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I am planning to cross there and back the notorious Morcombe Bay Sands with ten or more enthusiastic MF/Ferguson tractor drivers on sunday 2nd June 2013. The event will be the first of its kind, and starts at mid-day (12:00 noon) from Cark Airfield at Flookburgh near Grange over sands, Cumbria. As there are around 3.7 million sufferes of diabetes in the UK with almost 29 thousand in Cumbria alone, all the money raised will be used fro reasearch into the Type one diabetes condition.

If you cant make the event on the 2nd of June, diabetes UK would like you to know a little about the charity and how you could help. 

About the charity...Diabetes UK is the leading charity working for people with diabetes, funding research and helping people live with the condition. Its mission is to inprove the lives of people with diabetes and to work towards a future without diabetes. Any donation you are able to make will help us make a huge difference. Thank you for your kind support.                                                                            

Updates 11

I am please to say we have now reached a total of £5,554.10. A cheque presentation to Prof. Peter Jones of Kings College London will held on 18th December to help towards research in Stem Cell Transplant in Type One Diabetes. Two families and reps from AGCO and Diabetes will attd

17/11/13 13:01

By December 2013 I will have a 10 minute video or DVD available showing our Morecambe Bay tractor crossing on June 2nd. Cost will be £10 a copy including postage. Contact me by e mail bobdickman@btinternet.com if you wish to purchase a copy. Its been done very professionally.bob

16/11/13 21:31

Thanks to all who have donated funds both on and off line which has now reached a total of £556.59. Will be showing my TEF20 which did the crossing at Morecambe Bay on June 2nd at the Steam Gathering Event at Cark Airfield Flookburgh on 27/28th July, hope to see you there.Bob

18/06/13 08:31

The 20 mile crossing was completed at 4 pm on sunday 2nd june with all 19 tractors arriving back safe and sound. This was followed by asucessful raffle draw which raised £1700. Details of the crossing have been releaded in the Herald and North West Evening Mail this weekend. Bob

16/06/13 13:19

Just to let you know I still have raffle tickets to sell. Prizes include : Nights stay at two hotels in the Lake District. Trip to MF Beauvais France. Trip to Edinburgh Tattoo. Childrens MF ride on toys. Bottles of Whisky and Champagne and more than 15 other prizes.Let me know,

11/05/13 11:32

Raising money for

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK

Charity Registration No. 215199

Diabetes UK is the leading charity working for people with diabetes, funding research and helping people live with the condition. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with diabetes and to work towards a future without diabetes.

Donations 16

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I work at Agco and my husband and nephew have type 1 diabetes.

Donation by Caroline Bexon on 20/06/13

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Heard about this through Alister Renton

Donation by Jane Newport on 17/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Mark Croasdale on 02/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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What an inspiration! The very best of luck ... hope you raise lots of money!

Donation by Joyce and Stewart Egar on 02/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Sergiy Demko on 31/05/13

£25.00

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Good luck Bob - a very worthy objective

Donation by Jim Robinson on 24/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck on the day, Regards, John Welton.

Donation by John Welton on 18/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck! x

Donation by Natalie Bird on 15/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Bob, it was a pleasure to meet you at St Fagans. Your enthusiasm is infectious! Have a good run and don't get your feet wet!!

Donation by David & Babs (Bridgend) Perrin on 23/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Heres hoping for a safe and sunny journey Bob!

Donation by Alan Jones on 18/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Have fun !

Donation by richard pocklington on 17/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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All success to you and the intrepid drivers and hope you get plenty more donations.

Donation by David and Pat Walker on 17/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Andrew Scott on 17/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Dear Cousin, You're an inspiration! xoxo I look forward to your upcoming visit! Love, Melanie

Donation by Melanie Fordin on 26/03/13

$100.00

Donation by Mike and Liza Harley on 12/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hi Bob we wish you every success we will be thinking of you and your sister. Kindest Regards Tony & Margaret Windsor

Donation by Tony Windsor on 10/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£325.95
  • Offline donations£236.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£561.95
  • Gift Aid£58.75

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