Found 4th May 2009
Hubby is thinkin of doing something for Charity - Cancer Research, but not sure wot. I've suggested jumping out of an aeroplane but he says he want's something a bit more imginative!
Got any ideas??

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what about a sponsored hair plucking. Anywhere on his body will do. Well its unusual aint it> And he'll know how pluckin eyebrows feels.

No idea where that idea came from. Mind you ken barlow made me livid on corrie tonight, so maybe im a bit againt men at mo pmsl

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cherishu2;5120096

what about a sponsored hair plucking. Anywhere on his body will do. Well … what about a sponsored hair plucking. Anywhere on his body will do. Well its unusual aint it> And he'll know how pluckin eyebrows feels.No idea where that idea came from. Mind you ken barlow made me livid on corrie tonight, so maybe im a bit againt men at mo pmsl




LMAO me too! Yh that' an idea:w00t: I'll suggest it to him:whistling:

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some people do hitchhiking events-like getting to eiffell tower for free, getting sponsored in the meantime.

bike ride from one side of country to another?

Men often like dressing up as women in an amusing way; there must be some thing in that for charity.

about doing the three peaks challenge my son an his mates are doing this its climbing 3 mountains in 24hrs they are doing it for charity

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Oh and please not cancer research.

Only something like 1% of funds raised actually go to research. My mum managed one of their charity shops and had to leave when she realised how its run-she would get something like 60p a mile expenses, fortnightly courses to attend, salmon & sushi dinners (all being paid for from the funds) and was paid a hefty salary. all her 'volunteers' were tea-leafers too and she couldn't do anything about it.

Even if you don't believe that aspect, cancer research get a lot of funding from Race for Life and their charity shops, smaller charities don't have that income. especially those without government funding.

I would strongly recommend Macmillian who care for my grandad or Air Ambulance who receive no government funding etc.

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H_K;5120119

some people do hitchhiking events-like getting to eiffell tower for free, … some people do hitchhiking events-like getting to eiffell tower for free, getting sponsored in the meantime.bike ride from one side of country to another?


Not keen on hte hitchhiking bit he might get a seriel killer or something :lol:
But funny enough he has said to me about a bike ride to Estartit, Costa Brava - I'm not sure he's make tho:lol:

chesso;5120120

Men often like dressing up as women in an amusing way; there must be some … Men often like dressing up as women in an amusing way; there must be some thing in that for charity.



:lol: LMFAO - gonna suggest he goes to work dressed as a woman - love that Idea :w00t:

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ttwcd;5120143

about doing the three peaks challenge my son an his mates are doing this … about doing the three peaks challenge my son an his mates are doing this its climbing 3 mountains in 24hrs they are doing it for charity



Oh yh that sounds interesting, will take a look at it:thumbsup:

H_K;5120148

Oh and please not cancer research.Only something like 1% of funds raised … Oh and please not cancer research.Only something like 1% of funds raised actually go to research. My mum managed one of their charity shops and had to leave when she realised how its run-she would get something like 60p a mile expenses, fortnightly courses to attend, salmon & sushi dinners (all being paid for from the funds) and was paid a hefty salary. all her 'volunteers' were tea-leafers too and she couldn't do anything about it.Even if you don't believe that aspect, cancer research get a lot of funding from Race for Life and their charity shops, smaller charities don't have that income. especially those without government funding.I would strongly recommend Macmillian who care for my grandad or Air Ambulance who receive no government funding etc.



I will mention this it's just that his Dad died of Cancer a few years ago and now is sister has just been diagnosed too. But definitly worth lookin into:thumbsup:

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Is it just something for him to do on his own?

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darklegacy;5120248

Is it just something for him to do on his own?



Well, I won't be joining in but he'd be quite happy if others got involved I'm sure:thumbsup:

i think the st lukes does the three peaks challenge but you have to raise £3000. before you can take part
so my son and his mates (army guys) are doing it of their own backs for the help the heroes so all the money they raise will go straight to the charity some of their friends have come home injured

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What about a Land End to John O Groats bike ride?

Jump out a plane? LOL

I noticed you never mentioned anything about a parachute there hannah :lol:

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ttwcd;5120280

i think the st lukes does the three peaks challenge but you have to raise … i think the st lukes does the three peaks challenge but you have to raise £3000. before you can take part so my son and his mates (army guys) are doing it of their own backs for the help the heroes so all the money they raise will go straight to the charity some of their friends have come home injured



ooh yh £3000 seems a lot, then again u never know I s'pose. Sounds like someting a little different, I'm not sure he'll manage it tho lol

macmillian support alot of cancer patients and are really good at what they do id strongly recommend them , its still for cancer causes but in a different sense.

how a bout researching google and seeing what other people have done may give him some ideas.

Goodluck and ill happily sponser him ..

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hannah19790;5120199

Oh yh that sounds interesting, will take a look at it:thumbsup:I will … Oh yh that sounds interesting, will take a look at it:thumbsup:I will mention this it's just that his Dad died of Cancer a few years ago and now is sister has just been diagnosed too. But definitly worth lookin into:thumbsup:



Yeh, my grandad has cancer, macmillan are fantastic-they come and visit him and fund nurses keeping them in a job to visit their patients.

I just dont think CR should be classed as a charity at all, they see themselves more as a business.

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darklegacy;5120290

What about a Land End to John O Groats bike ride?



I will mention that, do know how many miles it is? :? Even though it's the kinda thing he was thinkin I'm not sure he's make it:lol:

StevenA2000_uk;5120303

Jump out a plane? LOLI noticed you never mentioned anything about a … Jump out a plane? LOLI noticed you never mentioned anything about a parachute there hannah :lol:




lol, Was hoping noone had noticed that:whistling:

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hannah19790;5120324

I will mention that, do know how many miles it is? :? Even though it's … I will mention that, do know how many miles it is? :? Even though it's the kinda thing he was thinkin I'm not sure he's make it:lol:lol, Was hoping noone had noticed that:whistling:



I'm not sure how far either. He would probably have to train for a few months 1st. Is he very fit?

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gamesrus;5120311

macmillian support alot of cancer patients and are really good at what … macmillian support alot of cancer patients and are really good at what they do id strongly recommend them , its still for cancer causes but in a different sense.how a bout researching google and seeing what other people have done may give him some ideas.Goodluck and ill happily sponser him ..



H_K;5120313

Yeh, my grandad has cancer, macmillan are fantastic-they come and visit … Yeh, my grandad has cancer, macmillan are fantastic-they come and visit him and fund nurses keeping them in a job to visit their patients.I just dont think CR should be classed as a charity at all, they see themselves more as a business.



It was just an idea, but if that's the case then Macmillan sounds more like the right thin to do:thumbsup: Thanks guys and thanks for ur offer gamesrus, much appreciated;-)

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darklegacy;5120346

I'm not sure how far either. He would probably have to train for a few … I'm not sure how far either. He would probably have to train for a few months 1st. Is he very fit?



lol, noooo:oops:
although he likes to think so:p

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He would definitely need to train. It would probably take a couple of weeks.

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darklegacy;5120361

He would definitely need to train. It would probably take a couple of … He would definitely need to train. It would probably take a couple of weeks.



Hmm..... I'm thinking more like months lol
No, I'm being mean he is pretty fit:thumbsup:

my brother walk across Aussie outback for 4 weeks! best im doing is the race for life! good on your hubby Hannah, how about a sponsored silence...:whistling:

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loupomm;5120392

my brother walk across Aussie outback for 4 weeks! best im doing is the … my brother walk across Aussie outback for 4 weeks! best im doing is the race for life! good on your hubby Hannah, how about a sponsored silence...:whistling:



Haha that sounds perfect:p

Wow good on u and ur brother hun, think the Aussie trip might be a bit much for him though :-D

pull a bus?

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dmtuk;5120639

pull a bus?



lol, not sure he'll pull a motorbike:lol:

dmtuk;5120639

pull a bus?





he done that when he met hannibal :whistling:



sponsored pub crawl

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owlass;5120706

he done that when he met hannibal :whistling:sponsored pub crawl




Oooo ur really r pushin ur luck:x
Stop calling me Hannibal:p

lol, funny enough he says he like's the sound of that one:-D

hannah19790;5120324

I will mention that, do know how many miles it is?


approx 1000miles (give or take)

a "West to East" Coast 2 Coast is a more leisurely 140m ride (and do-able over 3days) and is a lovely few days in the lakes :thumbsup: Have lots a stuff I can send your hubby. Personally (although I've done it twice) this is still my fav event.

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Disco;5120877

approx 1000miles (give or take)a "West to East" Coast 2 Coast is a more … approx 1000miles (give or take)a "West to East" Coast 2 Coast is a more leisurely 140m ride (and do-able over 3days) and is a lovely few days in the lakes :thumbsup: Have lots a stuff I can send your hubby. Personally (although I've done it twice) this is still my fav event.



ah which is the same distance as the one in Spain he wanted to do. I'm liking the sound of the 3 day one though! This really is just an idea at the moment, if he does decide this we'd really appreciate the info - thanks hun x

hannah19790;5120913

ah which is the same distance as the one in Spain he wanted to do. I'm … ah which is the same distance as the one in Spain he wanted to do. I'm liking the sound of the 3 day one though! This really is just an idea at the moment, if he does decide this we'd really appreciate the info - thanks hun x



cumbria in the west (Whitehaven to be exact) to the North East town of Sunderland (or Tynemouth). Either way I have plenty info and quiet a funny account of the weekends ride ;-)

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Disco;5120947

cumbria in the west (Whitehaven to be exact) to the North East town of … cumbria in the west (Whitehaven to be exact) to the North East town of Sunderland (or Tynemouth). Either way I have plenty info and quiet a funny account of the weekends ride ;-)


Aww hun, that's fab thanks for that!! I do think this sounds like wot he'd want to do:thumbsup:

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