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Page creator: Steve Weaver
Event: Beaulieu
Event Date: 21st Sep 2008
Team Members: Columbus IT South
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The penultimate time I wear this T-shirt
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Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. We support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,250 scientists, doctors and nurses. Over the past 10 years alone, thousands of lives have been saved through earlier detection and improved treatments. But, much work remains to be done if we are to achieve our aim of beating cancer.
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Fundraising target:  £300.00
Donations so far:  £ 239.99
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Thanks for visiting my fundraising page for Cancer Research UK. 

You may be shocked to read this, especially after the handsome picture linked to this page, but I am an overweight aging bloke who has to question, at this stage in his life, why on earth he would volunteer to run 10K. Well I now work for a company based out of Nottingham (Columbus IT), but I work form the Southampton office. There is a "social" event held periodically and it was some bright sparks idea (Alex) to create a bit of North/South rivalry with some "fun". Usually these social events involve lots of alcohol and to be perfectly honest I would have been much better at a contest of that sort.

Well yes it is a contest, there is a competition of North v South. The competitive edge centres upon the office with the best average time, and the office with the highest average funds raised. Now out of the 40+ staff it is them versus me. Yep you read that correctly, the head office and full staff contingent (well those that volunteered) are taking on little (well big) old me. Now as I understand it there will be some token runners helping boost the South's donation fund, and reduce the average time, but really it is just me at Bealieu on 21st September 2008 - Okay to be honest I believe Russ is joining me and he has taken the bold step of investing in some new running shoes!

This seems slightly unfair, and lets face facts, the best runners are not going to be press ganged into improving my time. No my best chance of success is clearly in the "average" funds raised, which yes, if you have stuck with me through this drivel so far, is where YOU come in. Stop throwing your money away on loose women, alcohol and fast cars, and for the single people reading this stop wasting yours on internet dating and go out and actually meet someone. No, what you should be doing is signing up to this page and giving me money. Do it NOW what are you waiting for?

Yes this does mean I have half a chance of sharing some form of prize, and am I in it for the glory? Well lets face it I am not in it for the enjoyment, so put your hand in your pocket, take out your purse or wallet and sponsor me. No, stop having second thoughts, do it NOW, it will make you feel good - oh have I mentioned it is for a good cause yet? or is this plea to much me me me?

Anyway if you are still reading this my chances of you actual sponsoring me must be pretty high, then again who actually bothers to read this far? Surely by this stage people have glazed over and either clicked away or through guilt and shame have already begun the payment process, so I could pretty well say anything I wanted here like ************************************************************************** Offensive text removed by Cancer Research UK auditors

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Display Name Date Amount Tax Bonus  Comment
Andrew Bartley 08/09/2008 £10.00 £2.82 Ive never given anyone 10quid sponsorship in my life. Feel honoured, also your the only Columbus one getting it! Good luck mate, do us proud. 
Lindsey 02/09/2008 £10.00 £2.82 Good luck - I'm sure you'll do brilliantly! I'm expecting 1st place!! 
Sarah Kingswell 19/08/2008 £10.00 n/a Make sure you visit the boys before you set off. Don't want you doing a Paula Radcliffe on us! Good Luck 
Luc Van Dyck 14/08/2008 £50.00 n/a Nice shirt you are wearing ;-) Good luck Steve! Hope you make it. 
Mike Barns 10/08/2008 £10.00 £2.82 Good luck bud and I am sure you will enjoy a cold one after you have finished 
Nik Hall 08/08/2008 £30.00 £8.46 £5 more than Creighton on conditions there are no slurs on Portsmouth !! Good Luck  
Nabil Zebadia 29/07/2008 £10.00 n/a Run Forrest, run ... 
Pete Cork 28/07/2008 £10.00 £2.82 Good luck hope your quicker than you were when you ran the London marathon 
Celine 27/07/2008 £34.99 £9.87 nearly half way there x x x  
Paula Johnston 25/07/2008 £25.00 £7.05 So proud of you and know that you can do it, would like to see the photos of you afterwards! Great cause lots of luck, Paula xx 
Brian Creighton 25/07/2008 £10.00 £2.82 Seems to be the going rate. Actually I was so relieved that it's only money. From your original email I thought you actually wanted me to RUN !! 
Andrew Pate 25/07/2008 £10.00 £2.82 What are you doing! GOOD LUCK 
Edward Bloomfield 24/07/2008 £10.00 £2.82 Good luck Steven! 
Brian Weaver 24/07/2008 £10.00 n/a Here is £10 son, not sure how to fold it into one of the holes in this thing, but there you go. Rather you than me. Dad! 
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*Total donated online: £239.99
Amount raised offline: £0.00
Gift Aid plus supplement: £45.13
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