Hello there! Nice to meet you! I am Jasmine from Singapore =)
This is my personal Fund Raising Page which I have set up as part of upcoming strenuous expedition which I will be participating in.
I will be part of the 5 member team from all walks of life who will be taking up the challenge in Trekkin' Tahan from 24 March 2013 to 29 March 2013 with the aim to raise money for Climb Any Mountain. The funds raised will be mean a big difference to the disadvantaged people with learning disabilities and mental illness in South Africa.
Quoted from Wikipedia:
"Mount Tahan (Malay: Gunung Tahan), at 2,187 m, is the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located within the Taman Negara national forest, in the state of Pahang.
In the Malay language, "gunung" means "mountain," while "tahan" means "endure". Thus, the name of the mountain suggests that a certain level of physical endurance is required to conquer it. Gunung Tahan is considered by many to be one of the toughest treks in Peninsular Malaysia."
I am bent on taking up this expedition to challenge myself (mentally and physically) and also for good cause (Fund raising of course!).
To let you guys in on the truth, despite been on Earth for the past 20 over years, I have neither really tried wild camping nor have I actually trekked up a 'real' mountain before (the highest peak I have even scaled was Bukit Timah Hill located in Singapore, standing at an altitude of 163.63 metres (537 ft.)).
Therefore, by comparing Bukit Timah Hill to that of massive Mount. Tahan, it is virtually like climbing up a flight of steps to the 50 floors versus climbing up an endless flights of steps up to almost 730 floors!!! Gosh~ not to mention that we will be carrying our own tents, sleeping bags, food, cooking in the wild etc, not to leave out having to cross multiple rivers on foot with all our full packed gear!
To top it off, I am not a physically fit person for I love to indulge my spare time eating and reading (sounds pretty unhealthy huh)... As such, the successful completion of this trek up to the summit of Mount Tahan will be a huge challenge to me.
Believe in yourself, and you can do it - this is what I always tell myself whenever I face any challenges!
Nevertheless, I truly believe that an adventure for a life time awaits us, as we prepare to trek our way across rivers and forests up to the summit of Gunung Tahan (Mount. Tahan) to raise funds for disadvantaged people with learning disabilities and mental illness in South Africa!
I am currently really looking forward to the challenge and have never been to Mount. Tahan before. A few of my friends have had wonderful experiences from trekking / wild camping and I know that they would agree with me if I am to say that we often get more from these experiences than you could have ever imagined!
This expedition will challenge our team not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. Throughout each step we take in this endurance trek, we hope to raise some funds (all sponsors will be deeply appreciated, no matter how small, for it's the thoughts that counts) for the needy of Africa. we truly hope that each of you can sense our heartfelt sincerity and perseverance in trying to help these unfortunate people in the other corner of the world.
From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely hope that all of you can help to put a positive spin on the world for a worthy cause by sponsoring at our efforts!
~All the funds raised will be used for the disadvantaged people with learning disabilities and mental illness in South Africa!~
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
-Bertrand Russell V. Delong
You may want to read more on our preparation for our upcoming expedition on our team blog at:
On behalf of all those who will receive your kindness and warmth, I sincerely thank you for shining a light in the darkness of their lives, for being their beacon of hope when all seem bleak, for sharing with them a part of life which without your kind contribution, they might never have the chance experience if not for you.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
May you have a blessed and wonderful lifetime ahead!
Please dig deep and donate, every little counts!
Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor me. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to my charity. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it's also a really cost efficient way for the charity to raise funds. My page allows you to follow my progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself!