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BREAKING NEWS:

Vicky and Tony completed the Thames Meander 54 mile run  in 14 hours 45 mins.....

Thank you to all those who have supported us both for your kind generosity.

Vicky and Tony

The Thames Meander has long been one of the most prominent events in the ultra-running calendar. Established in 1999 and now in its 9th year, the Thames Meander ultra cross-country event takes place in mid-February, with a course meandering along the banks of the River Thames, over towpaths and public rights of way from Reading, heading east to finish near Walton-on-Thames 54 miles later.

We are doing this event for our own personal achievement and also to raise money for Combat Stress. Both Vicky and I are serving members of the armed forces and wanted to contribute to a worthwhile charity whilst pushing ourselves to the limit at a time when our Nations forces are working flat out both mentally and physically around the world in various Conflicts.

We encourage you to donate as much you can for such an overlooked yet worthwhile cause. The Combat Stress charity helps veterans and ex-forces personnel who suffer from psychological injury as a result of their service. The work this charity does also helps the families of veterans who are of course affected by their plight.  This includes veterans of all wars and conflicts from the First World War to The Falklands, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan etc.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us: Combat Stress will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

What ever you donate, on behalf of Combat Stress, those they help, Vicky and myself all thank you very very much. If you would like to learn more about Combat Stress the address to visit is http://www.combatstress.org.uk/

If you would like to learn more about the race the address to visit is http://www.thamesmeander.com/ 

Special thanks to the following companies so far for donating these items for Auction:

Professional Footballers Association for 2007/2008 Newcastle Shirt signed by James Milner (Mick Mcguire) (Raised £40)

SRO audiences For the fantastic donation of 4 tickets to the Graham Norton Show, 4 tickets to the Alan Titchmarsh show and 4 Tickets to Ade Edmondsons new sit com Teenage Kicks. (Martin SRO Audiences)

Taut Drinks   for the donation of the 10  tickets for the QUINS vs Leicester game 5th Jan 08 and the case of drinks for our training. (Liz Palmer) (Raised £210)

Bradford and Bingley  for the  4 Bradford City match tickets (Raised £40) and the 4 Yorkshire Cricket match tickets, and Cricket Bat signed by Geoff Boycott, Sunil Gavaskar, Kevin Pietersen, Sachin Tendulkar and Graham Gooch to auction.  (Raised £100) Bradford City signed Shirt (Paul Mitchell Community Affairs Manager) (Raised £50)

Suzi Wong Creations For pledging a replica pair of Ricky Hattons ring shorts. (Melissa) (Raised £350 )

Hat-Trick Productions For Two tickets to see "Have I Got News For You" (Faye Rainey Audience & Production Coordinator) (Raised £55)

Victory Services Club London For 2 night bed and breakfast accomadation for a family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 children)(Jenna Steggles Marketing Manager)

Norfolk Line For 1 Car ( 2 adults 2 children) return from Dover to Dunkirque anytime during 2008.

Marquess of Bath For 2 Adult and 2 Child Passport ticket to Longleat (as featured on BBC's Animal Park) vaild from Feb to Nov 2008 (Raised £55)

Other mentions and thanks for donations via Cheques

Towergate Wilson £50 donation

WO's Sgts Mess Gibraltar Barracks £100 Donation

Suzy Young - JCG £20 donation

Mr Stewart £25 donation (being processed)

Mr Dove £30 donation (being processed)

Mr Hutchinson £10 donation (being processed)

JCG Charity Fund £50 (being processed)

Raising money for

Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (COMBAT STRESS)

Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (COMBAT STRESS)

Charity Registration No. 206002

Combat Stress is the leading UK charity specialising in the care of Veterans’ mental health. We are currently supporting more than 5,200 ex-Service men and women. This includes 724 who served in Iraq and 396 who served in Afghanistan.

Donations 142

This is a donation from ALTUS Strategies, Rachel Hunter and my mum! Well done guys, great job!!!!

Donation by Drew on 27/03/08

£85.00

+ £23.97 Gift Aid

fantastic well done

Donation by simon wilkinson on 25/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Thanks from Vicky and Tony for your generosity

Donation by Joint Cimic Group Perm Staff on 07/03/08

£345.36

Told you i would get around to it bruv , now stop your moaning

Donation by Mick Devanny on 05/03/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done both what a great effot, hope the feet not to sore.

Donation by Carl Woodward on 25/02/08

£55.00

To take you over the 5000 and maybe stop you moaning :-)

Donation by Basel on 24/02/08

£66.00

Good job!

Donation by Meg on 24/02/08

£50.00

Awesome!

Donation by Aidan on 22/02/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Keep up the good work guys-well done

Donation by SRK Consulting on 22/02/08

£270.00

Magnificent Effort!

Donation by Richard Brown on 20/02/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Fantastic effort - well done!

Donation by Steve Vinall on 20/02/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

to help towards the target, well done all of you !!

Donation by Angie Kemp on 19/02/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

well done, great cause

Donation by jim castle on 19/02/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Very well done

Donation by Keith Aris on 19/02/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Great achievement very well done to all the Team

Donation by Kerry on 19/02/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

well done!

Donation by Nikki Earthrowl on 18/02/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

That will teach me to make "safe" bets. Sub-15 is outstanding - as good as the cause. Well done!

Donation by Anthony on 18/02/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Go for it guys and hope you reach your target

Donation by Paul & Barbara Smith on 17/02/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

We will be thinking of you ALL THE BEST

Donation by Nyree Devanny on 15/02/08

£5.00

good luck on the 16th !!!!

Donation by LizzieB on 13/02/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck to you all, especially Drew who told me about this. All the best for your 'meander'.

Donation by Rhona Fairgrieve on 13/02/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

More funds to come! Dig deep everyone!!

Donation by Drew Craig on 12/02/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Hope it all goes to plan.

Donation by Paul Fox on 12/02/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Happy to contribute for such a good cause

Donation by Norman Corner on 11/02/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Ricky Hatton Shorts from Suzy Wongs Creation

Donation by Somme Company The Dukes on 11/02/08

£350.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,961.00
  • Offline donations£434.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,395.00
  • Gift Aid£823.21

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