Charity Walk LE JOG

Charity Walk LE JOG

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mark387mw

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217 months

Thursday 11th March 2004
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A group of 4 friends have embarked on a charity walk from Lands End to John O'Groats and started this week on Monday 8th March and hope to reach John O'Groats mid April. They are all aged 20 and have direct or family connections with their chosen charities that they're raising money for. These are Make a Wish, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and Downs Syndrome Association. So far they've raised 17,000 and hope to increase it to 25,000.

Tonight they are in Wadebridge and hope to walk to Launceston tomorrow and reach Exeter by the weekend. I believe the weather is a bit nasty at the moment so to boost there spirits if anyone sees 2 or 3 lads walking on the A39/A395/A30 and beyond, with a red Ford Sierra support car, give them a toot. If anyone can offer direct help such as places to stay or to shelter if the weather gets worse or just a bite to eat please ring John Cassidy on the walk on 07957750129.

Also if anyone can suggest who I can contact with regard to local radio/press etc to gain support and overnight accommodation stops for the lads please let me know or maybe someone in your area has connections!?

Hopefully I can move this thread to the regions as they go. All help appreciated. Thanks in advance,

Mark

Corin Denton

8,751 posts

218 months

Thursday 11th March 2004
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The main radio stations are Pirate Radio for Cornwall and Radio Devon and Gemini FM for devon/Exeter. The three main publications are the Western Morning News, Evening Herald and the Express and Echo, hope this may help?

agent006

11,617 posts

214 months

Thursday 11th March 2004
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GWR group do pretty much all the local radio for anywhere north of exeter, west of reading and south of manchester.

mark387mw

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Friday 12th March 2004
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Thanks for the info, I'll email them today.

Mark

mark387mw

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Saturday 13th March 2004
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Update, they're in Okehampton. Off to Exeter tomorrow so if anyone can help with accommodation or even a pint to keep 'em going.

Mark

mark387mw

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Wednesday 17th March 2004
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Bristol today, Worcester by the weekend.

Mark

Corin Denton

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218 months

Friday 9th April 2004
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mark387mw said:
Bristol today, Worcester by the weekend.

Mark



How are they getting on?

mark387mw

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Saturday 10th April 2004
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Thanks for the interest. They're halfway up the west coast of Scotland. I heard from them last week and I think they spent all their budget earlier than expected but being youngsters they're getting by. The plan was to be in John O'Groats for next weekend but I think it'll be a few days after as I imagine that area will be tough going. I expect to get an update this weekend.

Cheers
Mark

Corin Denton

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218 months

Sunday 11th April 2004
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Good stuff! Who are they raising the moolah for?

mark387mw

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Sunday 11th April 2004
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Corin Denton said:
Good stuff! Who are they raising the moolah for?


They're doing it for Make a Wish, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and Downs Syndrome Association. The lads themselves or immediate families have had direct connection to these charities hence the choices.

Mark

Corin Denton

8,751 posts

218 months

Sunday 11th April 2004
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mark387mw said:

Corin Denton said:
Good stuff! Who are they raising the moolah for?



They're doing it for Make a Wish, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and Downs Syndrome Association. The lads themselves or immediate families have had direct connection to these charities hence the choices.

Mark


Fair play! I'm a member of Plymouth Round Table and we do a lot for a Children's Wish, my mother died from cancer and my dad is hospital from a heart attack so by all means forward me some correspondence and I'll chuck my four-penneth in!