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Raised so far 
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Total Raised online: £4,417.00
Total Raised offline: £0.00
Name Amount Gift Aid
Yuppie and Jami... £100.00 £0.00
RICHARD HOPKINS £100.00 £0.00
AquAid Franchis... £2,000.00 £0.00
Ed Walsh £60.00 £15.00
RICHARD HOPKINS £120.00 £30.00
RICHARD HOPKINS £10.00 £0.00
RICHARD HOPKINS £10.00 £0.00
Richard Hopkins £272.00 £68.00
John Rogers £100.00 £25.00
LYNN SIMMONS £25.00 £6.25
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Coast 2 Coast Trek

Hello and Welcome from Coast 2 Coast Trek

Fundraising 2011

Paul and Richard would like to thank everyone who has sponsored them in raising money for Help the Heroes.

They crossed the finish line today both with blisters and swollen joints but both feel it was worth it for such a worthy cause.

DAY 6 A recovery day! Ha!!! 33k in about 6 and a half hours, nothing major tough but long and grinding, wet weather gear on all day, even though forecast said should have been better.

Thoughts of the day:

Pauls - Wet, Windy and Wankered!

Ricahrds - please can i have a nice room tomorrow!

DAY 6, nice short recovery day, 19K to keld, in approx 3.5 hrs, every step in sunshine, first day without wet weather gear, delightful. Staying over night at the Tan Hill Inn which is the highest in the UK at 1732 ft! Looking forward to another short dry day tomorrow

Thoughts of day:

Paul - Wish every day was like this!

Richard - Roll on tomorrow!

DAY 8, 27k today, had to do an extra 8K as couldn't get a lift back from Tan Hill Inn, should have been a pleasant stroll but the first 2.5 hrs out of 5 was pouring down so spirits were dampened and forecast for next few days has not raised any smiles.

DAY 9 fairly easy recovery day from Reeth to Richmond, a few shallow climbs and quite a bit of rain, 20K in approx 4 hrs.

DAY 10 the longest walk of the coast to coast, 37K in seven hours, reasonably easy going apart from the distance, weather was forecast to be wet and windy but for the first time we were lucky and its been dry all day!

Thoughts of the day:

Pauls - very very very fucked!!!!

Richards - Ditto!

DAY 11, was supposed to be a gentle one today, must learn to read contours on maps correctly, 19k in 4 and half hours, relentlessly up and down, 5000ft climbing in total and rained constantly! At least only 3 days left, so far 244k covered in 54 hrs of walking let's hope the rain let's up for a while, so far only one totally dry day!

DAY 12 was fairly easy today small climb out of the valley then just walking through the mist over the top of the moors, 15k in a bit over three hours, was dry!! Second day out of 12! Staying at the lion inn, the fourth highest pub in the uk tonight.

Thought of the day:

Paul - Whilst travelling up and down the country following chelsea ive seen plenty of walkers and thought what a bunch of fucking idiots, I can now say after spending 12 days with them I was right, they are a bunch of fucking idiots!

DAY 13, 17.5k from blackey ridge to glaisdale in 3.5hrs, undulating but felt easy, maybe because the weather was great or because looking forward to the finish line tomorrow

Many thanks for visiting our page, we have for a time been thinking how we could say thanks for the sacrifices these heroes make on our behalfs, after some time it was decided that we would attempt the Coast to Coast Trek (200 miles from St bees to Robin Hoods Bay, across the lake and peak district) over 14 days, its going to be tough, but not as tough as what our Heroes do everyday! We are fully financing the trip so that every penny donated will go straight to there cause.

Once again thanks for visiting the page, and please give all you can afford, its a great cause.


Richard and Paul


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About Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving our country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and our four Recovery Centres across the UK, in Catterick, Colchester, Tidworth and Plymouth. These will offer support for life. The money raised by the hugely generous public has been used to support our wounded, but there is still so much more to do. Soldiers, sailors and airmen who are injured today will still need our support tomorrow and in the days that follow, for the rest of their lives. They are still battling and we won't let them battle alone.


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