Fundraising jungle trip for staff nurse.

Staff nurse Phil Jebbett, who works in the Day Procedure Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, will be travelling to Kota-Kinabalu, Malaysia where he will be undertaking a series of fundraising challenges to raise money for research into breast cancer, head and neck cancer and hand surgery.

The challenges will include a two day Jungle Trekking Adventure, White Water Rafting in Sabah and, weather permitting, he will be taking up the challenge of climbing the famous Mount Kinabalu from the Timphohon Gate to Low’s peak. Phil is funding the trip himself as part of a vacation.

He says: “I work as part of the Plastic Surgery team and we help patients to regain form and function following an illness or injury. It’s a pleasure to be able to take part in these activities and help the team to develop research studies at the same time.

Mount Kinabalu is located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia and is the tallest peak in the Borneo’s Crocker Range. The mountain peaks at 4095m (13500ft) above sea level, which makes it the 20th tallest mountain in the world.

In addition the ‘Padas River’ offers White Water Rafting in Sabah. (Sungai Padas in Malay) This is one of the top rafting sites located at Pangi which is near Tenom. The Water Rafting will take place over a distance of 9 kilometres with 7 exciting and challenging rapids from class 3 to class 4 increasing to class 5 during rainy season.

You can follow Phil on his adventure by checking out his ‘JustGiving’ web-page which he will keep updated during his trip. You can also use the link to donate to help him raise money.

Thursday 24th of May 2012 10:00:45 AM