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Cameron Jackson from Chiswick is about to take up the biggest challenge of his life by taking part in a 3 week trek in the Himalayas. He will be hiking up to eight hours a day and reaching heights of 5500 metres while visiting Mt Everest Base camp to raise money for Whizz-Kidz, the national children's charity. Cameron's efforts will help to provide disabled children with customised mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and tricycles that will give them the freedom to move around independently and live their lives to the full at home, at play and at school.

Cameron(25) will be joining the Whizz-Kidz Everest base camp challenge team of around 20. Cameron, a Designer at a West London Television graphics company, decided to take part after reading an article about the charity in a magazine.
Cameron says; "I am taking this challenge very seriously. I don't want to let my sponsors, or the children down. I think it will be the challenge of a lifetime, not just the trip but also the task of fundraising, while following a tough six month training regime.”

Cameron has pledged to raise £3,000. Any donations or help would be very gratefully received contact: Cameron Jackson on 0208 961 4005 or contact Whizz-Kidz.

It is estimated that there are currently 70,000 disabled children across the UK whose lives would be significantly improved by the provision of customised mobility equipment. The sooner Cameron can raise the money for Whizz-Kidz, the sooner disabled children across the UK can enjoy a life with no limits!

For more information about Whizz-Kidz or the Everest Base Camp Challenge please visit www.whizz-kidz.org.uk or contact the Whizz-Kidz Events team on 020 7233 9696.

September 14, 2004