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Man, Fish, Bicycle: it all makes sense now!  I was seduced by the Paris-London bit.  I didn't think I'd qualify for a fashion ride so I'm riding for fish.  EJF is a feisty little charity with a big heart: they work at that juncture where human rights and environmental abuse meet.

 

5 photos: The life boat/surveillance boat that EJF need to replace - it's been terribly effective at monitoring, recording and trying to fight illegal fish.  Second a map of Africa from a big research report by MRAG: countries in extreme poverty like Sierra Leone, who depend on fish for food and trade,are being robbed blind every day - $1bn per annum for sub-saharan Africa alone!  Third a picture of some canned fish, Fish4Ever, it's "my baby" and the best canned fish brand in the world, a pioneer in sustainable and ethical sourcing.  Commercial interlude over.  Next: Juannah, my best friend from years back, from Sierra Leone, my kids - and moi.  Juannah's mother came from Shabro Island where the EJF boat operates.  Fifth, and last, a picture of my brother-in-law and sister.   Why?  Am I running out of ideas?  Richard headed up VSO in Sierra Leone just before the Civil War and Izzie worked at the blind school in Freetown. 

 

So that's my personal linkage, and the fact that I feel a bit guilty for not having done much to stand up against un-fairness and abuse.  I've already hussled suppliers and customers for donations - and these will be roundly lauded on our Fish4Ever website - but PLEASE help me raise more.  As I said, the EJF is a massively effective little charity, but if that doesn't convince you at least my old legs deserve some encouragement...

Merci

 

Raising money for

EJF -Environmental  Justice Foundation

EJF -Environmental Justice Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1088128

EJF is an environmental and human rights charity that empowers local communities in the developing world to protect their own environment. EJF tackles critical problems that are often ignored bringing beneficial social and environmental change to some of the world’s largest industries such as cotton and illegal pirate fishing

Donations 27

I am impressed - Well done. Hope the legs have recovered LOL

Donation by Chantal Allamand on 28/09/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

well done Charles! Baule

Donation by Gabriele Cappelli on 27/09/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Go for it!

Donation by Catherine Fookes on 19/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Charles from all your friends at Nemesis Martial Arts

Donation by Peter Felix on 17/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great work Charles, fingers crossed for a tail wind!

Donation by Andy Hickman on 13/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Un folie de moyen-age? Good on you, Carlos.

Donation by Alastair Brown on 12/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Bonne Chance, bon courage

Donation by Isabelle Redfern on 04/09/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Sir X

Donation by Sara Novakovic on 02/08/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Have been looking on the london-paris ride website. What a great challenge - well done for taking it on!

Donation by Andrea Morando on 20/07/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Charles. Pedal hard!

Donation by Melanie Siggs on 01/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Pedal hard Charles! From your Aussie mates Sandy & Belinda

Donation by Sandy Abram on 01/07/11

£250.00

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Go for it Dude :-)

Donation by Frank A on 30/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck! x

Donation by Kate McFadden-Lewis on 29/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Charles, best of luck from a fellow cyclist! Jonathan Moore.

Donation by Jonathan Moore on 27/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Charles, all the very best from all at Glossop Cartons

Donation by Jacky Sidebottom on 27/06/11

£100.00

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Good luck Charles. That's an impressive cycle, I think i'll stick to the eurostar.

Donation by Alex Redfern on 25/06/11

£45.00

+ £11.25 Gift Aid

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Knock em dead Charles!

Donation by David Parker on 24/06/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Charlie...one trip I'm not going to join you on I'm afraid!!

Donation by Dean Hodge on 23/06/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Charles X

Donation by Samantha Walchester on 23/06/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Have a great trip!

Donation by Tom MacMillan on 23/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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having just got over cycling 95 miles in hilly somerset I have a little idea what you are about to go through, good luck

Donation by phil haughton on 22/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

 

All good luck! Simon Wright

Donation by Simon Wright on 22/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by pete wilder on 22/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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A feisty man with a big heart biking for a feisty charity with a big heart. Very wonderful, best of luck!

Donation by Emily Howgate on 22/06/11

£12.00

+ £3.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£962.00
  • Offline donations£4,350.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,312.00
  • Gift Aid£153.00

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