In June 2015, Stuart Jones and his friend Richard Topping climbed Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, to raise money for the ADSHG and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Stuart has Addison’s himself, so this was an amazing achievement and we are so grateful to them for choosing to support us in this way.
This video charts their journey. Including Gift Aid, Stuart and Dickie’s daunting challenge raised over £2,000 for the ADSHG and the same again for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Members can read more about how Stuart found the climb and how he managed his Addison’s along the way in the December issue of our members' newsletter.
We are grateful to Stuart Jones and specifically Richard Topping of Fourth Flight Films for creating this exclusive documentary of their endeavour for us. Additional features made about Stuart and Richard's training and trek can be viewed on the Fourth Flight Films vimeo channel.
The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and their families in the UK and Ireland.The group was formed in 1984 and is a UK registered charity no. 1179825.