5 July 2007
I am appealing to your readers to join me on a fundraising trek in Costa Rica next year, in aid of the charity Action Medical Research. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience Central America and should not be missed!
I have sung in Spandau Ballet and appeared on the West End stage in Chicago, but I’ll be swapping all the showbiz glitz for one of the most exciting challenges of my life. From 9-20th March next year I will be trekking through the jungles of Costa Rica, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, on the charity’s Eden Trek. I would like to challenge your readers to do the same and join me.
This will be my third fundraising trek for Action Medical Research. I’ve tackled the gruelling Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and conquered Mount Roraima in Venezuela. I’ve also persuaded my old music friends Martin Fry, former lead singer of ABC, and Go West’s Richard Drummie to come along on the Eden Trek. So there’s definitely a musical theme going on!
The route follows in the footsteps of the daring Spanish Conquistadors, who first ventured through this dense jungle in search of Mexican gold. We will be walking and rafting through this remote and rarely-visited region for eight days, to reach our destination on the Caribbean coast. I can’t wait to begin this exciting new challenge. I know it will be hard at times, the blisters and aching feet, but the rewards will be immense for everyone who takes up the challenge. I intend to do plenty of training to make sure I am up to the challenge, and you will need to as well.
We are aiming to raise over £200,000 for Action Medical Research’s Touching Tiny Lives Campaign. This Campaign is funding vital research into the causes of premature birth, and, most importantly, looking at ways to prevent it. By joining me on this fantastic adventure you can help ensure more babies have the best possible start in life.
I look forward to meeting you on the trek and sharing in an amazing experience for a great cause. The fact I have come back for my third trek with Action Medical Research is testimony to how terrific they are. Please help me support this fabulous charity.
You can find out more information by calling 0870 333 1662 or by visiting the website www.action.org.uk/trekking
. Spaces are limited spaces so don’t delay or you could miss out!
NOTES TO EDITORS
Print quality photograph of Tony Hadley trekking is available to download at:
For more information about Action Medical Research, please contact:
Clare Coleman, Publicity Assistant
Tel: 01403 327480
1) Action Medical Research is a national charity, which is dedicated to building a healthier future for everyone. The Charity is funding research into many serious diseases and conditions, including premature birth, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, osteoporosis, sickle cell disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
2) Action Medical Research has been making breakthroughs for over 50 years, and its life-saving work benefits babies, children and adults. The Charity’s successes include helping develop the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, the hip replacement operation, and discovering the link between taking folic acid and preventing spinal bifida. www.action.org.uk
3) Touching Tiny Lives is Action Medical Research’s campaign to give the most vulnerable babies in this country a better start in life. More research is needed to ensure that all babies, especially babies born prematurely, grow up healthy.
Touching Tiny Lives aims to raise £3 million to help fund a range of vital research.