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Chris Absolon

Welsh Three Thousanders

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Please support the fantastic work of Orchard Vale Trust by sponsoring me as I attempt to complete the Welsh Three Thousanders - climbing all 14 mountains in Wales over three thousand feet high in 24 hours. [url=http://www.14peaks.com/index.php]http://www.14peaks.com/index.php[/url][/p][p]Orchard Vale Trust provides community, residential and day-care services for adults with Learning Disabilities. I have a very strong personal connection with Orchard Vale Trust - my parents helped to found it in 1986, my brother Jonathan, who has Downs Syndrome, was one of the first residents and still lives in one of our homes, and I am the current Chair of Trustees. [/p][p]Orchard Vale’s aim is to support adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full, and this involves a very personalised approach. We can only achieve this with the help of charitable donations, so please sponsor me – when I am struggling up Elidir Fawr or Pen yr Ole Wen, the knowledge that I am raising vital funds for Orchard Vale will be a great motivation![/p][p]I have tried to complete this challenge twice before and failed both times. It is a huge undertaking for me, the walk is about 30 miles in total, with 13,000 feet of ascent (and, almost as bad, descent!), and I really don’t know if I can make it. I am walking with another Trustee, John Fox, and our wives Christine and Anne are nobly providing support and picking us up at the end – should we reach it! We are covering all the costs involved, so everything that you give will go to Orchard Vale.[/p][p][b]Thank you!![/b][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

26 Jun 2019

Supporters

Aug 9, 2019

Alyson Warhurst

Jul 20, 2019

Ruth Lawson

Hope the challenge went well!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2019

jeremy and sarah

This sounds pretty tough! Very good luck

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

Jul 10, 2019

Martha Venner

Good luck Chris

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 4, 2019

Andrew and Clare Wiley

Congratulations - you made it, very well done for such a great cause. Andrew and Clare

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Anonymous

£15.00

Jun 30, 2019

Sue Ralephata

Hi Chris I hope you had a safe and successful expedition . Look forward to hearing about it! Sue

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2019

Alec and Sylvia Harker

Thought of you in the heat and wonder if you made it! What a challenge!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 28, 2019

Mark Humphriss

Very impressive to even attempt it!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2019

Mark Newberry

Hi Chris, Thoughts and prayers are with you my good man! Lots a love Mark & Susie

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid