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I pledge to walk to the sea (from Manchester) (dressed as a whale) and then get in it (the sea).  I will do this on the 2nd April (Saturday) and will document most of the entire thing.

The distance is about 40 miles (or 65 kilometres) from my house to the sea.  The average walking speed is 5 kilometres per hour.  So, it should take me about 13 hours to reach the sea, not factoring in the weight of the whale costume.

The money will go to Earthwatch, whose website is here:

http://www.earthwatch.org/europe/

Who organise trips like this:

http://www.earthwatch.org/europe/exped/gordon.html

on behalf of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, whose website is here:

http://www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk/index.asp

In return for my raising £995, I will be able to take part on a scientific research voyage as a researcher and monitor the marine wildlife around the British Isles.

The money you donate will go towards supporting these charities/institutions and helping to protect species whose existence is vital to the smooth running of this fine planet.

I probably want to do this more than anything else in the world, so please sponsor me and I promise to upload photographs of myself in a patchwork whale costume entering the cold Liverpudlian sea.

I thank you for the bottom of my whaley heart.  Please sponsor me!

Warm hugs,

Lydia

 

(PS.  Feel free to sponsor me in person if you only want to give me £1 or something.)

 

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Raising money for

Earthwatch

Earthwatch

Charity Registration No. 1094467

Earthwatch works with people worldwide through scientific research, aiming to inspire, educate and engage them in conservation and creating a global community of informed, impassioned people to take action to protect the environment.

Donations 47

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Have fun babe! x Hope this makes your final target ...

Donation by Minaxi Fountain on 05/06/11

£15.60

+ £3.90 Gift Aid

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Good luck! You'll almost be there now!

Donation by Jenna Warburton on 02/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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I'm late, but good luck! Looking forward to see pictures:)

Donation by Valeria Marzullo on 02/04/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Whoot! Good luck lady. Blister plasters at the ready.x

Donation by Jane Samuels on 01/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Lid :) Don't get carried away and swim off to the Atlantic to join the real whales!

Donation by Francis Alford on 01/04/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Brrrr!!!! I love the costume but not the cold! Have fun

Donation by Bethan Evans on 01/04/11

£10.00

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hey Lyd - good luck with it! I hope your doin some filming and if you need any editing later give me a shout !

Donation by alex macleod on 01/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good Luck chuck! Look out for them whalers though! I know its illegal in our waters but you just cant trust these pirates! :)

Donation by Bobb Fairbairn on 26/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Georgina Oxley on 25/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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WHALE OF A TIME

Donation by Sean Cleary on 24/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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rather you than me! Hope you enjoy... :)

Donation by Lee Whatford on 24/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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have fun & good luck

Donation by Simon Beard on 23/03/11

£7.16

+ £2.02 Gift Aid

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good luck x

Donation by Elizabeth Skull on 19/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Lovely lovely whales...

Donation by Jade Witherington on 19/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Andrea Anderson on 16/03/11

£20.00

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Toast, for some reason...

Donation by John Paul Moran on 14/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Have a whale of a time! but seriously, several pairs of good socks, good shoes and energy products. Have you tried krill, like red bull for cetaceans.

Donation by gavin derrick on 14/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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IT's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve

Donation by Peter Lomas on 14/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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wanted to see if £5 would get it up to 50% ))

Donation by liza Stockport on 14/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Please hone those observation skills before you board ;-)

Donation by Amy MacLeod on 13/03/11

£20.00

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Hope this helps in some small way, good luck hun x x

Donation by Christianne Lane on 11/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Adrian Rocks on 10/03/11

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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good luck :)

Donation by Pavol Gajdos on 09/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Here is some money to help you save the whales. Now can you please tell us why our front door looks like a penis?

Donation by Emma and Paul Thomas on 08/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£696.20
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£696.20
  • Gift Aid£164.84

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