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I am actually shitting bricks.
Shep is doing a charity motorbike ride this weekend....John O` Groats to Lands End. 887 fooking miles. He finishes work tomorrow at lunchtime, will come home for food and to get kitted up, then at around 3 is setting off with his co-riders, heading up to Dumbarton, where they will stay the night, then Sunday morning up to John O`Groats, again, staying the night, then on Monday morning at stupid o`clock they will head back down, all the way down, to Lands End. Then Tuesday he`ll head back home, hopefully arriving back here by late afternoon-ish.
The run is all in aid of research into Xeroderma Pigmentosum which affects two of my friends``s basically an allergy to sunlight and uv the boys are hoping to raise funds, and awareness into the effects of XP! Shep has managed to raise over £800 so far in sponsorship, hopefully he`ll be ok and get back to us safely!! I, meanwhile, shall be sitting here, biting my nails and waiting for phonecalls!!!

Date: 2008-06-06 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good luck Shep! Can I sponsor?

Date: 2008-06-06 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh how wonderful..are you sure?
That would be ace!
If you would just like to paypal me, I`ll write you on the sponsor form (I promise to put the money in, honest!!) and I`ll send you a scan of the form. As you work too, I can tick the GiftAid box, and XP can get even more!!
Thank you darling, you`re amazing!

Date: 2008-06-06 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Remind me of your Paypal address again?
It's for a good cause so, of course!

Date: 2008-06-06 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
shepfiona @

Yes, it is a good cause. Sadly, 40% of XP sufferers will die before they are 20 years old, and my friend, Neti, has two boys who both have XP. Thomas is already 11. :/

Date: 2008-06-06 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my goodness, Lara, thank you, that is truly generous of you. You are a good, kind person, and the XP Society will be truly grateful. ♥
Edited Date: 2008-06-06 02:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-06-06 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're more than welcome honey :) Wish him all the best in the race for me!

Date: 2008-06-06 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh that's excellent of him. I don't have a whole lot of money to give but I'd still like to sponsor something, I'll paypal you shortly :)

Date: 2008-06-06 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh hun, thank you. I really hope people don`t think I posted this just to gather sponsors! I really didn`t!!!

Date: 2008-06-06 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well done him! I'll add a little to the pot if thats ok?

Date: 2008-06-06 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww!! I`m getting all emotional!! You`re fab, thank you!!

Date: 2008-06-06 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My dad used to do that ride on a bike i his younger years and they would strip off and do the last mile or 10 maked, thankfully there are no pics :D

Date: 2008-06-06 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
haha...maybe I should suggest it to them!!!

Date: 2008-06-06 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have no monies in my paypal at the moment :( but good luck to him though!! <3

Date: 2008-06-06 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aaaargghh!! I hate that people think I posted here just to get them to sponsor him!! I really didn`t!

Date: 2008-06-06 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh no I didn't mean you had I was just saying :(

Date: 2008-06-06 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good luck Shep :)
I hope you're okay chick! xxx

Date: 2008-06-06 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I`m great thanks my lovely, how have things been with you? x

Date: 2008-06-07 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww go him! Have you had many phone calls? How are they doing? x

Date: 2008-06-07 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They`re nearly at Glasgow...had a phone call about 20 mins ago!! If you google Stamford, Lincolnshire, then see how far from here to Glasgow, it`s a fair old run! After Glasgow, it`s only a skip to Dumbarton, where they`re staying tonight.
I do miss him, though. :(

Date: 2008-06-08 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow! Jealous! What does he ride? I went for a ride today :D I'm getting so much better ^__^ I'm gonna do sponsored runs too hopefully, when I have a bigger bike :D


Date: 2008-06-08 08:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He`s gone on his`s the best bike for the job, the chop would`ve looked nice getting there, but would`ve taken too long, and the trike isn`t practical for such a long run. I miss him!!
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