Good Morning Everyone.
This week has seen some changes and exciting news all rolled into one!
The weather has changed and it looks like we are well and truly into Autumn, we hope you still have some sunshine as we do here in Portsmouth.
As usual Paul's training has gone very well and the statistics are mounting, as you know Paul had the remainder of May off and most of June but then started back to training in July. Conditioning training went reasonably well throughout July and in August the heavy weight training started with the amount of weight increasing, Paul is now lifting the maximum weight he can while keeping safety in mind because of his condition and injuries. Training has now be altered to avoid burnout and in preparation for the chair arriving next month, so as the excitement mounts we have more great news to share with you all.
On Monday we welcomed a new sponsor onboard,the new sponsor is London Camera Exchange (LCE), Southampton Civic Branch. LCE will be donating a new Nikon camera, which comes on the market in October/November and is worth around Â£700, this camera will go up for auction as of today and the auction will end on Friday 16th December, just in time of Christmas. You can find details of the camera on the link below and details of LCE Southampton Civic branch are also below. We are pleased to welcome LCE onboard 'THE WHEELCHAIR OF HOPE' and thank them so much for their kind generosity.
The new Nikon J1 Camera c/w 10-30mm Zoom Lens (info on this model can be found on the following link to the Nikon UK website: http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/produ ... nikon-1-j1
We have been promised a donation of Â£150 by a good friend of ours, so we thank him for his kind generosity as well.
We also have a new sponsor joining us next week so we will be able to update you on who they are in next weeks update.
We are delighted to inform you that 'The Worshipful the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Councillor Graham Winter has agreed to start the challenge off at 10:30 on Monday the16th April 2012, we look forward to this and thank him and his office for agreeing to do so.
LONDON CAMERA EXCHANGE PRO CENTRE
11 Civic Centre Road, Southampton, Hants SO14 7FJ
(Tel: 02380 331720, Email: southampton.civic@LCEgroup.co.uk
Canon EOS Professional Centre
Â· Nikon Professional Dealer
Â· Knowledgeable Staff Offering Expert Advice
Â· Part Exchange Welcome
Â· Large Stock of Used Equipment
Â· Competitive Prices
Â· Sensor Cleaning / Repair Handling
Â· Photographic Accessories
Â· Studio Lighting & Accessories
Â· Bowens Gold Dealer
Â· Gitzo 5 Star Dealer
Â· Lowepro Street & Field Stockist
Â· Large Showroom
All major brands available:
Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Tamron, Fuji, Panasonic, Sony, Epson, Lowepro, ThinTank, Tamrac, Kata, Manfrotto, Gitzo, Giottos, Velbon, SanDisk, Hoya, Cokin, Metz, Lastolite, Westcott, Bowens, Nissin, Ansmann, Hahnel, PocketWizard, Op/Tech, B+W Filters, Rouge, Sekonic, Hama, Visible Dust, Rotolight, Orbis, Lensbaby, Benro.
The ferry crossing voucher to the Isle of Wight for a car plus 4 people is still up for grabs, we attach the details so you can consider what you would like to bid in the auction which will end on Friday 25th November instead of Friday 21st October as previously advertised.
We should hear about accommodation etc withing the next 7 days or so and will update you as soon as we have news on this item.
We are looking for sponsorship for the following:
We are still looking for accommodation (4 double rooms), breakfast and evening meal for Paul and the crew, unfortunately Thomson Sports are unable to cover this sponsorship this time around. The accommodation etc is required for 5 nights please.
A sponsor for Paul's training gear as this is very important, especially during the winter and wet and windy days ahead.
If you or anyone else or a company you may know would like to sponsor any of the above then please let us know, we would be extremely grateful indeed.
Please, please ask you friends and colleagues to visit the just giving page today, as tomorrow never comes, not only does it boosts Paul's morale it also helps those children who desperately need your help. Bucket collecting has been going really well and the fundraising total has risen to Â£1,066.61 to date but it's early days and we have confidence in the generosity that people still continue to show in times like these.
Please visit to www.justgiving.com/challenge200
and for daily chit chat updates please visit www.twitter.com/challenge200
You can also make donations to the just giving page by using your mobile phones, just text this code QEJA87 and amount to 70070 for example QEJA87 Â£50 to 70070 it's as easy as that.
Thank you for your continued and kind support!
Jane, Paul and Support Crew