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Jude McKelvey

Jude the Conquerer

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My story

[p]"If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity and you don't think you can do it, say yes and learn how to do it later" - Richard Branson [/p][p]I was offered the amazing opportunity of joining other Wooden spoon supporters to tackle Mount Everest and hopefully set two new Guinness world records whilst raising over £200,000 for this fantastic charity.[/p][p]We aim to play the;[/p][p]Highest altitude game of full contact rugby (6,650m)- single gender sevens match[/p][p]Highest altitude game of touch rugby at Advanced Base Camp around (6,340m)- mixed gender sevensmatch[/p][p]The Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. It funds life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland to support children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage.[/p][p]Their vision is that every child and young person, no matter what their background, has access to the same opportunities.[/p][p]They fund a range of projects including sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and outdoor activities, education projects, specialist equipment and facilities and health and wellbeing programmes.[/p][p]So I've said YES and now I'm learning HOW - I started playing rugby and learning to tackle last year at the age of 42, what next but to tackle EVEREST! I've had many challenges in life, good and bad and I can't think of a better reason to give back and play a small part in helping less able bodied and disadvantaged children.[/p][p]Any assistance you can spare with my HOW would be amazing - whether a few pennies, pounds, encouragement, tips ('don't do it' doesn't count) clothing, sponsorship would all be gratefully received![/p][p]With immense gratitude[/p][p]Jude x[/p][p]'she believed she could - so she did!'[/p]
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Linda McKelvey

A truly amazing challenge. Stay safe and enjoy every second. Love Mum x x

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid



Jude, great to meet you and very inspirational this rugby match . scaling new heights. Pun intended. good luck to you and your fellow players from Southend RFC David Short

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Schilward motors Mandy and John

Go Girl you can do it....Mad Irish woman 😆💗😍 xxx

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Simon Massarella

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Kim Johnston

Best of luck with it!!

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Only you could do this! Looking forward to the stories and helping you with some training prep on 6 April ;-) xx

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We are behind you Jude. Thanks for all your support over the last few years hope this spurs you on for an awesome charity.




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Good luck Jude - so inspiring x

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Sara Cortes

What a beautiful and inspiring challenge! I hope you enjoy the physical and mental journey towards it :)