Hi Folks. Thin hair and thin air has taken its toll. After Mera Peak, Aconcagua and Everest Marathon the ‘StandbyMe Auldnutters’ are getting closer to (the nursing) home. We have regrouped for another mountainous challenge.
7 days of high altitude trekking to the highest peak in Western Europe Mont Blanc (4807m) followed by the iconic Mont Blanc marathon on 28th June 2015.
The summit / run combo makes this our biggest physical challenge so far and one which Stand by Me have convinced me, and a few other eejits, is worth tackling.
By competing we hope to raise money for Stand by Me, who rescue and care for children from some of the poorest countries of the world.
Having grown up in the midst of poverty and violence, many Stand by Me children in Colombia have severe health issues which have worsened due to not being able to afford medical treatment. Many children are also suffering from psychological problems as a result of neglect, abuse and violence experienced in their homes. In order for the children to benefit from a life changing education, first and foremost, it is essential we meet their medical and emotional needs.
We will be financing our own travel and entry costs so that all funds raised will go in their entirety to care for the medical needs of children in Colombia.
The financial climate remains tough so please do not feel under any pressure. All support whether verbal, prayerful or financial is appreciated and such an encouragement as we train and the legs and lungs begin to ache.Thank you in anticipation.