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The Big 4 at 40

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]2020 will see me attempting a challenge which I believe has not been done before. I will do all four national 24hr mountain challenges, only resting whilst my wife is driving between them. I will start with the Paddy Buckley Round in Snowdonia, Wales, then go to Northern Ireland for the Dennis Rankin Round, then back to Scotland for the Ramsey Round and finishing on home territory to do the Bob Graham Round. This is a total of 387km and 31800m of ascent![/p][p]This will test my physical and mental ability to the max and I intend to give myself extra motivation by raising at least £15000 for charity.[/p][p]I will have a team of at least 50 supporters to help me round and it would be impossible without them.[/p][p]I am doing this for multiple reasons; I am turning 40 in 2020 so this is a mid-life crisis of sorts, I want to do something to raise some money for some causes which mean a lot to me, and when I thought of this as a challenge I couldn't get it out of my head so I simply have to do it.[/p][p]I also suffer from depression myself so by doing this I hope to encourage others to do something which helps their own mental health and more than anything I am promoting talking about your problems.[/p][p]To that end I am hoping to make a film and will be working with Dom Bush from Land and Sky media to bring a spectacular display of moving imagery to the screens with the message to talk about your mental health issues.[/p][p]Don't MAN UP, SPEAK UP![/p][p]UPDATE 22/05/20: next week I was due to head to Wales to start the Big 4 at 40. Covid 19 has clearly put a king kong size spanner in the works and means that the entire challenge will need to be postponed. This is very disappointing and has caused me some stress but the more important issue is of course to help to stop the spread of a deadly virus. Therefore, my new revised plan is to aim for August 2020.[/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATE: I have made the difficult decision to move away from Mind as a fundraiser and instead I am raising money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). I will not go into why on a public forum like this so if you would like to know the reason, please message me. All the money donated up until now has already been split and gone to Mind, The Dogs Trust and Mountain Rescue, but from now on Mind has been replaced by CALM. [/p][p]I feel that CALM fits really well with my message and they do amazing work for men suffering with mental health problems and having suicide crises.[/p]
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Aug 11, 2020


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2020

Steve Hewlett

Barking mad, Ross, but see you at the start in Donard Park on the 26th! Good luck.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 1, 2020


Glad to support you, Ross. Good luck with everything, and that all your careful planning pays off.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 29, 2020

Jo Lade

we know you can get through this 👊🤩

Jul 29, 2020


Go, Ross - Power to the Meeple!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2020


Jul 26, 2020


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 16, 2020


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Jul 13, 2020

Conrad Jenkin

Best of luck Ross.

Jul 8, 2020

Flora Christison