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The Gladiators Great Escape's fundraising

2 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"[gt] [/p][lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"[gt][span=background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);]Hi, thanks for visiting our page.[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"[gt][span=background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);]On the [url=x-apple-data-detectors:/0]13 September 2014[/url], a quartet from Linden Homes consisting of Alex Clark, Mark Bond, Elgan Daniel and I will be dressed as Gladiators and take part in the Dreamflight’s Great Escape event.[/span][/p][p][span=background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);]This involves being taken to an unknown destination (last year it was Manchester), where we will be dropped off with only £1 each, [b]NO mobile phones[/b], [b]NO credit cards, [/b]but with the wil[b]l [/b]to win. As well as making our own way home, a number of tasks are set which need to be performed and we will be competing against other teams to collect the highest donations and to be the first back to Bedfordshire.[/span][/p][p][span=background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);]Dreamflight is a registered UK charity that once a year, takes 192 deserving children with a serious illness or disability from all over the UK to Florida to spend 10 magical days of fun and excitement. The children leave their families behind giving them an opportunity to discover independence, confidence, and a whole new outlook on life. Often for the first time, these children realise that they are not alone. They see children around them who have also suffered, they gain perspective, and experience things they never thought possible and it changes their lives.[/span][/p][p][span=background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);]As many of you will be aware my daughter Elena was one of the 192 children to benefit from the Dreamflight trip to Disney World Orlando in 2013. This was an amazing experience for Elena and does give seriously ill children the opportunity to gain confidence, self-esteem and have some fun![/span][/p][p][span=background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);]The cost for Dreamflight is around £3,500 per child and it would be great if you could make a donation (however small) towards making a holiday of a lifetime, so “Thank You” for helping to make this happen[/span][/p][p][span=background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);][lt]span lang="EN"[gt]Please do not forget to tick the box to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation if you're a UK tax payer. Virgin Money Giving will pass this on in full to charity, making your donation go even further.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);]Further information on the Dreamflight charity is available on their website [url=http://www.dreamflight.org/]http://www.dreamflight.org/[/url][/span][/p][p] Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]Thanks for reading and we appreciate your support.[/p][p]Kind Regards,[/p][p] [/p][p]Gary & The Gladiators[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

13 Sep 2014



Oct 10, 2014

Nic Scanlon

well done guys x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2014


Well done to the gladiators!

£528.00 plus £132.00 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2014

C Harris

Well done


Oct 9, 2014

Mary-Ann Cave


Oct 7, 2014

Alex Aldred

Well done Gary and Gladiator team!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2014

David Morris

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2014

From the Burditts

Well done lads

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2014

BRD Environmental Limited

Congratulations - and we are very pleased to donate to this worthy cause.


Sep 22, 2014

Brian L

Am I too late, no jump up on the cart

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2014

Terry Stafford

Well done guys.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Gary Martin

Gary Martin

Mark Bond

Mark Bond