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The Jager Battalion's fundraising page

1 team member

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]In July 2016 Marcus Kilgour and Danny Wilde are off on an epic adventure - The Mongol Rally.[/p][p][lt]object width="425" height="350" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/4VwacRktz2c" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"[gt][lt]param name="data" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4VwacRktz2c" /[gt][lt]param name="quality" value="high" /[gt][lt]param name="wmode" value="transparent" /[gt][lt]param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4VwacRktz2c" /[gt][lt]/object[gt][/p][p]10,000 miles through countries you'd never normally dream of going to, and all in an old banger that your grandmother would be ashamed to take to the supermarket! And then hopefully another 10,000 miles back home again through Russia, and all in just 10 weeks. More details are on our blog and tracking site: http://myepicadventure.co.uk[/p][p]As well as getting lost and breaking down in the middle of nowhere, being force fed yaks milk in a yurt and drinking far too much Jägermeister, we're trying to raise as much money as possible for two amazing charities. Which also involves Marcus cutting back on his nicotine intake to run the Fleet Half Marathon on the 20th March. Ouch![/p][p]THE MATTHEW ELVIDGE TRUST[/p][p]This is our chosen charity. Having suffered from depression myself, this charity, and the work they do is close to my heart.[/p][p]Matthew Elvidge was a bright, energetic and caring young man, who had everything to live for and yet, aged 23, he took his own life after a very short period of depression.[/p][p]He was due to start his first job in insurance on September 21st 2009, after graduating from Newcastle University and died just one day before. He was part of a large family and had a wide circle of friends from school, university, trips to China and Africa, as well as Yateley Hockey Club and Explore Learning, his last employer. [/p][p]Their affection for him was shown at his Thanksgiving Service on September 25th, when over 450 people gathered in St John’s Church, Hartley Wintney to remember Matt for what he was….a wonderful young man, who cared for others before himself and had so much to live for. [/p][p]Matthew was depressed for a short period and, as is so common, his family and friends were not fully aware of the depth of his depression and how to help.[/p][p]The Matthew Elvidge Trust was setup shortly afterwards to help awareness of depression in young people to help others in a similar situation.[/p] [p]They do this by increasing the awareness of depression, equip and train people who are best placed to identify those at risk from depression, encourage and help young people, who are suffering from depression to seek professional help, and reduce the stigma of depression.[/p][p][/p][p]COOL EARTH[/p][p]This is the Mongol Rally official charity.[/p][p]They do what I call “Green ****” – but as it turns out, it’s seriously important green ****![/p] [p]Cool Earth is the charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction.[/p] [p]Local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from its protection. As such, they are the forest’s best possible custodians. That’s why all Cool Earth partnerships are community-owned and led – an approach that research is continually proving to be the most effective way to keep rainforest standing.[/p] [p]By developing local livelihoods, our mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self-determining communities – not dependency.[/p] [p]We are also the only charity that works solely where the threat to the forest is greatest, on the frontline of deforestation. And each of our partnerships forms a shield to make the neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers – saving millions of acres of further forest.[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

20 Mar 2016

Charities

Cool Earth Action

Cool Earth Action

The Matthew Elvidge Trust

The Matthew Elvidge Trust

Supporters

17-Jul-2016

Sue Lister

Good luck to both of you, and take care on your awesome journey!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

13-Jul-2016

Sam

I hope you get further than Dover!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

05-Jul-2016

Callum Colquhoun

Slightly inspired by your story. Hope you car makes it to the start mate.

£10.00

18-May-2016

Claire

Wishing you both a truly wonderful adventure with plenty of wickedness you awesome twosome!! xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

12-May-2016

Expert Agent

£560.00

19-Apr-2016

The Fixflo Team

Amazing challenge. Good luck & enjoy!

£250.00

18-Apr-2016

Agency Express

Good luck guys!

£250.00

31-Mar-2016

Sharice

Good Luck Marcus, wish you could take me with you.... xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

17-Mar-2016

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

17-Mar-2016

Anonymous

£5.01

Marcus Kilgour

Marcus Kilgour