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Miller Brothers Kilimanjaro Trek 2019

1 team member

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Our Dad turned 70 this year and suggested we trek Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to mark his 70th birthday. We'd have settled for two weeks on a sun lounger but as he was laying down the gauntlet at his age we thought we ought to take up the challenge. [/p][p]Once booked we decided that if we we're going to go through some pain to try to reach the Kilimanjaro summit others should probably benefit too. Therefore we decided to use the trek to raise money for two good causes which help both young and old, using our John Pye club sponsorship ties to raise some profile and raise as much charity proceeds as possible:[/p][p][b][u]1) Nottingham Forest's Community Trust 'It's Tricky To Talk' Project[/u][/b][/p][p]Nottingham Forest and Nottingham Forest Community Trust are working together on this programme to encourage fans to talk more openly about mental health problems and seek support. We want the [b]‘It’s Tricky to Talk’[/b] project to motivate people to talk about their mental health issues and remove the stigma attached to mental health.[/p][p]Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in males aged between 30 and 40, with 75 per cent of all suicide victims in the UK being male, so the club and the trust are looking to help reach out to fans and encourage them to talk. [/p][p]Unfortunately, a good long standing friend, Forest fan and Nottingham business owner, Clyde Scothern, who was at both Munich & Madrid for our European Cup final triumphs, took his own life earlier this year. This fundraising is in his memory, to raise awareness of mental health and the ‘Tricky to Talk’ project. We support the club, the Manager and the players. This is about supporting off the pitch. Supporting the supporters and those who need it. You can learn more about the it here: [/p][p]https://nottinghamforestcommunitytrust.co.uk/programme/its-tricky-to-talk/[/p][p][b][u]2) Trent Bridge Community Trust 'Forget Me Notts' Project[/u][/b][/p][p]Forget Me Notts is a project which uses sport as a vehicle for reminiscence and interaction between people with dementia, their carers and those experiencing isolation and loneliness.[/p][p]Sessions are commonly held at Trent Bridge, with the venue itself providing an ideal catalyst for people to discuss their sporting memories in a supportive and welcoming environment.[/p][p]The project also run sports activity sessions in partnership with the Nottingham Forest Community Trust, the National Ice Centre, Nottingham Rugby and Edwalton Golf, which allow those living with dementia to stay physically active and express themselves.[/p][p]This is a project close to us with Grandparents who suffered from dementia, one of which used to support Notts CCC back to the days of Larwood and Voce.[/p][p]Representatives from Age UK Notts attend regularly to offer free professional support. More details on the project can be found here:[/p][p]https://www.trentbridge.co.uk/trust/forget-me-notts.html[/p][p]Summary[/p][p]Sport is great to play, great to watch and even better to bring people together. These two community trust charities do just that with people both young and old, providing support at a time in their lives when they really need it. [/p][p]Donations to our trek will be split 50/50 between these two charities. All costs of the trek itself have already been covered, so all donation money will be provided to the charities in full. [/p][p]Every donation helps. Thank you for your time and kind support, it is much appreciated.[/p][p]Regards, [/p][p]Sheldon & Lucas Miller, Forest and Notts CCC season ticket holders & John Pye. [/p][p]www.johnpye.co.uk [/p]

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Apr 12, 2020

Park Stores

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2020

Ann Pye

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Nov 28, 2019

JF

Well done Millers!

Nov 24, 2019

Anonymous

Well done City Ground neighbour(s)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 18, 2019

Craig Walker

Well done Shell and the team! Fantastic achievement - and something to remember and talk about for the rest of your life 👍

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 8, 2019

Tim

Well done lads, great cause, great achievement X

£50.00

Oct 30, 2019

Andrew Widdowson

Well done boys, great achievement and I take my hat off to you all.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2019

Kevin Deeley

Thank you gents.

Oct 22, 2019

Rich Fisher

Great effort fellas! Sounds like an even bigger slog than standing selling fanzines outside Wurlitzers before a Forest match on a wet, windswept Tuesday evening!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2019

Chris Page

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sheldon Miller

Sheldon Miller