Sasha Jessop

I am Conquering Cradle Mountain to Beat MS!

Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system and it strikes young people in the prime of their lives.

There is currently no known cure.

It's quite staggering that multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other neurological condition, with the average age of diagnosis just 30 years old. Every case of multiple sclerosis is unique – the symptoms, severity and progress of the disease are different for everyone.

So I’m trekking through the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area and traversing sections of the Overland Trail to raise funds to deliver essential MS support services and ensure no one faces MS alone.

Please DONATE now to support my trek and give hope to thousands of Australians living with multiple sclerosis.

Thank you for your support.

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DIY Paella Night - October 2 2021

Sunday 26th Sep
Next weekend I'm partnering with Oscar and Marina from Let's Paella to do a fun DIY Paella at Home event! 

Participants will get a shopping list and join together for a family cooking event with some music, dancing, sangria and crafty fun. 

Tickets are only $55 for the household and it is sure to be enjoyable tasty entertainment, and a great way to raise money for MS Australia!

Here is the link to register:

Quiz Mistress Saves the Day!

Saturday 31st Jul
The Sydney Lockdown has put the stops to my live fundraising events, so I decided to see if I could run a couple of online "Not Pub Trivia" nights to see if I could raise some money virtually. Thankfully I had a willing group of close family and friends to test my Quiz Mistress skills last night, and we had a Friday night gathering, with a small participation fee. I'm thrilled to say that I'm now just over HALF WAY to my fundraising goal! How incredible is that!? So exciting...

Got plenty of good feedback and will keep tweaking the formula before I offer this to members of the public, but I'm optimistic!
Next time, I will make sure I schedule my event carefully so it does not clash with anything important, such as a Matildas quarter final match in the Olympics. My participants kept running off screen to their TV room mid quiz, screaming about the extra time, Sam Kerr's brilliant header and such and such a goal or penalty. It was a whirlwind! That would have been fine, but some of the group were watching the game online, so had a slight lag in their telecast, so there were a few spoilers. The perils of online real time events! 

What a fun way to raise money for this good cause.

COVID - The Lockdown Episode

Thursday 29th Jul
The Sydney Lockdown interrupted my plans for a fundraising film night at Palace Cinema, so I have started on online campaign, including a Virtual Quiz event. Doing my best, and training as much as I can to get the fitness to take on the trek, which involves lots of neighbourhood walks in local streets with my mask on. Making good use of the hills in Glebe!

Celebrations generosity

Saturday 8th May
Celebrating a Big Birthday is always a little fraught, but this past month has been joyous and filled with love. A series of celebration events called ‘Festival of Sasha’ or ‘Festivus’ has brought family and friends together creating some beautiful memories. In lieu of gifts, my family birthday party last Saturday raised over $700! How lucky I feel to be surrounded by such a supportive and generous group of friends and family. Almost half way into my fundraising goal - woohoo!! 

The journey begins...

Sunday 14th Mar
So this is it! Festival of 50 is upon me and the walk of a lifetime is coming up in a few months. I signed up to trek Cradle Mountain in November 2021. What better way to celebrate a strong and young body by setting myself a challenge like this one! It's exciting (and a bit bewildering!) to be planning this as well as my 50th Birthday party. So grateful to have lovely friends and family to support me on my journey.
Training has officially started. After a bumpy February with a few injuries to slow down my training plan, I'm now on track. Walking 5kms on Friday with my new pack from Kathmandu was fun. Fridays are my day for training walks and I'm hoping to increase the distance and the weight over the next few weeks. Chookers!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$208.80

Alex And Diane Baitch

Well done Sasha. Great cause! Close to Diane's heart having lost a dear friend to MS at age 35. Enjoy such a beautiful walk. Xxxx

$156.60

Katie Cripps

Enjoy the view and the challenge. Such a great cause. All the best my love. Katie

$156.60

Fiona Pacey

A wonderful way to make a difference.

$156.60

Sally Taylor

Sasha! Go

$150

Geoff Graham

Sasha, Your kind invitation is accepted by Thomi and I with much pleasure. See you on the 1 st May Geoff.

$104.40

John Coates

A great goal to conquer the mountain and raise money for a worthy cause. Keep up the training and I will provide the massages.

$100

Stephen And Amy Kemp

Great work Sash!

$78.30

Hershmans

Well done Sash on taking on such a great cause. Happy birthday from all of us. Margie, Ben, Ollie, Milo and Samuel XX

$78.30

Erica Smith

Great cause!! Enjoy the challenge. This is one of the world's great treks and you will love it.

$78.30

Jill

Go ya good thing!

$75

Elizabeth Jessop

Good effort Sash..keep up the great work.

$52.20

Steve & Dg

Go Sasha go! Kick MS's butt right in its face!

$52.20

Aknjszkt

$52.20

Matthew Drago

💪💪💪 go for it!

$52.20

Lisa Cuffe

Good luck!

$52.20

Alex And Diane Baitch

Hello Sasha, Well done with your Zoom Trivia. Best wishes in you fundraising and let's hope that COVID does not interfere with your plans for the Walk

$52.20

George & Debbie

Overland track at fifty? Nothing. When we were young like you we .......

$52.20

Anne Dunn

Go Sasha!

$52.20

Bella Paine

Break a leg 😝

$50

Soulful Concepts

$50

Simon Brewer

Well done Sasha- good luck.

$50

Sasha Jessop

$26.10

Marnie

$26.10

Lorna Jakszewicz

Kudos to you! Much love and support on this journey! and thank you for supporting the cause!! XO

$26.10

Shovina Lal

$25

Kerrie Pacey

Sorry you are leaving WI but am sure a new opportunity will arise. Hope you get to do the trek.