The 'Harry Paye' Charity Row

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THE ‘HARRY PAYE’ CHARITY ROW 2010.  On the 15th of May 2010 the Pirates of Poole intend to row a 32 foot GRP copy of a Cornish Pilot Gig from Lands end to Poole quay dressed as pirates. We will travel approximately 250 miles stopping at several seaside towns and harbours (please see attached schedule) on this journey. The crew began training in December as none of this motley crew have experience of rowing this type of vessel and we intend to raise monies for several different charities.

Macmillan; as I recently lost my father to cancer.

The Wessex heartbeat; as one of the crews 2 year old daughter would not be here now without the help of these people.

The R.N.L.I.; three of our crew are lifeboat crew.

The Royal Marines charity trust Fund; one of the crew and one of the event organisers are ex marines.

Headway; one of the crew was helped by these people after a serious head injury.

Our boat is currently being built in St.Austell and we hope to take delivery of it early in the New Year. This vessel is only being built through the generous sponsorship of LAIRD SECURITY HARDWARE LTD. And the help and support of Swanage rowing club.

The boat will be named ‘ARRYPAYE’ after the infamous pirate of Poole (see attached history) and will also show sponsors logos or web site addresses. Our land support crew will be arriving at destinations ahead of us in order to set up a stall for charity collection and public awareness of the event. All company sponsors will also be advertised on our support van and any correspondence letters. We will also be advertising Harry Paye day which will take place on june19th on Poole quay and the boat will take part in the parade of pirates and be on display to the public, we will also be displaying the boat in the build up to the row on poole quay during April and May to maximise exposure for sponsors and help with our charity collections.

We also intend to take letters of apology from the Pirates of Poole to several towns on route as the Spanish and French fleet pillaged several of these on route to Poole in 1406 whilst hunting for Harry Paye and ending up in Poole and burning the town to the ground.

Should you feel that you or your company could help through sponsorship of any kind be it a cash donation towards our selected charities or help with equipment needed to undertake this challenge please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

We are currently at the early stages of organisation but the positive response we have had so far has been really encouraging and I feel this will grow to become a very high profile event. More information about the Pirates of Poole and what we do is available at www.piratesofpoole.com

Many thanks for taking the time to read this and any support you can offer will be gratefully received.

‘HARRY PAYE’ CHARITY ROW May 2010.

SAT.15th PENZANCE-CADGWITH 20M.

SUN.16th CADGWITH-FALMOUTH 14M.

MON.17th FALMOUTH-MEVAGISSEY 17M.

TUE.18th MEVAGISSEY-FOWEY 7M.

WED.19th FOWEY-PLYMOUTH 24M.

THU.20th PLYMOUTH-SALCOMBE 24M.

FRI.21st SALCOMBE-DARTMOUTH 14M.

SAT.22nd DARTMOUTH-EXMOUTH 24M.

SUN.23rd EXMOUTH-LYME REGIS 21M.

MON.24th LYME REGIS-PORTLAND 19M.

TUE.25th PORTLAND-WEYMOUTH 13M.

WED.26th WEYMOUTH-LULWORTH 8M.

THU.27th LULWORTH-CHAPMANS POOL 8M.

FRI.28th CHAPMANS POOL-SWANAGE 15M.

SAT.29th SWANAGE REGATTA.

SUN.30th SWANAGE-POOLE 9M.

APPROX 250 MILES.

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