ENTER THE STEP COUNT COMPETITION
SEE IF YOU CAN GUESS THE AMOUNT OF STEPS I WILL TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE DOUBLE MARATHONS DES SABLES CHALLENGE COVERING 500KM APX. I will be wearing a digital pedometer and it will start when I start a race and will be stopped as iI finish at the end of each leg. the results will be independently recorded. NOTE : When you enter you MUST PUT YOUR EMAIL DETAILS PER ENTRY WITHIN THE MESSAGE FACILITY WHEN YOU PLEDGE. WINNING CASH PRIZE OF ÂŁ200. ALL PLEDGES WILL GO TO THE CHARITIES.
Hi Iâm Gavin Sandford, founder of 'IcanandIwill'. I amÂ an ex SoldierÂ that currentlyÂ works as an Anaesthetic Practitioner in TheÂ Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
In my careers I have been inspired by how people deal with their sufferings, showing such tremendous attitudes ofâŚ âI Can and I Willâ This sticks to your very core! This is why I am doing this extreme physical challenge to try toÂ help others who are most in need. My Mission is toÂ aid Children with cancer, Wounded Soldiers and Veterans. Charitable Donations willÂ support 3 amazing Charities and in turn willÂ help countless patients and those most in need for Q.E.H.B charity, BLESMA and Team Margot.
Imagine, as I have, workingÂ with numerousÂ unimaginably injured soldiers, like little âTommyâ. Seeing their âCan Doâ and âWillâÂ attitudes in theirÂ fights to recovery with their friends and family along with them.Â
I have seen countless children, like little âMaryâ that can barely talk, that have been through soo much suffering and treatment it would defy all the odds. BearingÂ witness as she cheerfully tells us thatÂ âI Can Manage and I Will CopeâÂ whilst their family, and us, the hospital staff, look on with tearful pride and inspiration. The Q.E.H.BÂ Â Charity supports the hospital by fundraising for those added extras that areÂ NOT provided by the NHS and which will improve the patient treatment.
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans Charity, helps veterans who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the loss of use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight and supports them for the duration of their lives in their communities andÂ provides a vital welfare network where Members who have similar injuries and backgrounds to themselves can successfully build and integrate with others to overcome everyday battles.
Team Margot Foundation was set up when the beautiful 'Margot' was found to have two forms of Leukeamia, their aim is to see every patient in need of a bone marrow transplantÂ quickly finding a matching donor and to help save the lives of all those people who never thought theyâd need a bone marrow transplant. Their goal is to increase the 1 million people currently registered (1.6%) to 2.2 million people (c.4% of the population) on the UK stem cell register.
SO TO HELP THE ABOVE CHARITIES I NEED YOUR HELP, WHAT FOR AND WHYÂ IS BELOW....
A WorldÂ 1ST: AÂ DoubleÂ âMarathons Des SablesâÂ Now folks this is NOT âJustÂ a singleÂ MARATHON!!â The Standard Race hasÂ you runningÂ 250Km over 6 days. I am doing this TWICE, covering 500Km over 12 days. I will also be running self sufficiently and carrying all thatÂ I need to survive onÂ my back.Â With aÂ reputation of beingÂ the hardest multi dayÂ race in the world,Â I reckon on being a bit war torn at the end of it. the reason I am doing this is to try and capture the 'hearts and minds' for your much needed donations and to gain as much media coverage to raise awareness for these important charities.
For this challenge to go ahead, I needÂ funds toÂ cover the remaining deficit in funds to cover the remainingÂ highly important logistics, such as a 4x4, local driver, water, food, equipment in the Sahara to ensure that it is done in the safest way. Any surplusÂ funds will beÂ donated straightÂ to the charities.
I have decided toÂ attempt this extreme event to hopefully inspire others as to what is possible. The âI Can And I Willâ Spirit. To get people to donate to fund thiw 'World's First Double MDS attempt' and join âTheÂ Stem Cellâ and âBone Marrow Donorâ Registry. That simple selfless act ofÂ Â âI Can and I Willâ can potentially save a childâs life.
100% of funds will be distributed evenly and I promise willÂ go directlyÂ to theseÂ fantasticÂ charities.
To encourage larger donations we have been sourcing rewards, such as tickets to world-class Obstable Course Racing (OCR) events and others we will release and update you with regularly.
I cannot thank you enough for your support
Founder of 'I Can and I Wil' see more at" www.icanandiwill.co.ukÂ