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Well done chap.
Good job.

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We did it! Thank you to everyone who donated.

More news when I have calmed down a bit...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MerlinMags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 10 at 10:20am
If you would like to help save 'Swallow' then please do so quick! Auction is at 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday 14th) and we do need just a little more...
http://sites.google.com/site/swallowbid/
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It is fantastic the offers of help, and donations, that have come in. My thanks to you all.

We are able to make a great announcement today, that we have a partner charity willing to handle our initial finances, and make sure that we can claim 'Gift Aid' on any UK donations (an extra 28%)! This is all thanks to the Nancy Blackett Trust who already maintain an Arthur Ransome yacht, and whose aims are consistent with those of our project.

Further details on the auction and the arrangements we are making are on the website, with details of how to donate:
http://sites.google.com/site/swallowbid/

We'd love to get you out sailing just like in the books...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bootscooter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 10 at 1:18pm
Email sent .  Fabulous idea btw.  I may be able to help out with a workshop (fairly large) near Oxford, if it would be helpful?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MerlinMags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 10 at 3:06pm
Another celebrity joins the ranks - John Sergeant!

Now we're up to 65% thanks to some very generous people who have emailed me in the last few days. Only 14 days to go.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MerlinMags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 10 at 11:08pm
Thanks for that GRF....
Anyway, the news:

Here's the inevitable campaign website:
http://sites.google.com/site/swallowbid/

We've got celebrity support, and donations from as far away as Australia have helped us reach nearly 40% of our target!

Still a long way to go though...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 10 at 8:40pm
Originally posted by MerlinMags

Hopefully the boat would travel the UK



Then it could finish the tour at Lancing at the tender ministrations of BNS.

That would be a fitting end.

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Mr Mags is a member of the cvrda forum, too...

I think we are all too poor to help, though!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pierre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 10 at 10:22am
Excellent idea. Well done MM for pointing this out.

Watch out for those CVRDA types though... they lurk everywhere.. Rogerd, Rupert etc etc.......

You should tweet it.
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