Any support that has been given to us since the 11th September 2012 has meant so much.
Many of you have donated, however large or small and help to raise awareness for Para-Monte.
Special thanks to Adam’s amazing friends as well as to each and everyone of YOU.
We’d like to share some examples of the support:
Alex Speirs and Nick Webb, who wrote and produced a song for Adam ‘Live the Years’, which can be down loaded online. This raised over £500 in the first month of our charity. Huge thanks to you guys, for this ‘ridiculous’, incredible and very special song.
Sarah Ashdown, who has donated her marathon funds to Para-Monte, as well as organising many on-going fund raising events in Bath, for her £2500 target and charity challenge in October, when she will be climbing Kilimanjaro. We wish her well.
Luke Dabbs, who ran both the Eastbourne Half Marathon & the Edinburgh Marathon and raised a huge amount (£531.53), as well as Elouise Feek, who also raised £500, running the Eastbourne Half Marathon. We’d like to thank them and the entire team for all their hard work and running efforts.
Carole Bargh, a family friend, who knew Adam since the day he was born, raised well over £500 for Para-Monte, at her 70th Birthday bash. Thank you Carole, so touched by your generosity.
The David Lloyd quiz team, which Adam was part of for a number of years, have won numerous times and donated their winnings to Para-Monte. Keep up the good work guys.
Lisa, landlady at The Pilot Inn, for providing a great venue for some of our Para-Monte events. Thanks for helping to raise awareness for Adam’s charity.
Nick Webb and Paul Madgin, a big ‘ Thank you’ for being patient as well as supportive to us, with the graphics/ design and set up of our website.
Mr Maged-General Manager and Mr Taher-Assitant GM and the lovely staff at the Grand Plaza Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt for their donation of a beautiful flowering hibiscus scrub and an amazing plaque in their gardens for our Adam as well as to support raising altitude awareness.
Thank you to Lisa @ The Pilot for the Spag Bol and her pub, to Luke Dabbs for putting together the great Summer events picture show for us to enjoy a lovely evening. An even bigger massive Thank You to All who helped raise Altitude Sickness awareness and sponsored either the individual bikers and climbers or our charity. Together the summer events have reached an incredible unimaginable amount of £6566.50 and rising. We couldn’t have achieved this without all you beautiful people and are overwhelmingly grateful. We all do Adam proud!
Ratton School Lyceum Community Students donation
This morning we attended an assembly at Ratton School. We were overwhelmed by the total amount of £ 1111.14 raised by Mrs Sue Jones & Lyceum Community students for Para-Monte. We were all very choked up, but Chris still spoke to the students about Adam and the charity. The students were enthralled by it. It was an emotional morning, especially going back to the school where Adam and I went. We are so proud of the students and teachers involved in the fundraising all last year to raise this huge amount for Para-Monte. Amazing job done by Ratton School Lyceum Community. Thank you so very much xx
Para-Monte’s new Patron ….
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
We are very honoured and proud to announce and share the fantastic news that we now have Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world famous explorer, as our new Patron, supporting our charity in our quest to raise awareness for Altitude Illnesses worldwide.
Please take a moment to read, this young lady is an amazing women and writer, who feels that this website has helped save her life.
We are grateful to have her as an advocate for our charity. Thank you Sophie.
Alexander Ward….Thank YOU for running the EB Half Marathon this year on Mothers day in 2 hrs 4 mins and raising funds, but also that all important Altitude Awareness for Para-Monte.
Frederica Godfrey…..Thank YOU for completing, your first, Brighton Marathon and supporting Para-Monte in raising, not only funds, but Altitude Awareness too.
Brighton University mail to all their members of staff – By Ash Willmott
Last Saturday 28th January 2017 the University of Brighton’s Sport & Exercise Science department held a charity event for Para-Monte to present the University with a cheque of £10,000. The donation will be used over the forthcoming months to raise the profile of the charity, raise awareness and educate schools, colleges and the wider community about the effects of altitude illness, and to fund research into assessing individual response to acute and chronic altitude exposure.
Over 50 people from the surrounding area attended the event, in addition to local BBC South East, Herald newspaper, and the Eastbourne Buzz who have all reported on the event through radio, television and online media. There was a presentation provided by Dr Neil Maxwell on altitude exposure and I presented on the plan of action for the donation. This was followed by lab demonstrations with the new equipment donated to the University followed by speeches and the cheque presentation. Hospitality was put on by the Starting Gate which was funded by the ECHO grant scheme.
This has been a huge team effort to organise and plan with many thanks going to the finance team, marketing team, reprographics, ECHO team, PhD/TI/MSc/BSc students, the Starting Gate, SESCU and academic members of staff. Para-Monte are keen for a long lasting relationship with the university (you can read their feedback and see the impact already provided below), where together we can help prevent those visiting altitude from suffering the sometimes fatal consequences of altitude illnesses. They are keen in time to invest again and to a far greater sum, so there is real opportunity here, not least for the impact of our research to be evidenced and importantly for some real legacy to come from Adam’s death.
If you would like to have a listen, read about the event/charity, or watch a short video please find all the links to the various media outputs below. Para-Monte are releasing a Altitude Awareness App in the next few weeks in which it will be trialled here in the labs first. I hope you enjoy reading/watching this story which will have a true impact on the University, Charity and surrounding community,
Please pass onto your friends and other colleagues, all the best,
BBC South East News Radio and TV clip which was aired Sunday evening at 6pm and 10:30pm (at minute 1:40) will be available for us online soon.
Eastbourne Buzz video and a news blog on their website;
University of Brighton news blog;
Para-Monte (webpage https://paramonte.org/) was set up in memory of Adam Savory. Adam was a fit and healthy 25-year old who on a trip to Peru lost his life to altitude sickness which developed following a 15-hour bus trip to the city of Cusco (you can read his story and find further information on the charity here).
Thank you from Para-Monte =
“Dear Ash, Neil, Mark & other colleagues
The Para-Monte Trustees would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation for all your painstaking preparation, hard work and consideration, covering our joint event on Saturday; as well as passing on a thank you to all the students and bar persons, both in providing guidance and hospitality.
Since Saturday, we have literally had thousands of hits and views on both face book and website. Feedback has been tremendous as well as humbling and we feel much of that praise is resultant from your efforts on our behalf.
Our future link means further progress in research and hopefully even greater success.
Chris, Jeannet, Emma
on behalf of the Board of Trustees”
Ash Willmott, BSc, part time Ph.D.
Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit Officer
Thanks always goes to Each and Everyone of You.
All of our valuable and loyal followers who come out in all weathers to support Adam’s charity and are involved with Para-Monte.
You not only give tremendous effort and commitment, but wholehearted support too.
We feel fortunate, are overwhelmed, appreciative, proud and deeply moved by such wonderful acts of kindness.
‘Living the years’ for our Adam, Always.
Much Love The Savorys xxxx