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Youtube Interview..

Whilst on the trial run last weekend we were stopped by a youtuber who noticed our shirts with the Mini Mayhem logo. She asked if we would do an interview with her, so we said, why not, anything for publicity!, the link below is the result. Shame about the spelling but it all helps raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/minimayhem2022

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Porthos reborn..

Sadly the original Porthos (the red Mini) has had to retire from the Mini Mayhem challenge, there were too many electrical issues and an increasing power steering leak to carry on.

Luckily we have purchased a replacement Mini and would like to introduce the new Porthos, see pics below, different colour, same car, still has some issues but what can you expect for £500!

Please try and donate online on Just Giving its all for a great cause.

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Sponsors..

We have started to receive sponsorship from companies such as those shown on the photo, if you would like to be involved please contact us.

You can also donate online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/minimayhem2022

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Meet D’Artagnan…

Please welcome D’Artagnan to ‘The Musketeers’ he is joining us for our Mini Mayhem challenge in June for Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is actually Godfrey the giraffe and if you have a look at our previous challenges you may see him in other guises, he was donated to us on our first challenge in 2010 by Pennington Infants School, the pupils followed him round the country, hopefully kids will follow him again this year.

To donate to GOSH and support our challenge please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/minimayhem2022

If you would like more info on our challenge please contact us

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and The Musketeers are off again…

The Musketeers next challenge has been agreed!

We will be driving around the coast of the UK again but this time in 20 year old Minis, that we have purchased for a max of £500. There will be no SAT-NAV, no Motorways allowed and we will be camping overnight. The plan is to complete the 4000 mile trip in 10 days.

The Charity we will be raising funds for is Great Ormond Street Hospital – GOSH

More details will follow as the planning progresses.

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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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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

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Finished!

The guys have arrived home after a gruelling 65 miles of paddling round the Isle of Wight over three days, all in aid of Cancer Research UK! It’s been hard work but great fun and all for a good cause, a short video of us paddling into Lymington is below, more will be coming soon so keep an eye on the website and don’t forget to sponsor The Musketeers

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Day two, 18 miles…still going!

Today the guys have paddled from Ventnor to Wootton Bridge, running the gauntlet against ferries and hovercraft! It’s been a hard day but they are doing well and looking forward to the final leg home tomorrow, they should be at Lymington quay at about 1pm tomorrow so come and support them getting home and don’t forget to sponsor them, it’s all in aid of Cancer Research UK

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Day one, 27 miles…..done!

The Musketeers had an excellent day yesterday, 27 miles from Lymington to Ventnor, navigating The Needles and St Catherine’s Point without any issues despite 5 foot waves at one point! Day Two is Ventnor round to Wootton Bridge. Please sponsor these guys, links are on the website, it’s all for Cancer Research UK!