Author Topic: Update on the Yorkshire Three Peaks' Challenge for the Amyloidosis Research Fund  (Read 3428 times)

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Jo Jerden, one of the NAC patients involved in the organisation of the Yorkshire Three Peaks' Challenge  has asked me to post the information below about The Three Peaks' Challenge on Sunday April 30th in aid of The UCL Amyloidosis Research Fund at the NAC.

The meeting details are:
Date:  Sunday 30th April 2017
Start point: just by the Old Hill Inn in Chapel le Dale, LA6 3AR (tel 01542 41256)
Meeting time: 0630am

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge includes the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (usually in that order), and the NAC team is aiming to complete the trek in under 12 hours.  These three peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6 kilometres) long, and includes  5,200 feet (1,585 metres) of ascent.

Participation is only possible by registering with the guide and paying £70.
Non participating supporters will be warmly welcomed at any stage during the day. If you live locally or expect to be in the Yorkshire Dales on April 30th and are willing to get up early to give the team a good send off that would be really great!

Over and above that, the best support the team can have is for details of the climb and the Just Giving site to be circulated as widely as possible so that they receive many messages of support and  plenty of sponsorship as both provide massive encouragement for the team.

Here in the link to the justgiving donation page:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Thirusha-Lane

An art competition in Dover where Jo lives has been organised to help promote the climb. The entries are largely from the outreach groups that the charity Dover Smart. Jo has described them as "lovely". There will be a gallery weekend in Dover 21 22 23 April. Everyone welcome.

Please give generously to the justgiving donation page. The UCL Amyloidosis Research Fund depends on fundraising. We cannot all fundraise but we can all donate. Every little helps and every penny will be hugely appreciated by the NAC clinical and research teams. The ARF benefits ALL of us.  :)  :)  :)
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Huge Congratulations to Team NAC.   ;) :) :)

Led by NAC lead Nurse, Thirusha Lane, David Hutt, Nuclear Medicine Lead Technician (SAP scan) and dedicated NAC fundraiser and patient Jo Jerden plus family and friends have completed their Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for the UCL Amyloidosis Research Fund.

Jo wants to convey her personal message.....

 "Thanks to the most dedicated and tenacious team for a successful trek. We completed the challenge - 24 miles and three mountains in 11 hours 35 minutes. And a MASSIVE thank you to all our supporters! This is us at the summit of Whernside".  :) :)

Photo taken on Sunday April 30th. See attachment.

Team NAC needs our help. All funds raised are to purchase a new cover slipper machine for preparing clinical and research biopsy slides used to diagnose amyloid deposits in tissues and organs plus other equipment to improve efficiency for diagnosis and research in the NAC labs.

For anyone still wishing to donate towards much needed new equipment at the NAC, please follow the link below to the justgiving donation page. Donating through justgiving is very easy and quick.

We all need a nudge now and again to remind ourselves that our awesome NAC Drs and Scientists DEPEND on the UCL Amyloidosis Research Fund to support and further their outstanding work which benefits EVERY NAC patient. Every little helps.

Please give generously: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Thirusha-Lane
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Over &10,000 raised for the ARF from Team NAC's climb in Yorkshire
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 09:52:53 am »
A thank-you message from Jo Jerden.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for supporting us on this challenge.  We are immensely grateful.  We have exceeded the £10,000 target and are continuing to receive donations. I cannot thank you enough xxx

Press report with photos attached. Funds raised will contribute the a new cover slipper machine. Much needed in the NAC labs to improve efficiency in diagnostic testing.
Pat