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    For Prostate Cancer UK and Musgrove Hospital Childrens Unit in Taunton.

    On Wednesday of last week I was out walking my two dogs along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, this was the scene of a 29 mile sponsored walk I did in 2010 for my Children`s Unit Hospital Charity. As I was walking I was thinking that I hadn`t done any fund raising of late, mainly due to some personal issues of my own and maybe it was time that I did something about it.
    This week we have read the extremely sad post that Merlin had lost his dad to Prostate cancer and then realising how many people had been affected by this dreadful disease.
    By kind permission of JAYB I can now announce that I will be doing that 29 mile walk again on the bank holiday of August 31st 2015.
    All the proceeds that this event raises will be split 50/50 between Prostate Cancer UK and The Musgrove Park Children`s Unit in Taunton. Somerset.
    The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal starts at the docks in Bridgwater and ends at Firepool Lock in Taunton where the canal meets the River Tone and is approximately 29 miles long from one end to the other and back. In 2010 it took me approximately 12.5 hours to complete and Sox, one of my dogs did the walk with me and the weather was perfect.
    These are two very deserving charities so let`s make this the biggest fund raiser yet!
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    On Wednesday of last week I was out walking my two dogs along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, this was the scene of a 29 mile sponsored walk I did in 2010 for my Children`s Unit Hospital Charity. As I was walking I was thinking that I hadn`t done any fund raising of late, mainly due to some personal issues of my own and maybe it was time that I did something about it.
    This week we have read the extremely sad post that Merlin had lost his dad to Prostate cancer and then realising how many people had been affected by this dreadful disease.
    By kind permission of JAYB I can now announce that I will be doing that 29 mile walk again on the bank holiday of August 31st 2015.
    All the proceeds that this event raises will be split 50/50 between Prostate Cancer UK and The Musgrove Park Children`s Unit in Taunton. Somerset.
    The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal starts at the docks in Bridgwater and ends at Firepool Lock in Taunton where the canal meets the River Tone and is approximately 29 miles long from one end to the other and back. In 2010 it took me approximately 12.5 hours to complete and Sox, one of my dogs did the walk with me and the weather was perfect.
    These are two very deserving charities so let`s make this the biggest fund raiser yet!

    Well done.

    I'll be happy to sponsor you.

    Details of how to do so, please.



    Steve.

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    A very good cause, my local hospital regards SBM

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOTSHARP View Post
    Well done.

    I'll be happy to sponsor you.

    Details of how to do so, please.



    Steve.
    Thank you Steve.
    Firstly I need to find an account which I can set up from which the charities will receive equal amounts.
    As soon as that is done I will post the details.
    John.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    The other year on here several people donated a stalk which gathered into a package which went to the highest bidder which my mate Dom won is this worth doing again.??

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman View Post
    The other year on here several people donated a stalk which gathered into a package which went to the highest bidder which my mate Dom won is this worth doing again.??
    That auction was for a Red Stag portrait.
    It would depend on whether the winner could cover all four corners of the UK. I don`t think anyone thought that that particular auction was going to reach such dizzy heights as two of those included was stalking in Australia (John) and one for some fishing also in Australia. (Donating members name escapes me)
    At least individual auctions gives more people a chance location and financial wise)
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Has anyone on the SD ever done a sponsored event that supported two charities at once?
    I`m a little stuck as to where to turn to as to who or what to use to collect donations.
    Thanks.
    John.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Basil - this is a very kind gesture...however, if splitting is problematic, then I say focus solely upon the Children's Unit at Taunton. (....and I say that knowing that I'll be tapping up the SD membership later this year for Movember anyway!).

    Raising a few bob for The Taunton unit will be a positive outcome in its own right, and as my Dad loved his 5 grandchildren, this will be quite appropriate anyway.

    I'll sponsor you.
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

    "...Nicely just doesn't cut the cheese....." A new twist on management-speak courtesy of a colleague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin View Post
    Basil - this is a very kind gesture...however, if splitting is problematic, then I say focus solely upon the Children's Unit at Taunton. (....and I say that knowing that I'll be tapping up the SD membership later this year for Movember anyway!).

    Raising a few bob for The Taunton unit will be a positive outcome in its own right, and as my Dad loved his 5 grandchildren, this will be quite appropriate anyway.

    I'll sponsor you.
    Merlin. I will find a way of splitting the proceeds between both charities, i`m going over to the just giving site to see what they can offer.
    I already have two auctions promised so it`ll all be up and running soon.
    This is a map of the canal so this is 14.5 miles worth of the walk.
    Last edited by basil; 04-03-2015 at 15:25.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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