Glyn Simpson

Glyn Simpson

Glyn Simpson's Grand Canyon Trek Challenge

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][span=line-height: 15px;]I am raising money for the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice by trekking 50 miles down the sleep slopes and through the Grand Canyon over 7 days in high temperatures (up to 100F/38C) in October 2015. This challenge involves many thousands of feet of climb and decent, so is no walk in the park - think of climbing Mount Snowdon, and then again in those temperatures (some of it using chains and ladders) - that highlights some of the days of the event. During the challenge I will also be living without access to the Internet, which for me, is a trial in itself![/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]Training and Mini-challenges[/span][/b][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][b][/b]As part of training, I am doing some mini-challenges. [span=color: #000000;]This includd the Kilotogo "Flat Out in the Fens" - an [b]Ironman cycle-length ride of 112 miles[/b].[/span] The final one was 'Ride for Ryder' at the Nettlebed hospice in the middle of September (60 miles). [/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt]In total, I will be cycling 2500 to 3000 miles and a few hundred miles hiking just to get to the start line.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]Death Valley[/span][/b][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][span=line-height: 15px;]In November 2013, I cycled 275 miles (with vertical climbs of 20,000 feet) across the notorious "Death Valley" in temperatures approaching 100F in the shade, to raise money for the same cause. It was tremendously difficult, but I am determined to keep challenging myself in future to raise vital funds for the charity.[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][span=line-height: 15px;]I hope you can support Sue Ryder's Nettlebed Hospice by leaving a donation. It doesn't matter how much you donate, all money will help the hospice continue supporting people with life limiting illnesses. I really appreciate all your support![/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][span=line-height: 15px;]If you want any more details, please drop me an message and follow some of my training progress on [url=http://www.strava.com/athletes/803517]Strava[/url] (I will be training by both hiking and cycling)[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][span=line-height: 15px;][b][lt]span style="text-decoration: underline;"[gt]About the charity[/span][/b][lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][span=line-height: 15px;]1 in 13 people are affected by an incurable illness at any given time. That means 4.8 million people across the UK right now are coping with the effects of incurable illness. While we all hope it won’t touch us personally, the sad reality is that it one day it could, and making provision for this growing need is tough. Whatever the illness, be it cancer, Parkinson’s or even brain injury ... our challenge remains the same. Not just to provide specialist medical care to ease pain and discomfort, but to also offer patients and their families’ real emotional support. This level of care comes at a price, a price that is becoming increasingly difficult to afford.[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt][span=line-height: 15px;]By donating to this page it’s your chance to help Sue Ryder's Nettlebed Hospice continue providing incredible care for those with incurable illness.[/span][/p][ul][li][span=line-height: 15px;]£10 provides one hour of individual care from a trained carer. [/span][/li][li][span=line-height: 15px;]£25 means someone who has suffered a stroke can receive two home visits. [/span][/li][li][span=line-height: 15px;]£50 covers the cost of a day care or therapy session for somebody with dementia. [/span][/li][li][span=line-height: 15px;]£300 covers the daily cost of running a hospice bed[/span][/li][li][span=line-height: 15px;]£570 covers the cost of a highly trained nurse for a week providing care and support for patients and their families. [/span][/li][li][span=line-height: 15px;]£1000 pays for a clinical nurse specialist for a week working in the community offering individual and tailored support to patients in their own homes.[/span][/li][/ul]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

03 Oct 2015

Charity

Supporters


Oct 24, 2015

Anonymous

Saved my bacon on the computer!! GVM

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 22, 2015

Anonymous

Great achievement, worthy cause.


Aug 12, 2015

Anonymous

Your Money help pages are amazing. Thank you and good luck with the US trip.

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Aug 3, 2015

Anonymous

thank you your patch and site saved the day after many hours trying to get Money to work on Windows 10

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jul 28, 2015

Anonymous

Be very careful

£50.00


Jul 19, 2015

Andrew C.

Good luck with the challenge, sounds rather daunting! Thanks for the MSMoney support web pages - very useful.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jul 18, 2015

Anonymous


Jun 3, 2015

Anonymous

£2.00


May 18, 2015

Anonymous

Thank you so much for your help - your MS Money patch file saved 10 years of data. Thank you when MS had given up! Good luck with your challenge - I visited the Grand Canyon in November 2013 and know how steep it is ... but the views are amazing!

£20.00


May 16, 2015

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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