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James Cooper

Smilinggg Everest Challenge 2019

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Target £0.00

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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b][u]World Mental Health Day[/u][/b] takes place every year on 10th October.[/p][p]On this day ([b][u]Thursday 10th October 2019[/u][/b]) I will be attempting to climb the equivalent of Mount Everest (8,848 m / 29,029 ft) on the stair climber at Chartham Park Golf and Country Club, in East Grinstead.[/p][p]The Smilinggg Everest Challenge will begin at 8am and likely take in the region of 10+ hours to complete. The total number of floors required to climb to complete the challenge is 2,258.[/p][p][b][u]So why am I attempting this challenge?[/u][/b][/p][p]Most importantly it's to raise as much money as possible for [b][u]Samaritans[/u][/b] to carry out their vision and mission:[/p][p][i]Samaritans Vision is that fewer people die by suicide. They work to achieve this vision by making it their mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.[/i][/p][p]Someone contacts Samaritans every 6 seconds and in the next hour Samaritans will receive over 600 calls from people struggling to cope.[/p][p]By donating to Samaritans, your money helps save lives. It enables Samaritans to be available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support for people who are struggling to cope, including those who have had thoughts of suicide. [/p][p]Secondly, it's to raise awareness of [b][u]Smilinggg[/u][/b] and [b][u]The Smilinggg Mile. [/u][/b][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o5w3lMejRE0?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p] [/p][p]Since its inception in 2015, The Smilinggg philosophy and in particular the 3 G's (Gratitude, Generosity and Personal Growth / The Growth Mindset) remains fundamental in helping my mental health and all round wellbeing. It has since provided me with a framework to live my life by.[/p][p][u]If The Smilinggg Everest Challenge:[/u][/p][p]- Raises money for Samaritans to enable them to carry out their vision and mission.[/p][p]- Raises awareness of Smilinggg and encourages participation in The Smilinggg Mile.[/p][p]- Encourages people to talk and listen openly and compassionately about their own and others mental health.[/p][p]- Provides hope, inspiration and courage to tackle our own 'mountains'.[/p][p]- To redefine what is possible in each and every one of us.[/p][p]- Reminds people mental health awareness is every day and we experience mental health on a sliding scale in the very same way as physical health.[/p][p]- The power to believe both we and situations can improve.[/p][p]Then it will have been worth every one of my steps and smiles up the Smilinggg Everest 'mountain'.[/p][p]Thank you for reading.[/p][p]James Cooper[/p][p]E: hello@smilinggg.com[/p][p]W: Smilinggg.com[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

10 Oct 2019


Nov 8, 2019

Sue Garner

Kind cash donation given by Chartham Park member Sue Garner.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 29, 2019


Amazing effort buddy. Super Kommitted.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 24, 2019


£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 24, 2019

Jeff and Anna Morris

Well done James. I wondered what you were up to , always on that step machine training.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 21, 2019

Alen Huynh

Hi James, i am over the moon for you to complete such a challenge. thank you for your kind heart and inspiration. Keep doing the good work mate". Alen - From Vietnam with love


Oct 18, 2019


Oct 17, 2019

Ian McBryde -Chartham member

Well done. Great cause.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 17, 2019

Charlie G

Great work for an excellent cause

Oct 17, 2019

John - Chartham Park Member

Well done James

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 17, 2019

David Pantin