Ricky conquered Everest this year, facing huge physical and mental battles. The fact that he waved the FYF flag on top of the world is more than enough, but he still wants to take on the mountainous task of raising £10,000 to help amputees. Give if you can, thank you.
A post from Ricky himself:
My Everest expedition was a failure. I had three objectives, each of which was as important as the others:
1. Safely climb and descend Everest
2. Engage school pupils to help raise their aspirations in STEM subjects and in life
3. Raise £10,000 for Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity
I met objective 1 & I’ve made great progress on objective 2, but so far I’ve failed miserably to meet objective 3.
I signed up for Everest just a few weeks before the expedition started, so my priorities were to ensure my fitness, equipment and funding were in place.
On the mountain, my priority was to stay positive and healthy and to climb safely.
Since returning I’ve prioritised my school outreach work, and it has been an incredible privilege.
But now I want to right a wrong and I’m asking for your help. My fundraising page is still active and will be for some time.
Could you make a donation? Any donations, no matter how small, will directly support amputees and their families. All funds raised go directly to FYF.
Could you share this post, or my fundraising page?
Through the summer & autumn I’m planning a series of mountain endurance challenges in the UK, including:
– Lake District 10 Peaks challenge
– 24 Peaks Challenge
– The Welsh 3000s
– 10 Highest Munros in a Weekend
– National 3 Peaks Challenge
I’m absolutely determined to hit my own target and ensure that as many amputees can benefit from my Everest expedition as possible.