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Give me all your money.

Well not me personally, it is payday today and I still have $20 in my wallet which is pretty cool and also very unusual for a payday morning. Also today is my son David’s 16th birthday which makes this fundraiser all the more poignant as I am able to watch my son grow up, unlike the Salmon’s. *sigh*

I want you to dig deep and donate to the Hadrian’s walkers who, next week are, walking across England to raise money for the Joseph Salmon trust.

In July of 2010 they will be walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall in six days. That’s 84 miles across the entire width of England.

Joseph Salmon was a little boy who died of pneumonia when he was three. A year after his death his parents set up the Joseph Salmon trust to give financial support to parents in the Huddersfield and Mirfield areas, whose child has died.

Now what has this got to do with you? What has this got to do with me a zillion miles away from England?

My friend Martin is walking across England to raise money for the trust.

Martin is probably going to die from blisters or his feet will fall off or he will whinge and moan so much that his fellow walkers will chuck him off a cliff.

Or in Martin’s own words

Iā€™m five and a half feet tall, if I walk 84 miles there is a good chance I will lose 15% of my pathetic height, my stubby legs will be worn and eroded to just above the ankles. My last miles will be mapped out with a bloody wet trail of oozing slime. Like a snail. Or a 55 year old midget prostitute.

And I will pay good money to see that happen. *muawahaha*

You can donate here.

You can read more about the walk here

If you cant donate don’t feel guilty! You can still help, you could put a quick post up on your own blog, or on your facebook page. You can buy a t-shirt or a buff bandana

Or you can comment and for every comment on this post until the end of the walk I will donate one dollar to the trust myself. But please only one comment per person and all comments must have a valid email address.

cheers Kim

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  • Gail July 5, 2010, 7:55 pm

    A lovely bunch they seemed when I met some of them yesterday at tynemouth. Bit jealous I didn’t go now. Although I had to choose between Hadrian and Florida for 3 weeks. And yes I’m excited about it too.

  • Tanya July 8, 2010, 2:13 pm

    excellent cause, I’m very sorry I have no money. Moved interstate and literally am living off 2 minute noodles right now.

  • Fiona July 8, 2010, 3:10 pm

    Gonna let you give another dollar while I give some myself. šŸ™‚

  • Mary had a little lamb July 8, 2010, 5:22 pm

    I am lucky dollar 56, that you are generously donating! There I commented and I can go to sleep knowing I am,I mean your doing my fair share!! Hehe

  • rachael July 8, 2010, 6:16 pm

    I suspect they’re really suffering as we’re actually having a summer.

  • rachael July 8, 2010, 6:17 pm

    I suspect they’re really suffering as we’re actually having a summer. And given the real summer we’re also lacking water.

  • Renee (MonsterMummy) July 8, 2010, 8:23 pm

    I see your dollar and raise you 20! *wanders over to donate like I should have weeks ago!*

  • Donna July 8, 2010, 8:54 pm

    What a nice cause and how gererous of you!

  • frogpondsrock July 11, 2010, 6:19 am

    Thanks heaps to everyone that commented,linked to, tweeted and retweeted this post.

    DOUBLE thanks to those people that donated.

    TRIPLE thanks to the Hadrians Walkers it was a massive effort, people MASSIVE!!!!

    I have just paid 27 pounds into Martin’s personal fundraiser account on your behalf. yay.