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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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Monday, 3 September 2012

Monthly Vital Statistics - August


August ended up being another full month for fundraising for The Long Push 2012 after the date of the journey was pushed back from August to 8th/9th September. Details follow, but here, with the most important figure first, are the stats for August


CHARITY FUND TOTAL AT 31st August  -  £2288.66

TRAINING MILES COMPLETED IN JULY  -  11.1 miles

TOTAL MILES TRAINING TO DATE  -  370.8 miles

NUMBER OF VIEWS OF THIS BLOG at 31st August  - 7234

NUMBER OF FACEBOOK 'LIKES' at 31st August - 513



Most importantly during August the charity fund increased by another £600.97 to come to a whopping £2288.66 and if all goes well this is due to rise by another £350 to take the total well past the £2500 mark. Amazing!! The charity fund rose by so much partly due to these donations among others:


  • Thom Bleasdale Art : Sale of one of Thom's photographs on a skateboard deck - £120
  • Donation by The Lions Club of Southport - £100
  • Parkside Court Diamond Jubilee garden fete and Cream Tea together contributed - £350

Read about these donations in more detail elsewhere in the blog.


And despite the original 'target figure' of £5000, £2,500 is WAAAY more than I ever expected The Long Push to make for Families Connected by Autism. Very interested to see what the final figure is after the journey is done and all the final donations are counted and added to the current total. We could end up raising over £3000!!!!

But August wasn't a good month for training, following the fall had in Blackpool at the end of July. I had to take time to let my knees recover and then had other problems with an Achilles tendon pull too. So only 11.1 miles skated in August, which was a pain. I kinda lost my training impetus, but on the positive side, I suppose I'll be fresh for the full 100 mile journey. Just got to get a few miles in this week.

Views of the blog rose over the 7000 mark, which is amazing. Please keep reading and sharing the link.

Facebook 'likes' grew by another 57  to go over and above the 500 mark. Excellent.Thanks to all who responded to my posts to share and get to 500 before The Long Push journey itself.

Thanks as ever, to THE LONG PUSH 2012 sponsors:
www.bigwoodys.co.uk  www.uk.dcshoes-store.com  www.sporting-sails.com  www.orangatangwheels.com  www.jandrsports.co.uk  and to all who have donated and supported me in any way so far.

Much more to come this week. Stay tuned....

Chris









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