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Expedition South Pole

3rd March 2013

3rd April 2013

South Pole

Running Total €23831.00

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€ 50,000.00
Total Donors : 
88

Biggest Donor : 
TEAM RUSSIA - € 1,100.00

Last Donor : 
Anonymous - € 51.50

Offline Fundraising :  
€ 4617.00

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The Greater Chernobyl Cause

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Niall Carton, Alexey Borichev and Alexander Zozulya will depart from Punta Arenas, Chile in early January to fly to the Union Glacier Basecamp in Antarctica. After a short accommodation the team will fly further to 89 degree of the south latitude and start skiing towards the South Pole – a distance of about 111km (60 miles), and aims to reach the Pole on the 14th January.

With temperatures as cold as -40C (-40F), strong winds and altitudes varying from 2,500m to 3,000m the trip is very demanding to the physical conditions and equipment. This is exactly the reason we started training and preparation already in summer which included gym, swimming, squash, boxing, running and trekking.

We also want to dedicate this adventure and effort to support the Ivanskoye Hospice in Kostroma region, Russia – the last shelter for the old and infirm, which was cut from the government support in 2010 and patients were left to the mercy of fate

Niall has worked in ING for over 15 years. He spent 10 years in London in various roles within the Market Risk management department and almost 5 years in Moscow heading up the Financial markets department. Niall’s comments: It has always been a dream of mine to go to the North Pole and although I never expected to realize it I did it! It was a great opportunity to test my own limitations, drive and is a huge physical and mental challenge. To be able to realize a dream and at the same time raise money for a good cause like the Tula Orphanage was too good an opportunity to turn down. I enjoyed it so much that I have decided to go again this year but this time the South Pole.

This year I will also dedicate my adventure to a great cause and you can read more about the project below.Please join me in making this a very special journey by following us on our blog and sending messages of support and also making it an extra special journey by supporting us on our charity fundraising by donating.

Alexey has joined the TNK-BP team in the last summer, he spent 9 years with ING Bank before he left it for a new opportunity in a different industry. He started his career in the Custody department and has spent the last 9 years developing the Bank's forex and interest rate trading operations and derivatives on the local and international markets. Currently he heads FX, MM and Liquidity management department in TNK-BP. He has a 4 years old daughter.

Alexey's comments:" I think people should always be on the boundary between the possible and the impossible. This is what enables mankind to progress, opening up and developing the hidden capabilities of the body and the mind. For me the North and South Poles have always been places that no ordinary person can reach and I've been drawn to it by its inaccessibility. Doing this for charity gives the project a special meaning. It makes you feel that you not just waste your life entertaining yourself but you do something to help others, making their life more colorful. I hope my daughter will be very proud of me when I come back"

Alex is working for Barclays in Russia, trading local currency and rates. Before moving back to Moscow 1.5years ago, he spent 4 years working for Merrill Lynch in London and New York.

Alex's comments: The big fan of adventure and travel, my desire to reach the furthest horizons and literally the Earth edge has led me to join this South Pole expedition. Born in the Soviet Union, I studied mathematics in the Moscow State University and economics in the New Economic School before acceding the financial industry back in the promising 2007. I’ve spent since several years working in New York and London, and am now back to Moscow where my family also lives. My other interests comprise photography and sailing so I’ve ended up having a lot of unsorted pictures from all over the world … but looking forward to make new incredible ones in Antarctida, and do it for purpose.

Please support us in our effort – these donations would be a massive help to those who are the most in need and defenceless ... and wish us all best luck!

Comments

 

Recent Donors

 
Name Amount Date Message
  Anonymous  € 51.50 26-03-2013 Well done to you, Niall and the rest of the Team.
Well done to you, Niall and the rest of the Team.
  Gregory & James Corrigan  € 500.00 01-02-2013
  Fiona Sloggett  € 25.00 30-01-2013 Well done Niall, you did fantastic, Fiona
Well done Niall, you did fantastic, Fiona
  Magda Zawisza  € 10.00 30-01-2013
  Hilary and John Milne  € 150.00 28-01-2013 Congratulations on your achievements. That's both ends of the world so that only leaves the middle to do! A quick circumnavigations of the world next?
Congratulations on your achievements. That's both ends of the world so that only leaves the middle to do! A quick circumnavigations of the world next?
  Simon and Moira Scott  € 150.00 28-01-2013 Impressive!
Impressive!
  Dennis, Hetty, Yanick, Milan, Bo  € 100.00 21-01-2013 Remember, the challange is in the way back. Looking forward to see you soon.
Remember, the challange is in the way back. Looking forward to see you soon.
  David Fitzgerald  € 100.00 21-01-2013 Good Luck Niall rather you than mee I prefer warmer climes.
Good Luck Niall rather you than mee I prefer warmer climes.
  Silvers Irish Pub Moscow  € 750.00 18-01-2013 Niall, Alexey, Alex. Your doing a fantastic job for a great cause. Best wishes from all at Silvers. Be Safe.
Niall, Alexey, Alex. Your doing a fantastic job for a great cause. Best wishes from all at Silvers. Be Safe.
  Sanjar Aspandiiarov  € 200.00 18-01-2013 Good luck guys for such a great cause. Am sure not the last time we hear of you...
Good luck guys for such a great cause. Am sure not the last time we hear of you...
  Jan-Teun van Efferink  € 250.00 18-01-2013 Go Niall go!
Go Niall go!
  The Peak Family  € 50.00 17-01-2013 Good luck!
Good luck!
  Anastasia  € 100.00 16-01-2013 Alex, hope everything is ok with all of you guys. It's really impressive! Good luck and come back home safe!
Alex, hope everything is ok with all of you guys. It's really impressive! Good luck and come back home safe!
  Jon Bagge  € 100.00 15-01-2013 Good luck on your adventure, and thanks to Fiona for her great work.
Good luck on your adventure, and thanks to Fiona for her great work.
  John & Marina Gallivan  € 200.00 13-01-2013 niall, maith a fear! Go n-eiri an t-adh leat, Sean agus Marina
niall, maith a fear! Go n-eiri an t-adh leat, Sean agus Marina
  Roger and Margaret Fitzgerald  € 100.00 13-01-2013 Beat the challenge, rise to the top and enjoy it!
Beat the challenge, rise to the top and enjoy it!
  Marianela Uzcategui  € 25.00 13-01-2013
  Brenda Stepniak and family  € 40.00 13-01-2013 For your hubby's adventures, Sarah.
For your hubby's adventures, Sarah.
  Anonymous  € 100.00 12-01-2013 -
  Denis Lozhkov  € 150.00 11-01-2013 Good luck and удачи :-)
Good luck and удачи :-)
  Steve Clare Holly Amy & Chloe  € 150.00 10-01-2013 Keep that nose warm!
Keep that nose warm!
  p. berezhnoy  € 150.00 10-01-2013 Niall, all the best!!
Niall, all the best!!
  Mark Newman  € 100.00 10-01-2013 Bloody impressive - hope the ribs are ok
Bloody impressive - hope the ribs are ok
  Guy Thomas  € 100.00 09-01-2013 Best of luck...try not to break anything this time
Best of luck...try not to break anything this time
  Katja & Stefan, Emma & Maximilian Virag  € 50.00 09-01-2013 Good luck guys & take care of yourself...
Good luck guys & take care of yourself...
  Rob walker  € 50.00 08-01-2013 Good luck Alex
Good luck Alex
  Colette Robinson  € 50.00 07-01-2013
  Bass and Caroline  € 200.00 07-01-2013 Great cause Niall, an amazing challenge you have embarked on.
Great cause Niall, an amazing challenge you have embarked on.
  Hans Grisel  € 1,000.00 07-01-2013
  Mike and Yvonne  € 150.00 06-01-2013 Proud of the godson! We will be following your progress. . Best of luck
Proud of the godson! We will be following your progress. . Best of luck
  Pam and Ken  € 120.00 04-01-2013 Niall's holiday ?? or feat of endurance ??? whatever we wish you well and a safe return. Hopefully you will enjoy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! K & P xx
Niall's holiday ?? or feat of endurance ??? whatever we wish you well and a safe return. Hopefully you will enjoy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! K & P xx
  The Simpsons  € 150.00 04-01-2013 Best of luck with this Niall - outstanding effort!
Best of luck with this Niall - outstanding effort!
  Landy & Grints of Tooting  € 50.00 03-01-2013 Good luck naill - take good care of yourself!
Good luck naill - take good care of yourself!
  the mcgreevys saul  € 50.00 03-01-2013 good man naill from eimear richie and kids
good man naill from eimear richie and kids
  Theresa, Gordon, Kerry, Anna & Nia Baird  € 100.00 01-01-2013 From Top to Bottom - Go for it Niall - very impressed!
From Top to Bottom - Go for it Niall - very impressed!
  Anna Kurilina  € 150.00 30-12-2012 Good luck!
Good luck!
  The Shukov Family  € 257.50 29-12-2012 Good luck Niall, an amazing effort on your part and a great charity as well, we'll be tracking you online!
Good luck Niall, an amazing effort on your part and a great charity as well, we'll be tracking you online!
  Marina Z.  € 250.00 27-12-2012 Good luck and let this trip be safe for all of you!
Good luck and let this trip be safe for all of you!
  The Sherman family. Moscow.  € 150.00 26-12-2012 Good luck on your great adventure for such a wonderful cause!
Good luck on your great adventure for such a wonderful cause!
  Team Carton  € 800.00 26-12-2012 Best of luck! From the Carton family.
Best of luck! From the Carton family.
  Neil, Julie, Amy and Mia.  € 250.00 25-12-2012 Good luck Niall ! Look out for the stampeding penguins ...
Good luck Niall ! Look out for the stampeding penguins ...
  SafaMan  € 300.00 25-12-2012
  Daria O.  € 100.00 24-12-2012 Good luck! Have an unforgettable trip!!!
Good luck! Have an unforgettable trip!!!
  Anonymous  € 50.00 24-12-2012 Go for it ! Luc
Go for it ! Luc
  Ruslan Sibaev  € 500.00 24-12-2012 Good luck
Good luck
  Burdun Lena  € 50.00 24-12-2012 Goooood luck:)))
Goooood luck:)))
  Olga  € 25.00 23-12-2012 Udachi parni !
Udachi parni !
  Vladimir  € 10.00 23-12-2012
  Alex Z.  € 400.00 23-12-2012
  Arek Szperna  € 300.00 22-12-2012 I admire you guys ! Hope one day will do also something equally crazy... Arek
I admire you guys ! Hope one day will do also something equally crazy... Arek
  Sergey Vorobiev  € 100.00 21-12-2012 Amazing stuff good luck!
Amazing stuff good luck!
  Irina Karpukhina  € 100.00 21-12-2012 Best of luck guys and well done for the amazing efforts!
Best of luck guys and well done for the amazing efforts!
  Denis  € 150.00 21-12-2012 Good luck, guys !
Good luck, guys !
  Beat  € 150.00 21-12-2012 Best of luck to everyone involved
Best of luck to everyone involved
  Brad Wilson  € 100.00 21-12-2012 All the best gents !
All the best gents !
  Katie O Sheas Irish Bar  € 750.00 21-12-2012 Good Luck And Best Wishes Niall . Just Remember. Though It Maybe Cold. There'll Be A Warm Welcome On Your Return In Katies.
Good Luck And Best Wishes Niall . Just Remember. Though It Maybe Cold. There'll Be A Warm Welcome On Your Return In Katies.
  Dan Lebeau  € 100.00 21-12-2012 Good luck chaps
Good luck chaps
  greg nowitz  € 100.00 21-12-2012 james bond top tip: hug each other to stay warm
james bond top tip: hug each other to stay warm
  Oleg Groshev  € 100.00 21-12-2012 Good luck guys and have fun! This is great endeavour!
Good luck guys and have fun! This is great endeavour!
  Brian Morris  € 150.00 21-12-2012 Good Luck !
Good Luck !
  The Geddes'  € 300.00 21-12-2012 Make sure you don't break any ribs this time! Good luck - look forward to seeing photos and yes, David is right, an Explorer Quiz could be next!!
Make sure you don't break any ribs this time! Good luck - look forward to seeing photos and yes, David is right, an Explorer Quiz could be next!!
  Zwen, Harry, Zwenneken, Henk-Jan & Anna Harbers  € 200.00 20-12-2012 We're all very proud of you! Best of luck to all in your team...
We're all very proud of you! Best of luck to all in your team...
  Anna K  € 50.00 20-12-2012 The best of luck guys!
The best of luck guys!
  Milos Starovic and George Popov  € 50.00 20-12-2012 For such a great cause ! Milos and George
For such a great cause ! Milos and George
  TEAM RUSSIA  € 1,100.00 20-12-2012 The Russian Actionmen Doing Insane Travels Inspire Other Nutters
The Russian Actionmen Doing Insane Travels Inspire Other Nutters
  Anonymous  € 250.00 20-12-2012 Go n'eiri an bothar lan le sioc leat!
Go n'eiri an bothar lan le sioc leat!
  Anonymous  € 250.00 20-12-2012 The man who sold the world
The man who sold the world
  Desiree, Emma and 2x Franz  € 50.00 20-12-2012 Good luck guys!!!
Good luck guys!!!
  Konstantin  € 500.00 20-12-2012 Good luck guys!
Good luck guys!
  Jerry van Mourik  € 250.00 20-12-2012 Hals und bein bruch!
Hals und bein bruch!
  FM Moscow employee  € 500.00 20-12-2012
  Sandy, Colleen, Liam and Maddy Wiseman  € 200.00 20-12-2012 We look forward to hearing the stories!
We look forward to hearing the stories!
  Bob Courtney  € 250.00 20-12-2012 Here's to your guts and big heart our friend.
Here's to your guts and big heart our friend.
  Anonymous  € 100.00 19-12-2012 -
  anonymous  € 1,000.00 19-12-2012 Good luck guys and dont freeze those manly parts, you will need some still for trading ;)
Good luck guys and dont freeze those manly parts, you will need some still for trading ;)
  Pavel Pereldik  € 100.00 19-12-2012
  Alexey Golubykh  € 100.00 19-12-2012 Good luck, guys, and be safe!
Good luck, guys, and be safe!
  Shona & Andrew McGrahan  € 100.00 19-12-2012 Best of Luck with your challenge Niall
Best of Luck with your challenge Niall
  James Samways  € 100.00 19-12-2012 Great effort gents - Best of luck to you all
Great effort gents - Best of luck to you all
  David Lawlor  € 150.00 19-12-2012 Maladietz Niall - we're rootin' for ya and looking forward to the photo party when you get back. Maybe Jamie can create an explorers quiz around it ?!
Maladietz Niall - we're rootin' for ya and looking forward to the photo party when you get back. Maybe Jamie can create an explorers quiz around it ?!
  Anya Minina  € 50.00 19-12-2012 Udachi!!!!! Vi molodsi!!!
Udachi!!!!! Vi molodsi!!!
  Danny Shaw  € 100.00 19-12-2012
  daisy  € 100.00 19-12-2012
  Graeme Smith  € 1,000.00 19-12-2012 Good luck Niall. I'll be thinking about you as I recline with a cold beer in 30 degree tropical heat...
Good luck Niall. I'll be thinking about you as I recline with a cold beer in 30 degree tropical heat...
  The Layers  € 250.00 18-12-2012 All the best Niall and stay safe and warm!
All the best Niall and stay safe and warm!
  Mickey jones  € 100.00 17-12-2012 Superb effort -good luck to you all
Superb effort -good luck to you all
  Anonymous  € 250.00 17-12-2012 -
  Avril Conroy  € 750.00 15-12-2012 Niall we are so proud of you and so proud to know you - great cause and we look forward to following you all the way
Niall we are so proud of you and so proud to know you - great cause and we look forward to following you all the way

I'm Fundraising For

 
The Greater Chernobyl Cause

The Greater Chernobyls Cause  most pressing project is a dilapidated hospice in the north-eastern city of Semipalatinsk. This is a city on the edge of another nuclear nightmare: the Soviet Unions nuclear testing ground for over forty years. Many remote and entirely unprotected rural areas were exposed to a series of five hundred highly dangerous tests.

Fiona was appalled to discover that the contamination of villages and their populations was no accident, as at Chernobyl. This was a deliberate and tightly controlled exercise inflicted on innocent villagers. Many of whom suffer to this day.

Some are treated in the cancer hospitals and clinics of Semipalatinsk, the closest major city. They are the lucky ones with families and some financial resources. The really desperate and elderly with no relatives or support come to what is laughingly called a home for the elderly.  

Thats not how Fiona remembers it from her first visit in 2009. She was reduced to tears by the filth and squalor the thirty-or so elderly residents lived in.

There were skeletal figures sprawled across broken bed springs.the living and the dying seemed to be thrown together cheek by jowl in fly-blown dormitories without proper food or hygiene

 Since then The Greater Chernobyl Cause has transformed the place, paying for a regular supply of healthy food (to replace the gruel that was an unappetising staple), proper bedding, winter clothing and medical supplies. But thats just part of a grander plan.

The charity has started to build an entirely new hospice in the grounds of the citys main hospital. The foundations have been laid and some funds raised. There is however a shortfall of   120,000 and the construction of this building that would see some of the poorest men and women imaginable housed in warmth and dignity.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan awarded Fiona its highest civilian honour for her outstanding humanitarian work. Fiona received an Honorary Diploma and medal at Ak Orda Palace Fiona is the first individual from the West to be honoured with this prestigious award.

Fiona is calling on the Irish tradition for spontaneous giving as much as she can. She battles hard through charity events to raise the additional money in a time of acute economic hardship in her own country. 

Her task is a formidable one, but this is a woman who has already altered the lives of many Kazak orphans beyond recognition. With the support of actor Jeremy Irons, a grim, state-run orphanage in Ayagus has been transformed. This is a desperately poor city where temperatures plunge to minus 35 in the winter months. The death rate at the citys orphanage was so alarming that the charity successfully appealed for half a million Euros. Now theres a new building with dormitories, classrooms, a dining room, showers and specialist medical care.

The main childrens home in Semipalatinsk has also been a beneficiary, receiving enough help to build an entirely new wing and install modern washing machines and a laundry. Imagine life in an orphanage without that. Fiona Corcoran did, and then acted in the best interests of the children.

Building Programmes

We finance the construction and repair of Orphanages, Hospitals and Care Centres. We support regional economies by purchasing all building materials locally, and in turn, providing employment to the local workforce.

Medical / Care Programme

We are activley involved in Hospice work for the elderly. We provide overseas medical treatment for sick children and actively participate in the Barretstown Programme. Our Rescue and Rehabilitation programme provides families for homeless children enabling them to ultimately make a valuable contribution to society.

Humanitarian Aid

We send 40ft containers of Humanitarian Aid to Kazakhstan, Ukraine & Russia biannually. In addition, we operate a programme for overseas volunteers. Click here for more information on volunteering. By sending aid in sealed containers by sea we ensure that your donations reach those in dire need.

Education Programme

We run an education programme for schools and colleges in which we present the plight of the people of Kazakhstan and the Underground Children of Kiev, educating students about the wider world and the suffering that exists there. It incorporates a documentary showing about our work. Along with this we provide a photographic presentation, lecture and question and answer session. We also offer students the opportunity of gaining work experience at our offices and aid centre in Cork.

Adoption

We facilitate couples in the process of overseas adoption.

Registered Charity 15314

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