, and severe challenges which come at altitude this was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, every step and breath was a challenge. Yet for me this was only for a month or so, the more serious sufferers of CF face this every day of their lives and ultimately have to hope for a lung transplant.I have decided to continue the journey and attempt to climb the 7 Summits - the highest mountain on each continent to raise money and awareness for the CF charities - the CF Trust, CFF and BEF. This involves intensive training and is as much a mental challenge as a physical one.[/p][p]Everest done, Carstenz Pyramid done, Elbrus done, Kilimanjaro done in 25 hours, Aconcagua done, 2 to go... [/p][p][b]My next challenge is Denali, North America which I will be attempting to do in late May/early June and have to carry and pull over 50kg (110lbs) with me in a rucksack and on a sled whilst trying to avoid crevasses![/b][/p][p][b]How can you help?[/b] To make this a success I need as much help as I can get. Any sponsorship or donations on this page will go directly to the CF Trust to help fund research for a cure or to help CF patients who most need it. If you can send this on to any friends or family then even better, any donation large or small is very welcome to the CF Trust or other CF charities such as CFF, BEF, CF Canada, CF Ireland...[/p][p][b]Corporate Sponsorship: [/b]If you represent a corporate then there are different sponsorship packages offered by myself and the CF Trust with a variety of benefits and extensive positive publicity (see some media profile below) for you and your employees. I am seeking sponsorship of either expedition costs or direct donations to a CF charity in any country. I'm happy to speak at any events. For more information on this please contact me directly at [url=mailto:talbot_nicholas@yahoo.co.uk]talbot_nicholas@yahoo.co.uk[/url]. Also feel free to come along on an expedition![/p][p][b]Public speaking: [/b]I am an experienced public speaker be it for amusing after dinner speeches or motivational talks which I have so far done in the UK, Canada Italy and the USA. Please feel free to contact me at the above email address if you would like me to speak at your event in exchange for a donation to your local CF charity.[/p][p][b]You can follow my progress at:[/b][/p][p][url=https://www.facebook.com/CFvsEverest][b]www.facebook.com/CFvsEverest[/b][/url][/p][p][url=http://cf-vs-everest.tumblr.com][b]cf-vs-everest.tumblr.com[/b][/url][/p][p][b]Twitter @CF_vs_Everest[/b][/p][p][b]Instagram @CFvs.Everest[/b][/p][p][url=http://cf-vs-everest.tumblr.com/][b]cf-vs-everest.tumblr.com[/b][/url][/p][p]My thanks so far to the CF Trust for their enthusiasm and support, to RICS for their help, and to MSNBC, CNN, BBC Television, ITV, Channel 5, CBS, Discovery Channel, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio London, TFM News, The New York Times, Men's Journal, The Telegraph, The Times, The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Sun, The Guardian, The Chronicle, The Northern Echo, The Westmoreland Gazette, The Ham and High, and The Wharf for their coverage to date.[/p][p]Thanks to the many many people who have either made generous donations or have done their own fundraiser to help me raise money for the CF Trust, the number of people who without being asked (and in some cases who didn't know me) helped in a significant way has been overwhelming. There are now too many to list on this page but you know who you are and I can't express my gratitude enough, it is hugely motivating and together we can make a difference to help fund further medical breakthroughs.[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XsrPCIoNgtQ?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"][/vmgvideo]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

01 Jun 2018

Charity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Supporters

08-Jul-2018

Bruce Horne

Hi Nick- We bumped into you and Horace in Greenwich a few weeks ago. Best of luck with your challenge. Bruce

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

28-Jun-2018

Anonymous

15-Jun-2018

MikeP

Hi Nick this ones for Denali, kind of spooky that we were down the road watching the mountain as you climbed. Well done !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

12-Jun-2018

Horace

I see walks with me helped. Next time I expect you take me with you. Horace

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

11-Jun-2018

Margaret Kift - Devon friend of Mum and Dad

Congratulations Nick

£10.00

26-May-2018

Lisa Atkinson

Hi Nick, nice chatting to you in Greenwich Park last weekend. My daughter and I had very easy training compared to yours! Good luck and best wishes!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

19-May-2018

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

18-May-2018

Alan Johnson

Nick, all the very best for next week's Denali climb. Get up and down safely! Regards, Alan

£100.00

15-May-2018

Arrow Media

£150.00

07-May-2018

Pete West

Hi Nick, Good to meet you in Greenwich Park this morning. A fine day for dragging a tyre up one of the sleep hills!! Best of luck with your endeavours.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid