My Biggest Adventure Yet!

Hello Everyone!

I have been so busy recently but I am so excited to tell you that as we speak me and Nick Talbot are heading to Everest base camp on my biggest adventure yet!

The aim of the expedition is to summit Mount Everest and in doing so raise much needed funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and we have got the wonderful support of none other than Sir Chris Bonington who has personally endorsed our expedition and has sent his best wishes for our venture!

For Nick though, this expedition is truly something special as Nick is the first person with Cystic Fibrosis to attempt to summit Everest! So to show how much I support Nick not only am I joining him to keep him company up Everest I am also calling on your help so that we can reach his fundraising target of £100,000 to help raise research funding to help the 96% of Cystic Fibrosis sufferers who don’t yet have effective medication and face a bleak future.

So to try and help him reach his target I want to get you involved too and to show my gratitude for your donations I have lots of great offers for you!

So for every £10 donation you make through my site I will give you a Brandon Plush Keyring to say thank you and for every £20 or more you donate I will send you a 25cm Brandon Plush Toy! With both gifts you will also receive a certificate to commemorate Nick’s Summit!

And that’s not all,  I have also teamed up with the wonderful Bury Black Pudding and we will be giving away a fantastic free hamper every week for the duration of Nick’s expedition with the winner chosen from the donators of that week! (How great is that!?)

100% of the profits go to Nick’s Expedition.

Thank you in advance for your help!

I will be sure to keep you updated on our progress throughout our expedition!

Love Brandon the Lion xx

http://www.brandonthelion.co.uk/donate.html

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My Day With Vertex!

Hello everyone! I have been a very busy lion recently getting to know some wonderful people over at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. I was kindly invited down to Oxford by Liz to see first hand the research work into Cystic Fibrosis that the dedicated team over at Vertex are doing. After the initial success and positive changes to CF sufferers seen after taking Kalydeco, Vertex have now recently filed patents for the next phase of development and have given me a link so that you can see future developments and follow the progress!

I also met Nick who is a CF sufferer and one of the first to try the Kalydeco drug. He is also part of the Everest team who is going to attempt the summit of Everest next year!

So big thank you to Vertex for letting me see their brilliant work first hand, it was a real privilege!

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Lots of love, Brandon the Lion xxx

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My Trip to America With New Friends!

I have got so much news to share with you from my travels in America! As you may know my new friend Ted from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, took me along on his great journey on the Seacoast Safari ride, I had a great time and Ted did brilliantly, there is a picture of us all at the finish line for you to see! Ted also took me back home to meet his lovely family, I had a great time clay painting, watering flowers and meeting their doggy!

I also met one of Ted’s friends, a wonderful lady called Nikki who took me on a tour to none other than The White House! I cannot tell you how much I love America and I am really enjoying making lots of new friends and making new memories!

Hope you are enjoying the British weather (even if it looks to be taking a turn for the worse!)

Lots of Love Brandon the Lion xxx

Seacoast Safari in aid of Cystic Fibrosis

Hello everyone! Hope you are still having a great time in the sunshine, it seems summer is finally here! I would love to share with you this picture of me and my new good friend Ted training for next weekends’ sea coast safari!

The Seacoast Safari is a cycling tour along the Maine Coastline in the USA to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. Ted kindly invited me along and we are looking forward to help raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis! I will be sure to share lots of pictures with you from the big day.

To find out more about the event follow this link
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Jason completes the Iron Man Austria Challenge!

On Sunday June 30th 2013, my very good friend Jason Porter took part in the Iron Man Challenge in Austria! He had to do a 3.8 km swim followed by a 180 km bike ride finishing with a 42.1 km run, all in the name of Brandon and my cause! Jason completed the Iron Man challenge in a fantastic time of 12hr, 22 mins and 2 seconds! So a big well done to Jason and a big thank you to him for getting involved with our cause!

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My Day at The Wellbeing Farm!

Hello everyone! I do hope you have all enjoyed the lovely weather we had over the weekend! I certainly did as I spent a lovely day yesterday at The Wellbeing Farm in Bolton, Lancashire! I was kindly invited along to spend the day at the farm to meet a naughty LLama called Laurie that lives there! (he even has his own Facebook page you know… look for Laurie Llama!) It was such a great day and the lovely weather brought out so many visitors who spent the day with me meeting all the animals and watching the amazing cookery demonstrations in the cookery school.

The Wellbeing Farm has only just recently opened but I can already see that so many of my weekends are going to be spent there! I met so many new friends and had such a great day, so if your ever near the area then pop along and you can meet Laurie Llama for yourself, just watch out as he can be very mischievous! Love Brandon the Lion xxx

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Brandon’s Recovery

Hello everyone! Just to update you on Brandon, he has been moved to Preston Hospital now and is recovering well, thank you all for your well wishes and kind comments. Here is a picture of Brandon in hospital with the other Beech boys- his dad Chris, grandad Steve and uncle Stuart! Love Brandon the Lion xxxx

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Brandon’s Operation

I would like to wish my very brave best friend Brandon Beech good luck as he has gone into hospital today for his operation. He will be having a tube put into his lungs to help make him feel better. Paws crossed all goes well and he makes a speedy recovery, I will be sure to let you all know how he is doing along the way. Love Brandon the Lion xxx

Brandon’s mum completes the London Marathon!

Hello everyone! I have some fantastic news to share with you about Brandon’s mum Gillian and her latest achievement! Gillian took part in the Virgin London Marathon yesteday completing it in a fantastic time of 4hr 12 minutes! Not only that she also raised an amazing £3, 177 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust! So a big well done to Gillian, we are all so proud of you! Love Brandon the Lion xxx

My Biggest Adventure Yet!

I am so excited that very shortly I will be announcing my biggest adventure yet! Be sure to keep checking up on here so you can be the first to know! I promise you will be as excited as I am when you hear what is planned, so here is a little sneak ‘PEAK’ just for you!

Whilst I have this great news to share, there is also a sad update to share about my best friend Brandon Beech who is very poorly at the minute. He is due to have an operation in May so please keep your paws crossed that he is feeling better soon and that all goes well with his operation next month. Love Brandon the Lion xxx