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THE LONG PUSH 2012 is sponsored by...

THE LONG PUSH has been sponsored and supported by the following companies and individuals...

BIG WOODY'S SKATEBOARD SHOP : DC SHOES : ORANGATANG WHEELS/J&R SPORTS : SPORTING SAILS : SKATEFURTHER :

WOODY & DRE (BIG WOODY'S): MARK ROBINSON (OBAS UK): KYLE CHIN(LOADED BOARDS) : RICHARD BIRCHWOOD (J&R SPORTS): BILLY & NICK SMITH (SPORTING SAILS) JULIET & THE STAFF OF TESCO EXPRESS, ALBERT ROAD, SOUTHPORT :

If you would like to sponsor me on my journeys, please contact me at the_long_push@btinternet.com

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

8 Days a Week! Tuesday 17th July

Tuesday 17th July
Woke up to the ground being wet and with the ever present threat of more rain in the air...again! But no matter. The previous night I had already accepted that whatever this muscle injury is, it was going to need at least another 24 hours rest to heal, so Rachael and myself compiled a list of other Long Push stuff that I could be doing while not skating. Tuesday morning then was spent doing the following:
  • Writing up the Monday 16th blog post
  • Writing the Birkdale Primary School, 'Story of a Donation' blog post
  • E mailing a press release about The Long Push and the Nationwide donation out to newspapers across the north west
  • Arranging to meet the press at Big Woody's in Blackpool on Friday.

By lunchtime I figured I needed a break from the PC and went to my local Vue Cinema to book myself a ticket for 'The Dark Knight Rises' on Friday 20th. (Huge Batman/DC/Marvel/comic book fan, so this is a must see). Will go see it again with Rachael over the weekend.

3.00pm and it was off to Ailsa's school again, to help with with her second attempt at making a few pennies towards The Long Push. The poster above is the one she designed. They went up around school and we made a banner up to go the front of the table and included some of these in that, as you can see in the other photo. Today we tried a different er 'sales technique' to Aisla just screaming across the playground! This time we were set up on time while the othher parents were waiting to collect their kids. So I waited at the table with the high value stock (!) while Ailsa went around the parents handing out flyers and telling them why we were there.It was an improvement on the £3.40 taken yesterday. By the end, Ailsa's sale had netted another £8.20 towards The Long Push charity fund. Every penny counts. Great work!

Well done Ailsa. We are very proud of what you did.
The rain came down hard again while we were packing up, so no skating was going to get done. Instead it was an evening at home with Rachael, Steven and Ailsa and some more Facebook sharing shennanigans.. Good news on that front is that we now have over 400 likes. Thanks everyone. The target remains 500 likes before I do the 100 mile journey, so keep sharing links and I'l keep trying to spread the word wider too.




PS. 'Ailsa' not pictured at her book sale to protect her anonymity. Please respect that if you know her or her mum and brother. Thanks.


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