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Iain Rennie Hospice at Home - Iceland Trek 2010

December 11, 2009 by jane tickell in forum General Chat

#106 jane tickell, 11 December 2009, 18:41

"Almost half way there now!"

What a lovely feeling it is to so very nearly have achieved the £1,500 marker - thank you to all supporters to date.

Recently we attended a school fair, which raised £65 from tombola and jewellery items. A huge thank you to Anna and her Avon goodies, it was a long slow day but it was truly nice to catch up - the yummy cake stall next door helped too! Thank you also to Mum for patiently helping me prepare with tickets and labelling all the items.

Some interest is now showing for Bernie's offer to assist people with their family tree research, in return for a donation via - his faith has been restored, now the donations are beginning to materialise - knowing how he enjoys this pastime, its a "win win" for me too.

We have plans for Coffee Mornings, Bring & Buys, a Film Show and the children plan to actively promote the cause at School in the New Year, so please watch this space.

Iain Rennie Hospice at Home (Reg.No. 297847) gave my lovely Dad the much needed practical, nursing and emotional support he and all the family found invaluable in the last few weeks of his illness in 2006.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Iain Rennie Hospice At Home gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

#119 jane tickell, 10 January 2010, 10:12

Brief update: 60% there! I have been very lucky to have some totally unexpected and very generous donations, gratefully received over the festive season. Thank you all. Hope to post some photos taken on local routes for you all to see if my new super dooper camera allows me... jane

#218 jane tickell, 27 February 2010, 06:07

I have just arranged to visit Ashton Middle School for an Assembly on Friday 19th March, with a follow-up Mufti day for the whole school on Friday 26th March kindly offered by the Headteacher Mr. Sharpe. Hopefully - a cake sale at breaktime. Thankyou in advance to Ashton School, staff and pupils.

I am also arranging/planning/finalising the film show - "Coming Soon to a Village Hall near Us" is the initial working title... keep you posted on the dates, times, venue, ticket office, refreshments etc. as and when details become confirmed. The plan is to have a varied mix of classic film clips, some nostalgic footage, modern day iconic cuts all shown on a big screen. Thank you to Mark (the Artistic Director) and his family for all their help with this one.

To all you ladies out there that attend some or the same "fitness" classes as my Mum, Janet, Thank You all for the donations and sponsorship to date - £100 total!

To our neighbour Maureen, and all her friends (many of whom are already loyal supporters of Iain Rennie Hospice at Home) for their sponsorship and donations.

Training is progressing well :)

latest long distance: 4 hours solo in the snow at 7am on a Sunday morning to cover 10 miles over hilly terrain

next event: Snowdon weekend training - get to truly test my fitness!

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#291 jane, 24 March 2010, 18:26

Snowdonia factoids: Saturday 13th March, started at Rhyd Ddu Walked up Y Garn – 633m, onto Mynydd Drws-y-coed – 695m, onto Trum y Ddysgl – 709m. Totals: distance trekked approx 9km, height gain of 580m. Sunday 14th March, started at Gelliago Walked up to the summit of Cnicht – 689m. Totals: distance trekked approx 6.5km, height gain of 550m :) Unfortunately "Health & Safety" would not allow us to attempt Snowdon as we had no previous ice axe or crampon training...

#295 jane tickell, 27 March 2010, 16:00

Iceland Volcano Eruption: activity and eruption began last weekend, subsequent activity, lava flowing, new mountain formed etc. Iceland tourism info & updates through or

#319 jane tickell, 13 April 2010, 16:22

"Activity" - Iceland 2010

Well I returned from my training weekend to Snowdonia safely and in one piece - my fitness levels I'm glad to say were fine in the end.

Perhaps a bit too much volcanic activity for some has followed in Iceland (I thought "great, how exciting") and have spent probably far too long monitoring the situation with my fingers crossed for the trip in July.

Unfortunately the original booking for my trip fell through (not because of the volcanic activity, I hasten to add...) so a lot of my "spare" time has been spent finding alternative companies.

I am now upon a slightly shorter trip to Iceland :( but am able to travel later in July therefore requiring less term-time absenteeism :)

Morale as you may well imagine has been at times pretty low over the last 2 or 3 weeks so in a valiant effort to salvage some training purpose I signed up for the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home Goodnight Walk 2010 which will take place on Saturday 19th June at midnight!

PS Thank you to Ashton Middle School pupils and staff for the "Mufty".
PPS Thank you to the lovely couple who not only donated but delivered the treadmill to me on Saturday :)

#375 jane tickell, 30 May 2010, 07:49

Doesn't time fly? I shall try to keep this up-date brief or there shall be no time to enjoy the sunshine and train outdoors. My holiday/training week in Cyprus was a great success, and flights to/from were unaffected by the volcanic ash :) I have this week finalised full payment for my trip, as I am self-funding, the amount raised to date for IRHH is approaching £2,000. Unfortunately circumstances beyond my control have required some fund-raising ideas to be put on the back burner for the forseeable - but I'm sure I shall find another challenge soon enough - thank you all who have helped and supported me in achieving my dream trip, jane

#396 jane tickell, 17 June 2010, 20:37

As part of my training I have signed up for the Goodnight Walk in Aid of IRHH 11 miles around Amersham starting at Midnight on Saturday 19th June - maybe I shall meet some of you there? Hopefully the route shall be better marked than the 7P walk last Sunday, 20 miles total. thanks again jane

#470 jane, 26 July 2010, 19:35

... and now I'm back ... all I can say is Wow! Everything is still a blur, but Iceland was fantastic, the trekking was very challenging at times, weather was very changeable, and I can now hammer in tent pegs with my bare feet! Well almost - faithful well worn boots performed miracles - no blisters :) Please feel free to make a donation (if you haven't already done so already) total raised so far exceeds £2K direct to IRHH so thank you everyone, jane p.s. I shall still be walking locally to maintain my fitness - especially the 3 "peaks" of Beacon, Downs and Knolls (roughly 20 miles)

#821 jane, 17 March 2011, 15:52

... and now for this years challenge Machu Pichu (hope I've spelt it right) in August 2011. As with last years challenge I am raising funds for IRHH through donations / sponsorships / pledges as we have self-funded my trip. Basically any and all funds raised go to IRHH - you will not therefore be funding my "holiday". As of 1.2.2011 the total upon Iceland trek was an amazing £2,559.36 enough to provide 17 days of specialist patient care, so thank you to anyone that helped or indeed donated :) I shall as previously post updates here and in Focus, with a new just-giving page details to follow, Thanks jane

#909 jane, 4 May 2011, 17:37

I'm hoping this shall feature some of the route I trekked in Iceland BBC4

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