03 Feb 2014

Fundraising father and son drive to Arctic Circle in a rather thrilling adventure

Fundraising fatherDuring the Christmas break twelve year old Jacob Timbrell had an inspiring idea for a rather thrilling adventure. His idea was that he and his father, Mark Timbrell, should drive to Lapland and raise money for children at Christmas. Fortunately, his father is not one to shy away from adventures and promptly set about planning this epic road trip.

Setting off on the 12th of February, from the coastal town of Lymington in Hampshire, Mark and Jacob will be driving an Audi A8 Quattro some 2,000 miles north to Jokkmokk, a small town in Lapland – also the capital of Sami culture.

Following lengthy discussions about how important Christmas is, and how lucky they are to enjoy it in good health, the fundraising duo are using their trip to raise funds for children’s charity Together for Short Lives.

Precious time

Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. They support families, professionals and services, including children’s hospices. Their work helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, wherever and whenever they need it.

There are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition that may require palliative care services. Together for Short Lives are there for every single one of these children, and their families, so they know where to go for help and are aware of the support available to them.

First-rate support from MyDonate

Mark believes the personal support from the customer service team was a big boost to his fundraising campaign.

He said: “I chose MyDonate at the outset because the costs were the lowest and the brand name is trusted but then ultimately because the service from Seamus Wray and his help were brilliant – more than I could have hoped for. I was surprised he did so much to help.”

You can support Mark’s Arctic Circle drive through his fundraising page.

Find out more about how Together for Short Lives supports children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions on their website.

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