Story

Sponsored Story for the Chauncy Maples Trust

The Chauncy Maples Trust is renovating the ship Chauncy Maples as a mobile primary healthcare centre that will travel Lake Malawi, providing care to needy, inaccessible lakeside Malawians. To raise money, I am writing a Sponsored Story. Please help! In order to take part, please contribute an idea for the story with your donation.

THE SIXTH INSTALMENT OF THE STORY IS NOW ONLINE! To see the latest instalment, including your contribution, visit www.roelane.co.uk/sponsoredstory

To submit your idea, either write it in the message that accompanies your donation, or email it to roelanewriting@live.com

Ideas could include:

- a word or phrase

- a character

- a setting

- a genre

- a title or chapter title

- a quote or line of dialogue

- anything else

Thank you for your help! I will update this page regularly with the latest ideas.

For more information about Chauncy Maples, visit www.chauncymaples.org/ 

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Ideas contributed so far:

- How about including a wacky, wild-haired, well-meaning wise woman who is very accident prone!... and make it a romance!

- an ex police man driving instructer who is a stalker etc

- Why don't we write the story for you with each donor adding the next sentence. "It was 1899 and my first day at work."

- maybe it would be fitting to set story on a lake boat. Some kind of mystery, a missing person or object.

- the name Horatio

- I suggest a drunk hippo pirate. I agree that it could take a nautical theme. Message in a bottle?

- "Look! You can see Funwe Hill ..."

a mathematical touch, perhaps the word trigonometry or pi 

- a bird and a horse

- can you give a walk-on part to a jolly accountant?!

- A clever, hard-working 14 year old school boy named Nelson, whose potential is yet to be discovered...

- a hidden secret in the bottom of the lake, and its repurcussions...

- I suggest that the artist who painted the picture for the Malawi stamp is involved in the mystery..they were there....

- I wonder if there are pirates on Lake Malawi and if they could somehow come into the story...

- In keeping with the boat's Scottish heritage perhaps you could include bagpipes in your story?

- bottle of ginger beer and a baobab tree

- a lapse pad, madagascar (or some crazy person miming the film plot) and a rabbit with a hard life are a must...

- Russell and Bromley shoes, pizza delivery, a visit to a sci-fi convention.

- 'Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in.'

- three evil accountants.

- some kind of baked product

- sandblaster, fish eagle and crocodile

 

 

Raising money for

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

Charity Registration No. 1140117

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust is renovating Africa’s oldest ship to become a floating clinic for lakeside communities in Malawi. Greatly improved healthcare will lead to increased school attendance, fewer working days lost to preventable illness, and better life chances for these communities.

Donations 35

What a wonderful and inspiring project, Roe! Brava to you~

Donation by Milissa on 16/09/11

£20.00

Good luck!

Donation by Anonymous on 15/09/11

£20.00

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better late than never. Love Sue

Donation by Sue Dunderdale on 27/05/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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please include the words sandblaster, fish eagle and crocodile, as appropriate

Donation by An Admirer on 30/03/11

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The more you write the more is donated...

Donation by Anonymous on 22/03/11

£35.00

+ £9.87 Gift Aid

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The ship has dry docked for its first phase of renovation!

Donation by Carrie Osborne on 22/03/11

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jude Christian on 18/03/11

£10.00

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Dear Roe, please include some kind of a baked product in your story. Love, Reen

Donation by Reen Polonsky on 11/02/11

£18.00

+ £5.08 Gift Aid

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Thanks for the random pub quiz invite mistake. Sorry, can't come, so sending the entry fee towards this charity instead :-)

Donation by Lars Jacobsson on 23/10/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Loving all the suggestions! Can you fit in brilliant shoes from Russel & Bromley, Pizza Delivery and a visit to a sci-fi convention!! xxx

Donation by Hannah Fenech on 31/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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I am addicted! Please write installment 3. I will increase my donation for each installment ... there may be a maximum...!

Donation by Carrie Osborne on 27/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Donation by Granny on 24/08/10

£10.00

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Roe, please weave this phrase in for the next instalment: "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in". And...29 is also a prime number

Donation by Dhiran Dookhi on 24/08/10

£29.00

+ £8.18 Gift Aid

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Great job, Roe. A wonderful cause!!

Donation by David Trouba on 20/08/10

£50.00

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23 is a prime number...

Donation by eamsey o'reilles on 18/08/10

£23.00

+ £6.49 Gift Aid

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I think that a lapse pad, madagascar (or some crazy person miming the film plot) and a rabbit with a hard life are a must...

Donation by Ella Spencer on 06/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Hello Roe - can't wait to read the story! Please could you include for me a bottle of ginger beer and a baobab tree lots of love Mary

Donation by Mary Hamilton on 05/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Lovely idea Roe! In keeping with the boat's Scottish heritage perhaps you could include bagpipes in your story? Good luck!

Donation by Dom Boucher on 05/08/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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A great idea. I wonder if there are pirates on Lake Malawi and if they could somehow come into the story..................

Donation by Hugh Goyder on 04/08/10

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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great idea Roe, I suggest that the artist who painted the picture for the Malawi stamp is involved in the mystery..they were there....

Donation by Sue Prince on 27/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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A clever, hard-working 14 year old school boy named Nelson, whose potential is yet to be discovered...

Donation by Gill and John Oxford on 12/07/10

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long live the chaucy maples down with malaria and bilhartzia!

Donation by Kenneth Horrocks on 11/07/10

£10.00

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Good luck Roe. Its the first time i've heard of anything like this, keep it coming... can you give a walk-on part to a jolly accountant?!

Donation by richard mounsey on 10/07/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Great Idea Roe..good luck with the story, try and include a bird and a horse!

Donation by Chris Nikki & Hannah on 05/07/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Donation by samantha alcock on 05/07/10

£20.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£785.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£785.00
  • Gift Aid£175.48

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