A huge THANK YOU to Chris Dunne who has just completed the adventure of a lifetime and raised well over £3,000 in the process. To all of his generous sponsors, a heartfelt thank you for supporting Chris and his family and our charity.
We would also like Chris' employers AppDynamics who have very generously matched Chris' fundraising total.
Please take a minute to watch the video on the left which Chris made during his trip. The scenery is breathtaking.
Here are Chris' words;
5 Years ago our daughter was born with a very rare syndrome - Kabuki Syndrome.
When you first hear this news, your world literally collapses around you, of all of the things you think you want in life, it dawns on you that all you really want is for your children to be happy and healthy.
Kabuki Syndrome is a very variable syndrome, some kids struggle to walk, typically have a cleft palate or lip, have severe learning delay and some will never be able to cope on their own into adulthood.
We are lucky enough that Penelope is affected mildly by the syndrome, we hope, following surgery and 1:1 teaching, she will live a relatively normal life.
Many children affected by Kabuki Syndrome or Clefts are not so lucky.
I would love it if you would support those children financially with a donation and morally support me as I climb the tallest freestanding mountain on earth.
I have had my own personal journey through depression and the ups and downs of having a child with a disability. To get out of the negative cycle I thought there was no better way than to set myself an audacious goal and raise some money in the process. (I hope it goes without saying that all costs of the trip were self-funded and all donations go to the charity, not my adventure!)