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kayaksonshetlandbus's fundraising page

1 team member

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

<p>Hello ...</p> <p>We, that's Mick Berwick, Olly Hicks and Patrick Winterton, are just back from a training weekend on Anglesey. An eye opener as far as how bad the sea conditions can get but all three are still on for the trip. We hope you'll check out our website www.kayaksonshetlandbus.com, track our progress&nbsp; (starting 16th July) and make a small donation via this page.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks</p> <h1 style="text-align: left;">&pound; 3.88&nbsp; the Price of a Pint</h1> <p>We're urging you to donate just 1p per kilometre which works out at &pound;3.88, the price of a city centre pint. To reach our target of &pound;15000 we need to get just over 3888 people involved.&nbsp; We hope you'll agree that it is a small price to pay to support someone who either may save your life or someone who is fighting to save their own.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Following history to make a little bit of history</strong></h1> <p>In tracking the route of the WW2 operation 'Shetland Bus' we're attempting to make the first kayak crossing between Shetland and Norway. In contrasted to the Norwegian resistance fighters who wanted bad weather to hide their presence on the North Sea we're after bright moons and a fair SW wind.&nbsp; In doing the crossing unsupported we will experience the solitude of the open ocean and be exposed to all its moods. Food will be cold, sleep a rare luxury and pressure sores inevitable. A large part of our motivation will come from your support and the fact that we are trying to raise funds for two very worthy charities.</p> <h1><strong>Follow Our Progres:</strong></h1> <p>You can follow our progress on www.kayaksonshetlandbus.com . It won't be quick!</p>

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Personal Challenge Date

16 Jul 2011


Aug 19, 2011

Helen Bell

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 5, 2011

Mark Taylor

Hugely disappointing for you to have to call off the crossing but surely the right decision in the circumstances. Very well done for all your tremendous effort. I suspect that you will be back!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2011


Hats off to you all for trying.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2011

Jane Mellor

Safe journey: wait for an ideal weather window. Stay awake and in your boat Patrick & say 'Hi to Bennine for me, Jane

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2011

Owen Davies

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 23, 2011

Nick Smyth

Nick & Margaret wish the team the best of luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 23, 2011

robin white

hi pat following your every stroke good paddling on Monday wish i was there Robin

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 23, 2011

The Shetland Bus team

Thanks to Dave and Julie Phillips for their help and the fishing line!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2011

Richard Moss

Wishing you all a safe, successful and enjoyable trip. Good luck!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2011



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