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My story

[p]On the 8th January 2020 Myself and good friends Ed Bignell and Josh James will be travelling to Tanzania to climb the highest free standing mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa- Mount Kilimanjaro.[/p][p]The trek itself will take a total of 8 days and will involve camping and trekking through desert, thick scrubland, moorland, tropical rainforest and arctic ice caps. The summit of Kilimanjaro is over 19,000 feet above sea level, only 60% of trekkers make it to the summit and over 70% of people that attempt the climb experience acute mountain sickness.[/p][p]The three of us have different levels of experience of climbing and trekking varying from absolutely none to very little. This trek will be the most challenging and difficult event each of us have faced in our lives both mentally and physically but we are all determined to make it to the summit.[/p][p]The initial catalyst for this expedition was when Ed was diagnosed with an autoimmune form of Arthritis in early 2017 - a personal battle which he faces every day. In a bid to not let the disease define him and what he can and can’t do, he set out to challenge himself physically, and thus birthed the concept of summiting Kilimanjaro.[/p][p]Although all three of us have wanted to take on this challenge for some time, I personally was given the motivation to actually sign up for this over the past two years following the death of my dad Nick Fayers in December 2017. In the year following my father’s death a huge fundraising effort was undertaken by friends, family and colleagues in his memory through the Nick Fayers AMEND Fund.[/p][p]The Nick Fayers AMEND Fund raised £100,000 for AMEND UK a small charity dedicated to supporting patients and family members with the MEN1 disease- a rare genetic condition which sadly lead to my dad’s death. These fundraising efforts have inspired me to take on this challenge and push myself not only to reach the summit in memory of my dad but also to raise more funds for this incredible charity.[/p][p]Josh and Ed have both kindly agreed to dedicate the funds raised from this page and the subsequent sponsorship to AMEND UK. We have all paid for this trek upfront and therefore any funds raised will go directly to the charity and will make a huge difference to families suffering from MEN1 in the same way my family has done and continues to, making this challenge hugely personal.[/p][p]The three of us have begun our journey of preparation and training for this trek which is now in less than 6 months time. Any donation large or small will be so hugely appreciated and will provide that extra bit of motivation when we are trekking up to the summit in the dark in deep snow and ice and -20 degrees whilst vomiting from altitude sickness in January![/p][p] [/p][p]Thanks for all the support,[/p][p] [/p][p]Will, Ed and Josh.[/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p]

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Nov 30, 2019


You can do it my boy!

£12.00 plus £3.00 Gift Aid

Nov 30, 2019


All the best legends!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 27, 2019


Go team FayersBignellJames, CTx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 21, 2019

Rob Preston

Will, best of luck with the climb! Regards, Rob (Carter Jonas)


Nov 20, 2019


What a great challenge - the view from the top is spectacular as long as the cloud is not in the way !!

£400.00 plus £100.00 Gift Aid

Nov 11, 2019

Laura Albertson

Good Luck Josh and guys


Nov 11, 2019

Sarah Parsons

Good luck Josh and friends, great cause 🙌🏻

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Nov 4, 2019

Emily Francis

You guys are crazy but I think the hardest bit will be sharing a tent together for 8 nights. Good luck!!! 🥰

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 28, 2019

Josh Arnold

Best of luck guys!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 26, 2019

Martha Woodley

Good luck Will & Co!! Make sure you’ve got room in your rucksack for a couple bags of bbq beef hula hoops! 🤣

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid