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Thread: Sponsored walk.

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    Sponsored walk.

    Admin, please remove if not appropriate.

    I have a 5 month old grandaughter Millie, who is in and out of hospital due to a heart problem which is controlled through medication.
    The Musgrove park hospital childrens ward nurses and staff do a wonderful job for the kids, some have even given their time free when things have been busy.
    One time when Millie was unwell i asked the hospital if i could bring a musical mobile to put above Millies cot. I was told "Yes, no problem. We used to supply them but they`ve all been taken by vacating parents"
    How heartless is that?
    Over the last two weeks i`ve been thinking i want to give something back to the hospital.
    I`m going to do a sponsored walk along the Bridgwater and Taunton canal. The canal begins at the docks in Bridgwater and ends at Firepool lock in Taunton, a distance of fourteen and a half miles. I`ll be walking it there and back, a distance of twenty nine miles. It will happen on the 29th August 2010 at around 8.30 am.
    My lurcher Sox will walk some of it with me.
    I`ll be having a few sponsor forms made and a "just giving" site set up.
    Thanks for reading this.
    basil.

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    good for you mate my little boy just had brain surgery thank god he is in tip top form now but thinking of giving back but how much is a childs life worth pricless hope it all goes well for you bud

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    Put the details up Basil and I will put something in for you mate.

    Jonathon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 243varmint
    Put the details up Basil and I will put something in for you mate.

    Jonathon
    +1 basil.. Good for you mate..

    I can tell you there is no way any of the Admin would see this as inapropriate.. They are good family men...

    My kid brothers baby has just been born with a hole in the heart and various complications associated with that..

    Absolutely crucified the family as she looks so amazingly beautifull and well you would never know..

    Puts things into perspective.. So very sad

    Terry

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    well done John
    my thoughts are with you
    my cousin had several heart ops by the age of eleven and never out of hospital
    sometimes we wondered if he would ever get out, he is now 35

    still with a hole in the heart ( but not as big) and assoiciated scars and body disfigurements from such ops, also still living on a knife edge
    but that has not stopped him from being and living a normal life
    i do hope your grandaughter has a great life not just for her but all concerned
    ATB

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    Re: Sponsored walk.

    Quote Originally Posted by basil
    The canal begins at the docks in Bridgwater and ends at Firepool lock in Taunton, a distance of fourteen and a half miles. I`ll be walking it there and back,
    Walking? I'd have thought a man of your stature would be better off swimming it!

    Post the Justgiving link mate and I'll sponsor you.

    ATB

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    You have my vote basil and my money

    Just give us the link

    ATB

    Max

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    + one here mate who do i send my money two ???????and how

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    Thanks for support lads.
    I have come across a stumbling block at the moment.
    To set up and maintain a "just giving" site will cost 15 a month and i can`t afford this.
    It was suggested that i set up a paypal account but my mrs blew that out of the water as she doesn`t trust paypal.
    So, now i`m going to an ad out on the forums i belong to to ask if someone would allow their paypal account to be used for collecting donations, they would then issue the final donation to the hospital.
    Does that make any sense?
    basil.

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    Basil
    When I did the first March and Shoot I set up a 'just giving' page and I'm sure I was not charged but I think they take a percentage of sponsers.
    If you use them and tell people to use the Gift Aid part the goverment bump your donation up.

    I'm sure Bandit Country will put something up about this.

    Good luck mate

    Jonathon

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