The Road to Kilimanjaro – Resilience – a Life Skill

April 30th, 2011 by Sarah Green Leave a reply »

You are probably wondering how the training regime and fundraising has been going for Sarah Linton and Jason Roberts Kilimanjaro adventure. With only 69 days to go, we have started to train in earnest. The HSBC and Zircon team have completed two of the three training weekends in the Brecon Beacons and in psychological preparation Jason has been running Resilience Workshops with the walkers and their Senior Management.

These sessions focused on emotional intelligence, team dynamics, positive attitude and developing the life skill of resilience which if fostered in the good times can help you cope with the bad times. The resilience workshops is a critical part of our preparation, as nearly everyone we have spoken to has told us that to be physically fit is only part of the challenge – the belief, team work and drive to get to the top are predictive of success (let’s not talk about altitude!).

The Zircon’s fundraising total is now £5,578, so we are only £1,022 away from our £6,600 target!!!! The whole team is aiming to raise £135,000 which will go a long way to help the important work that Marie Curie Cancer Care does every day for those seeking a dignified death in their own home.

We have certainly been mixing a lot of pleasure with our fundraising! On 17th March, the Zircon team took a table at the HSBC Gala Dinner; a fun evening with auctions, magicians, dinner and dancing. This event raised over £20,000 towards the overall fundraising effort and it brought 2,200 people together for a very good cause. Jason and Sarah have both hosted fundraising events in their local communities, benefiting from the tremendous support of their friends, family and colleagues.

If you would like to make a donation and help us achieve our target, we would be really grateful and it will spur us on that little bit mroe to get to the top!

The link to give online is

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