We Did It!

I just wanted to let you know we did it! We bought a man a boat!



We managed to raise £1410.00 and couldn’t have done it without your help! The last bit of money was raised through auctioning off the unclaimed draw prizes, some generous donations and selling cakes.

The boat was bought on 26th December 2010, 6 years after An lost his boat in the Tsunami. The boat is 2nd hand and around 4 years old but a great boat. It was bought on Koh Phi Phi in the south of Thailand from a boat owner who wanted to return to his hometown near Malaysia to work instead. An managed to help us barter a good deal for a quick sale at the bargain price of 60000 baht. We were taken to a house on the seafront where the room was open to the sea on one side and sat around the table with An, the owner and a village elder as we signed the paperwork.

An, who has been unable to work for the last 3 months due to his surviving boat Fortune being damaged in storms could not speak except to say “Thank You So Much!”

Now 2011 looks bright for him as he works hard taking people on boat and snorkeling trips around the island allowing him to support himself and his daughters for the future.  Read more about An here

Thank You so much to everyone who has helped us Buy A Man A Boat! Buy A Man A Boat aims to support individuals who need a small investment that will allow them to go on and do something that will support themselves and their families. Please come back here soon to see the next individual Buy A Man A Boat will be supporting.

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Thank You

We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who got involved with last Friday’s Full Moon Party. Thank You to everyone who helped out, bought a draw ticket or came along. You are all very lovely people.

We raised a massive £856 for Buy A Man A Boat. This brings the total now to £1132.00. We have just £368.00 left to raise.

To be kept up to date with how we are getting on join the Buy A Man A Boat group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133404851575

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Unclaimed Prizes

Hi Everyone,

Below are the winners of the prize draw. There are still a few unclaimed prizes so check your tickets. We will give everyone 14 days from today to claim the prizes then after this time we will take highest bids for each prize left to help us reach our xmas total. Again a big thank you to everyone who bought a ticket!  If you have one of these lucky numbers email hello@buyamanaboat.com to claim your prize.

Ticket Number 114 – A meal for 2 people including a bottle of wine for Alma De Cuba

Iman – VIP booth for drinks in Palm Sugar Lounge followed by a meal in Chaophraya for 4 people


Torree Number 109 – 10×2 cinema tickets for Cineworld

Mel Dean

Peter T – Meal Vouchers (Platter for 2 people) at Nandos x2

Number 88 Paddy – A Spa Night for you and 10 friends including facials, hand massages, foot treatments with drinks and nibbles at LUSH

Number 91 Paddy – £30 Arcadia Voucher (Topshop, Topman, Burton, Evans, Miss Selfridge ect)

Peter T – A nights stay for 2 people at Novotel Liverpool including breakfast

Ticket Number 117 – £30 Wagamama Vouchers

Carter – A meal for 2 at La Cubanita

Lucy Bowler – Goodison Experience (Everton Football Ground Tour)

Ticket Number 35 – A bottle of Champagne

Esme South – Hollywood Bowl – Family Bowling Voucher

Fred – Bottle of Flavoured Vodka from Revolution

Esme South – Tour of Radio City Tower

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The Full Moon Party- 3 Days To Go! Prizes To Be Won

It’s only 3 days to go now until the big night. Have you got your wristband?

You can buy it now here: http://buyamanaboat.com/?page_id=147

Also on the night we are having a big Prize Draw presented by Radio City’s Simon Greening with loads of prizes to be won including…

A meal for 2 at Alma De Cuba,
A VIP booth for drinks in Palm Sugar Lounge followed by a meal in Chaophraya for 4 people,
10 Pairs of Cineworld Tickets,
Nandos Vouchers,
Wagamama Vouchers,
A Lush Spa Night for you and 10 friends,
£30 Arcadia Voucher (Topshop, Topman, Burton, Evans, Miss Selfridge ect)
A nights stay for 2 people at Novotel Liverpool,
Goodison Experience (Everton Football Ground Tour)
A bottle of Champagne
Plus Many More…

You can get your Prize Draw tickets on the night for £2.50 or you can buy one even if you can’t make it on Friday here:

See you Friday!

The Full Moon Party – Wristbands ON SALE NOW

Wristbands are now on sale for The Full Moon Party.

Buy now for just £2.50

Buy Online HERE

To find out where your nearest ticket seller is email hello@buyamanaboat.com


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The Full Moon Party

Do you like the moon? Do you like to paint your face in neon? If so, then we’ve got the perfect event for you slightly odd (but very lovely!) party people. We are having a Thai style Full Moon Party at Revolution in Liverpool on Friday 19th November. Obviously November is the best time of year to dress up in your beachwear, but on the plus side it’ll be easy for you to flag down a cab on the way home as no one else will wearing bermuda shorts! This will be the first time one of Thailand’s biggest parties will come to Liverpool and it is all for a good cause. There will also be a prize draw taking place on the night presented by Radio City DJ Simon Greening with some great prizes to be won. For wristband tickets please email hello@buyamanaboat.com.  So please get involved to help us reach our first fundraising target and Buy A Man A Boat!! If you would like any further information just comment here.

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The Liverpool Santa Dash 2009

It has been decided! The next challenge will be The Liverpool Santa Dash 2009 on the 6th December. We will be running 5K dressed up as Santa alongside around 7000 others.

To give you an idea of what the day will be like take a look at this video from last year’s dash:

All we are asking is that you donate £1 (or whatever you can) to support us! Just hit the donate button or do it the old fashioned way…we don’t mind! You can even sign up to join our team and do The Santa Dash with us here We are getting closer to our target every day and so this would really help us get closer to being able to Buy A Man A Boat. If your in Liverpool please come out and cheer us on. Ho Ho Ho!

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We did it!!!!!!

At 12miles

Well we did it. We compleated the first challenge The Birmingham Half Marathon 2009 in 2hrs 38minutes. That’s a whole 2minutes ahead of our expected time.

We took a small support crew of one sister, one niece and one boyfriend. You can see their tweets from the day at the @djmikepeters twitter feed.

The race took a while to get going so we didn’t cross the start line until around 10.20am. It then took a bit of time for us to pick up the pace as there were a lot of runners all crammed in quite narrow streets. 5 to 10K was the easiest bit of the race through Cannon Hill Park. Maybe that’s because we were running with some leprechauns.

As we passed the people on the first mile someone shouted “Come on Claire, come on Amy” I looked at the girl who said it and thought “I don’t know you.” Then I realised I had my name in big capital letters on the front of my vest. Thank God we had done that because people chearing our names really kept us going. Thank you to anyone who stood outside and cheered us as we ran passed you were all so nice. People even gave us jelly babies to help us going.

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who sponsored us you are very lovely people. Keep an eye on the totaliser to find out how much we have raised. Hopefully soon we will be able to Buy A Man A Boat. Right, I’m tired now and have very sore feet so night night X

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1 Day to go!

I can’t believe the time is nearly here. This time tomorrow we will already be running. I hope we make it round. You can see the route here. Watch out for us and come down and chear us on if your in Birmingham. Also if any of you are listening to BRMB tomorrow listen out for me. A lovely lady from the news came to interview me about BAMAB.

Check out the lovely shirts we will be wearing tomorrow



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Race Numbers!

Our race numbers have arrived so you can watch out for us next week… only a 8 days to go EEEEKKK!!

Race number

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