GMWRAG is disappointed to report that once again we’re asking you for money rather than advertising jobs in the advice sector but we’ll live with it as this is once again for a good cause. We’ve even had to now (reluctantly) create a “Fundraising” category for web site posts. This has made us “sad”. That’s GMWRAG sad not Donald Trump sad.
You may recall that GMWRAG member Rob Jenkins raised money for The Wellspring in Stockport whilst Kate Anstee, Sean Finnegan and Yasmin Green raised money for Greater Manchester Law Centre. GMWRAG noted very carefully the bump up in sponsorship some of the above had after our posts.
but all attempts to cream some money off the top for GMWRAG funds have thus far failed.
George Oldbury is now attempting to raise money for Wood Street Mission. Unlike the above named, George has set his sights low and is looking to raise a mere £100 through the folly of cycling from Manchester to Blackpool. Surely GMWRAG can help him do better than that?
For those of you who don’t know much (or anything) about Wood Street Mission please do have a read of the above link as they’ve been around a long time; do hugely useful work and will need to continue doing so (see our Universal Credit post
/rant from yesterday).
If you’d like to sponsor George you can do so via his hugely disappointing JustGiving page. No pictures. No humour. He’s no Rob Jenkins is he 🙂 but he does need your money.
So, we’ll do the hard work for him and tell you all about cycling from Manchester to Blackpool. It doesn’t appear to involve much cycling. It starts from the Piazza in Salford Quays and covers (a mere) 60 miles to Blackpool with what’s described as “lots of refreshment stops along the scenic country lanes of Lancashire and finishes on the South Promenade in Blackpool.” That scenic stuff seems wrong to us as the route map we’ve seen suggests it goes through Leigh!
The mere act of finishing appears to entitle you to “food, beer tent, live music and a well-earned massage!” A what??? Pfft. Sounds a pamper session to us. There’s even special buses back to Manchester in the afternoon.
So, if you’d like to sponsor George to
get a massage raise hugely needed funds then you know what to do.