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Fido & Friends Fun Run – 2011

25th Annual Run/Walk to raise money for the Eau Claire County Humane Association! A record breaking attendance year – over 500 people! Held in Carson Park in Eau Claire, WI. Prizes for most money raised in pledges, kids art contest, Silly Pet Tricks, refreshments. www.ECCHA.org

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RYLA Rotary Charity Walk 2007 Hadrian’s Wall


After completing my Rotary Youth Leadership Award, I took part in a charity walk across a segment of Hadrians Wall to raise money for young women in Nepal who need special care. I managed to raise £200 from local friends and neighbours which was a big help. The experience of the walk really came about while I was doing my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Residential project, sponsored by the Portobello Rotary Club.

The Youth Leadership Award is a very successful youth programme run by worldwide Rotary clubs. It’s for 14 to 30 year olds giving future leaders the chance to get a head start at an early age. Young people attend a presentation, camp or a workshop for between three and ten days in length which is organised and run by Rotary club members.

The programme gives young people and young adults the chance to improve their leadership skills and communication skills, learning about business, exploring career paths, sharing ideas and experiences. It’s also about taking part in community voluntary projects.

During my experience, I received a rescue dog demonstration by the Killin Mountain Rescue Team. Members of the 2007 team also took part in the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade in Edinburgh. The RYLA adventure was part of the district 1020. It took place at the Abernethy Ardeonaig Adventure Centre in Perthshire. There are various activities available there which include:

Archery, Challenge Activities, Crate Climbing, Corporate Team Development, Discovery Workshops with Nature Awareness, Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions and Residential Project, Gorge Exploring, High Ropes Course, Hill/Mountain Walking, John Muir Award, Kayaking, Low Ropes Course, Open Canoing, Orienteering, Overnight Expeditions, Raft Building, Rock Climbing and Sailing.

One of the first activities included gorge walking which was a cold but brilliant experience. There was a small tunnel where you had to go underwater to get to the other side. I took the plunge and made it although had my doubts. There were slides to drop down and waterfall to pass through where we got very wet! The scariest bit was at the end where we had to jump off a cliff into water. It wasn’t that big, perhaps but the height of a house at least.

We also went cycling at the camp which I really enjoyed. One member broke their bike chain but we quickly had spare and got him on his way. I really enjoy cycling although I haven’t even got my own bike so keen to head out to Perthshire and hire one for the day.

A new activity I hadn’t experienced before was absailing which was an interesting experience. I enjoyed it much more than rock climbing as that can be trickier for grip. With lots of harnesses attached, I descended down to the bottom.

The following day we went to the High Ropes area where we had to climb high heights and then jump across to a platform, almost two metres away using a trapeze. The most scariest moment of the whole adventure.

There was a second ropes course where we worked as a team to get a pale of water from one end to the other using only ourselves and a long pole to hold up the bucket by it’s handle. We did a trust test too where we fell backwards onto our team where they are supposed to catch them. Needless to say, we all did!

A spider web challenge came up where each member in turn had to get through it without touching the sides. If any member did, then all members of the team have to run a circuit of the field and start over again. I remember every team member hitting it at least twice so it took some time before we completed the challenge. The final test was where we were blind folded and one member of the team had to guide the others along a trail where some of the leaders poked branches at us to give us a little scare.

We had a race between the three rafts where another clue was found under a bridge. After that we departed from the rafts and ended up in the village of Killin and Kenmore. What followed was a last two hour dash to find them, we knocked on shop doors and asked people of they knew where they were.

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Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope Sunday Sept.11, 2011

A wonderful day…very inspirational. I was there for my Mummy and Grandmother.

Thanks to Zena for making the day so much fun!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Walkathon 2010(2)

sidhirafflesia1http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/sidhirafflesia1PeopleBreast Cancer Awareness Pink Walkathon 2010(2)

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MST3K Walk a Thon

The MST3K Walk a Thon

Tom is walking for Helping Children Through Research And Development which is also turns out is an acronym, full name:

Hi, Everyone. Let’s Pitch In ‘N’ Get Cracking Here In Louisiana Doing Right, Eh? Now Then. Hateful Rich Overbearing Ugly Guys Hurt Royally Everytime Someone Eats A Radish, Carrot, Hors d’oeuvre, And Never Does Dishes. Eventually, Victor Eats Lunch Over Peoria Mit Ein Neuesberger Tod.

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