The Lipstick Blonds
The Lipstick Blonds are an all-female ski-mountaineering team, who fulfilled a lifetime ambition to climb and ski Mustagata mountain in north-west China last year. They held a Charity Ball in Bath on November 7th 2007 in support of three charities, and raised £3,241 for the EarlyBird Diabetes Trust.
Since working for the EarlyBird Diabetes Study some years ago, Jonathan Williams has been a loyal fan, and in the last 12 months has raised £1,000 for the study. In February 2008, Jonathan's friends and colleagues sponsored him on an Arctic Challenge in Lapland, where he spent an exciting week taking part in safaris by husky and snowmobile, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, ice-fishing and camping in the forest, all at sub-zero temperatures.
Field Gun Competition
The Royal Navy's HMS Collingwood Field Gun Crew supported the EarlyBird Diabetes Study at their Field Gun Competition at Fareham, Hants on Saturday, June 7 which featured 21 crews from across the UK, Gibraltar and Naples. Over £1,000 was raised for the EarlyBird Diabetes Trust.
We had three runners supporting EarlyBird at the Plymouth Half-Marathon on May 25th 2008.
We have received a magnificent £317 from Steve Grimes, an electronics manufacturing systems manager from Patronics International in Plymouth.
This was the first marathon for Simon Larkins of the Cornish Times who raised around £150 for EarlyBird.
Tom Fewster, a math teacher from Bristol, is following in the footsteps of his grandfather who used to run for Devon in the fifties. Tom raised £120 for EarlyBird and came in 15th place!
On 7th November 2008, Ian Foster began his adventure to raise money for EarlyBird in Kathmandu, Nepal, flying on to Lukla, followed by a 95 km trek and climb to a height of 5,647 m (18,526 ft) at Kalapatthar. He then embarked on a trek to Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu Glacier (5,357 m/17,575 ft)! You can support Ian here: http://www.justgiving.com/extremebob1