Kilimanjaro Tennis Masters 2017 Team's fund

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]In June this year, our lovely dad, husband and friend Paul Jameson was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). We are aiming to raise £50,000 for the MND Association charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and attempting to complete the first game of tennis ever to be played at the summit![/b][/p] [p]For those that aren’t aware, MND is a disease that adversely affects motor neurones. Motor neurones connect and send messages from the brain to muscles in the body, which are responsible for controlling and initiating movement. In MND the messages stop getting through, and when this happens the muscles can’t move properly. If muscles aren’t used, they become weak and get smaller. This is known as wasting. This means that the person with MND finds it harder to do the things they used to do. It can affect how they walk, talk, move, eat, drink and breathe. As these symptoms get worse, other people have to provide support.[/p] [p]Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for MND. People with the disease do not get better and, in time, will die from MND. It is a progressive disease which means symptoms get worse over time. However, scientists are constantly discovering new things about MND and the way it works, which will hopefully lead to better treatments and potential cures. A large proportion of the money the MND Association received will enable such vital research to take place.[/p] [p]In October this year, Paul and a team of close friends and family succeeded in climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, which lies at 5,895m above sea level. The challenge was completed when a game of tennis was played at the summit. This has become the highest altitude tennis game ever - a world record.[/p][p]We would massively appreciate any donations, however small, towards the MND Association. As a charity, they provide excellent support and advice to current sufferers of MND and to their families, which is incredibly important and valuable. They also conduct research into MND to constantly look for new treatments and potential cures.[/p] [p]As part of our Klimanjaro climb fundraising, we're also going to donate a small part of the funds raised to local African charities. These funds will be distributed during our visit to the region.[/p] [p]Best wishes,[/p] [p]The Mount Kilimanjaro Tennis Masters 2017 team[/p][p][/p][p][/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

13 Oct 2017

Supporters


Mar 20, 2018

Wendy bentall

To Paul, To help you on your way , well done with the lunch at Jane's last week.


Dec 27, 2017

Anonymous

£30.00


Dec 26, 2017

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Dec 13, 2017

Navman

Well done on the climb!! I wish the best for Paul and the family. Looking forward to more Science research breakthroughs in the future! x

£15.00


Dec 8, 2017

Anonymous

Congratulations to you all for such an amazing achievement. You are an inspiration to us all. Jenny, Sarah , Clare and James Boyle.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Dec 5, 2017

Sophie Blair

You guys are amazing! X

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Dec 5, 2017

John and Nicki Herring

£100.00


Nov 29, 2017

Hilary

Congratulations Paul on a fantastic achievement. You are truly inspirational to all those facing difficult times. All good wishes to you and your family.

£50.00


Nov 24, 2017

Anonymous

Paul, we met (along with Jess) a few times on the side of a Lacrosse Pitch when our daughters were battling out in Guildford v St Cats local derbies. ( I am Nancy Day's Dad). I was very moved by your story I saw on TV by chance last night! Brad

£500.00

plus £125.00 Gift Aid


Nov 16, 2017

Anonymous

An amazing feat - David is one of my neighbours so it was great to be able to congratulate one of the team in person. You must all be immensly proud.

Jo Jameson

Jo Jameson

Janice Foster

Janice Foster

Rosie Jameson

Rosie Jameson

David Jameson

David Jameson

Duncan Foster

Duncan Foster

Simon Heilpern

Simon Heilpern

David Kirby

David Kirby

Jess Jameson

Jess Jameson

Marc Clancy

Marc Clancy

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