I've agreed to do it next Summer with Peter, a clubmate of mine. Last year our GAA club lost a young lad to suicide. He was Peter's nephew and I was one of his mentors. So Peter's doing Kilimanjaro to raise money for suicide prevention and to raise suicide awareness in our club and area. And I'm tagging along. I think it's important to do something positive. We can't just be doom and gloom.
All I know so far:-
1) This will not be 'charity tourism'. We're paying our own way 100%, and 100% of what we raise will go to charity - no admin, no fees, no charges.
2) Kilimanjaro's in Africa
Anyone got any advice on:-
1) Fitness - I go to the gym four times a week and play 5-a-side once a week, probably need to do more cardio and endurance, though.
2) Mountain-climbing - what's good prep?
3) Fundraising - what's the best way to raise? Justgiving?
Any help would be gratefully received, no matter how obscure!
For those of us lucky enough to often just happen to be in the Netherlands when Rangers are playing, matchdays this season have been brilliant.
Live video of Rangers games!!!!! Excellent commentary by someone who knows our players' names and can actually read the game!!! Excellent co-commentary by Andy Sinton!!! Replays for the bits you missed while your typing on the LFW Match Fred!!! Forever R's at half-time!!! No, I can't think of any more...but anyway it's been damn good.
No more clowns who only see us a few times a year and 'oo trayyyyyned one ov 'ar lads a few years ago at some backwater club, no more stupid jokes while we try and guess where in W12 the ball is and has been for the last ten minutes, no more stupid crap about how Wadden United have scored...it's been great having a dedicated Rangers service for dedicated Rangers fans.
Slight grumble - no matter what device I use the sound's really very low. If they could sort that, I'd give it 10/10. As it is, it's a 9/10.
Have searched the internet but I'm struggling to get one of these in size 11-12. It's for my nephew and we're on the verge of turning him to Rangers away from the dark side that is Man Utd (his Dad's from Manchester).
For some reason he wants last year's kit, but I'm not arguing.
Would be nice if we lived in a world where LGBT didn't need special support and weren't discriminated against but until then this is another great move by our club. Never hurts to listen, learn and chat and if this facilitates that then it can only be a good thing.