Posts Tagged Boat

We Did It!

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

An with the new Buy A Man A Boat 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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Run Forest Run!

Amy and I are training for this year’s Birmingham Half Marathon to raise money for BAMAB. The race is on Sunday 11th October which isn’t long away so we got ourselves into gear and on Saturday went for our first proper training run around Liverpool’s Sefton Park. We ran for an hour and I even got chased by a dog, not a good start and I was exhausted. Although I have ran a marathon before it was well over a year ago for a bet and I promised myself I would never do anything like it EVER again…. anyway, just for BAMAB here I am running again and this time it is JUST OVER 13 miles. This time I’m running with Amy (who is a proper gym bunny ) so I am going to have to put some work in if I want to get fit in time and not embarrass myself. My treadmill is going to be coming out of my mum and dads garage at the weekend where it has been since I trained for the marathon. Hopefully, that should help. Will keep you all posted with how we are getting on. In the mean time please support us and sponsor whatever you can by pressing the Donate button.



The trainers I hope will take me the 13.1miles


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