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This November I'll be taking on the 2007 Norwood Challenge in aid of supporting children, adults and families who cope with learning disabilities and social disadvantage. The 600km trek from Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia will take me throughsome of the most exhilarating landscapes and diverse cultures ofIndochina, a far cry from my typical session on the exercise bike in-front of Coronation St.  

Norwood is one of the UK's major children and family service organisations who provide specialist care to the most vulnerable members of the community. The trip is a great way to raise awareness (and money!) of the hardship that so many people face as a result of abuse, addiction, family breakdown, financial hardship, special education and disabilities. 

  

Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. Please dig deep and sponsor me online, I will be grateful for any donation you can make. Your support for this very deserving cause will make all those hours on the exercise bike worthwhile!   

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Norwood will receive your money faster and, if you are a taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. 

So please sponsor me now!  

Many thanks for your support.

Trip itinerary http://www.norwood.org.uk/Downloads/Vietnam_Itinerary_07.pdf

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6 STITCHES GONE AND 7 WEEKS TO GO

In the last few weeks I have finally been getting down to some serious training. Last Thursday I decided it was time to try out some night riding. All went well until I decided to switch into the bicycle lane in Enfield Road and didnt realise it was raised on a pavement!

Still, the stitches came out last night and I will soon be back in action (motorists beware!).

Raising money for

Norwood

Norwood

Charity Registration No. 1059050

Every day Norwood enables thousands of people to change their lives, one by one. Norwood supports people with learning disabilities and children and families in need. We believe people should live the life they choose and we work with individuals to change their lives and achieve their goals.

Donations 57

Very well done, Marvin - what a great achievement and for such a great cause

Donation by Gina's Montessori Nursery School on 20/12/07

£60.00

Well done Marvin

Donation by Johnc on 10/12/07

£25.00

Dave Murphy Gerald Edelman and Co

Donation by Dave Murphy on 04/12/07

£50.00

Donation by Marion and Ian on 30/11/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

from J Gibbon £5 S Malin £10 Phil £10 D Lambert £20

Donation by Jenny Gibbon Dave Lambert Shirley Malin and Phil on 29/11/07

£45.00

Good luck

Donation by adam miller on 26/11/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I hope the stabilisers work!

Donation by Graham Honey on 21/11/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck, old chap...

Donation by Alan & Sheila on 18/11/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck Marvin - rather you than me.

Donation by Charles Worthington on 15/11/07

£50.00

Donation by Tom and Ania on 14/11/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Jill Burness (Home-Start) on 14/11/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

As Mark Twain said: "Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live". Good luck!!!

Donation by Cathy Fischer on 12/11/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

metaphorically, break a leg

Donation by Rebecca Arnold on 12/11/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck. Hard to say that to a Hammer.

Donation by Lois on 12/11/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the best and good luck!

Donation by Donna Wyatt on 12/11/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Your training, determination and focus has been 2nd to none. Take this and good luck.x

Donation by Jake on 11/11/07

£20.00

Good luck from the Famous Five

Donation by Mandy on 11/11/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Best of luck Marv. You can do it if you B&Q it!

Donation by Saffora Choudri on 11/11/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good Luck Marvin

Donation by Sharon & John Silverstein on 07/11/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck from downunder

Donation by Philip Smith on 06/11/07

£20.00

Good luck. Stay upright and enjoy.

Donation by Ian Ruff on 03/11/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

We really admire you for taking this challenge a good cause...perhaps it's the 1st of many! Love C&M

Donation by Connie & Mike on 02/11/07

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

well done - good luck

Donation by Adrian F Bloomfield on 27/10/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Crumbs

Donation by Mark Blackett-Ord on 27/10/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Best of Luck Marvin

Donation by Allan Peters on 26/10/07

£250.00

+ £70.51 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,500.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,500.00
  • Gift Aid£435.77

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