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Soldier Up The Yukon

4 team members

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]The Challenge [/p][p]The Yukon River Quest, now in its 21st year, is the World’s longest annual marathon paddling race. Colloquially known as ‘the race to the midnight sun’, the event takes place at the end of June in the 24-hour daylight of the Yukon territory, Canada. With just two enforced stops totalling 10 hours, paddlers will battle day and night to complete the 715km/444mile race in just 3 days. [/p][p]Traditionally the realm of kayaks and canoes, for the past 3 years the Yukon River Quest has opened its doors to stand up paddleboard (SUP) entries. Arguably by far the least efficient vessel for the task, the SUP class has only been completed by a handful of the sport’s most daring and committed enthusiasts. Our challenge is to join those ranks. [/p][p]Throughout the challenge we will be raising money for the CASEVAC Club's chosen charity - Great Ormond Street Hospital[/p][p][b]?[/b]The [i]CASEVAC* Club[/i] has been formed as a private members’ club in order to unify the WOUNDED community from Operations HERRICK and TELIC. [/p][p] *Mil abbr. ‘Casualty Evacuation’, pronounced ‘cazzy-vack’.[/p][p] Through coming together as a community, the unique experiences of these individuals can be used to empower and support members and their close relations. The Club will allow the collective voice of the community to be heard in considerations and discussions concerning medical provision and medical advancements and to support a range of charitable objectives.[/p][p] This year, [i]The CASEVAC Club[/i] will be raising money for [b]Great Ormond Street Hospital[/b] through a range of challenges - please watch this space for opportunities to support our fund raising efforts and help us reach our target of £22,859.[/p][p] This sum will enable GOSH to purchase [b]a state-of-the-art S-Nerve ultrasound[/b]. A crucial piece of equipment that allows hospital teams to carefully deliver anaesthetic to children in preparation for surgery. The machine produces high resolution scans quickly, giving surgeons immediate access to the images they need to administer anaesthetic into specific areas of the body with pinpoint accuracy. Operators can toggle between different kinds of scan with a simple tap of the touchscreen, allowing them to quickly adapt the scanner to image different parts of the body. The ultrasound helps to ensure that children receive precisely the right amount of anaesthetic, in exactly the right place, making the procedure as safe and comfortable as possible. The ultrasound machines will primarily be used ahead of abdominal surgery on the stomach, bowel, oesophagus and urinary system, or operations on some tumours.[/p][p] The scanners will be used in brand-new theatres in the Premier Inn Clinical Building. These theatres are fully integrated, meaning all main systems - including lighting, surgical equipment and audiovisual systems - are suspended from the ceiling and linked by a central computer system. These kinds of theatres are particularly well suited to keyhole surgery. Most surgical procedures at GOSH involve keyhole surgery, performed through a tiny 2mm incision rather than open surgery. This revolutionary technique means children spend less time under general anesthesia and recover more quickly, helping them to get home sooner.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read my page. Please donate to this fantastic cause! We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Aug 6, 2019


Aug 5, 2019

Tony Chris

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2019



Jul 30, 2019


Well done Mike from all the R-Ds!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2019

Jess Mc

Boom! Epic work lads, well done.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2019

Mitch Belinda

Epic effort.


Jul 16, 2019

Sue Bottle

Well done Michael ! !

Jul 15, 2019

Piers and Becky xx

Well done on completing such a tough challenge for a fantastic charity! Xx


Jul 14, 2019

Dan n Kelly

Great work Mike & lads.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2019


Thank you for an awesome evening at WakeUp

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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Michael Procter

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