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General Chat Thread, Yomping 4 Heroes in General; Hi Fellow Edugeekers Yomping 4 Heroes is an initiative to help raise money for Help For Heroes . The three ...
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    Yomping 4 Heroes

    Hi Fellow Edugeekers



    Yomping 4 Heroes is an initiative to help raise money for Help For Heroes.

    The three of us will be yomping 56 miles (90k) over Dartmoor carrying 80lb (6stone/36kg) loads in 3 days -- just as the British Forces did from San Carlos to Stanley during the Falklands War.

    It'll take place in October so we're busy with training, but in the meantime you can still visit our donation page to help in any way you can, at

    Kevin Cartwright is fundraising for Help for Heroes - JustGiving

    Our website is almost ready and will be updated regulary

    Yomping4Heroes

    We will be extremely grateful for any donations recieved between now and the event.

    Thank you!

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    Quick update

    Our site is now complete, it will recieve regular updates on our progress with training and sponsorships

    thanks!

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    Thumbs up good luck

    good luck out there kev, looks like some steep climbs along the way!

    Donations will follow soon.

    Teky

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    Thanks Teky

    To all edugeekers, PLEASE sponsor us if you can, this is for a fantastic cause and we are trying to raise as much money as we possibly can, we need all of your support!

    If any company would like to sponsor us in return for some great PR please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Yomping4Heroes

    thanks guys!

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    Our first day of team training went well! At roughly 11am on Saturday we set off from the Plume of Feathers pub in Princetown and headed towards Burrator via a number of tors. The route saw us take on a bog, two river crossings and a couple of very steep tors. You can see our GPS tracked route here: Track #6 | Author Kevbaz | free Mobile GPS Tracking Service

    All in all it went very well – no injuries to report. Not a blister in sight. But a couple of lessons learnt… Waterproof boots aren’t actually waterproof (despite it being written along the side of my boots!), avoid bogs at all costs (almost doing a face-plant into knee-deep mud, although funny, is not an ideal thing to do!), and finally if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. We finished in great time and realised our fitness levels were higher than expected.


    our site is now updated and has pics from the weekend etc

    thanks

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    Team Training Day 2 is tomorrow, we are doing more miles while carrying more weight

    Guys PLEASE sponsor us! Help For Heroes is a fantastic charity

    thanks

    Kev

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    Don't worry, I'll be pledging some cash before the event - there are quite a few other ex-forces here from what I've seen so I'm sure they'll want to support you too.

    Well done mate.... keep it up!

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    Thaks Netman!

    Our 2nd team training day is tomorrow, this time were goign further while carrying more weight!

    Will be covering about 10miles and carrying approx 40lbs each, that is half of our 1st day distance and half of the actual sponsored yomp weight

    I took the GF for a 8mile yomp yesterday where i carried 40lbs, went great no problems to report, the missus on the otherhand... few blisters aches and pains

    You can now follow us on Twitter! Kevin Cartwright (Yomping4Heroes) on Twitter

    cheers

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    You're a good man mate, sponsorship to follow.

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    Thanks for the support

    I do belive that including gift aid and whats pledged on sponsor forms we have raised just over £500 !! not bad for 10 days!

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    Yesterdays team training was brutal! we did 9.7 miles in 4hrs 40min each carrying well over 40lbs, the terrain was horrendus, but we did it!

    You can see the gps tracked route here
    Track #8 | Author Kevbaz | free Mobile GPS Tracking Service

    Our website will be updated with more details and pics soon

    Please continue to show your support by sponsoring us! if youve never given to a charity before here is your chance to make a difference!

    cheers!

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    The site has now been updated with some pics and a write up from the weekends training

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    Recieved some good news today, the local paper is going to be running a story on us and also The Sun are going to be plugging us on their "Friends of Heroes" page

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    More good news!

    We are set to feature in the next issue of the Globe and Laurel !

    We still need donations guys, every pound counts so please support us by sponsoring us

    thanks

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    There was no team training last weekend due to prior arrangements, i however managed to dislocate two fingers on my left hand whilst playing in goal on sunday

    We have our interview/photoshoot booked with the Herald this sunday so were looking forward to that, our team t-shirts arrived and they look absolutley fab.

    Planning continues and donatations are still coming in on and offline, if you havent done so yet then please do, its a fantastic cause and we need all the support you can give us!



    thanks

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