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On October 6th 2012 Dave Cornthwaite completed a 1004 mile swim down the Lower Missouri River, alongside him were a team of superstars paddling on Lakeshore Stand Up Paddleboards and in a Mad River canoe. We went for 58 days. Camped on sandbars. Sheltered from storms. Battled through heat exposure and then freezing temperatures, not to mention obstacles in the water and the difficulties of travelling so far, so slowly! We continue to fundraise for CoppaFeel and your donations are gratefully accepted. The team have committed to continuing the effort through new, exciting adventures.

We're aiming to raise £100,000 for CoppaFeel!'s amazing, creative work towards raising awareness of early detection of breast cancer in young people. There's is a challenge much greater than ours, but we'd like to do our bit and hope you'll help us all achieve our goals.

So, £100 per mile for 1000 miles. Your support means a great deal to us and to CoppaFeel! and in return we hope you enjoy following our progress down the Lower Missouri. Follow our Tweets, updates on Facebook and watch our videos throughout the journey.

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So please dig deep and donate now. 

Best wishes

Dave, Vanessa, Annabel, Ben, Em, David, Sarah and Lou and everyone from CoppaFeel!

Raising money for

CoppaFeel

CoppaFeel

Charity Registration No. 1132366

Knowing your boobs could save your life. CoppaFeel! is a breast cancer awareness charity, on a mission to educate and remind people to get to know theirs boobs in order to catch breast cancer early.

Donations 119

Thanks for the blog post and the adventure spirit.

Donation by Patrick Albert on 17/11/12

$25.00

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Donation by Kenny Dillon on 06/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Great job Dave and the rest of the team! We were truly inspired by your stories and we loved having you for a few days! Come visit soon!

Donation by Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville on 01/11/12

£186.06

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Well done em! xx

Donation by George Hanbury on 29/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Dave and team. Looked like a great trip for a great cause, here's to saving lives and boobies.

Donation by sash on 12/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Fabulous achievement - plan something warm and dry next time. Love and congrats, Janie

Donation by Janie ILBERY on 11/10/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Congraats Dave! Wish you nice resting / writing now until the next journey..

Donation by Goncalo Marques on 11/10/12

£30.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 10/10/12

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Supporting James Broom's Head Shave. Congratulations on your achievement!

Donation by Nikolaus Lachner on 10/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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For the Paddle Board Queen so proud of you and the rest of your amazing team! xxxx

Donation by Jessica Palmer-tomkinson on 10/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congrats! What an accomplishment, Dave. Welcome to St. Louis. Chris

Donation by Chris Sommers on 09/10/12

£50.00

Donation by Peter Dodds on 09/10/12

£70.00

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Donation by Andrew Cook on 07/10/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/10/12

£5.00

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congratulations Dave and the team for a gargantuan effort down the Missouri. Enjoy the glorious afterglow x

Donation by Ben Keene on 06/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Dave and team !! Hope to see you soon Dave love Imogen

Donation by Gillian Beer on 06/10/12

£20.00

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only another 20miles to go...sleep very well tomorrow night after arrival!

Donation by nixmoss on 06/10/12

£20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 05/10/12

£950.00

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Mammoth effort, well done!

Donation by Ewan Norton on 05/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations!

Donation by Matt in St. Louis on 05/10/12

£50.00

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Just so inspirational, so near the end - what a fantastic achievement

Donation by Sophie on 05/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Let us know what it's like to see the same river, 14 months later and this time from only a few cm above the surface. Perhaps a bit odd, deja vu?

Donation by Pete Gruendeman, Wisconsin, USA on 04/10/12

£63.00

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You guys are an inspiration, the end is in sight!! Congratulations Dave and the whole team. :-)

Donation by 'Jungle' Jonathan Cleverly on 03/10/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Dave and Team! 100 miles to go - FANTASTIC job, keep swimming/ paddling - inspiring us all at our desks! Hen x

Donation by Hen on 03/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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For Vanessa whose efforts always inspiring

Donation by Doug Richard on 30/09/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,708.80
  • Offline donations£1,696.85
  • Text donations£82.00
  • Total raised£5,487.65
  • Gift Aid£416.00

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