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Staff at Cestria Community Housing are up for a challenge in 2013!

 The Blister Blasters, a team of 4 with a support crew is taking part in the Oxfam Trailtrekker, 1st-2nd June in Yorkshire. The team will be walking 100 km (62 miles) in 30 hours – it will be very, very demanding and not for the faint-hearted!

 We will start at Skipton, Checkpoint 1: Malham, Checkpoint 2: Horton in Ribblesdale, Checkpoint 3: Buckden, Checkpoint 4: Conistone, Finish at Skipton.The Trailtrekker route is the equivalent of 2.5 marathons non-stop. The team will take on all sorts of terrain during the challenge from remote moorlands at dawn to the 600 steps of Malham Cove to the summit of Fountains Fell (668m).

The team of 4 is made up of Peter Hewitson, Arshia Bhatti, Craig Ball and Esther Windass.The support team is made up of Suzanne Jobson, Michelle Fortune, Christine Scott, Helen Gates, Rebecca Gimby and Lisa Coverdale.

The team will be preparing by doing some long walks in preparation each month to get ready for Trailtrekker in June.

We'll be doing some fundraising activities each month and we would really appreciate everyone’s support to help us achieve our target of £1800 and more!

We will be making a difference as our money will help Oxfam to change lives in these three areas:

1)    Providing clean water and sanitation during emergencies

2)    Funding long-term projects, in areas such as health or education, that lift people out of poverty

3)    Helping campaigning work – pushing for change that makes the world fairer for everyone

Many thanks from the Blister Blasters

Updates 1

A big thank you to all our backers for your donations. We raised over £2000 which is brilliant. The blisters have subsided and the legs are working like they should I think all the Blister Blasters would agree it was a fantastic experience in the name of a fantastic cause! Thanks

19/08/13 14:01

Raising money for

Oxfam

Oxfam

Charity Registration No. 202918

Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods, to campaigning for change that lasts. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SCO 039042).

Donations 49

Well done Esther and the team!!

Donation by Sylvia Minto on 02/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done to all of you! Great achievement

Donation by Amy Redpath on 20/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done folks!

Donation by David Smith, PwC on 18/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done to all of you - great achievement

Donation by Paul Fiddaman on 06/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well Done to all of you Topping you up to hit the £2k

Donation by Stephen Brown on 05/06/13

£36.50

+ £9.13 Gift Aid

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Been tracking you all online. So much respect for you guys - massive well done. Hot baths all round now!

Donation by Gill Hirst on 02/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done all of you for being prepared to give this challenge a go. Judith and Alan

Donation by Judith Dunn on 01/06/13

£20.00

Very best of luck to Arshia and the team - you can do it!

Donation by J McHugh on 31/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck!! From Maggie Bratton

Donation by Maggie Bratton - International Paint on 24/05/13

£2.50

+ £0.63 Gift Aid

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Good Luck!! From Claire Twelves

Donation by Claire Twelves - International Paint on 24/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Wish you all the best in your run and well done for committing yourself.

Donation by Anonymous on 24/05/13

£10.00

I am so proud of you my daughter, & wish the team all the best xx

Donation by Tasneem Kausar on 24/05/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good luck Christine and the rest of the team.

Donation by Carol Thompson on 23/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck to all of you!

Donation by John Williams on 21/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Hey Esther Lot's of luck with your trek! I'm sure Rich will look forward to giving you a foot massage at the end. love the Tomlinsons.

Donation by janet Tomlinson on 29/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hey go sis, and the team. You all are doing a gr8 job xx

Donation by Tayyaba Humair on 29/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Esther we'll be thinking of you!x Elizabeth and Alan Mee

Donation by Alan Mee on 25/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Esther. I'll be cheering you on from my armchair x

Donation by Miriam Hedley on 22/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Esther take plenty plasters!

Donation by Judith Chipchase on 15/04/13

£20.00

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Good luck Esther and Team - it's only a few thousand steps, right??

Donation by Alison & Chris Allan on 09/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Esther and the team!

Donation by Sarah, Stephen, Grace and Eve on 08/04/13

£10.00

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Good luck Esther and team!!! I hear Compeed works?!

Donation by Emma & Chris Hall on 06/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Esther and team. Take it easy and enjoy the scenery, if you can! Well done.

Donation by Mum and Dad on 04/04/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Esther and to the rest of the Blister Blasters!

Donation by Naomi Marrero on 03/04/13

£15.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£904.00
  • Offline donations£1,166.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,070.00
  • Gift Aid£197.25

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