The M.A.D (Mums Against DIPG) Lakes Challenge. 25th-26th May 2013

On the 25th-26th May 2013  20 very special women, will attempt the following challenge in 24 hrs!!

We have a very unique team including 3 Angel Mummy's who all lost their darling girls Abbie, Elsie & Grace to the same DIPG brain tumour. Our special girls have bought us all together for this event..where we will honour them as our heroes and inspiration to offer HOPE to future families and raise funds specifically for DIPG brain tumour research.

The Lakes Biggest & Longest challenge is almost a complete crossing of the Lake District National Park from South to North. It involves canoeing, cycling, walking, scrambling and abseiling. We have renamed it the M.A.D  - Mum's Against DIPG Challenge!


Click here for our fundraising page. 


TEXT DIPG20 £10 to 70070   



Along the route we will canoe Windermere, England’s longest lake and summit the countries 2 highest peaks, Scafell and Scafell Pike. Our Campaign video with all our sponsorship link launched on January 19th this is what would be the date of Abbies 8th birthday. We also have a page running seperately on Facebook for this event! Here you can meet all the members of our amazing team and read our training exploits as we gear up for this exciting challenge.

Please come and LIKE and share our page with as many people as possible to raise awareness of this awful disease.

And if you can't join us on this trip but would still like to take part in something amazing whilst raising money for Children's Brain Tumour Research you can!

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On 25th May in perfect conditions the all-female ‘Abbies Army’ team proudly completed their ‘MAD ‘Mums against DIPG’ Lakes Challenge’!

The group returned victorious after a gruelling 21 hours from the most incredible experience, that has now raised more than £80,000 for children’s brain tumour research.

The team took on the Lakes Biggest and Longest , and covered 33KMS of canoeing including the full length of Lake Windermere, 21KMS of cycling and 17KMS of climbing non-stop ! This was not without incident as one of the challengers had to be airlifted after a nasty fall on the summit of Scafell; fortunately it was not a serious injury.

The fundraising and awareness campaign video featuring the three girls Abbie, Elsie and Grace was viewed over 14,500 times on Youtube prior the event.

DIPG or ‘Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma’ is currently a completely incurable and inoperable tumour in the brain stem that steals the lives of 40 UK children every year.

We can’t thank the amazing instructors enough for their encouragement throughout the challenge. Our heartfelt thanks go to Nathan at Life Changing Challenges for making it happen and getting us all back safely, it was an awesome experience for the whole team.


 Here is our team the day we left the hotel proudly displaying our medals!