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Matt Mitchell

Wooden Spoon Everest Rugby 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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Supporters

20-Mar-2019

Adam family

Good luck on the adventure and hope you score a try!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

07-Mar-2019

Simon Whitaker

Good luck Matt great cause and a real challenge.

£30.00

06-Mar-2019

Ed and Joe

Nutter

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

05-Mar-2019

Nik

Good Luck! Presumably whoever kicks the ball off the pitch has to go collect it?

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

19-Feb-2019

BBall

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

28-Jan-2019

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

27-Jan-2019

Sarah Demmon

Top job Matt. Clearly you are slightly mad!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

26-Jan-2019

JAM

Well done and for a really deserving cause.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

21-Jan-2019

The Sedgwicks

Amazing! Hope you sing, 'And I would walk 500 miles' all the way! Yours in Karaoke.....

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

17-Jan-2019

James M

Good luck! I wish you well from my armchair at sea level.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid