Thursday, 12 February 2015

C2C4K - Fundrasier for the John Muir Trust

David Lintern and I are raising money for the John Muir Trust's award scheme on a coast to coast packrafting trip. En route we'll attempt to traverse Scotland's 9 highest peaks (all those over 4000 feet), as well as some others thrown in for good measure. We'll set off on May 9th and finish when we finish.

This is new territory for me. Fundraising, that is. I can't remember ever asking for sponsorship before, but that's not going to stop me now. 


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The John Muir Award

By utilising the givey fundraising platform, every single penny you give goes to our chosen cause (including the additional 25% giftaid stumped up by the UK Treasury on eligible donations from UK taxpayers). And as causes go, we think our chosen one is pretty worthy.

The John Muir Award was launched in 1997, and has since helped over 220,000 people connect with wild places. The award encourages participants to meet 4 challenges (Discover a wild place, Explore it, Conserve it, Share your experiences) with the aim of promoting awareness and responsibility for the natural environment. But the trust now aims to expand the award, keeping free to participate, and has launched an appeal to raise funds to make this happen.

The Trip

I'm really looking forward to this trip. Coast to coast routes are becoming a bit of a classic for packrafters in Scotland, as they have been for many years among non-amphibious backpackers (landlubbers!). But the high route we have planned will be a new angle on this challenge and, as with any adventure in the Scottish Highlands, there are a number of factors which could throw us off course.

Whatever happens in terms of route detail, we will be experiencing some of Scotland's finest areas of wild land under our own steam. And that is definitely in keeping with the spirit of the John Muir Trust. I hope you'll agree that this is an appeal worth supporting.

Thank you

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