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support for Muppett's Challenge

22 Jun 11 - 09:22 AM (#3174484)
Subject: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: muppett

Hiya,
    Apologies for putting this thread up again and not on the non music thread, but a number of folk who I've seen recently have said they can't access the non music threads.

My youngest Grandchild Amos has recently had his 1st Birthday and a grand little chap he is, however he was born with a rare liver condition known as Billary Atresia and when he was 9 weeks old he had to undergo a 7hr. operation to save his life. The operation was successful, however it is likely that he'll need to have a liver transplant at some stage in the future. He also has to take medication on a daily basis and so has to visit the Children's Liver unit at Leeds General Infirmary regularly.

With this mind Amos's parents, relatives and family friends are planning a series of fundraising activities over the coming weeks and the money raised will be split equally between the Children's Liver Disease Foundation to help with research and for ward 12 & the Children's Liver unit at Leeds General Infirmary.

My contribution to the fundraising is to walk the Dales way, which starts in Ilkley and finishes in Bowness on Windermere in The Lake District and then walk back, a total distance of 165 miles. I'll be doing it over 7 days between July 23rd & 29th.

So I would be greatful if any of you would sponsor me, how much, well I'll leave it up to you to decide, what you can will help.

Please look at the following link for details on how you donate and see what over activities are planned; http://www.amosfundraiser.co.uk/ or send me a PM. I'll also be around at Dent and Cleckheaton, so catch me then.

Thanks for taking time to read this.

Cheers

Muppett


22 Jun 11 - 10:17 AM (#3174509)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: katlaughing

Muppett, did you ever find a way for those of us across the pond to donate?

I wish you much success and all good thoughts of health and healing for little Amos.

kat


22 Jun 11 - 10:47 AM (#3174519)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: Soldier boy

Sorry to hear about Amos's problems Muppett and I hope everything turns out well for the little fella.

That's some walk you are doing to raise funds for those deserving organisations and I am proud of you.

I was half tempted to join you on a stretch of the walk until I worked out that you are aiming to walk just short of 24 miles each day, up hill and down fell, so don't think I would be able to keep up with you!!

But I am more than happy to sponsor you and I will pledge 15 pence per mile. That works out at 24.75 for all 165 miles, so let's call it 25.00, which I will give you at Whitby Folk Week in August.

And a pint or two of good ale in Dent this weekend to build up yer stamina!

Cheers bud

Chris


23 Jun 11 - 06:30 AM (#3175097)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: muppett

Hiya Katlaughing,
                  Not got owt sorted out yet,Amos's Dad set up the weblink so I'll speak to him to see what can be done.

Chris Cheers for your pledge, My Itenary for the walk is as follows;

July 23rd Ilkley to Kettlewell                24 1/2 miles
July 24th Kettlewell to Dent                  27 miles
July 25th Dent to Burneside                   21 miles
July 26th Burneside to Burneside via Bowness 20 miles
July 27th Burneside to Dent                   21 miles
July 28th Dent to Kettlewell                  27 miles
July 29th Kettlewell to Ilkley                24 1/2 miles

So feel free to come along on any part of it.

If there's anyone around in Kettlewell, Dent or Burneside on any of these dates, I'll be in the pubs in these villages in the evening and will be up for a few pints and songs.


23 Jun 11 - 12:59 PM (#3175262)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: GUEST,dicky boy

Good on you muppet put us down for 20 will square up with you next time i see you possibly hardraw moonbeams or whitby. Hope things work out for the little man God bless....


24 Jun 11 - 08:15 AM (#3175674)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: Myrtle's cook

Good man Muppett! I'll follow the web link to donate.

Greatly enjoyed your contributions to the Robin Hoods Bay weekend.

Good luck - those are ambitious legs (both the walk and your pegs!)


24 Jun 11 - 09:20 AM (#3175714)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: Commander Crabbe

Muppet

20 from me and Val, see you at Whitby Folk Week if not before.

Muppets Link

Chris


24 Jun 11 - 09:54 AM (#3175731)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: GUEST,Mike and Ann

Muppet

its 20 quid from us, good luck with the walk

Mike and Ann

stalybridge


26 Jun 11 - 08:59 PM (#3176930)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: Soldier boy

Looks like a minimum 20 pledge has become the standard Muppett so it's looking good!

Keep supporting my mate Muppett and his good cause please.

Chris


28 Jun 11 - 04:53 AM (#3177633)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: muppett

Wow,
    Thanks for all your generoserty of the all the above and also thanks of you who were at the Dentdale Beer & Music at the weekend who also donted.

My training is well and truely under way now and I'm clocking up the miles in prep for the walk.

Cheers

Muppett


01 Jul 11 - 09:02 AM (#3179672)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: Soldier boy

See you in Cleckheaton tomorrow Muppett me owld fruit.

Chris


01 Jul 11 - 10:34 AM (#3179714)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: muppett

Hiya Chris,
          Aye it'll be a trunkcated visit though, Swimming with Grandchild No. 1, Travis in the morning, so will be in Clecky late afternoon, then off to Tropical World (Roundhay Park, Leeds)on Sunday wi Granchild No. 2, Maisy, she of the Oh sit down and eat yer tea song fame.

Thanks to all of you who have donated to the Challenge.
If anyone who is coming t' Cleckheaton and wants to donate, look out or listen out for me in the Wicken Arms.

Cheers

Muppett


04 Jul 11 - 04:47 AM (#3181104)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: muppett

Cheers to everyone who donated on Saturday in The Wickham at Clecky,
Almost raised 450 from Dent and Clecky alone, and I've still 2 weeks before I start the walk.

Thanks again

Muppett


13 Jul 11 - 04:51 AM (#3186516)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: GUEST,muppett

Hiya,
    Only 10 days to go now


13 Jul 11 - 05:04 AM (#3186524)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: maeve

Congratulations, Muppett.


13 Jul 11 - 05:10 AM (#3186527)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: stallion

I am in for 20, please send me a pm on how to get it to you
Peter


21 Jul 11 - 05:00 AM (#3191857)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: muppett

eeeeeeeeeee only 2 more sleeps to go before I set off on me adventure, am I mad or what (no don't answer), ta to everyone who's supported me so far. Stallion did you get me PM, If not just scroll back a bit to the blue clicky thing and there's details on how you can donate. That goes for anyone else that still wants to.

If All goes well I'll finish on the eve. of July 29th and then next day, I'll hopefully head up to Hardraw for the gathering.
So if anyone is about next week along the route of the Dalesway (see me Itenerary further back)give us a wave.

Cheers

Muppett


21 Jul 11 - 11:32 AM (#3192023)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: Soldier boy

Good luck Muppett.

Chris


21 Jul 11 - 12:33 PM (#3192065)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: katlaughing

Good luck and safe travels!

luvyakat


21 Jul 11 - 10:10 PM (#3192364)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: ChanteyLass

Let us know how it goes!


22 Jul 11 - 09:32 PM (#3193189)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: DebC

Hope you got my card, Muppett. GFood luck and I'll be thinking of you walking the lovely Dales.

Debra Cowan


01 Aug 11 - 07:50 AM (#3199588)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: muppett

Happy Yorkshire Day to you all,
Well I did it. the weather was kind to me, just a shower of rain as I was finishing day 6 on Thursday as I was walking between Buckden & Kettlewell, didn't get any major blisters, my little toes were a little sore. it was my shoulders that were aching a little by the end, where my rucsac straps were rubbing.
Amos, along with his Mum Gemma and his sister Maisy, walked the last 3 miles from Addingham to Ilkley, well Amos was carried for most of it, as I'd probally still be finishing it.

Managed to get to Hardraw as well afterwards and walk me usual 2 1/2 miles to work today OK.

Thanks to you all who have donated some brass, yep Deb, we got the card from you,Thank you very much so far I've had 1200 donated. see the blue clicky thing further back in the thread for a link to the site that gives you details of how you donate if you still want.

We're having a charity concert in Ilkley this coming Saturday, to raise further funds, get in contact if you want further details.

Cheers

Muppett


04 Aug 11 - 04:46 PM (#3201886)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: GUEST,Onlylivingboyinfaversham

Hello - met you briefly over breakfast(s) in Mick & Wendy's kitchen at the beer/music festival. Didn't have any cash left then, so have finally got round to making a donation by bank transfer. Hope your sore toes are recovering. Cheers. Mark


04 Aug 11 - 07:10 PM (#3202029)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: ossonflags

Well done Muppett!! Can you give us some details about ilkley?


08 Aug 11 - 04:48 AM (#3203732)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: muppett

Hiya,
      Mark cheers for the bank transfer, Toes are OK, was out up in the Dales again yesterday doing a 12 mile walk (so quite a gentle one compaired to recent ones).

Mick, Sorry didn't get back to you, just seen your message and just switched me phone on and got yer text, wondered why me phone had been quite, switched it off when I went into a meeting on friday and only just realised it was still off.

Concert went well, Had a mixutre of music during the day,Including Rock, Folk and Hillbilly, not sure yet how much was made, but with ticket sales, the raffle & Auction, it's going to be several hundred pounds, so that'll add to the 1200 I've collected so far from me walk. And Amos's Dad (Dave) and his friends are still planning their Parachute jump that has had to be rearranged due to bad weather.

So once again on behalf of my grandson Amos and his Mum (Gemma) & Dad (Dave)thanks to all who have donated to this worthy cause.

Cheers

Muppett


08 Aug 11 - 05:01 AM (#3203737)
Subject: RE: support for Muppett's Challenge
From: I don't know

Well done. Wish I could have joined you. Pleased to see you raised so much for a worthy cause.