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You may already know about Thunder’s commitment to the wonderful Charity that is Childline through our involvement in the annual Childline Rocks gig. In the ongoing campaign to raise awareness and much-needed cash, Childline have teamed up with the distinguished music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins to organize a sponsored bike ride along the banks of the Nile next January.

 I was delighted to be asked to participate in this event and (after being bribed with promises of sexual favours and alcohol) didn’t hesitate to say yes.

 On sober reflection it occurred to me that although I can ride a bicycle, I haven’t ridden one more than twenty yards in many a year. However, with no concern for my bottom and, despite the possibility that I may be arrested by the fashion police I have decided to be true to my word and take part in this great adventure.

 We set off on Jan 21 2010 for Aswan, Egypt, arriving quite late, then up early the next day to spend the morning choosing and checking our bikes, which are supplied. Over the following 48 hours we will cycle over 100 miles more or less  along the Nile ending up in Luxor, where survivors will take a deep bath, apply various muscle creams and perhaps a few celebratory beers.

 

My training program has already begun and the more sharp-eyed amongst you may spot me hurtling through the badlands of South East London over the next few months.

 

Now here’s where all you wonderful people come in;


I would be extremely grateful if you would support me in this event so please, please, please click on the button below and make a donation. You know it makes sense! 


 

Find out more about the great work these Charities do at www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/ andwww.childline.org.uk (note please that Nordoff Robbins will pay half of the profits to Childline from their collections here and elsewhere).

 

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Raising money for

Nordoff Robbins (UK)

Nordoff Robbins (UK)

Charity Registration No. 280960

Nordoff Robbins uses music to transform the lives of vulnerable people across the UK living with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, mental health problems, brain injury, depression or a life-threatening / terminal illness. Through music, we can dramatically improve quality of life.

Donations 97

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Luke This is a posthumous donation and I know you survived to tell the tale!

Donation by Simon Reed on 15/02/10

£60.00

+ £16.92 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jamilah Asghar on 08/02/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 06/02/10

£10.00

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Donation by Teresa Stewart on 01/02/10

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Donation by Rebecca Sharp on 27/01/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 23/01/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Marvelous.

Donation by Helen Ellery - Dobbo on 20/01/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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You are barking mad. Good luck mate!

Donation by Bazza on 20/01/10

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Try not to fall off, but if you do, make sure you land on your head and not your hands.

Donation by Malcolm McKenzie on 19/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Cycling is the best way to see our world, do yourself good and benefit others. Good on you!

Donation by Tim Parsons on 12/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Go for it Luke. Good Luck! Bob and Trudie

Donation by Trudie Myerscough-Harris on 07/01/10

£50.00

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Good luck.

Donation by Pete Jarvis on 04/01/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Luke - although alcohol might numb the pain it will also help you fall off the bike more! xx

Donation by Alison on 04/01/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck chap and have fun. Look forward to seeing the pics and hearing all about it.

Donation by Harry on 02/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck and have fun!

Donation by Gail Bailey on 28/12/09

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 25/12/09

£17.00

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Good Luck! Go go gadget legs and lungs! :) xxx

Donation by Heather F on 22/12/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Hi Luke, good luck with the bike ride, stay off the mince pies.

Donation by Mick Brown on 21/12/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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All the best Luke keep on pedaling you hero Don't forget you can borrow Owen's helmet and cycling clips !

Donation by Vic Abbott on 21/12/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Is & Stephen on 18/12/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Go for it mate! Remember you are unstoppable...

Donation by jon on 17/12/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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What some people will do to get a holiday in the sun! Good luck.

Donation by Sue Bintliff (Mrs Scampi) on 17/12/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Hope everything goes well.

Donation by stephen moxham on 17/12/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Luke - hey dude - enjoy. Drink numbs the pain apparently! Mark

Donation by Mark Lacey on 17/12/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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Luke you're a star!! Hope you guys finally come to Dubai to do a gig, and play GOLF! Rgds Bo

Donation by Bo van Wijk on 17/12/09

£100.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,960.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,960.00
  • Gift Aid£656.62

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