A £5,000 thank you

So, the blisters are all now healed and we’re very pleased to say that the sponsorship total for the row across Scotland, including Gift Aid, has gone past the £5,000 mark.  So far, £5,184.33 has been raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care.  To give you a sense of how important the money is, £4,460 will cover the cost of Marie Curie’s entire nursing service across the UK for one hour.

So, a big thank you must go to our corporate sponsor, Equinix, for their very generous support.  And we’d like to thank each and every one of you who sponsored us and helped to create this fantastic total.  So, in no particular order (well alphabetical actually), that means a big thank you to…

Adrian and Daphne, Alexandra Nicoll, Amy, Andrew Lewin, Anna, Barb and Alan, Becks W, Brian, Brian Digney, Bruce, Sue and family, Buxton Victorian. Guests, Carlota, Caroline, Chris Millar, Chris Reed, DA, Darren and Heather, Dave & Lumen, David Evans, Edel Kelly, Eleni, Elle MC, Florence Orchard, Francesca Liebling, Gareth Jones, Gavin Stamp, Geoff and Sue Pring, George and Mona, Graham and Maureen, Hannah, Jamie and Declan, Haw-Yan, Helen and Ian, Ian & Laura, Ian L, Jacqueline, Jane Burt, jean Sampson, Jen & Jesper, John, john and judy stainfield, John Jackson, John P, John W, Kath and Derek, Katrina, Katy & Brad, Kev Sampson, Kevin, Lorraine, Oliver & Emily, KF, Lauren, Linda, Leigh, Malc and Sue, Mandi, Matt Cooper, Matt Rea, Michael and Cynthia, Mike Crowe, Mike jones, Mr Ford, Mrs Burnett to be, Mum and Trev, Mum, Dad & Grandma, Nancy Tapper, Nigel (Dom’s dad), Ollie B, Paddy Burton, Paul Reynolds, Pauline and Julian, Philipp and Gini Frings, Rachel Willox, Rae, Ross & James, Ross, Ross, Ross Saunders, Russell, Sarah, Seymour & Meadows, Stephen Gomez, Stuart from New Zealand, The Harrier, Toby’s Auntie M, Tom Wadsworth, Tony Allen – Equinix, Tony F, Trevor Munien, Uncle Peter Piers Audrey, Walshy and not forgetting Woo!

We’d also like to say thanks once again to Suze, our cox, and Joe, our driver, as without their support this wouldn’t have been possible.The crew, Chris, Dom, Peter and Pete, dedicated this challenge to the memory of Chris’ father in law, Martyn, who sadly passed away this April, only 6 weeks after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Martyn was very supportive of our first row, and although he would have thought us mad, would have been right behind us for this one too. Martyn’s warm and genuine character touched all who knew him, and he gave much of his own time to charitable causes, raising money for the Lions club, the Poppy Appeal and local charities throughout his life.

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