Event date: Oct. 1, 2022
On October 1st, 22 women will take on one big challenge for two amazing charities!
We will be doing a 'TRY'athlon across Scotland....and back again....with Ben Nevis to finish!!
The route will follow the Great Glen way and we will depart Fort William on October 1st and it will take 6 days to cross Scotland and reach Inverness via 5 days walking and 1 day Canoeing.
We will then come back across Scotland to Fort William by bike taking two days
Then to complete the challenge on our final day 9, tired and exhausted we will finish by walking Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK!!
This will be no easy feat but an incredibly exciting challenge to be undertaking in some of the best scenery in the world.
The 22 women completing the challenge have met through a facebook group, many not meeting in person until the day before. I am sure there will be many a laugh and a tear but above all there will be a huge sense of camaraderie to complete the challenge and raise a huge amount of money for these two excellent charities.
BREAST CANCER NOW will receive 50% donations we raise.
Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. They are here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. They provide:
*World-class research - By funding almost 340 of the brightest minds in breast cancer research, They’re discovering how we can prevent, save lives and live well with breast cancer.
*Life-changing care - They’ll always be there for anyone affected by breast cancer. From Moving Forward courses, Living With Secondary Breast Cancer groups, Helpline and more, they’re that trusted friend you can turn to for support when you need it most.
*Creating change - They’re determined to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care, working side-by-side with hospitals and their patients to improve breast cancer services.
*Who we are - By supporting them, you’re making sure they’ll always be there for people affected by breast cancer with support for today and hope for the future. Find out more about the organisation: https://breastcancernow.org/
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women the UK with one woman diagnosed every 10 minutes. It is very here and now and in our lives. In 2020 Cindy, Laurie, Nicky & Sue lost a dear friend Lorette to Breast Cancer far too young. It was Lorette's wish that her friends all get a private mammogram in their 40's 'just to be sure'. We did and it was the mammogram which found Nicky had breast cancer. Nicky has had a double masectomy earlier this year and has been amazing throughout her treatment, just a few months on she will be competing in this challenge. Nickys advice to others, to get checked has now found another friend has breast cancer and will be starting treatment very soon. This disease has to be stopped...this is all too close to home. Your donations will help fund the research needed to help fund cutting edge projects to help save lives...YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY.
PROJECT PERU will receive 50% donations we raise
Project Peru is a small, lively, totally voluntary UK-based charity offering food, clothes, shelter, education, health and fun to those who live in the children’s refuge in the desert shanty towns of Lima, and giving ongoing and practical support to others who live in extreme poverty in the wider community. The refuge in Zapallal cares for over 50 children and offers real opportunities to children and staff alike.
Cindy & Laurie competing in this challenge have worked first hand with Carole & David who set up this amazing charity. 100% of the funds raised goes to support the children and charity. Carole and David dedicate their lives supporting these children, it cost £7000 per month to run the orphanage and we would love to raise this for them. In 2019 a group of women raised £12000 for them by walking 192 miles across wales doing the Offas Dyke Path. Back in 2006 Laurie joined a volunteer team and went to Peru and the orphanage itself and helped build a soup kitchen. The money you donate helps first hand and will make a real difference to this charity, please give generously. Find out more about the organisation: https://projectperu.org.uk/