The Devon Royal British Legion 150

#1
Hi, we've asked Good CO for permission to post this on Arrse, and are grateful for this opportunity.

There will be a sponsored walk covering 150 miles around Devon, during
14/11//09 to 20/11/09. The event is sanctioned by the Devon County Office of the Royal British Legion. All proceeds are intended for the Devon County Office of The Royal British Legion, shared with the Veterans' Hostel.

Why? Devon is one of many areas affected by operations past and present. We hope to raise thousands of pounds and bolster the presence of the RBL in Devon, working directly with those in need.

Donations, support or pledges would be welcomed by the RBL Devon County Fundraiser. We'll also be collecting along the way.

Devon County Fundraiser (Devon RBL 150)
Devon County RBL

Many thanks for reading this.

D_W
 
#2
Further to the Devon County RBL 150 Sponsored Walk thread, the first leg of the journey will visit Dartmouth on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from lunchtime. The local Dartmouth Branch will be in support and wellwishers will be welcomed. A Facebook account has been opened for Devon Walker, with route information. Comments, donations and banter are all welcomed :wink:

ArmyNET Site Admin have also granted us space to publicise the event under Welfare Issues, User: 2194harri.

Devon Walker

Photos and comments will be added as we go along, many thanks in advance on behalf of Devon County RBL for donations and support.
 
#3
Hi all, looking for some sound advice, wonder if anyone can help. Can anyone recommend a good, low cost MP3 Player, plus a GPS hand held device that will last a good 12 hours? Both will have to stand up to the weather and some heavy use on this walk. Had a look at the E Trex but it seems a bit basic as well as expensive for what it is.

One week to go....
 
T

Tremaine

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#4
BUMP good mate of mine and worth a punt. He'll manage this as well, top bloke. No apologies for the shameless plug :p
 
#7
The donation procedure is too complex for me at my late stage of life. If you have a paypal address, I'll fork out for your end-of-walk pint. Maybe two...
 
#9
Whiskybreath said:
The donation procedure is too complex for me at my late stage of life. If you have a paypal address, I'll fork out for your end-of-walk pint. Maybe two...
Nice one and many thanks Whiskybreath :eek: Paypal is a bit tricky for us, but donations or cheques of any size may be sent to:

The County Fundraiser at The Royal British Legion County Office, Exeter.

Our thanks for your support for this, helping us to help those in need.
 
#11
sharpbrummie said:
Keep up the good work, have worked with you guys on the Torquay case recently and you have a very proffesional set up in Exeter
True sharpbrummie, they keep me busy anyway :p and have been very good to Mon Abri, as well as all the folks we see during the week.
Many thanks for your comments.
 
#12
Devon_Walker said:
sharpbrummie said:
Keep up the good work, have worked with you guys on the Torquay case recently and you have a very proffesional set up in Exeter
True sharpbrummie, they keep me busy anyway :p and have been very good to Mon Abri, as well as all the folks we see during the week.
Many thanks for your comments.
Mate this is not a criticism in anyway.

Have you advertised this on any of the mil camps in Devon as I kinda am close to one and not heard of this until now.

Great work though, just send any posters, bumf etc to the media ops rep per unit

HH
 
#13
Emails are going out , HH. Any support is appreciated. As you're aware, we have a wealth of military in Plymouth and surrounding Devon.
And thanks PM sent. :D
 
#15
sharpbrummie said:
When are you in Torbay?
Hi matey :wink:

Itinerary here for Torbay area:

Depart 14 November 2009 Plymouth PL6 5LU destination Dartmouth

15 Nov 1500hrs Pint in the Dartmouth RBL Club and some scran, hopefully
a bed and some gonk/down time before sparrows fart move to Torbay

15 November Dartmouth to Newton Abbott via Torbay, Paignton and Torquay collecting en route

16 November Newton Abbott to Exeter via Kingsteignton, Oakford, to Chudleigh, arriving Exeter approx 1800hrs
 
#16
Message of thanks.

Good evening. Donations are coming in to the donations page and
The RBL Devon County Office (01392 273111) have notified all the Devon Clubs, of the itinerary for this effort. Enquiries are welcomed under reference The Devon Royal British Legion 150. Thank you for the response so far.

Donations are being directed to The Devon County Fundraiser (The Devon RBL 150) in Exeter. Pledge envelopes are also available , en route.

http://rbldevon.co.uk/contact/

Many thanks.

DW
 
#18
Update: once again thanks to the CO's for letting me post here. It's a cold wet day in Guzz and the weather forecast isn't brilliant for the weekend. No matter. Some trepidation and an early start tomorrow - 14 November 0300 hrs - from Guzz on the first leg.

Anyone who doubted this would happen, IT WILl, whatever the weather.
150 miles around Devon, by road, collecting for The RBL.

Plymouth Herald have been and taken photoghraphs, and the press release is out, should be in the Herald next week.

Donations can be made online to http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/paulharris or sent to The RBL Devon County, Exeter office, reference RBL 150..

Thanks to the Royal Marines Buglers for their support at Exeter on Monday, and for thoe on here for their support, you know who you are.

Updates on a new FB page, for any one interested, at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/THEDEVONRBL150
 

mysteron

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
SITREP:

Devon Walker arrived at the Torbay Cenotaph precisely on time at 1400 hrs today.

He is good spirits and he is strikingout for Newton Abbot now.

Get donating you feckers!
 

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