Everest for Elsie; 27-29 May 2023

Club member Phil Smith has sent the following, which I hope all members will take time to read and, hopefully, help organise some fund raising. Andy

Hi all.

We have recently launched ‘Everest for Elsie’ and are putting a call out for people to take part, including members of the Rucksack Club!

The idea is to help raise funds for our ten year old daughter who has a rare terminal condition called CLN 3 batten’s disease. 

The plan is that on the 27-29th May Bank holiday weekend people get sponsored to do as many meters of human powered ‘up’ as possible to help fund the build of an extension so Elsie’s long term care needs can be met.

More details on this wider appeal are available here: https://gofund.me/02a719b0 

By a twist of fate it is the 70th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest on Monday 29th May so we think this is also a nice way to commemorate that. Maybe we can get to 70 Everest’s with enough people joining in.

We are getting incredible support from the outdoors community and have been given some spot prizes for participants from Outside and the mountain boot co, with Tom Ripley also kindly offering a day’s guiding in Wales to one lucky person.

The attached photos give more details and if you want to take part, ask questions by replying to this post or e-mail everestforelsie@gmail.com

I will send a sponsors pack to anyone who wants one, again reply to this post or use the e-mail. I will send it to you to share and hopefully raise some case

If anyone wants to donate any spot prizes or knows people who might, again just get in touch! The same applies to the Club…members might organise something over the weekend, either at the huts [they are booked for informal Club activities this year], or something more local in the Peak.

It would be fantastic if people might also want to share this post among the cycling or fell running communities if they are involved with them.

Anything anyone does to help here will be much appreciated!

Thanks for looking

Phil Smith



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