On the 18th May DBS Director, David Clarke is trekking to 4,131m (13,553ft) over 13 days to raise money for Cancer Research UK.2 years ago, David took part in the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek when friends, business associates and family raised over £3,000 for Cancer Research.So this time David has raised the bar and hopes to raise over £3,500 for Cancer Research UK so please do what you can to help him smash this target to bits.Last time David was in Nepal he got sketchy WiFi but when he saw your donations and messages on Just Giving it literally propelled him up the mountain!Click here to visit David’s JustGiving page and donate with just a few clicks: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/annapurna-base-camp
In 2016 DBS’s director, David Clarke, hiked the Everest Base Camp Trail in Nepal to raise money for Cancer Research. After 6 months of training David flew to Kathmandu and then on to Lukla in a light aircraft where he began his ascent to Everest Base Camp. The trek started at 2,840m/ 9,317ft and finished at an incredible 5,545m/ 18,188ft, with David raising £3,400 for charity. Whilst on the trail, David learned of a Sherpa guide who sadly died in an avalanche while setting out ropes on a mountain trail for climbers, leaving behind a wife and four children. The eldest of the guide’s daughters, Psang Lamu Sherpa, was just about to start nursing college when her father died and her dreams of a medical career looked shattered. David was extremely moved by the family’s story, and when he returned from Nepal he spoke to the DBS team about it, who all agreed with him that DBS will now fund the entirety of Psang Lamu Sherpa’s college education to ensure she has a bright future.
DBS General Manager Julie Priestley took part in the Pretty Muddy Race for Life on Saturday 1st October to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The 5km obstacle course run took place at the Lincolnshire Showground, and was the first of its kind to take place in Lincolnshire. Speaking after the race, Julie said: “I find these events really inspiring – to see so many women of all different fitness levels coming together for such a worthy cause. Thankfully the weather was perfect, and looking across the field it was just a sea of pink, with lots and lots of people taking part. We all got very muddy, and it was hard but fun. But for me, the Race for Life isn’t about the event itself, it’s about the cause.” Julie decided to take part in the Race for Life shortly after her uncle was diagnosed with cancer at Christmas. Sadly he lost his fight with the disease just before Julie took part in the event. Many families find themselves in the same situation as Julie’s, as it is now estimated that 1 in 3 people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime, so even if you don’t have it, there is a very high chance that someone close to you will at some point. Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner .They are the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They fight cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. But they need help to keep doing so, as they are entirely funded by the public. Julie has so far raised a fantastic £380 for this incredible charity, but is aiming to raise £1,000, so still has a long way to go. If you would like to help beat cancer sooner there is still time to make a donation, and any amount, big or small, would be very much appreciated. Donating is easy and can be done online via Julie’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pretty-Muddy-Julie Some photos of Julie taking part on the day are included below!
Early next month DBS General Manager Julie Priestley will be taking part in Pretty Muddy, a 5K obstacle course run. The event will take place on Saturday 1st October at the Lincolnshire Showground. Julie is taking part to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Entirely funded by the public, they are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. It is currently estimated that 1 in 3 people in the UK will be develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. Commenting on the run Julie said: “I decided to take part in this event just after my uncle was diagnosed with cancer at Christmas. He is now in the latter stages of cancer and we don't expect him to be with us much longer. Please help me raise money to put an end to cancer, any donation is much appreciated.” Julie is aiming to raise £1,000 to help beat cancer sooner. Donating is easy and can be done online via Julie’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pretty-Muddy-Julie
Donations have continued to come in via David Clarke's Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/David-Clarke-Everest-Base-Camp So far £3184 has been raised online including Gift Aid and a further £202 has been donated offline. The current total stands at £3386. "I'm bowled over by everyone's generosity and really thrilled to have exceeded the target I wanted to raise for Cancer Research. A big heartfelt thank you to everyone involved with my Everest Base Camp efforts - especially Ian Taylor Trekking and the team of Sherpas and Yak driver who were amazingly kind and helpful." said DBS Director, David Clarke. Photo: David with Tendi Sherpa
Big congratulations to David who reached Everest Base Camp on Monday 2nd May. The party got the opportunity to explore Base Camp, take in the stunning views and see the edge of the icefall which is the start of the climbing route for the world’s highest mountain. At their highest point the trekking party reached 5400 metres and the acclimatisation process was key to their success. David challenged himself to this trek and is hoping to raise £3000 for Cancer Research UK. He has been overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity and would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has helped him raise 48% of his target so far. If you’d like to make a donation please visit David’s Just Giving Page.
David has begun his trek to Everest Base Camp for Cancer Research UK and has had his first view of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. If you’d like to make a donation please visit his Just Giving page. We’ve had the following update from David:
“Member of party helicoptered off this morning with altitude sickness, this is tough. Messages of support and donations mean a lot and are spurring me on.”
The party is currently in Namche Bazaar at 3440 metres (2.5 times the height of Ben Nevis) and will spend a couple of days acclimatising to the low levels of oxygen before making their way to Everest Base Camp.
Cancer touches most people's lives. With your help we will beat it sooner. Please donate via the Just Giving page.
The 22nd April marks the start of David’s trek to Everest Base Camp as he leaves the UK for Nepal. David is undertaking this challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK and is overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped David reach 37% of his £3000 target. If you’d like to make a donation please visit David’s Just Giving Page. Cancer touches most people's lives. With your help we will beat it sooner.
David starts his trek to Everest Base Camp on the 22nd April and is raising money for Cancer Research UK. Thanks to everyone who has helped David reach 15% of his £3000 target. Cancer touches most people's lives. With your help we will beat it sooner. Please donate via the Just Giving page.