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susie martinez

To raise funds for 40Tude a charity dedicated to raising awareness and finding a cure for Colon Cancer.

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40tude curing colon cancer

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On 31 January Alison Shannon, Alyson Bayly, Collette Rumble, Dee Cantillon, Helen Wright, Sam Myers, Soraya Tomkins and Susie Martinez will be heading out to Morocco in an attempt to summit North Africa's highest mountain Mount Toubkal.  This will be a huge physical challenge for each of us, we will spend days hiking to aclimatise, bed will be a sleeping bag with the actual ascent commencing in the middle of the night in freezing temperatures!  add to that we have never used an ice axe or crampons before!  

Our drive to reach the summit will be that we are trekking in aid of 40Tude a charity dedicated to raising awareness and finding a cure for Colon Cancer which is the 3rd most common cancer worldwide after lung and breast cancer.  It is the 2nd most common cancer in the UK.  1 in 17 people in the UK are at risk of developing the disease; which is easily treated if caught early.  

We very much hope that you will be able to contribute to our fundraising page.  We have set a "Toubkal Eight Target” of £8,000 .  Please please dig deep and help us reach this target on behalf of the charity.

Thank you so much for your support

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Mt Toubkal Ascent, Winter 2018

For 40tude’s inaugural mountaineering challenge a team of 26 novice mountaineers attempted a summit of Mount Toubkal, Northern Africa’s highest mountain, in early February 2018.

Our ascent of the mountain in winter, using crampons and ice axes to keep safe in the deep snow and wind, was physically and mentally challenging - definitely a great personal achievement for all who took part.

Thank you for your kind support of the expedition team who were brave enough to take on 40tude's first-ever mountaineering challenge - an amazing achievement.

Event date

31-January-2018 00:00  - 
04-February-2018 23:59

Event type

Overseas challenge

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Congratulations to you all on what sounded a very challenging climb! Jane xx
Donation by Jane Crosthwaite
on 03-03-2018
Small token for a Big undertaking! Xxx
Donation by Suzie Clayton/David Mark
on 01-03-2018
Well done Sam and all the team. Amazing achievement!!
Donation by Ros Allert
on 27-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Congratulations Alyson and team. Fantastic achievement for a great cause.
Donation by Finuala & Derek
on 23-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
A cash donation received!
Donation by Alison Shannon
on 18-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
You did it! Well done Soraya and girls. Worthwhile for a great cause. Jemma x
Donation by Jemma Hadfield
on 13-02-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Congratulations Sam and all the girls. A great achievement and an amazing experience!
Donation by Cheryl
on 11-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done! Xxxx
Donation by Brew Crew
on 09-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Soraya and the girls. What an achievement. You all did amazing well and for such a good cause. Ursula xx
Donation by Ursula
on 09-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Susan Laughton
on 08-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £10,580.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £10,580.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £12,478.75

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