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Corked Ironmen

4 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Thank you for taking the time to come this far and read about our upcoming feat. With sponsorships whizzing round left, right and centre, we massively appreciate any donations you are able to give and we know our three chosen charities will be hugely grateful as well. On the 23rd June Jeremy Ward, Will Hudson and Tom & Will Willis will take on their biggest challenge to date: the Cork Ironman - a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and topped off with a 42km marathon run. [/p][p]We have chosen to raise money for three charities: Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust (DDMT), Harambee Schools Kenya (HSK) and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC). Each charity provides excellent work throughout their fields, and it is a privilege to be raising money for them. Of the money raised, 50% will be going towards DDMT, with the other 50% split evenly between GARC and HSK. [/p][p][b][u]Dalzell MC Memorial Trust[/u][/b][/p][p][b]The Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust seeks to assist persons who are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces, and their dependants, and thereby improve the quality of life of soldiers who have given so much for their country. Many soldiers returning from operation suffer from a multitude of problems, such as injuries to their body and mental trauma including post-traumatic stress, often triggered some time after the soldiers' return from operation. In many cases this results in loss of employment due to jobs in the army being unavailable in the event of permanent disability. The problems endured are often ongoing, and often remain with the soldiers for life. The funds raised by DDMT will promote and protect the health and circumstances of those that have been wounded or injured whilst serving in the Armed Forces, through the provision of facilities, equipment or services for their rehabilitation. It will provide grants for education and other beneficial activities and also grants to other charities that assist members of the Armed Forces and their dependants generally.[/b][/p][p][b][u]Harambee Schools Kenya[/u][/b][/p][p][b]HSK is a small charity which works in the Rift Valley in Kenya to empower communities through education. The primary schools they work with are extremely rural, have high class numbers, cramped and decaying classrooms, and an acute shortage of even the most basic learning resources. These challenges have a severe impact on absenteeism and drop-out, the quality of teaching and learning and ultimately on academic attainment. HSK supports almost 2,000 children on a daily basis, in five different schools in a rural area of Kenya, giving every child the opportunity of an education and the best possible start in life. The majority of the projects are targeted at improving learning environments and widening education facilities; providing and supporting teacher training, school equipment, lunch programmes, student bursary schemes and school infrastructure. Due to having practically no administrative costs, HSK can guarantee donated money will be spent where it is needed most.[/b][/p][p][b][u]Global Alliance for Rabies Control[/u][/b][/p][p][b]With Rabies being almost completely eradicated in developed countries, it has fast become one of the neglected tropical diseases. Predominantly affecting poor and vulnerable populations who live in remote rural locations, rabies kills more than 59,000 people every year, with 40% of people bitten by suspect rabid animals under the age of 15. Despite being completely eliminable, rabies is present on all continents, except Antarctica, with over 95% of human deaths occurring in Asia and Africa. GARC's mission to relieve the burden of rabies in animal populations, especially dogs, who contribute 99% of all rabies transmissions to humans, with the central aim to eliminate deaths from canine rabies by 2030. Today, GARC is the leading international rabies non-profit organisation, working with governments; veterinary, public health and educational experts; and communities to facilitate policy change and build capacity to eliminate rabies in areas hardest hit by the disease. However, it remains a small organisation of dedicated individuals committed to saving lives from one of the deadliest diseases on the planet. [/b][/p][p]The Ironman itself will be a huge achievement, but the day will be a fraction of all the training and pre-events that 2019 has in store for us. With training starting throughout the latter part of 2018, 2019 brings more intensity as the realisation of what we have signed up too has set in. Our training will see us take on half marathons, marathons, triathlons, half Ironmans, lengthy swims, runs with no end and more time spent on a bike than we all thought was possible. [/p][p]It is an honour to be raising some funds for three fantastic and inspirational charities which mean a lot to us and close family and friends. If you are able to spare any change, it would be massively appreciated by the four of us, as well as our three chosen charities. If you would like to find out more about the charities, and we encourage that you do, please click on the links below.[/p][p][b]Website Links:[/b][/p][p]DDMT[/p][p][url=http://www.dougiedalzellmemorialtrust.co.uk/]http://www.dougiedalzellmemorialtrust.co.uk/[/url] [/p][p][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg3hkfJ7gCs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg3hkfJ7gCs[/url] [/p][p]HSK[/p][p][url=https://www.hsk.org.uk/]https://www.hsk.org.uk/[/url] [/p][p][url=https://instagram.com/harambee_schools_kenya?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=envio18hdckd]https://instagram.com/harambee_schools_kenya?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=envio18hdckd[/url][/p][p]GARC[/p][p][url=https://rabiesalliance.org/]https://rabiesalliance.org/[/url] [/p][p][url=https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/rabies]https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/rabies[/url] [/p][p][br][/p][p]Thanks again,[/p][p][br][/p][p]J, W, W & T[/p]

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Apr 18, 2019

Georgie Kerridge

Keep those steps up..good luck x

£20.00

Apr 18, 2019

Will mack

Chinese Allen, you da man

Apr 18, 2019

Emma Corfield

Richard wonders if he could possible join you just for fun? May you grow wings and fins and pin the ears back for biking. What great charities, good luck from the Corfields xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2019

Puggy

Go You Brilliant Boys!!!! All my love, Puggy xxx

Apr 18, 2019

WJM

Other than the charities benefit - why?

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2019

John and Alison H

Good Luck Guys, some great causes worthy of support

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Amelia Crawford

Massive Good luck Tommy!! You can do it. Mills

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019

Kats

Good luck to all four of you !

Apr 9, 2019

Sheady

All the best- hope it goes well and you have a good time!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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