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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

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I can think of easier ways to have a holiday!. Stay safe and raise loads of money. No doubt I will hear all the stories as we walk the fairways....Best, Colin
Donation by colin
on 14-03-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Brave group of people, who give their time to the less privileged
Donation by AJohn " Griff"nonymous
on 11-03-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck with the challenge Steve. Wishing you every success.
Donation by Michael Vincent
on 10-03-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Steve 👍 X
Donation by Jaks
on 10-03-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Sounds amazing Steve! Best of luck and look forward to the stories!
Donation by Ollie x
on 10-03-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Great cause and a great effort, Steve
Donation by Jim C
on 10-03-2017
£12.50 gift aid
From your friend Kim x
Donation by Sue west
on 10-03-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Steve - great cause
Donation by Jon Gili-Ross
on 10-03-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck Steve with all the training and the trek itself.
Donation by Katie seamons
on 10-03-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Steve xx
Donation by Jackie
on 10-03-2017
£5.00 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

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