Staines 10K in May and fundraising for…

Yes I was taking a year off fundraising but there are just so many worthy causes out there and these two are extra special for the sterling work they do in helping premature babies and their families.

The charities are Born Too Soon a charity who help support Kingston Hospital’s neonatal unit and the Early Births Fund that helps a similar unit at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

The Staines 10K is on Sunday May 18th.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 290 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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JACKDAW4 signed CD charity auction for CLAPA

SIGNED copy of the final album from the superbly talented JACKDAW4 and kindly donated by Willie Dowling. All proceeds go to CLAPA (Cleft Lip & Palate Association) and there are two more Jacdaw4 CD’s to follow.

 

 

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Robin George album charity download

ROBIN GEORGE has kindly donated a download of his wonderful nine track album ‘Love, Peace & Power’.

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It is only £10 to download the album and all proceeds will go to CLAPA (Cleft Lip & Palate Association):

http://www.themusicindex.com/store/robin_george.htm

Says Robin George:

‘Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many of the best musicians in the industry and it occurred to me that one song I wrote some years ago, LovePower and Peace, had been recorded by many of those talents.

I mentioned to a friend that I was planning to mix the song featuring all those artists, and he suggested making it a sharing single.

It was so obviously a great idea that my enthusiasm was shared by everyone I approached. As I invited each artist to join LovePower, they would suggest others that they thought would love to be involved for example, Pete Thompson (Robin Trower Band) introduced Pete Haycock (Climax Blues Band) Dom Brown (Duran Duran)  got involved.

So this has become a labour of love not only for me, but for all of the great artists involved. Everyone has commented that they feel honoured to be working with such fabulous musicians for such deserving causes,

LovePower & Peace Robin George

http://www.robingeorge.co.uk

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Summer fundraising update

After completing the Staines 10K last month I am gearing up for my first half-marathon in over twenty years, the Ealing half-marathon on September 29th. As a warm-up I am doing the Dorney 10K on Saturday 20th July and this should be a good race as a) it’s flat and b) it is around the Olympic rowing lake. These two races I will be raising funds for CLAPA (The Cleft Lip & Palate Association). The fundraising for CLAPA (The Cleft Lip & Palate Association) is currently at £418 and looking good to hit my £500 target :)

http://www.justgiving.com/rochdale2013  (CLAPA – Cleft Lip & Palate Association)

I am also rounding up some more signed goodies for charity auctions on EBay and these will include a set of all four Jackdaw4 CD’s (kindly donated by Willie Dowling), plus more TBC (any contacts for items gratefully received). For the latest on signed items for auction on EBay pop over to:

http://keeponfundraising.wordpress.com <http://keeponfundraising.wordpress.com>

Thanks again for your continued support as it is very much appreciated.

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Warm-up 10K in July for the big ‘un in Septemeber

For my ‘warm-up’ race for the Ealing half-marathon at the end of September I am doing a new 10K for me the Dorney Dash on Saturday 20th July. Looks like a lovely course around the former Olympic rowing lake and it’s a flat course as well J

I am also hopefully getting a few more signed goodies for EBay charity auctions for the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) who I will be running the Ealing half marathon for.

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Staines 10K completed and Ealing half marathon next…

I completed the Staines 10K on Sunday May 19th in one hour seven minutes. Around the same time as last year! That elusive sub-one hour 10K still evades me. I was running for the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and you can still sponsor me if you’d like to:

http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2013

Thank you to those that have already and my next race is for the Cleft Lift and Palate Association (CLAPA), a mere trifle of the Ealing half marathon on 29th September. It is the second time this race has been run and it is a fairly flat course thankfully.

I am hoping to do another 10K in July, either the enjoyable Elmbridge one again or the Dawney Lakes one which is held around last year’s Olympic rowing lake. That may get the nod due to its location.

After this race I am taking a year off from fundraising to allow my fantastic supporters some respite too!

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Taking a break…plus Staines 10K

Staines 10k looming nearer and I am running for the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). This run and one in the summer for CLAPA will be my last fundraising for this year as I am going to take a year off.

It is getting harder and harder to raise funds and I don’t like to keep asking the same generous folks and pestering the same wonderful bands & authors who have kindly donated signed items.

Still I aim to go out with a nice decent sum raised for both charities and as ever any help much appreciated.

http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2013 

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Training and the Staines 10K

Good to see the Staines 10K on Sunday May 19th has nearly reached its 600 entrants maximum and raised over £400 for charity through entrance fees. I am running and raising funds for the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

I am doing a couple of runs per week at the moment although the warmer weather does tend to entice me out more. Yes I freely admit I am a fair weather runner :)

Still looking for a half marathon between June and late August. My home town Potters ‘Arf would be ideal but I can’t make that weekend. Any suggestions most welcome.

Hope to have some more signed goodies soon. Have a fair few requests out there and just hoping some respond.

My JustGiving pages are:

http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2013 (for the NDCS)

http://www.justgiving.com/rochdale2013 (for CLAPA)

Any help promoting them very much appreciated.

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Signed Tom Bromley books for charity

Thanks to author Tom Bromley there are three signed books of his raising funds for CLAPA and the NDCS:

‘Wired for Sound: Now That’s What I Call An 80′s Music Childhood’ bid here

‘All In The Best Possible Taste: Growing Up Watching Telly In The 80′s’ bid here

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The third book on one hit wonders will be online soon. Having read all  three books I can highly recommend them, so you get a great read plus you help a charity at the same time. Thanks again to Tom Bromley and do pop along to his website http://www.tombromley.co.uk/

I am also working on getting signed items for the Stoke City £150 fundraising (to tie0in with the club’s 150th anniversary) for the two charities. I am aiming to raise £150 for CLAPA & the NDCS through these signed Stoke City related items. Any contacts for Stoke players past and present gratefully received.

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