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Daring to Care

2 team members

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

Team story

[p]My name is Trevor Root and my co-fundraiser is Mandy Foster. My wife, Sally, has been suffering with Alzheimer's for some 8 or 9 years and is currently in a residential care home in Bury St. Edmunds. Three years ago I undertook a wing walk and a free fall sky dive in order to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society and managed to make over £4000.00. About 18 months ago, I got in touch with, among others,Clive Foster, an old school friend from Girton, Cambs; and we used to re-live our early and teenage years. Unfortunately Clive was then some 2 years into a six month sentence of death from cancer, and sadly passed away last Autumn. On one of my last visits to see him, I told him I intended to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth for charity and if he liked to choose a charity of his own, I'd split the money. Clive chose the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, as they had been instrumental in his fight against his illness and he wished to repay them in some way. I agreed and, immediately his wife, Mandy, said "I'll do it with you", so here we are. The abseil took place on Sunday, 5th August, 2018 in beautiful weather and with quite a following of friends and family. Yes it was a little hairy when we were standing on a small platform 300 feet above ground but having said we would do it, we ventured out and slowly made our way down the outside of the Tower. I have to say Mandy was more assured than I was.i We were operating under the team name of '[b] Daring to Care'[/b]. Today is 19th September, 2018 and I am pleased to say on behalf of Mandy and myself, we have managed to raise £5,167.00 not including gift aid. Well done and thanks to everybody who has donated. With gift aid that amounts to just under £5,600.00. Not bad eh?[/p]

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Aug 24, 2018

Bill 72 of 82

Well done Trevor you are a Star

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 16, 2018


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 8, 2018


Well done Mandy, you were amazing! Love Ian and Julie, xXx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 6, 2018


From all at Glastonbury Court. Good luck!

£130.00 plus £32.50 Gift Aid

Aug 5, 2018

Lyndsay Stephen Kikki and Nico xxxx

Go for it Mandy and Trevor! We’ll be thinking of you.


Aug 4, 2018

Sian and Steve

Good luck and well done both x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 4, 2018

Michelle Wilson and family

Good luck.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 3, 2018


DON'T LOOK DOWN!!!!!! Best of luck to you both. Best wishes will always love you

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Aug 3, 2018

Emma Winter

Shall be thinking of you on Sunday!. Full of admiration. With lots of love


Aug 3, 2018

Alison Wallis

Good Luck.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Trevor Root

Trevor Root

Mandy Foster

Mandy Foster