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Jude McKelvey

Jude the Conquerer

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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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Jun 3, 2019

Stuart Owers

An amazing thing to do Jude - well done you.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 19, 2019

Forgetful Kev D

And eventually he remembered. Better late than never! Many congrats, I look forward to hearing all about your adventure.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 18, 2019

Jennie Plummer

Very proud to just say I know you Love Jennie, Max & Leo X

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 17, 2019

Aon Chelmsford

Well done from us all at Aon in Chelmsford xxx


May 6, 2019

Brigadier Murphy

This is way later than it should have been but here’s a contribution to an immense effort /journey and congratulations on smashing it. Love from the Brig xx

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2019

Dave Manson

All the very best Jude! Keep going! 🏉🏉⛰

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2019


Well done Judith. Hope you have the best time. Look forward to hearing how it all went. Take good care of yourself xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2019

Kara Hattersley-Smith

Good luck Jude!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019

Derek and Anne

Good luck Jude Stay safe and kick ass ! Derek and Anne x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Tami and Mark Haas

Wishing you all the best on this wonderful adventure!