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On 28/02/2020 at 21:24, Darth Bear said:

Made the mistake of posting this in the OT last year where they are all fat lazy bastards. So to get the word out further and hopefully get more to sign up I'm posting it here.

Yeah Bear's Den :dunno:

So all you have to do is sign up, pay your fee and walk or run 10 miles in March. Simple really and gives support to a charity that has been severely suffering from a lack of funds lately. You even get a big fat shiney medal.

Anyone having a problem with this being here is a dirty taig fenian bastard.

https://www.marchinmarch.co.uk/race/march-in-march/

Donated and signed up 👍

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@Perth_Campsie_Ger planning on doing his walk today. I am expecting drunkenness as it will probably be a pub crawl :lol:

Good enough excuse for a wee bump.

Also would like to mention that it is well worth taking the extra minute to add the gift aid. It basically puts 25% onto your donation and every bit helps.

So give @Perth_Campsie_Ger a wee donation today to spur him on as he attempts to do 10 miles walking backwards and forwards to the bar :tu:

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I'm going for my walk tomorrow.

Still plenty of time to sign up and take part and of course donate to any of the fundraisers here. Let's face it you lot have lost more money running for the bus :lol:

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3 hours ago, Darth Bear said:

I'm going for my walk tomorrow.

Still plenty of time to sign up and take part and of course donate to any of the fundraisers here. Let's face it you lot have lost more money running for the bus :lol:

I am sure you will have fun.....and maybe a pint or two!! :p:

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Been meaning to update this for a few days so actually getting round to it.

Didn't do my walk as planned due to this place going on lockdown and having to make sure the in laws were sorted so they could lock down properly. Both are in their 80's so are understandable concerned.

Also trying to plan a new route as my original plan of having a pub crawl through the villages has been scuppered by the pubs all being closed down. Not to worry I have a few ideas. I will do the walk on either Sunday or Monday and post the results here.

I would also like to thank everybody who has donated or taken part so far. I know that it is much appreciated. However due to current events they will be losing a lot of money as their biggest fundraising events are being cancelled. So yeah I am going to ask all who can to either donate or prefably sign up. A wee walk through nature could do a lot of folk good right now and lets face it most on here could probably do it just by walking for their cargo for the week :lol:

https://www.marchinmarch.co.uk/race/march-in-march/

Link to donate

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DarthBear

Here is the email that I got this morning telling us what they will be doing during the current crisis.

 


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