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Myself and a few other bods are doing this event for the Newcastle RVI for the work they have done for my family over the past few weeks...

My father suffered a cardiac arrest at one of my homecoming parades, and as soon as he hit the ground, the medics present kept his heart going, allowing time for the Newcastle RVI to send out an Ambulance. He was taken to the hospital and after a few weeks has made a full recovery.

We're running this 14 mile event in Pen-Y-Fan (known as "The Fan Dance") on Saturday, January 19th 2013 (our contribution will be paying our own £45 entry fees individually) to raise money to express thanks to the Army Medics and the RVI.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.thefandancerace.com/ to see the rules, what's going on, and where it is.

 

Unfortunately, due to extreme weather conditions both where we live and in Brecon we were unable to make the drive, so instead........:

We planned a 20 mile march over Kinder with a combined excess of 100lb of weight in backpacks. Temparatures ranged from 1.5 degrees to -17 degrees, winds were so harsh that we were struggling to stay stood up, and could actually lean on them with the weight we were carrying and not fall over. Mountain Rescue were about telling people to get off the mountain, and had already had a casualty that day. We even saw a barbed wire fence where the combined harsh winds and incredibly low temparatures were causing any snow or moisture to instantly freeze resulting in some incredible icicle formations. It was an incredible experience, and we raised in excess of £300 that will be going to the Newcastle RVI's ITU centre.

Many thanks to all those who sponsored, and if you haven't yet, there's still time...!

Raising money for

Newcastle Healthcare Charity

Newcastle Healthcare Charity

Charity Registration No. 502473

Newcastle Healthcare Charity is an NHS dedicated charity who support local hospital services at the RVI, Newcastle General and Walkergate hospitals (general & specialist care); St Nicholas & St George's hospitals (mental health services) and Hunters Moor hospitals (neuro-rehabilitation). The charity enhances patient care, treatment and experience through a wide variety of grants; supports innovative research and development and facilitates additional training and support for NHS staff

Donations 25

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You and Russ did so well and I'm pleased to hear that your dad is so much better.

Donation by Alma Hilton-Stephenson on 04/02/13

£10.00

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Wish it could be more, but I'm a student and bloody poor. Rhyme unintended but cheeky bonus. Love Josh and Rach

Donation by Josh Cooper on 19/01/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/01/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/01/13

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*knock knock* Hello-eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Donation by Jillington on 17/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Georgie Lawton on 15/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jamie on 12/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Just Think of a ruggedly handsome canadian and you'll run it in no time

Donation by Richard Pollard on 09/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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GENERIC SUPPORT CHANT! No, but seriously you can do this. Well done man.

Donation by John Cuffe on 09/01/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck from Alex

Donation by Alex Hadfield on 07/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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OMG SUPER KAWAIIIIIII

Donation by Suki on 07/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Davey

Donation by Mitsy on 07/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Alex McCarthy on 05/01/13

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Donation by Kathleen Barlow on 31/12/12

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Donation by Andrew Cuffe on 26/12/12

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Warmest regards; From Cubbies

Donation by Lee White on 15/12/12

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 14/12/12

£10.00

Donated!! Good luck Davey!

Donation by Nina Wild - Tauranga NZ on 14/12/12

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Donation by Anonymous on 14/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/12/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck with it davey!

Donation by Ross Ardern on 14/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck :) x

Donation by Sara Faulkner on 14/12/12

£3.50

+ £0.88 Gift Aid

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Donation by Kerrys Cutessentials Embroidery on 10/12/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 10/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£320.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£320.00
  • Gift Aid£71.68

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