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Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 01:10
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I'm very proud to say that my son is taking part in the 2008 Manchester Run in aid of The Christie Hospital (cancer research). He's 23 now, but when he was only 3 years old we lost his mother to Leukemia. Unfortunately, this awful disease is still destroying lives and tearing families apart.

I know we all have so many demands on our finances these days, but if you can spare even a quid or two .... well, it all adds up doesn't it?

The link below is a safe and secure way to donate with a debit/credit card.

Please help if you can.

Thanks in advance FMTTM'ers.

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The Christie Hospital is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe and a leading centre for clinical trials in the UK. We enjoy an international reputation for excellence, treating more than 40,000 patients every year. Charitable funds are of vital importance in helping the Christie Hospital reach its vision of a future without cancer.



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onthemap Posted on 13/02/2008 01:12
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Superb post, puts my rubbish in perspective.

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 01:19
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Oh ..... if anyone fancies hoofing this thread now and again I would be very grateful.

Get your plastic out mappy [:)]


onthemap Posted on 13/02/2008 01:20
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Lurky
I'll do what I can to hoof this and generally annoy them into following it, not that they need it, this board is the most humane of any, but nevertheless, sometimes we all need a kick.


Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 09:58
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Cheers mappy.

Hoof.

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 12:16
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Dink.

bernieisgod Posted on 13/02/2008 12:44
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HOOF!!

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 15:34
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Hooftastic

Maidenhead-RED Posted on 13/02/2008 15:52
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Just donated, he is now 1 away from first 100 - come one FMTTM's dig deep

Sleaford Posted on 13/02/2008 16:03
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Me too, tell him good luck with the run.

zoec Posted on 13/02/2008 16:07
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I didn't have you down as a John, Sleaford.

Sleaford Posted on 13/02/2008 16:12
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Why?

I just put that for a laugh, my names really Moonunit.

Funnily enough I didn't have you down as a Zoe, you seem more like a Susy.

zoec Posted on 13/02/2008 16:17
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I thought it would be something like Lancelot.

My name's really Trixiebelle, but I just keep that for the stage act.

Sleaford Posted on 13/02/2008 16:20
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Fifi Trixibelle Zoef Chipmaker.

I'd ring the deed poll people up.

orlando2boro Posted on 13/02/2008 16:20
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Tell him good luck, I just added a bit to the cause.

Sleaford Posted on 13/02/2008 16:20
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What is the stage act?

zoec Posted on 13/02/2008 16:29
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I'd rather not say. The balloon dancer and the penguin might be upset if I blew their cover.

Sleaford Posted on 13/02/2008 16:30
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Interesting.

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 17:51
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Thanks everyone, this has gone far better than I ever thought possible.

My initial idea was that maybe we could raise another ten or twenty quid by linking the event from here and Block17. That amount has already been blown out of the water!!!

Your sponsorship money is really appreciated and will make a difference to many people and their families.

Please keep it coming folks.


Hoof for the evening crew.

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 19:19
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and again.....

orlando2boro Posted on 13/02/2008 21:02
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Hoof for the night crew

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 21:43
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Thanks for the hoof orlando2boro, and for your earlier donoation.

In fact, a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has sponsored my son so far, you are all absolute stars!

This is really taking off!

boro_exile Posted on 13/02/2008 22:11
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hoof from NYC - if i couldn't donate a few quid to a good cause and in particular, what sounds like a remarkable young man, running for his mum, then i might as well pack up and go home. all the best for the run, and like i said on your donation page, you've got a pint on me ( if you want one of course!)

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 13/02/2008 22:15
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Lurks-do you have to put a real name on form or will user name suffice.
I cannot reveal my real identity to anyone without having to shoot them [:D]

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 22:38
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Cecil, you can put whatever name you want in box which shows on the web site, so don't worry about it!

kazza Posted on 13/02/2008 22:39
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thats ok then dont want anymore stalkers [:D]

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 22:40
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boro_exile, thanks mate. Really appreciated your comments.

boro_exile Posted on 13/02/2008 22:44
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think nothing of it, its takes a heck of a lot less effort to do that than do what your lad is doing, hope you hit your target, i'm sure you will

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 13/02/2008 22:46
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shouldn't you be running with him Lurkers to give him support

Lurkalot Posted on 13/02/2008 23:02
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Cecil: me??? run??? They would have to reinforce the roadway!!

boro_exile: To be honest mate, he put the original target as 100 ... never thinking that that he would get anywhere near that amount. His mates are all students like him and don't have a penny to scratch their arses with.

I put links up here and on Block17 hoping it might bring in ten or twenty quid extra if we were lucky. I didn't even tell my son that I had done so.

He called me at lunchtime today in a state of shock after seeing his web page total go off the scale (so to speak). I told him to up the target amount which he did. I think he's upped it again now.

Never in our wildest dreams did we reckon on getting such fantastic support.

My flabber has never been so gasted ... really!

It's fair to say that we are absolutely stunned.

boro_exile Posted on 13/02/2008 23:28
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well, for all the garbage that is sometimes posted on here, funny as much of it is, i felt perhaps a bit sentimental about what your lad's doing and feel really pround of users of this site that we all can do something in support of you, even it is only what is effectively buying a few pints less next timw we're out. i really dont wish to hi-jack your thread with my own personal meanderings, and i'm sure you'll do well without my emotive pap! i dont work for l'oreal anymore, but it sounds like you're worth it

rob_fmttm,, get waking lion to donate a 10p/a quid/somthing for every post to this thread!

orlando2boro Posted on 14/02/2008 00:06
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No problem Lurk, just glad that people are donating.Just shows what type of people Boro supporters are. It is a very good cause and I am delighted to help. As Boro_exile said donating is the least we can do, your lad is doing the hard work. Hope he makes the target. Will check back before a head off to bed later to hoof for the early morning crew.

boro_exile Posted on 14/02/2008 00:24
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was goona do the same orlando, a hoof before i get some kip in. 5 hrs behind gmt on est, just to get those early morning money-makers sharing their wealth!

orlando2boro Posted on 14/02/2008 00:55
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boro_exile where in USA or Canada are you?

boro_exile Posted on 14/02/2008 00:59
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NYC orlando - manhattan (mrs lives here)

orlando2boro Posted on 14/02/2008 04:21
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How long you been in the states exile?

boro_exile Posted on 14/02/2008 04:50
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not permanently there orlando, unfortunately in live in the toon, but my fiancee still lives in NY so for the last 2+ yrs i've been racking some serious airmiles up. here at the mo for a couple of weeks, but then back to work with the skunks

boro_exile Posted on 14/02/2008 05:30
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hoof

Fletch Posted on 14/02/2008 06:27
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Well done kidda!

This dreadful big 'C' must be beaten, it got to be close now.

Sleaford Posted on 14/02/2008 08:53
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A well deserved Huth to the top.

Lurkalot Posted on 14/02/2008 10:30
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Another shameless hoof.

Fletch Posted on 14/02/2008 11:19
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Time to update your target mate, you're a penny over! [;)]

Lurkalot Posted on 14/02/2008 11:42
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Cheers Fletch, I'll get on to him now.

Lurkalot Posted on 14/02/2008 15:26
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dink

yearbyred Posted on 14/02/2008 16:57
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New target - needs to be back on the front page.

rob_fmttm Posted on 14/02/2008 18:17
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Please help the appeal by keeping this hoofed up near the top of the board.

spurticus Posted on 14/02/2008 18:25
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Done And Done, Good luck on That one Buddy!!!!!!!!

bigjayce Posted on 14/02/2008 18:29
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Well there's my donation mate - lets see him hit that new target

Jayce

Lurkalot Posted on 14/02/2008 18:43
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Thank you so much guys.

People's generosity towards this appeal has simply astounded us ..... honestly!

orlando2boro Posted on 14/02/2008 21:02
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hoof

Boiler_Boy Posted on 14/02/2008 21:28
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hoof

Lurkalot Posted on 14/02/2008 22:27
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dink dinkerty hoof dink.

Beefheart Posted on 14/02/2008 22:54
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Hoofed and supported. Great move.

Lurkalot Posted on 14/02/2008 23:20
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Thank you Beefheart, that's wonderful!

Right then, last hoof for tonight from me.

boro_exile Posted on 15/02/2008 00:42
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just a little hoofy to keep it on the 1st page

Stockportboro Posted on 15/02/2008 07:41
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Good luck to your son.

Well done to the FMTTM family.

yearbyred Posted on 15/02/2008 12:30
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Back to the top - been stuck on the same amount for a while.

Beefheart Posted on 15/02/2008 12:38
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Time for another hoof.

orlando2boro Posted on 15/02/2008 13:57
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Hoof

Lurkalot Posted on 15/02/2008 15:21
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cross-field lob

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 15/02/2008 15:35
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and headed on by the Jock

Lurkalot Posted on 15/02/2008 15:46
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but the silly sod can't control it and gives possession away!

fordprefect Posted on 15/02/2008 16:32
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hoof

orlando2boro Posted on 15/02/2008 17:56
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A sunny hoof from Florida.

orlando2boro Posted on 15/02/2008 17:56
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A sunny hoof from Florida.

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 15/02/2008 17:59
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what some people make their kids do in order to get a ton [:D]

Lurkalot Posted on 15/02/2008 21:13
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Stop trying to cover the fact that you messed up that pass Cecil [;)]

Lurkalot Posted on 15/02/2008 23:37
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.

orlando2boro Posted on 16/02/2008 05:24
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..

porto Posted on 16/02/2008 08:26
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hoof

rozi Posted on 16/02/2008 10:35
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Hoof from me for now, am trying to make a donation but the link is taking forever to open - but then my computer is almost as old as I am. Will keep trying.

rozi Posted on 16/02/2008 10:43
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Yeeeaah, got straight on this time, good luck to James - nearly reached your target now [:)].

rozi Posted on 16/02/2008 12:23
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hoof

rozi Posted on 16/02/2008 14:28
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come on guys, keep this one near the top please

Lurkalot Posted on 16/02/2008 16:59
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Thank you so much guys!

boro_exile Posted on 16/02/2008 18:03
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one last hoof from NYC before i set off back to blighty

boro_exile Posted on 16/02/2008 19:16
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ok, 1 more! it was slipping down the page

Lurkalot Posted on 16/02/2008 23:21
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dink.

stagette Posted on 17/02/2008 00:51
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Good luck to your son Lurkalot and
Hoof

Lurkalot Posted on 17/02/2008 10:54
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Thanks stagette.

Beefheart Posted on 17/02/2008 13:34
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550 raised, so far. Hoof.

Lurkalot Posted on 17/02/2008 17:55
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Dink.

kazza Posted on 17/02/2008 21:18
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Lurkalot Posted on 18/02/2008 00:34
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.

boro_exile Posted on 18/02/2008 11:57
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hoof

Lurkalot Posted on 18/02/2008 17:07
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Another cross-field chip.

Lurkalot Posted on 18/02/2008 20:42
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.

Lurkalot Posted on 18/02/2008 22:24
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Lurkalot Posted on 19/02/2008 12:10
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Lurkalot Posted on 19/02/2008 21:45
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Lurkalot Posted on 20/02/2008 10:35
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What was it Sir Bob said?

"Give us yer fookin money" or something [:)]

Lurkalot Posted on 20/02/2008 17:22
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dink

Lurkalot Posted on 20/02/2008 19:37
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and again

rozi Posted on 20/02/2008 22:15
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Glad to see this one back Lurkers, isn't your lad doing well, you must be one proud dad [:)].

Lurkalot Posted on 20/02/2008 22:46
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Yes indeed rozi, far better than we ever hoped. I'll be even more proud when he collapses over the finish line [:D]

Many thanks for your generous support by the way rozi.

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 20/02/2008 22:52
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if he doesn't finish the race Lurkers do we all get our money back [:D]
sorry but I am a Jock [:D]

Lurkalot Posted on 20/02/2008 22:54
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Rearrange this sentence...

chance a fookin Not


He'll do it no problem Cecil [:)]

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 20/02/2008 23:40
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question is too difficult for this time of night [:)]
anyway only 2 to go now 'til your ton

Fletch Posted on 21/02/2008 06:54
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One for the 100...

rozi Posted on 21/02/2008 09:31
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You are most welcome Lurkey and keep this near the top cos next week is pay day [:)]. Just realised I got the 100th [:D].

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 21/02/2008 20:34
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Here'e to your ton Lurkers-a quick hoof up the board

Lurkalot Posted on 21/02/2008 22:26
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Cheers Cecil.

Cheadle Posted on 21/02/2008 23:17
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All the best to you and your son Lurkers. I reckon we're going to smash that 550 target easily!

Would be nice to meet up for a beer when you come over for the race. I'm sure we can get the North West Boro fans out for the day to cheer James on!

From all the Cheadles


Lurkalot Posted on 22/02/2008 14:36
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Ahhh Cheadle, fancy you popping up. It was only a week or two ago that I was thinking about you and wondering how things were, as I hadn't noticed you posting for a while. I even mentioned it to Mrs Lurkers. Is your web site still running? Please post the link if it is.

Many thanks for your donation and the kind words, but it wasn't just me mate ... the whole board was behind you and your family and keeping everything crossed for you all.

I haven't got any plans made for the day of the run yet, other than the fact that we will be there to support James. If it's not far out of your way it would be nice to see you at the finish line.

Nice to see you're still lurking, and best wishes to all The Cheadles.

Lurkers.

rozi Posted on 22/02/2008 19:19
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hoof

dham Posted on 22/02/2008 19:44
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plink

Lurkalot Posted on 22/02/2008 23:32
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Many thanks dham, your support is very much appreciated.

HOOF!

Grumpy_Paul Posted on 23/02/2008 01:52
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Up she goes for the Weekenders.



rozi Posted on 23/02/2008 11:11
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away you go back to the top [:)]

Lurkalot Posted on 24/02/2008 13:42
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Hooftastic!

Fletch Posted on 24/02/2008 22:30
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Time to up the target (again)...

And that's because of my penny extra [:D]

Lurkalot Posted on 25/02/2008 19:16
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I noticed that Fletch [:)]


Lurkalot Posted on 25/02/2008 21:53
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Thanks stepper, nice one mate.

Space_Face Posted on 25/02/2008 21:57
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No worries Lurkers, excellent cause, wish him all the best with it.

Lurkalot Posted on 26/02/2008 21:38
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Hoof for the night crew.

the_elf_unit Posted on 26/02/2008 22:11
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Lurkers - I'm not being a cheap skate here but I sponsored my mate on a charity bike ride over Christmas/New Year for Christies. He cycled from the top of the North Island to the Tip of the South Island in New Zealand, well he was supposed to until his brakes fialed him on a decent down a hill and he promplty went over the edge of the road down a 30foot drop and into a river below. Smashed his leg up and caught hypothermia in the process as he laid there for a good six hours until someone found him. Airlifted to hospital and medically repariated to the UK after 3 weeks in a NZ hospital. He raised over 2k and everyone has paid up so far, his compnay are going to match that aswell once he is back to work full time and they can sought everything out with him.

Lurkalot Posted on 26/02/2008 22:19
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Bloody Hell! Your mate doesn't do things by halves does he? Hope he's getting better now.

That's a heck of an amount he raised, good on him (and you for sponsoring him).


the_elf_unit Posted on 26/02/2008 22:22
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He doesn't mate. Leg is smashed but it will heal, he broke his tib in four places and did his knee as well. docotors tell him he's gonna be okay and his dad's not short of a bob or two so he'#s gonna pay for private physio

Lurkalot Posted on 27/02/2008 09:07
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.

Sleaford Posted on 28/02/2008 14:13
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Back to the top.

Lurkalot Posted on 28/02/2008 21:39
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Thanks Sleaford.

Hoof.

Lurkalot Posted on 03/03/2008 23:49
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eeeeerrrrrmmmm........................... dink.

Lurkalot Posted on 04/03/2008 20:24
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Hoof.

There you go boiler boy!

Boiler_Boy Posted on 04/03/2008 20:31
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Not you ya fool, the other one. You've had enough out of me[;)]

(ch)

Lurkalot Posted on 04/03/2008 20:32
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I wondered why you needed another link ..... doh!

Boiler_Boy Posted on 04/03/2008 20:33
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[:D] You have a pm on B17, not sure if you've seen it or not?

Lurkalot Posted on 08/03/2008 23:38
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Big hoof for everyone coming in from the pub in a P***ed up generous mood [:)]

kazza Posted on 08/03/2008 23:48
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ok go on then a fiver [:D]i will send you it, not giving ya me bank details,

Lurkalot Posted on 08/03/2008 23:53
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It's secure kazza, nobody gets to see your card details.

Lurkalot Posted on 09/03/2008 11:22
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hoof.

Lurkalot Posted on 20/03/2008 22:04
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Speculative hoof.

Lurkalot Posted on 09/04/2008 00:31
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Don't worry folks, there's still time to sponsor [:)]

One last hoof.