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Fundraiser update

16/06/2009

Top of the Everyclick list of fundraisers for the past week is Craig Brown and friends. Craig has persuaded thirteen friends, all from the pensions management industry, to cycle with him from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of the Friends of Brooklands School. Craig’s son attends Brooklands for disabled children and those with learning difficulties; they do such good work that Craig says he wanted to so something for them.

Craig and friends set off on the 12th June from Land’s End and will be passsing through North Devon, Taunton, Glastonbury, Bath, Gloucester, Ludlow and Shrewsbury, before going north through Knutsford to Preston. They hope to reach Carlisle by the end of day five then will head to John O’Groats for day nine, via Stirling, Braemar and Lairg. If you see them, give them a wave to cheer them on! They have reached 88% of their target to buy a new whiteboard for the school – please help them if you can.

Rob Walsh has taken on the rather inspiring challenge of walking the entire coastline of Jersey – 48 miles in all, in aid of the building fund at his daughter’s school St Johns RC School, Banbury. He says he has tried it before but only got to 35 miles before he could manage no more! He will be starting at 3am on 20th June, along with 1000 other walkers.

On Thursday 18th June, the annual Dragon Boat Race will be held in the Paddington Basin. Twelve teams will take part this year, including Kingfisher (fundraising for Walterton and Elgin Homes), Davy Dragons (fundraising for Radicle) and Julie Ramsden (also fundraising for Walterton and Elgin Homes). The event starts at 5.30pm. Prizes are awarded for the team that wins the race, the team that raises the most sponsorship and the one with the best fancy dress!

This coming weekend, the 20th and 21st of June, 200 people from Swindon, North Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire will go to the Cotswold Water Park to take part in a unique challenge for Inner Flame. Rather than going to Mount Everest and climbing the mountain, what with all the specialist training and equipment needed, the challenge is instead to climb the equivalent of Everest in 24 hours – 1000 times up a 29ft pole.

The Mount Everest Challenge is a relay with all the people taking part. Anyone can join in and can climb once or several times as an individual or part of a team. David Wreathall, Susie Golics, Jamie Wreathall and Jimmy Fozzard are all taking part this weekend.

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