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Parkers Pal's Fighting CF fundraising page

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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]Hi, thanks for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]Paul and his wife Lauren were blessed with a baby boy in March 2015. In April of the same year, they were given the heartbreaking news that Parker was born with the rare hereditary life limiting condition called Cystic Fibrosis. This news rocked the whole family but they remained stong and began to administer the daily medicines and physios that Parker needs and it soon became their 'normal'. [/p][p]Now, Parker is 2 years old and has enjoyed his first years with little in the way of medical intervention. His CF team at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset have been superb throughout. They have been very happy with Parkers progress and used the word 'exceptional' during his first year review back in March 2016. Many CF babies do not thrive and struggle with weight gain and growth, this cannot be said about Parker as he has gained weight steadily since birth and sits over the 90th centile for his weight and height (his dad is 6ft 4 so this was always going to be the case).[/p][p]Parkers parents view him as one of the 'lucky' ones and know that his first years are unusual in the CF world, they want to do all they can to help raise awareness of the condition and raise funds for the CF Trust so that they can continue their work into finding a cure for all CF'ers. They will continue to fight so that one day Parker will be able to live 'a life unlimited'.[/p][p]In place of the originally planned Rough Runner event, Paul and 6 of his friends have decided to take on the formidable 'Three Peaks Challenge'. For those that don't know, this challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon all in 24 hours. [/p][p]"This event is going to test each and every member of the team but we really wanted to set ourselves a challenge, something that we can really be proud of taking part in and hopefully raise lots of money for a cause that is so close all of our hearts." - Paul Dungey, Oct 2016. [/p][p]Team info:[/p][p]Paul Dungey, Scott Cleal, Gavin Farley, Kyle Giblett, Dave Baverstock, Henry Griffin, Ross Watson and Luca Alfatti.[/p][p]Pictured: The team happy to have completed The National Three Peaks Challenge.[/p][p]UPDATE:[/p][p]Well we did it. We did it in 23 hours and 47 minutes. 13 minutes to spare. It was without doubt the biggest challange the majority of us had ever been involved in. We had made good time on Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike, having completed them in 4 hours 28 minutes and 3 hours and 15 minutes respectively. We arrived at Snowdon around 1am so had nearly 4 hours and 20 minutes to complete it. Due to some horrendous weather conditions including torrential rain, 9000 mph winds and fog as thick as custard, we had some navigational issues. Luca was forced to consider turning back at one point but he knew it was important for us to reach the top so we pressed on. We reached the top around 2 hours in. The descent was almost as difficult as the ascent as the rain had turned the scramble part of the route into a waterfall. We were able to pick up the pace when we reached the Miners Track and we passed through the gate into Pen Y Pass car park as the timer hit 4 hours and 17 seconds. We are all immensely proud to have completed this challenge and raise so much money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Special mention to Luca, without his navigational skills we would never have been able to complete this challenge, let alone within 24 hours, thank you from all of us. Time to plan the next challenge ...[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

27 May 2017

Supporters

Jun 21, 2017

Brook Farm

Well done to you all and especially Henry following his knee op (bet your surgeon would be impressed then tell you of for doing it)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 30, 2017

Megan

Well done all!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 28, 2017

Sarah

" High Fives " and " Hand Jives " to you all . Massive personal achievement for such a fantastic cause ! . We were with you all the way , sat in the pub x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 28, 2017

Flu and Hunk

Respect Bavvy. Gr8 effort by all

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 28, 2017

Kelly Giblett

So proud of you guys. Good work for such an amazing charity. Enjoy your beds. Xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 28, 2017

Anonymous

Well done guys. Jules and Nick

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 28, 2017

Jess

Well done guys! Smashed it! X

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 27, 2017

Claire

Nearly there! Xx

£10.00

May 27, 2017

Cindy garnham

Good luck Paul and friends.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 27, 2017

Mum and Jerry

Good luck to you all. I'm a very proud mum and nanny. Xxx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Paul Dungey

Paul Dungey