Down's Heart Group
Down’s Heart Group – this is the personal charity. My Uncle David, who had Down’s Syndrome, passed away in 2008. He taught
everyone around him a lot about life and was much loved by everyone he met. A Down’s charity was an obvious choice so after
consultation with my Mum and family the heart group was chosen as the charity best choice. This one is for you David!
Facing Africa – Noma is a blight on those below the poverty line in Africa, it is a gangrenous facial disease with a
80% mortality rate that leaves survivors outcast, highly dis-figured and unable to eat or speak properly. There are an
estimated 400000 children with Noma in Africa, most children catch the disease between the age of two and six. The
cause of this disease is simple malnourishment, the mouth ulcer it starts as can be prevented with simple antibiotics.
Facing Africa is the official charity of the MdS and runs Africa’s only Noma hospital.
Teenage Cancer Trust
As an occasional (and I wish more!) attendee of Will Richardsons Hunsley Acoustic Music gigs there is already a link
there. Cancer at any time of life is bad news, but to be diagnosed during your teenage years when you should be having
the time of your life is seriously bad times. TCT build units specifically designed for children and young adults.
Although there is no covering the fact that for me this is really a personal challenge I have been
wanting to complete for a while, because of the massive effort and extroardinary nature of the event
I also want to raise as much money for worthy causes as I can.
This site is to support the charity side of my attempt, provide a little infromation on the MdS and give information on
how you can donate.
The blog carries lots information on my training, events and general
Please have a look round the site if you have any comments let me know through the contact page.