Jacobs Dunkirk Challenge 2020

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi All

    I come with cap in hand looking for donations. As some of you know we had the most amazing time last month when my five year old son Jacob met the Red Arrows just before their display at RIAT making one of his dreams come true. As a family we though it only right and proper that we give a little something back and decided to raise some cash for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Deciding what a five year old can achieve but on the same hand be quite challenging wasn't easy but we've decided to let Jacob attempt the summit of Pen Y Ghent, one of Yorkshire highest peaks in his RAF Flying suit.

    All I ask for is a small donation to help spur him on (and me) and help the RAFBF support those that protect the skies that we live under.
    If you wish you can follow the build up and his progress via his Twitter account @Jacob_The_Pilot

    Many thanks in advance to any donations gratefully received and any good luck messages posted on here I'll show him. Just click on the 'Read Jacob's Story' link below.

    Read Jacob's story

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Donated & shared on FB.
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  3. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

    Donated & shared. Good luck Jacob, I am sure Dad will carry you if you get tired, just as my Dad carried my brother when he did a walk for charity.
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  4. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    Donated and shared.

    I can see Jacob getting adopted as the official WW2Talk mascot !
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  5. wibs12

    wibs12 Well-Known Member

    Donated, well done and good luck!

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  6. EdSav

    EdSav Member

    Dunkirk_1940, hadn't realised. I'll take a look.
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  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Wow. Original target well & truely smashed.
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  8. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Donated. Good luck Jacob. Just take it one step at a time and you’ll make it to the top before you know it!
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  9. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Donated a few beans.
    Excellent work, Jacob--best of luck.
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  10. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Good luck Jacob, for this and all your future goals.
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  11. DianeE

    DianeE Member

    Donated on behalf of my 4yr old Grandson Elijah. Good luck Jacob
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  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Thank you all so much. You can follow his progress on twitter (if you have it). He @Jacob_The_Pilot and I know he'd love to have you along for the ride.
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  13. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

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  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Ah but then you have the BBCs journalist accuracy in the report

    "Jacob Newson, from Leeds"

    "Mr Newsom, an emergency medical technician for the Yorkshire Ambulance"


    "Mr Newson said his son's charity walk "

    Specasavers time - there are other high street shops of various names that do very similar things

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  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    He made it on to BFBS yesterday-Its a brilliant article.
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    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    We are doing rather well - In 8 days we are just short of £3,000 so thank you if you donated. :D
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  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Breached £3,000 tonight. If you can spare £5 $5 or 5E that would be brilliant :)
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  20. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Great one Jacob.

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