April - Confirmation today from
the Charities Trust that we can get matched funding up to £200 from Royal
Mail. Full details awaited to see exactly what we can apply for.
Today's big news is
that one of our Team has hit
of sponsorship, and that's in just two weeks. This is a remarkable
achievement. Well done to the lady team member who wants to remain
anonymous. Click here to
see her picture from the rogues gallery. This takes current confirmed
position for us to be in.
- a bit of
confusion around T shirt sizes, so here's a quick cross reference
Sorry about that -
thought everyone would know that 5XL is for the big boys only !
Also today, Willy's
getting in on the sponsorship race - he's up to
now. Let's have your running totals so that we can get an idea for how well
we're doing. Well done Willy !
Thanks for the feedback
on the logo - some really constructive stuff coming back ranging from it's
great, to you can't count ! We've added a third peak !! Funny that .... a
logo for the 3 peaks challenge, but only showing 2 peaks ..... duh !
- we've opened a
chat room !! Follow the links here, and
register. We're having a test run chat on Sunday 5th April - chat room opens
up at 7.30pm. Topics will include training, sponsorship, equipment, travel
arrangements, and resources needed to keep you guys fed and watered on the
day. Maybe chat on Sunday ?
- great news today
from the Charities Trust !! Our matched funding can be applied to each Royal
Mail Group person taking part. That means, if we reach our group target of
£4000, we will get matched funding of
£3400. Full details of how we secure
this will come to the team by email.
- our Chat Room went live
today, with just a few technical issues, and only 3 of us joining. We'll
give it another go in a few days to see if we can get some more of us
involved. For those who did join in, it was actually quite good fun.
- the organising group met. We've decided to make a small donation (£200 or
Mountain Rescue - Heaven forbid that we'll need to use their
services on our challenge, but there is a view that is expressed quite
widely on 3 peaks sites that in an effort to raise money for one charity by
doing the 3 Peaks Challenge, some teams just end up stretching the resource
of another charity, Mountain Rescue, who are entirely serviced by
volunteers. So we'll be making a donation !
Also covered off, and
shared with the Team by email was what we need to do to get our matched
Charities Trust. Please make sure those that can register do ....
this is worth too much not to spend the few minutes needed to register !
Training runs are
developing well, and it now looks like there are three planned training
runs. Andy's arranging a day long walk around Grafham Water and the
surrounding area in late April/very early May, and we'll be sharing this
detail shortly. We're rapidly approaching our Snowdon test run on 23 May,
and we're still planning the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on either Saturday 20th or
27th June. That's 4/5 weeks after Snowdon, and 4/5 weeks before the main
More coming to you by
- looking at the info flying about the Blog Zone, it appears that the Army
were out training with a Greek fellow called Stavros over the weekend.
Whoever they are, they managed 18 miles but apparently the camel wasn't very
well prepared !! It's all lost on me !
Training walk - this
Saturday 18 April - Grafham Water and the surrounding area, a lecture in
cocoa butter ! Contact Andy for more details on the walk and the cocoa
butter if you're interested.
- great news ! we now have a direct link from EACH's website to us which
should draw more EACH supporters to our Challenge. Thanks to the website
team at EACH for making this happen. This is where we are on
- the training walk around Grafham Water happened today, with Stavros the
camel and Andy the Stig taking part. Three and a half hours of good quality
walking is yet another great effort in preparing for the Challenge. Well
done boys ! 97
days to go !
- chat room opened at 7.30 sharp but just five chatters on line. Mr Blakey,
Ako Atkinson, Welshy the Camel and Klingon61 kept the conversation going for
a while. Slight concern that Monk1 seemed to be a bit of a chat room stalker
for a while - join in next time !
Tim and his wife took
in a 12 mile walk today along the more hilly parts of Hertfordshire.
Starting at Royston Heath, the walk took in Therfield, then on to Reed. The
long walk to Barkway is halted for a pint, before the trek back into
Royston. Need to build that stamina, team.
the area around Ben Nevis - BBC 1 - if you missed it,
- we had a
display stand at the Royal Mail event at Anglesey Abbey today, and some of
the team were there to collect donations. Haven't got a final figure yet,
but it looks like we got around another £200 for our efforts. Every penny
helps !! Thanks to those who donated.
- T-shirts have been made
and collected from the manufacturers, and they look great. Will try get
these out to everyone next week. Please don't get them damaged or anything
like that as we want to be wearing these for some publicity shots and when
we're doing the challenge itself.
- with some updates on donations coming in today, we're now up to
pledged before any matched funding from Royal Mail. Good news for our