Everyone say #platelet! Thanks for attending today everyone! We've had a great afternoon sharing your amazing research with you! #PlateletECR
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A fantastic achievement from young Thomas Halford, who, with his mum, has climbed Everest during lockdown to raise money for the The Platelet Society! A huge thanks goes to Tom's air cadets 495 (Sutton Coldfield) Squadron, who supported and encouraged him throughout his climb, even providing ice picks and Tibetan prayer flags!
Thomas and Gayle Halford would like to sincerely thank everyone who has kindly sponsored them.
Well done to Tom, who has been fundraising for the Society by climbing Everest during lockdown, using his stairs. His Air Cadets squadron have been supporting him along with way, and even promoted his endeavor on air, army and navy squadron social media pages throughout the country!
This week we have clocked up a huge 2291 KM and climbed a total of 15,835m in height! In the 4 weeks of our challenge we have covered a enormous 8262 Km, climbed 61,294m in height, and were active for 581 hrs and 30 mins! What a fantastic effort!
A special thanks to the Italian groups who have also joined us along the way!
So how do we top that? Well, we all clearly need to cool down properly and so we are making our way back to Reading meeting there on Sunday night for a well deserved drink! 🥂🍻
This week's amazing efforts means we are well beyond our initial plans; we have already visited Milan, & so the challenge for the final week – can we get to Santiago and then all the way back to Reading? Find out more: plateletsociety.co.uk/platelet-lab-link-up-progress/
Don't forget, you can still get involved by adding to our kms! If it's too hot for you to exercise, then feel free to sponsor our athletes. More info on both can be found here: plateletsociety.co.uk/platelet-labs-link-up/
Week 2 has seen us maintain our progress and acheive another 1793 Km towards our target.This means that we have now visited all of the UK Platelet Society members labs and are making big inroads towards our European members labs. We are currently around FontaineBleau in France having visited Maastrict and Paris!
Let's keep on pushing ourselves towards the target. Who knows, we might have to find additional labs to visit for our final week!
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