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Andrew Turner

Climbing To Mount Everest Base Camp

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]I'm in too deep, time to bite the bullet, here we go![/b][/p][p]Hi everyone, it's Andrew! Thank you for taking the time to visit my Virgin Money page, which has been set up for the purpose of raising money for [url=https://www.inspireyouthzone.org/]Inspire Youth Zone Chorley[/url], a charity that I, and many others, are Founder Patrons of, and something that holds a dear place in my heart.[/p][p][b][u]What is Inspire Youth Zone?[/u][/b][/p][p]Chorley Youth Zone, named by the young people as ‘[b]Inspire[/b]’, is a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.[/p][p]Inspire is based upon OnSide Youth Zones 21st Century Youth Facility Model, where young people from across Chorley have access to fantastic facilities for a cost of £5 for an annual membership and 50p per visit.[/p][p]The Zone provides a fun and safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and will enable young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.[/p][p][b]About me...[/b][/p][p]Let's not beat around the bush, I'm 59, and some people think I am crazy for attempting this at my age, but on the 4th of October 2019, I will be going on a 15-day adventure of a lifetime to climb to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest! (dramatic music)[/p][p]It's a challenge that I am pretty damn scared of in all honesty, a 59-year-old man climbing roughly 5,380m (17,600 ft) to Everest base camp, crikey![/p][p]This is a goal I am looking to achieve before I am 60 years of age & I will be giving this challenge every ounce of energy I can whilst raising as much money as possible for the Youth Zone along the adventure.[/p][p]During the journey I’ll be aiming to take photos & videos of the trek and keeping everyone informed of my progress as I tackle this monumental, iconic mountain – Everest won’t be able to handle me![/p][p]I’m sure there will be times of elation, pride and happiness, but I’m sure there will also be periods of sadness, desperation, stress, failure and overexertion, both physically and mentally, but the thought of all the staff & young people that attend the Youth Zone and make it the beautiful, relaxing, loving, unbelievable and enjoyable environment it is today will keep pushing me forward to complete this enduring obstacle that faces me in October – lets hope I make it back in one piece![/p][p]Enough of me now, I’ve got a lot of training & preparation to do to get me in Usain Bolt fitness before I go! It would mean the world to not only me but to everyone at Youth Zone if you could dig in and help out with donations to this wonderful charity. It could be £5, £10, £20, whatever! Every little helps and goes a long way with providing the young people of Chorley with a safe and comfortable environment not just for now, but for generations to come.[/p][p]Thank you for listening to my story, [/p][p]Andrew.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

04 Oct 2019



Iain Round

Well done

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sue Haslem

Glad that you are back in one piece!! Well done !!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Leigh and Jacquie - Hils neighbours

Well done and thank you for the use of the box at mighty Ewood

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid




£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Darcy and Phil xx

Well done Andy, here’s the other half we promised you if you returned home safe and sound. Well done, you’ve given a lot of young people an opportunity to better themselves. Lots of love from Darcy and Phil xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Clare Boyce

Fantastic achievement. Well done Andy 👏🏼

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Nigel and Kirsty

Fantastic achievement Andy well done



Hal Leonard

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Richard Andrew

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Phil Ramsdale

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid