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Iceland Challenge for ATLAS and for Tring RFC

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Steve Hayes

I'm digging out the thermals and bobble hat to join Rugby legend Jason Leonard on a challenge to raise £100k for a school for kids in Africa.

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Its a Double Header...

Through this challenge, I am raising money for the ATLAS Foundation to build a school in the Ivory Coast. ATLAS is working with Philippe Sella’s charity, Les Enfants de L’Ovale (EDO), to provide the same opportunities for children in Africa that Jason Leonard and Philippe Sella found through rugby.

For every pound raised, up to £15,000, I will personally match this with a donation to my own rugby club, Tring RFC, for their new club house. 

This four day Icelandic Challenge is hugely challenging and includes scaling walls of ice, conquering the summit of the active Henglill Volcano and hiking to Reyjadular Valley, led by highly experienced professional mountaineers. 

The challenge for the kids in Africa is harder still, how to learn and to play when your school has no pitch, no electricity and no water. 

The gallery on this page shows their current pitch which is dust in the summer and a mud bath in the rain. 

Please help me support them and my local club by making a donation on this page, or contacting me personally.


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Iceland Challenge with Jason Leonard

England Rugby World Cup 2003 Winner Jason Leonard and a group of intrepid and philanthropic explorers are taking part in a four day Icelandic Challenge between Friday 31st March and Monday 3rd April 2017.

The hugely challenging four days includes scaling walls of ice when they climb to the top of a glacier located between the ice caps of the country’s south coast. They will conquer the summit of the impressive active Henglill Volcano and hike to Reyjadular Valley, led by highly experienced professional mountaineers, Rhys and Laura Jones and their team of experienced Icelandic mountain guides.

Event date

31-March-2017 00:05  - 
03-April-2017 23:55

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Hope it went well. Best wishes Paul and Carolyn Turner x
Donation by Anonymous
on 21-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Steve!!
Donation by Gordon Hogg
on 24-04-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Steve. A great achievement for a worthy cause.
Donation by Graham family
on 21-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Steve a worthy cause
Donation by Mike Mary Tom and Alf
on 20-04-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck
Donation by Crawford
on 16-04-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Dear Steve, Well done ! Fantastic achievement. Best The Hogans x
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-04-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Good luck Steve!!
Donation by Andy Pelley
on 07-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Martin Rader
on 05-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Great work Steve, the training was worth it. Love and best wishes Adina xxx
Donation by Adina
on 05-04-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Hope all is going well Steve
Donation by Pat Keane
on 02-04-2017
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,471.00
Offline Donations: £350.00
Total Raised: £6,821.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £8,261.25

Donations closed

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