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….MIND over matter….

As most of you know our next challenge is to play golf for 24 hours, without stopping, in order to raise funds and awareness for the mental health charity MIND. The challenge in itself is just as much mentally tiring as it is physically, trying to stay awake whilst chasing a little white ball round a field for 24hours is not a easy task, its bad enough on a normal round of golf! The quote:- “Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it’s where you start to make more authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hiding. You are worthy, always. by S C Lourie is quite apt for our challenge. We have now set up a JustGiving page for donations to MIND, the link is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf If any golfers are interested in joining us or supporting us in other ways please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The date is set…..

We have confirmed the date for our challenge this year, which is to play Texas Scramble golf for 24hours, teeing off at about 6pm on Friday 26th June, finishing the next evening. The event is to raise funds for MIND, the mental health charity. Any golfers or golf suppliers who are interested in joining or supporting us please contact us. More details will be posted soon, on here and facebook etc so keep an eye out.

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Challenge update….

Quick update on our challenge for 2020, following our poll on facebook we have agreed to raise funds for MIND, the mental health charity. The challenge will be golf based and in June somewhen, full details to be finalised. If anyone is interested in getting involved or has some really good golf connections please get in touch.

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Your vote is needed..

https://www.facebook.com/groups/681298535285414/?ref=bookmarks Hi all, we are looking at a charity challenge in June this year and would like some help on choosing a charity to support as per the poll on our Facebook group, see link, More details of the event will follow soon…😀

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Merry Christmas!!

The Musketeers would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! A huge thank you to all that have supported us and followed us over the last year, thanks to you all we have raised the amazing sum of £7,033 for Cancer Research UK with our Kayak Challenge around the Isle of Wight. Keep an eye on the website and other social media for our next challenge, we have several ideas in mind!

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Movember update..

It’s nearly the end of the month and I need to get some more donations, if you are able to donate please do. There is a proper slug growing now and I am nearly there on the 60km move for Movember. The link is http://www.mobro.co/leemarsh319

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Movember update…

Since starting Movember 12 days ago Lee’s Mo is growing well! He has also done well in his “move for Movember” and has run just over 32km out of his target of 60km. Please try and donate if you can by following this link http://www.mobro.co/leemarsh319

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Here we ‘Mo’ again…

Every November for the past 6 years Lee has supported Movember, much to the dislike of his wife! This year he is growing again starting tomorrow with a clean shaven face as in the rules, you can follow his progress on The Musketeers website https://themusketeerscouk.wordpress.com/movember/

To increase awareness and also to raise more funds Lee will also be running 60km over the month, that’s 60 kilometres for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world!

Please try and support Lee in doing this, you can donate on his MoBro site on this link- https://mobro.co/leemarsh319

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2 for 1 update…

The website has been updated, new home page and updated Kayak page, check them out and follow us online through facebook, instagram and twitter!

We have also had another total up for the kayak challenge, all four kayaks are now sold and our total raised to date is £6,947, so close to the £7k mark! If you are able to help us get past this milestone it would be greatly appreciated, just click on the donate buttons to get to the Cancer Research UK giving page. The pic below is to say thanks and let everyone know who has sponsored us to date, it all helps!

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A quick debrief..

So, after completing our Round the Island of Wight Kayak challenge for Cancer Research UK we thought we would give you a quick debrief. It all started at the end of last year when Joe suggested kayaking round the isle of Wight for charity, we told him not to be so stupid, or close to that anyway! After thinking about it for a while we all agreed, as we have never kayaked before, why not? We sought advice from several sources, all of them said we were crazy, and eventually started training in the icy cold waters of Poole Harbour in February, we first sat in a sea kayak in March and eventually got our own Stratos kayaks in May, thats when the training really started, with a lot of help from Jonny Ray and the Team at South Coast Canoes. All the while we were increasing our fitness training to ensure we had the strength to do it, as well as chasing sponsors and support from wherever we could get it from. The next stage was getting the timing with tides and weather, when we agreed the dates we could do the challenge we then had a nail biting wait for it all to come together, and it did although we had to delay by a day. So after 65 miles round the island, with no capsizes, great support from our rib and Tony ‘The Legend’ Barnes on land we completed the challenge, coming back in Lymington for a well deserved pint at 1pm on Monday 9th. We now have the Kayaks for sale if anyone is interested, all funds from the sales goes to Cancer Research UK. You can still donate on this link https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page