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Trekking to Everest to raise funds for Cancer Research
Having watched so many of her own family battle against cancer, Jane Dodd decided that she would follow in the footsteps of the Everest Expeditions and trek to Everest Base Camp to raise funds for cancer research.
By: Private Expeditions
The Midlands based Business Executive traded in her high heels for hiking boots and her party wear for paramilitary wear!
Jane commented “I had never done anything like this so I trained really hard. I had some very personal reasons to trek to Everest Base Camp having lost both my mother and father to cancer. I wanted to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Thanks to the help of family and friends I raised over £2000”.
“I chose this amazing charity because they save millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Even though I unfortunately lost my parents early, more and more people are beating cancer than ever before thanks to their work.” continues Jane.
Paul Deakin of Private Himalaya added “It is fantastic to see someone like Jane raise so much money for Cancer Research UK. The whole emphasis of our Charity Climb Programme is to help people like Jane achieve their goal whilst ensuring they are safe while carrying out these challenges. An Everest Base Camp trek for charity is a life changing experience. Trekkers come back with tales of excitement, exhaustion, anguish and doubt but more than anything a huge feeling of pride at their achievement.”
“We really try and keep things simple so that people who are inspired to raise funds for charity are not put off by bureaucratic red tape. We have no pre-set minimum fundraising which means that they do not have to commit to raise huge sums of money that can often put many people off even starting. Each fundraiser agrees their own criteria: they pay the lowest price to trek to Everest Base Camp we can offer and all the rest of their supporter's money goes to their charity” says Paul
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Private Expeditions specialises in arranging private tailor-made and charity climbs up Mt Kilimanjaro and to Everest Base Camp.