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Old 24 August 2011, 17:30   #1
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A very good friend of mine is participating in this challenge. Basically it's a team of Fire Fighters trying to get around Britain using a RIB in just 9 days 9 Hours and 9 Minutes to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities. A team from around England & the New York Fire Department are doing the challenge with it being supported by media coverage too! Some are Novices so it should be quite a tough ask

Were looking for Donations please. I've started with 100 but even a fiver helps.

http://www.justgiving.com/999coastalchallenge

Get the word out there and if you can help in any way please do. It's all starting (and ending) in Southampton on the 10th September. The routes and details are attached

Once you've donated it would be great if you could post back here to show your backing (you don't have to state the amount)

If any traders can help further like donating items to auction etc even better.

Many thanks

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Old 24 August 2011, 18:49   #2
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Good Luck with challenge. What looks fun is that it looks like you will overtake us on your first day, when we go Plymouth to Penzance and you go Southampton to Padstow. I thought that we were pushing it with 100 mile days over a month, but your 300 mile days will be demanding. I look forward to seeing you on the water.

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Old 25 August 2011, 02:59   #3
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Good Luck with challenge. What looks fun is that it looks like you will overtake us on your first day, when we go Plymouth to Penzance and you go Southampton to Padstow. I thought that we were pushing it with 100 mile days over a month, but your 300 mile days will be demanding. I look forward to seeing you on the water.

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And most of them have never seen a RIB before either!!!

Best of luck with your trip too.

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Well disappointed to say the challenge starts this weekend and to date nobody has donated a penny....

Needless to say they will still be going ahead as planned and hopefully folk are more willing to donate at each port....

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looks like a few donations to me - 1500 odds
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looks like a few donations to me - 1500 odds
You're looking at the other Charity
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It has 130 of donations. 100 from me. To be honest I expected a little response at least from Ribnet.

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There are a number of charities that I make regular contributions to, but I generally don't support this type of event. Sorry.

This is a jolly with a bit of a charitable excuse. If your friends really want to support the charity they would be better off staying at home and donating the fuel money.
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sorry - if I got got confused maybe others did too! bit good having two different charity's in same thread, and you did not do yourself quoting the other one either...

i am all donated out, with other charities, maybe they big many Rib people in Manchester.

people tend to support local charities events...

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There are a number of charities that I make regular contributions to, but I generally don't support this type of event. Sorry.

This is a jolly with a bit of a charitable excuse. If your friends really want to support the charity they would be better off staying at home and donating the fuel money.
Let's hope the same does not apply to a "shout" - it's ok lads let's not bother. Stick the fuel saving into the charity

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