UK Everest Challenge 2009 Event Launched.
UKEC'09 is a compact, dedicated and non-profit endurance event team - proudly fundraising and fully backed by the following beneficiary charities;
• Help for Heroes [2 out of the 3 guys in the team are ex-marines]
• Children with Leukaemia [Team member Bryn Posey father died of Leukaemia]
• National Association of Crohn's & Colitis Disease [Team member Darren Edwards has been diagnosed with colitis/Crohn's]
• Skill Force Development Charity [Bryn works for this charity]
UKEC founder Darren Edwards states "I think I've been an incredibly selfish individual in my life thus far, and now I think it's time to give something back! It sounds so exceptionally cliché, but I do think Karma goes around and comes around [maybe I've watched too many My Name is Earl episodes?]. We lead our lives at almost break neck speed, deep in daily grind we rarely stop to see the pain of others, unless of course it happens to us first. A child with cancer, a person in pain and soldier crippled. It means so very little to us, apart from a fleeting emotion, it's just the news after all."
They plan to run, hike and crawl their way over TEN of, Scotland, Wales and England's most rugged, highest and maybe one or two more dangerous peaks. In a mad dash of blisters in August 2009, completing their goal within a short four or five days. You can visit our fundraising site at www.ukeverestchallenge.com, read why they are doing the event in detail and get some background on us.
Team member Bryn Posey's reasons for signing up are quite clear "I lost my father to leukaemia back in 1999 and for many years didn't dwell on it and pushed it to the back of my mind. In 2006 I realised I had spent a lot of time focusing on my life, and on my personal achievements. I was not really sure where I was going with my life.
On new years eve 2007 I made a resolution to do something for someone else, that in no way benefited myself (directly). Since then I have run the London Marathon for Children with Leukaemia [dressed I might add as Mr. Tickle!]. At the end of that race I was so elated and realised I had made a difference; yet I realised I could do so much more, this is my motivation"
We are looking for media and news wires like yourself to pick up on the story so we can gain extra sponsorship and ultimately and more importantly a huge reward for our charities.
Thank you for your time.
Lottie Young - UKEC'09 Media
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