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The Psigma Foundation Fundraising Page

4 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]Upcoming Fundraising Endeavours during 2018/19:[/b][/p][p][b][u]Matthew Sharp's Father & Son Climb up Mount Kilimanjaro - 22nd October - 29th October 2018[/u][/b][/p][p]When Harry, Matt's 11-year old Son, said he wanted an adventure with his ‘old man’ he never dreamt that it would end up with them making a “pact” to climb Mount Kilimanjaro…[/p][p]Harry mentioned that he wanted to undertake a ‘climb’ and so naturally (and somewhat naively) Matt thought he could spend an afternoon at the Guildford climbing wall. However, Harry had bigger ideas and they agreed on the immense challenge of summiting ‘Kili’, the tallest mountain on the African continent and also the highest free standing mountain in the world, where the glacial summit proudly glistens a somewhat daunting 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above the African plains and all the wildlife below. [/p][p]This lofty challenge deserves an equally lofty target and their aim is to raise £2 per meter climbed, or a rounded total of £12,000. Knowing that they were helping such a broad range of charities will be a major spur in getting them to the top of the mountain and, although they both might not feel it at the time, will remind both “old man” and son about how lucky they both are to be able undertake this challenge. [/p][p]Their training regime has been tough and they have completed various walks and climbs around England and Wales, which in themselves have been a wonderful experience for them both to share together. The latest was the climb of the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Wales (picture below), of course in torrential rain and zero visibility. Harry and Matt made it to the top of the mountain, with their fingers crossed that ‘Kili’ is kinder with the weather (it’s not the UK after all!). Harry has taken all of this and the challenge to come in his youthful stride and, despite being somewhat more wary, Matt can now start to feel his own fitness levels return and his excitement build. They aim to make the climb to Uhuru Peak (the mountain’s highest point) in six days and at the top each climber is asked to record his or her thoughts about the accomplishment in a book tucked away in what is apparently a small, unassuming wooden box. There is a long way to go before Harry and Matt have the chance to write their own personal tale, but they both hope this Father and Son team have the opportunity to follow in the adventuring and persevering footsteps before. It will be an incredible memory for them to have and any donation you can manage will be extremely gratefully received and will fuel their determination to make it to the peak. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Completed Fundraising Endeavours during 2018/19:[/b][/p][p][b][u]Tim Wishart Cycles in aid of the Psigma Foundation 6th September - 11th September 2018[/u][/b][/p][p]The incredible journey, spanning a whopping 440 miles, was cycled by Tim Wishart and two friends in only six days. The team started by traveling to Ardgay in mid-north Scotland, cycling a leisurely 35 miles north. Shifting it up a gear on day two, they travelled up and along the north westerly coast and down to Kylesku, totalling 80 miles.[/p][p]They truly pushed the boundaries when they cycled an incredible 170 miles south over a two-day period down to Applecross, during which they were able to admire the breath-taking scenery. ‘The views out to the summer isles and Stac Pollaidh was the highlight of the trip,’ Tim Wishart says. ‘It must be one of the most stunning parts of the UK.’ There is no rest for the wicked, though, as they covered another 145 miles over the final two days.[/p][p]But it was not all smooth coasting downhill. ‘Cycling through 25mph head winds in non-stop rain was definitely a low point! Needless to say, after this momentous trip, all three cyclists deserved a much needed rest. What an amazing achievement it was.[/p][p][b][u]Prudential London-Surrey 100 Bike Ride 29th July 2018[/u][/b][/p][p]Frank's Experience: I was up at 3:15am to cycle 28km to the start of the 160km ride at the Olympic Park. I set off at 6:10am to the sound of “smoke on the water”. There was the usual fast cycle to and though London on closed roads. A change to the daily commute!! There was one accident just in front of me around Tower Hill, two fat middle aged men on fancy carbon bikes thought they were in a real race. I managed to avoid joining them on the floor and rode through Richmond Park to Hampton Court in the dry. Then the rain came, pulling on my thin rain jacket I stayed dry for 10km but once the jacket had done its best the rain eventually got through and I was wet for the rest of the event.[/p][p]Surrey hills are not new to me but riding them on closed well marshalled roads is a real treat. The absence of angry 4X4 drivers was an added bonus. Newlands Corner, Leith Hill and Box Hill all safely navigated then the run back into Kingston for the second time. Then the most difficult section for me as we head towards Wimbledon, not the Hill but passing my house with my wife and kids waving. At 140km, I’m cold, wet, tired and a tad emotional, really wanting to stop. I grab a some pre-arranged flat coke and press on up and over to Putney Bridge along Embankment and finally up Pall Mall. I received my medal, empty goody bag, an unrecognisable “snack” and another 16k to get home before noon.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]?About the Psigma Foundation[/b][/p][p]We take pride and enjoy contributing to the community and encourage our colleagues to participate in supporting our chosen charities.[/p][p]This year signifies the third year since the formal incorporation of the Psigma Foundation (‘the Foundation’). This is an independent charitable foundation that focuses our corporate philanthropic activity in support of small and personal charities, nominated each year by our colleagues.[/p][p]After a great deal of consideration we chose to formally support the following charities for 2018/19.[/p][p]Action for A-T (Ataxia Telangiectasia) (https://actionforat.org/)[/p][p]Wooden Spoon (https://woodenspoon.org.uk/)[/p][p]Stanstead Lodge Senior Club (https://seniorslewisham.wordpress.com/) [/p][p]Our three chosen charities are extremely grateful and appreciative of all our fundraising efforts. The monies raised is being put to excellent use. Look out for our fund raising summary later in the year.[/p][p][b]Thank you for visiting us at Virgin Money Giving. Through this page, you can sponsor us in our charitable efforts and donations will be processed quickly and efficiently to our chosen charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf, where the donor is eligible. We appreciate your support and thank you in advance for your donations.[/b][/p][p][b]Psigma Foundation (registered Charity Number 1163295)[/b][/p]
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26-Dec-2018

Janie

Thank you boys!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

19-Dec-2018

Richard Waterman

Apologies for my tardiness in making a donation. I hope all went well with the climb.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

19-Dec-2018

Chris Mitchell

Well Done. A brilliant effort and must be very satisfying. Good luck in future endeavors.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

22-Nov-2018

Mark Winter

I know I’m a tad late to this particular party, but hopefully the ascent of Kili went well a few weeks back. I’d like to make a belated donation if that’s ok.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

12-Nov-2018

Mary

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

10-Nov-2018

Gary and Catherine Kenning

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

09-Nov-2018

Anonymous

congratulations to both of you for attempting such a challenging climb Anthony

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

08-Nov-2018

Mich

Amazing, I hope you both have the best experience.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

06-Nov-2018

Anonymous

What a fantastic challenge.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

05-Nov-2018

Simon Hoult

Top work Matt and Harry - well done.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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