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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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Fabulous - just make sure you beat JL114 in any bar room antics! Good luck
Donation by James Harding
on 04-02-2017
£12.50 gift aid
All the best Steve.
Donation by PhilCapron
on 04-02-2017
£12.50 gift aid
All the best Steve
Donation by Giles
on 04-02-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Hey Steve have fun and do well in one of our favourite places. However be careful not to Rekya@ick
Donation by Kingy & Family xx
on 03-02-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Good luck Steve, looking forward to hearing all about it!
Donation by Stephen H
on 03-02-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Will be with you all the way in spirit!
Donation by Jon Westcott
on 03-02-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Go for it!
Donation by Jem Clark
on 03-02-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Steve.
Donation by Nigel
on 03-02-2017
£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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