Friday, 29 April 2011

Sponsorship Landmark - 30k

I awoke this morning to the news that the charity fund for St Benedict's Hospice and The Children's Foundation had passed through the £30,000 barrier. That's now also over 50,000 US dollars too!

A lot of donations have been made this week and  nice messages left with them on the 2 pages.

Thanks go to David Fairlamb Fitness, George Caulkin, Alison Hudson, Paul Stewart and Paul Venn for very generous donations. Thanks also to the numerous other kind folk who have made a donation. Both myself and the 2 charities really appreciate your donations no matter how large or small. Especially in tough economic times such as these.

I'm very keen indeed to get the run across the USA underway on Sunday. This will give me the opportunity to finally start earning all of those generous pledges that have been made.

I should point out that of the £30,080 of pledges made to the charities, a massive £27,397 has already been given via or direct via cheque. The remaining £2,683 is in the form of what I like to call "traditional sponsorship". This is where a person agrees to pay the charities upon successful completion of the run across the USA. So there's another reason why I'm keen to get the run underway and to finally begin to make it a success.

If you would like to make a donation then any amount, no matter how large or small, would be gratefully received using the following links.

(St Benedict's Hospice)

(The Children's Foundation)