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Matt Mitchell

Wooden Spoon Everest Rugby Challenge

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

My story

[p]Rugby can do amazing things and I am very proud to have been connected with Wooden Spoon as a supporter, member of staff and challenger for over 15 years. Wooden Spoon with the support of the rugby community makes a huge difference to the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK and Ireland. Making this difference is something I am passionate about. [/p][p]I am privileged and fortunate to have been asked to take part in this epic challenge the "[url=https://woodenspoon.org.uk/get-involved/everest-rugby-challenge/][b]Wooden Spoon LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge[/b][/url]" aiming to play rugby on Mount Everest and set two Guinness World Records - 1. the highest game of 7s rugby and 2. the highest game of touch rugby. We aim to play the matches above 6,000meters ASL which means very little oxygen and - compared with other Spoon Challenges - is right out of my comfort zone.[/p][p]I developed a curious interest in Everest after a chance meeting with Sir Edmund Hillary when I was 12 years old - combining rugby, adventure, challenge and Everest on the same trip is an experience I cannot refuse and one I am sure you will want to hear about. I am keen to come and tell you and your organisation about the challenges we are facing in planning the expedition and those we will inevitably face in the Himalayas.[/p][p]All challengers are paying the cost of the challenge directly to Adventure Peaks our chosen specialist guiding company as well as raising a further min £10,000 each for the charity. Every penny of that money will help support disabled children and young people facing disadvantage in the UK and Ireland. [/p][p]Thank you in anticipation of for your generous moral encouragement and financial support whatever you can afford. You can also donate by SMS by texting "’[b]MMWS71 £5[/b]" (or £10) to telephone number: 70070 [/p][p]#helpingkidsthroughrugby #wearerugby[/p][p]The intended location of the “pitch” pictured below is sandwiched between Lhakpa Ri (7,045m) and Everest (off the right).[/p][p][img]https://woodenspoon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Everest-pitch-image-web-768x500.jpg[/img][/p]
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Apr 28, 2019

Elaine Knight

Amazing. Good luck with the remaining challenges.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Tony Pape

Fantastic Matt . All the best for the rest of the challenge!😁

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Scott, Ruth & Felix Richman

Good luck Matt and team. Amazing challenge, hope you get those records and more importantly raise good funds for a fantastic cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Anonymous

Good Luck Matt Best wishes jayne@Andwell Brewing Company

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2019

Malcolm Dingwall-Smith

Good luck and well done Matt. What an incredible experience, although I know that it will be bloody tough too. Also love what Wooden Spoon do.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Suzanne Gough

Matt a massive challenge you are taking on - all the very best but with all the planning and preparation I have no doubt you will smash it!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Jane Pett

Good luck Matt & the team x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Mike Studz

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Amanda Austwick

Good luck!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck from James and Alison (Pettican)

£15.00