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Greetings! So, haha, yes, Antonia and I are cycling to Paris....who's good idea was that?! (*cough*antonia*cough*)

But we're all signed up now and it's going to be something of an adventure, which we'll be charting for your amusement on our website (get us eh?!), the antics of the Plumbridge Pedalers as we've named ourselves (our house being on Plumbridge Street).

The more sensible amongst you might be asking why, why are we doing this? Why are we going to be putting our rears and legs through such agony? For charity of course! More specifically for the mental health charity Mind (bias? moi?).

The chances are I will have nattered at you about Mind/mental health at some point or other, but in case I haven't (or you weren't paying attention) I give you Mind in a nutshell

If you haven't had mental health problems then you DO know someone who has: 1 in 4 people experience mental distress every year, whether it's stress or mild anxiety and depression or something more severe, like bipolar disorder.


Mind, if you ask us, is the bestest mental health charity. In the public eye it raises awareness of mental health issues and provides information, advice and support for anyone who needs it. Behind the scenes it campaigns it's @rse off to ensure people whose lives have been affected by mental health issues are heard and their views respected.

For better mental health, that's what they say. We'll pedal for that.

www.mind.org.uk


As you can see from this page I have a lotta lotta dosh to raise:

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So please dig deep and donate now.

Raising money for

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

Charity Registration No. 219830

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

Donations 73

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With best wishes

Donation by Sian Meredith on 06/10/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done. Its was amazing & i'm glad to have shared the experience with you

Donation by Mark Gould on 13/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Vicki! I'm sure you're saddle-sore but proud. Have a good trip back home and we all look forward to seeing the photos.

Donation by andrew bone on 12/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Miss Vicki, Mind how you go!!

Donation by Paul Creaven on 11/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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As owner of your eyes for the cycle, I better get to see some impressive adventures and scenery. Best of luck! Mind is lucky to have you! x

Donation by Anna Bacci on 07/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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this donation is purely for the purchase of gatorade and protein shakes - good luck mate. X

Donation by Pete Jackson on 02/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Enjoy your rest before the battle...and think of the victory 'treats' awaiting in Paris! Good Luck!

Donation by Madeleine Ross on 31/08/10

£20.00

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Effin won't be out-sponsored by Lance Armstrong- hence the 1 penny!! Hope the training hills aren't too vicious today. Loads of luck and all our love,

Donation by Mum xxx on 29/08/10

£65.01

+ £18.34 Gift Aid

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I've just realised that I'm sponsoring you £1.60 for every hundred miles you cycle, doesn't seem fair really! Amazing fundraising Vicki, good luck!

Donation by Rach T x on 28/08/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Dean Stanley on 27/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Vicki!

Donation by Ian & Virginia Adam on 26/08/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck to Vicki and Antonia on your enterprise - and have a good night in Paris while you are there ! XXX Grandad and Jill

Donation by Bernard Watts on 25/08/10

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Don't forget to pick up a few bottles of lovely french wine whilst you're out there!

Donation by Amanda Taylor on 24/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Just do as I do......

Donation by Lance Armstrong on 18/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best of luck. We'll have g&t's and sausages when you're back! xxx

Donation by Claire Walker on 18/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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This sponsorship straggler just donated. Good luck, I'll even get you a beer at the Eddie when you're back x

Donation by Peter Hardy on 17/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Bravo Vicky ! Un très beau projet...surtout très courageux ! Bisous

Donation by Sabine Bubloz on 10/08/10

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I'M CLAIMING YOUR RIGHT EAR!!!

Donation by Ben Bullen on 10/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Hi Vicki.... I'm looking forward to hearing all the stories and gossip that your left ear has heard during the long journey... :) xx

Donation by Dany Grade on 29/07/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Go team!

Donation by Victoria Ensor on 16/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Go for it!

Donation by Mary Smith on 09/07/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Vix!! xxx

Donation by Emma Wood on 28/06/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best of luck for the training and the trip. A very worthwhile cause.

Donation by Harry and Liz on 13/06/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Left Thumb (Thumby)!!!! I want lots of pics from your cycling adventure x

Donation by Alastair Haig on 12/06/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Alison Cobb on 11/06/10

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,480.01
  • Offline donations£100.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,580.01
  • Gift Aid£372.31

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