Trekraise - trekking to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust
Trekraise is the name of the fundraising carried out by Nigel Turner to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. Every year from 2003 to 2022, apart from the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021, Nigel has undertaken at least one trek.
The next planned trek is in the 'Accursed Mountains' on the border of Albania and Montenegro, to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. This has been postponed from September 2023 for personal family reasons.
In the Accursed Mountains there are deep green valleys, thick forests where wolves prowl, icy-grey rock pinnacles and ancient stone villages where old traditions hold strong. The trek is rated tough, and over 5 days the group will tackle a series of high mountain passes close to the peak of Zla Kolata, Montenegro’s highest mountain, at 2,534m (8,314ft).
Please support this trek by donating at JustGiving
EVERY YEAR 2,500 YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TOLD THEY HAVE CANCER
You only get one chance at being young, and those few crucial years will shape the person you become – your relationships and career, your confidence and wellbeing, and your ability to pursue your dreams. Cancer can throw all of that off track. Suddenly, your life’s been turned upside down.
Teenage Cancer Trust’s 28 specialist units within NHS hospitals bring young people aged between 13 and 24 together, to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need – so no young person faces cancer alone. The charity’s nurses and youth workers walk with young people from diagnosis through every step of their treatment, and for up to two years afterwards, so that they can recover and live life to the full.
You can download a fundraising leaflet below, which includes more information about the charity and the trek. There is a report of the 2022 trek on the Previous Treks page.