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Michael Woods

Michael Woods

7 Mile climb of Ben Lomond


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Nightingales is aiming to raise £5000.The money needed to replace the heating system at the house where our disabled adults live, and cover the costs for winter 2020-23 both at their house and then with any extra money raised to cover the heating at our day centre.The new system, an environmentally friendly pellet burner, will then be more economical for the house, and provide better heat. At the moment only 3 out of the 7 seven radiators are warm during the winter, which can get as cold as minus 20 degrees! (That is very cold, believe us!)[/p][p]I first went to Nightingales in 2016 volunteering for Stand International, on that first trip the people and the place stole my heart. It wasn’t my first time in Romania, I had volunteered before in Oradea, also with Stand International at another project. The smiles of the young people, the energy of Adriana and Turkian, chatting to Baba will be moments that I always cherish. One special memory I will always have is being able to share my wedding with them in September 2019, my wife and I had a blessing in Romania a month after we were married in Scotland.[/p][p][br][/p][p]When I heard about the ‘virtual’ overland to Romania, I knew I wanted to get involved. I work with disadvantaged people in Scotland with Street Soccer and have seen the negative effect of not being able to exercise during the lockdown. The coaches that I work with Ross and Jamie have been walking and cycling together and with our service users to help combat the mental health issues that people have been struggling with. [/p][p]On Saturday 25th July, Ross, Jamie and I decided to climb Ben Lomond (974 m / 3196 ft) which is one of the most illustrious mountains in Scotland thanks to it’s proximity to Glasgow and it’s title of ‘Scotland’s most southerly Munro‘. On a clear day you will be rewarded with fine views of Loch Lomond and across the Scottish Highlands. Sadly we didn’t have any of that fine Scottish weather, the weather and climb almost broke us, but the thought of doing it for Nightingales got us up and down.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

25 Aug 2020


Aug 15, 2020


Go Michael x


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 14, 2020

Margaret H

Aug 1, 2020

From the twins Lacey and Ellis

Well done Mick


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2020



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2020


Done x

Jul 30, 2020



plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2020

Rena Crichton

Well done michael


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2020

Shona Murray

I know the project is close to my sister and brother-in-law's hearts ... Well done Michael x


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2020

Kelly Glencross


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2020


Special place special people we miss you all


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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