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127 miles, seven days, two men...and one canoe!

On 15 October, we'll be zipping up our life jackets and picking up our paddles to undertake a gruelling seven-day canoeing expedition along a 127-mile stretch of Britain's longest river, the Severn.

We're doing it to raise money for MITIE's regional charity, Acorns Children's Hospice in Birmingham, and after weeks of training we're really up for the challenge!

To make it all worth while, we're asking our suppliers, customers and contacts for their support through donations. All our equipment has either been bought or donated, so the cash we raise will go directly to Acorns. Acorns relies solely on donations, and it costs £4,500 to run each hospice for a day, so every donation will make a big difference.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor us: Acorns Children's Hospice Trust gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

So please sponsor us now: together, we can make a huge splash for charity!

Colin and Stan

Raising money for

Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

Charity Registration No. 700859

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides care and support for children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and support for all the family. It costs £750 per day for each child’s care. Acorns relies on the community to fund over 70% of it's activities.

Donations 18

Good Luck

Donation by Sally Bolger on 17/10/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Stan & Colin! Keep off the baked beans whoever sits at the front and be grateful you haven't got to do a bike ride and hike beforehand!!

Donation by David Gregory on 16/10/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the preparation will be worth it - the first 126 miles will be the worst!

Donation by Stephen Barthorpe on 14/10/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Don't loose the paddles guys!

Donation by David Aird on 14/10/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck, I hope the sun shines on your journey.

Donation by Rachel Swan on 14/10/08

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Really well done and for a great cause. Good luck, looking at the canoe you'll need it.... I hope you can both swim!

Donation by Peter Mosley on 10/10/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

I know Team GB excels at rowing but I dont think you will be threatening anyone in London 2012, all the best lads good luck to both of you .

Donation by Martin Totten on 10/10/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Very brave !- good luck to both of you

Donation by Trevor Cook on 03/10/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation by Doorfit on 02/10/08

£25.00

I've now seen Stan in action - so good luck Colin!

Donation by Mel Cook on 01/10/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

CES wish Colin and Stan good luck with their challenge and their fund raising to a worthy cause.

Donation by Central Environmental Services Limited on 26/09/08

£2,000.00

Best of luck - no problem for both of you!

Donation by Craig Boath on 22/09/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck to both of you, you will need it !!

Donation by Ian Clanfield on 19/09/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

It's a brave bloke who sits behind Colin 'sprouts diet' Summers for seven days in a row! Best of luck to you both.

Donation by Ian Woodward on 15/09/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck and all the best

Donation by Mark Reeves on 15/09/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

May fair weather always be your friend! Good luck

Donation by Margaret Green on 15/09/08

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

good luck to both of you

Donation by Paul Noble on 12/09/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck, guys! We're rooting for you! Let's hope you sail through the challenge and that you're not up the creek without a paddle!

Donation by Donna Fooks-Bale on 29/08/08

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,335.00
  • Offline donations£5,000.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£7,335.00
  • Gift Aid£87.44

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