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My brother had a love of extreame sports and although we had lots in common, in this respect we were very different.  Which means that I am doing something totally crazy and out of my comfort zone to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.  Team Bert are doing this in memory of Alan who died on duty at Shirley Towers in 2010.  The whole of Hampshire Fire and Rescue and the Fire Fighters Charity supported us over the past few years and we hope you can support us now to give something back.

The Fire Fighters Charity offers services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire fighters, fire personnel and their families.

The role of a fire fighter is one of bravery, loyalty and devotion to public service. Just like fire fighters, this charity is passionate about their work and the services they provide to the men and women who risk their lives to save ours.

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Updates 9

I just wanted to a massive thank you to you all of your donation to the Fire Fighters Charity due to my crazy abseil - it means so much to me and I am absolutely stunned by the generousity of everyone (and stunned that I actually did the abseil!)

17/05/13 09:44

Less than 24 hours to go!!! Excited and scared in equal amounts at the moment. Thank you to all that have sponsored, I'll update you tomorrow :o)

10/05/13 10:53

With just under 4 weeks to go I am only £100 shy of my target. I am desperate to smash this target!! Thank you so much to those that have already sponsored me or Team Bert. Lin xx

14/04/13 09:45

Been on Radio Solent this morning talking about why we are doing this abseil - please support us.

22/03/13 10:28

If I haven't thanked you personally for your sponsorship, sorry it's probably because I don't have your contact details. So to anyone who has sponsored me THANK YOU, it means a lot to me, my family and the Fire Fighters Charity.

17/02/13 08:05

Raising money for

The Fire Fighters Charity

The Fire Fighters Charity

Charity Registration No. 1093387

Our support programmes include rehabilitation, recuperation, psychological & nursing across our 3 centres. We also offer local assistance. It costs over £8 million a year to meet the needs of our beneficiaries & with no regular government funding we are reliant on donations & fundraising.

Raising money for

Run by The Fire Fighters Charity

Charity Registration No. 1093387

Donations 99

Off-line donations

Donation by Anonymous on 15/06/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done

Donation by William Simpson on 13/05/13

£54.00

Good luck Lin :) x

Donation by Victoria Mabey on 13/05/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good Luck :) Hope all goes well!

Donation by Anthony Vidler on 11/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Richard Niziolek on 10/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck. It would be much easier to use the lift

Donation by Mike & Lucy Norman on 10/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Sue & Ralph on 10/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Generously donated in cash from Chris M, George & Joy, Helen D, Tim, a Sister in A&E, Trefoil Guild, Keith, Ute, Jenny & Kevin, Mark T, Ralph & Sue

Donation by Thank you on 10/05/13

£66.00

+ £16.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Helen Maguire on 10/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Lin - you'll be amazing and we are in awe of you xxx Looking forward to seeing the pictures Ann and Family xx

Donation by Ann Brine on 10/05/13

£20.00

Donation by Annette Barrett on 06/05/13

£5.00

Donation by Bill Simpson on 05/05/13

£10.00

Best Wishes Lin. What a brave thing to do, you'll do amazingly - good luck!

Donation by Steve Rees on 01/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck hun ... a very worthy cause, I am really proud of you xxx

Donation by Jennifer Perry on 26/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Lin & well done on raising so much. I wasn't sure what you were actually doing so I checked others in Team Bert. Big Gulp!!! Very brave.

Donation by Christine Frampton on 26/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Lin.. You'll do brilliantly on the day! Sending all my love Mel xx

Donation by Mel Blackburn on 23/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck from me at Newlife Paints. Hope you get good weather on the day. No wind!

Donation by Keith Harrison on 20/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Terence Thorp on 16/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 16/04/13

£10.00

via sms

Just do it girl xx

Donation by kay hedges on 15/04/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Lin, Very Brave. Love from The Dormans.

Donation by Diane Dorman on 15/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A brave thing to do for the very best of causes. Good Luck.

Donation by Peter Brownhill on 15/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Alastair Jones on 15/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Lin.

Donation by Alex Cousins on 15/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck Lin!!!!

Donation by Graeme Johnston on 14/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,915.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£35.00
  • Total raised£1,950.00
  • Gift Aid£400.25

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