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Team 'Forget me Not' for M-S UK

1 team member

Challenge complete

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]We are competing in this year’s Devizes to Westminster International Canoe race to raise awareness and much needed funds for Multiple Sclerosis UK. Both crew members (Chris and Paul) have friends and family living with MS. Their challenge is to paddle 125 miles in a Canadian Canoe or C2.[/p][p]The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race starts in Devizes, Wiltshire, finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has been held annually over the Easter Weekend since 1948 and this year is the 70th anniversary.[/p][p]The race is 125 miles long and has 77 portages. The first 52 miles are along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Reading, the next 55 miles are on the River Thames to Teddington. The final 17 mile section is on the tidal portion of the Thames. The race is a severe test of skill, physical and mental stamina and planning, with the unpredictable British weather adding a further challenge.[/p][p]Multiple Sclerosis-UK was established in 1993, and is a small national charity dedicated to empowering people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) to make the most of today, and live life to the full. MS is a disease of the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord). Approximately 100,000 people in the UK live with multiple sclerosis, and MS-UK provides information and support for anyone affected by MS. [/p][p]MS-UK runs three national services, the MS-UK Helpline, a bi-monthly magazine New Pathways and MS-UK Counselling. MS-UK also has a wellness centre based in Essex, Josephs Court. You can find out more about MS-UK services online at [url=http://www.ms-uk.org/supportingyou]www.ms-uk.org/supportingyou[/url], follow MS-UK on twitter @MSUK6 or like the charity on Facebook at [url=http://www.facebook.com/MultipleSclerosisUK]www.facebook.com/MultipleSclerosisUK[/url][/p][p]Every pound we raise will help afford support to sufferers and families which will make a difference to so many people's lives, perhaps even yours.[/p][p]Through Virgin Giving Money you can make your donation which will be quickly processed and passed to the charities. Donations made will be split evenly between both charities.[/p][p]After this year’s race we will be donating our C2 'Forget Me Not II' to the Henley Canoe Club to support their training program for endurance canoeing and would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to our main sponsor The Frog at Skirmett http://www.thefrogatskirmett.co.uk/ which is located near Henley on Thames.[/p][p]Thank you for your donation, it is very much appreciated and will assist both charities in making a real difference to people’s lives – now and in the future.[/p][p]Thank you from Team 'Forget Me Not'...[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

31 Mar 2018



Mar 31, 2018

The Walkers

Go Porks - love Lex, Tim, Immy and Evie xxxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2018

Lisa and Steve

Good luck guys

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 30, 2018

Jack Mersey

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 30, 2018


get well Sami - love from Grandpa Vancouver, Canada

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 29, 2018

Bob and Mel

Best of Luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 27, 2018


Go Chris Love Martin Sarah and Rachael

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 26, 2018

The Webb Family

Good Luck to Boat 607, Paul and Chris! You'll deserve a pint in the Frog at Skirmett afterwards!


Mar 26, 2018


A big thank you to everyone in Henley on Thames who stopped and chatted with us in the town square on Saturday and donated their spare change.


Feb 21, 2018


Not a challenge to be undertaken lightly, good luck team 'Forget me Not'

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop