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Gail Crane

Gail's NaNoWriMo - a November writing marathon in aid of Exmoor Ponies

I aim to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days! for The Moorland Mousie Trust/ Exmoor Pony Centre because it is a small charity in desperate need of funds

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The Moorland Mousie Trust/ Exmoor Pony Centre

We raise funds for the Exmoor pony to promote and protect a rare breed

Charity Registration No. 1116710


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I am a volunteer at the Exmoor Pony Centre and I see the wonderful work that is being done there. The charity operates on a shoestring but over the past 10 years has managed to help hundreds of unwanted Exmoor foals to lead happy and useful lives.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November lots of crazy people all over the world shut themselves away to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Every year I think, 'I'll do that', and every year I've chickened out.

What I needed was an incentive. So this year I've pledged myself into a corner by signing up here to raise funds for the Exmoor Pony Centre.

Every winter, the charity needs to find around £5,000 just for winter feed and vet bills. Any contribution towards those costs would make such a difference and help enormously.

I can't guarantee to make the magic 50k words but I'm going to have a darned good try. I'm a short story writer - not a novelist, so this will be a huge challenge for me. Instead of my usual 2,000 words a week, I will need to write 2,000 words every day throughout November.

So please consider sponsoring me. Those Exmoor Foals who rely on us for their welfare, not to mention the staff and volunteers at the Centre,  will be so grateful!

You can find out more about NaNoWriMo at

I'll be posting occasional progress updates on my blog at

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Or donate by text to MMTX55 and £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. Example Text MMTX55 £10 to 70070 to donate £10.


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