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UPDATE: 23/07/2014

Outcome of the hearing

Following the hearing of the application of the Charity Commission on 3 July 2014, judgment was handed down by the High Court on 22 July 2014. A copy of the judgment can be found here:

Final Judgment of Mr Justice Henderson

In this update, we explain the issues decided by the judgment. A further order will be made shortly that gives further details of the distribution. When it is available, we will publish a further update.

The court was asked to decide on the following issues in relation to the Dove Trust:

  1. Did the arrangements under which www.charitygiving.co.uk was operated give rise to a trust or trusts and, if so, of what nature?

    After hearing the arguments of the Charity Commission, the Interim Manager and one of the former trustees, the Judge ruled that donations were received and thereafter held by the trustees of the Dove Trust on a global sub-trust of the charitable trust. Each person who made a donation through the website was a separate donor to the sub-trust. The terms of the sub-trust were that the trustees would, as soon as reasonably practicable, ensure that the funds donated were paid to the charity or good cause nominated by each donor.

    One of the former trustees argued that the donations were made for the general purposes of the Dove Trust and that the Trustees considered themselves entitled to apply the money at their discretion to any charity or charitable purpose within the Dove Trust's very wide objects. The Judge dismissed this argument, as he considered this was wholly contrary to the way in which the scheme was presented to intending donors.

  2. Did the arrangements give rise to a contract between the donor and the Dove Trust and, if so, what were its terms?

    The Judge ruled that donations also gave rise to contractual obligations owed by the trustees to each donor to pay a sum equal to the amount of the relevant donation to the chosen charity or good cause within a reasonable period of time.

    These contracts could also be enforced by the nominated charities or good causes against the trustees using section 1 of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

  3. How should the remaining funds in the Dove Trust be distributed among the recipients nominated by the donors?

    The Judge ruled that the funds should be distributed using the "pari passu" approach, meaning that charities and good causes are paid out in proportion to the amount they are owed, without any distinction in treatment between those who contributed before the appointment of the Interim Manager and those who contributed afterwards.

    The Court concluded that this was the fairest solution, because it treated all the unpaid recipients as participants in a common misfortune brought about by the way in which the donation scheme was managed by the Trustees.

    The other option considered in detail by the court was the "two pool" approach, which would have divided the available funds into two distinct pools, based on whether the donations were received by the Dove Trust before or after the last set of payments made by the trustees in early June 2013. Within each pool, the pari passu approach would be applied. This approach was based on the fact that no material payments were made from the Dove Trust to beneficiaries after the appointment of the Interim Manager on 6 June 2013. Accordingly, monies received after that date have been unaffected and were not tainted by the approach used by the Trustees and were not subject to any dissipation.

    The Judge explained that despite the initial attraction of the two pool approach, it should be rejected in favour of a single pari passu distribution of the entire fund. The key point being that the Website operated in precisely the same way, so far as donors were concerned, both before and after the last payment run in early June 2013. There was nothing to alert them to the fact that the Commission appointed an interim manager around this time, and the reasonable expectations of a donor who made a gift after the last payment run would have been the same as those of a donor who made a similar gift before it. The situation remained essentially unchanged, from the perspective of donors, until the Website was closed down on 12 July 2013.

What happens next?

Based on the judgement, the Charity Commission asked for further directions from the court concerning the practicalities of distributions to beneficiaries. These were discussed with the Judge on 22 July 2014, and will be recorded in an Order of the Court. Once we have received a final copy of the Order we will upload this to the website and explain the next steps in some detail.

The Order will address the further checks and calculations that the Interim Manager will carry out to confirm how much each of the beneficiaries will receive under the "pari passu" approach.

Communication by letter or email will be issued to charities and good causes where further checks are required. In the meantime, if you should have any queries about the judgment, the order, or outcome please email DoveTrustInterimManager@crowecw.co.uk. We anticipate that the volume of correspondence after this judgment will be significant, so please bear with us whilst we take the steps required to ensure a distribution is carried out as soon as reasonably practicable.

UPDATE: 04/07/2014

The directions hearing was held on Thursday 3 July 2014 as planned. The Court heard submissions from lawyers representing the Charity Commission, the Interim Manager and Keith Colman a past trustee of the Dove Trust. The Court recognised that the matters are complex and that its judgment would need to take into account a number of factors.

The Court will decide the basis on which the funds are held and give directions on how the distribution of available funds should be made. These directions are expected in due course and further updates will be provided when they arrive.

UPDATE: 03/04/2014 - Directions hearing update and opportunity to file evidence for court hearing

The High Court has ruled that charities and good causes owed money by the online giving website CharityGiving, run by the Dove Trust, will be able to have their say as part of a court case to decide how available funds should be distributed.

A directions hearing took place in March to fix a date for the court hearing to decide on the most appropriate method for distribution to take place and to set out the steps leading up to that hearing.

Opportunity to file evidence

At the directions hearing in March, the Court confirmed that any person - including charities and good causes - that wishes to file and serve evidence has until 4pm on 23 April to do so. Evidence should be sent to the Charity Commission, which will present it to court.

Anyone wishing to be heard at court has until 4pm on 1 May to make an application to be joined to the proceedings. This application should made using Court Form N244, which should be filed with the court and served on the parties to the proceedings.

If you would like to provide evidence in relation to CharityGiving and the distribution of funds, you need to send your evidence by 4pm on 23 April to:

The Charity Commission
PO Box 1227, Liverpool
L69 3UG

Alternatively you can email your evidence with the subject line "Dove Trust Evidence" to litigationandreview@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk

The Charity Commission has also published a press release regarding this development on their website

The CharityGiving site was suspended in July 2013 by the Interim Manager as part of a Charity Commission investigation into the Dove Trust. The regulator is investigating serious concerns about the charity's governance and management. That investigation is ongoing.

In December, the Commission announced that the Interim Manager has concluded that there is, at present, around £500,000 available for an initial distribution to over 1,800 charities and good causes owed money by the Dove Trust. The Commission has been advised that, given the complexity of the charity and trust law issues involved, the court must decide on the fairest and most equitable approach to distributing currently available funds.

Copy of the Court Order

Copy of Claim Form

UPDATE: 03/03/2014

In January 2014 we advised that following the submission of a proposal for the distribution of Dove Trust funds by the Interim Manager, the Charity Commission made an application to court pursuant to s. 78 of the Charities Act 2011.

A process is underway to obtain a decision from the court as to how we must share out the money held by the Dove Trust to the charities and good causes to whom it is owed. As part of this process, a 'directions' hearing has been scheduled for 20 March 2014. Please note that this is not a hearing where evidence will be considered in depth or any decision as to payment out will be made by the court. It is a simply a hearing where the court ascertains how much time needs to be set aside for the subsequent hearing, when the evidence will be considered. It will also decide when the final hearing will take place. We will let you know the date of that final hearing once this has been scheduled.

For more information on why the Charity Commission made the application, see this press release on the Charity Commission website.

We will update www.charitygiving.co.uk with more information as it becomes available. The continued patience of the charities and good causes awaiting a distribution is greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: 06/01/2014

In November 2013, the Interim Manager provided a detailed report to the Charity Commission making a proposal for the distribution of funds held by him by virtue of his position as Interim Manager of the Dove Trust (the "Proposal").

The Charity Commission carefully considered the Proposal, together with external counsel. It came to the conclusion that an application needed to be made to the Court pursuant to s. 78 of the Charities Act 2011. That application was made to the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice on 23 December 2013 (the "Application"). It is hoped that the Court will be able to give directions in January 2014 leading to the substantive resolution of the Application in early 2014.

The Charity Commission is inviting the Court to direct that (amongst other things):

  1. The final hearing of the Application be expedited.
  2. Details relating to the Application be posted on the www.charitygiving.co.uk website.
  3. Any charity or good cause who wishes to file evidence in connection with the Application may do so (albeit within a fairly short period of directions being given, in order that the Application can be resolved as soon as practicable).

The Interim Manager assisted the Charity Commission in preparing the Application and will file evidence in due course to assist the Court.

Further information about the options for distribution and the process is provided in a press release on the Charity Commission's web site (See Charity Commission press release)

The Interim Manager will provide a further update as soon as a directions hearing has been listed. The continued patience of charities and good causes is much appreciated.

UPDATE: 23/09/2013

Over August, the Dove Trust Interim Manager wrote to beneficiary charities and good causes as part of the work to reconcile the Dove Trust's accounts held in its donation management system.As this work is finished, we have closed the Dove Trust's offices. This reconciliation work is now complete - our thanks to the hundreds of charities that responded to our request for information. We are now comfortable with relying on the amounts showing on the Dove Trust's systems, and will soon be ready to proceed to the next step in the process.

We have identified over 4235 fundraising pages which are donating funds to 1810 charities and good causes. The next step is preparing for an interim distribution of funds to these charities and good causes, using the available cash assets of the Dove Trust. As part of this, we will be verifying each charity/good cause and its bank account details.

We will be providing another update soon, advising of timeframes and procedures for the interim distribution of funds. Thank you for your continued patience. We are aware that many charities are facing difficulties and we are working to make the interim distribution as quickly as possible.

UPDATE: 19/08/2013

The reconciliation of the Dove Trust/Charity Giving's accounts is now well underway to establish if there are any significant discrepancies between the money the charities are expecting to receive and what is showing on the Dove Trust's records. Over the past two weeks we have written to over 1800 charities and good causes, identified in the Dove Trust's records as intended beneficiaries, sending statements of their accounts, and are working with them to reconcile the accounts where discrepancies are brought to our attention.

The Dove Trust did not have an automatic system in place to undertake the reconciliation process, so it has taken longer than expected to manually identify appropriate contacts and match up fundraising statements in order to write to all beneficiary charities and good causes. Taking this into account, we extended the time for charities to notify us about discrepancies in their account to 19 August, with the possibility of further extension depending on the volume of responses received.

UPDATE: 26/07/2013

Thank you to the many donors, fundraisers and charities for bearing with us as we have been progressing our review of the Dove Trust's systems which contain the record of donations that have been received and amounts raised for charities and good causes.

We are close to completing our initial enquiries. The next step is to make an interim distribution of funds. Before we start this, we need to get assurance that the Dove Trust's records can be relied on to provide the correct information.

Fundraisers and page creators

If you have created a fundraising page with Charity Giving, please review your page. If it is not showing the correct balance please email our team at accountcheck@charitygiving.co.uk

If you know that you have had more money donated than what is showing on your page, this is a discrepancy, and you should report it to our team. If there is no discrepancy you don't need to contact us.

We are contacting charities separately to discuss their accounts and the amounts they have received from Charity Giving.

To enable us to look into any discrepancies you must state the address of your web page in the email to accountcheck@charitygiving.co.uk along with a list of what you believe the discrepancies to be. Please respond by Monday 12 August 2013.

Charities and good causes

We are writing to those organisations expecting funds to provide them with statements of their balances and will be asking them to notify us of any discrepancies that they are aware of.

Donors

As you will appreciate we need to manage the process of who we are working directly with. We are expecting any discrepancies to be notified to us by the fundraisers/ page creators and organisations that are expecting funds. If you have believe that your donation has not been correctly recorded then please contact the page creator.

What happens next?

We are still working as a matter of urgency on a solution to reinstate the Charity Giving website with another reputable provider, but unfortunately cannot provide any further information at this stage on this.

We are also not yet in a position to discuss when and how much money the charities and good causes will receive at this point in time. Please note that the team at accountcheck@charitygiving.co.uk will be pleased to assist you with queries on your account balance - however, they will not be able to provide you with other information at this point in time whilst they undertake this urgent task.

We will continue to provide updates on the Charity Giving website and by automated response to emails as the matter progresses. Thank you again for your patience.

UPDATE: 18/07/2013

What have we found so far?

The distributable assets held by the Dove Trust are less than the amounts payable to the charities that should be receiving funds. This means that at any one point in time income received for a charity was being used to make payments to another charity which had earlier receipts that could not be met from existing funds. For example, receipts for charity "A" were funding payments made to charity "B" as charity "B's" income had been used to pay charity "C." This is not acceptable and it is therefore important that the amounts owing and available are reconciled before any further payments can be made.

The Interim Manager and his team tried to ascertain the correct financial position of the Dove Trust. This was not helped by the fact that the last accounts filed were for the year ended 5 April 2009. The trustees could not satisfy the Interim Manager or the Commission about the charity's financial position or the extent of the shortfall and the Commission acted to restrict movement on the charity's bank account to prevent payments leaving the accounts without approval from the Commission.

This situation could not be allowed to continue and the Charity Commission extended the powers of the Interim Manager to act to the exclusion of all trustees on 12 July 2013. It was agreed that further funds should not be received to ensure that they were not tainted by the problems of the past. Therefore the web site was suspended and the Dove Trust's banks were instructed not to receive further funds.

What is being done now?

There are two immediate priorities:

1. To ascertain the correct amount owing to the different charities and to consider what assets are available to repay them. The amount of the shortfall has yet to be quantified and there are many accounts to reconcile.

2. To identify and set up proper mechanisms that will enable charities to resume fundraising as soon as possible in a way that ensures that funds raised after the 12 July are ring fenced appropriately. Discussions are in progress with other portal providers to see how funding can be resumed. Some charities and fundraisers are already using multiple providers and have redirected their income to other alternatives.

Monitor www.charitygiving.co.uk and www.charitycommission.gov.uk for updates

Please note that given the volume of enquires that we are receiving we are not be able answer requests about specific fund raising pages' balances whilst we continue our enquires

Please bear with us

More FAQs and advice for donors, fundraisers and charities have been published on the Charity Commission website.

12/07/2013

We can confirm that the Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Dove Trust, who operate the online donations portal www.charitygiving.co.uk. Pesh Framjee, Partner at Crowe Clark Whitehill, has been appointed by the Charity Commission as interim manager to take full control of the management of the Dove Trust. We are currently working with the Charity Commission to consider as a matter of urgency the next steps in order to protect existing funds the public has donated, and any future donations. We recognise this will cause concern among the charities and donors using the website.

Please note the facility to create fundraising pages or receive funds has been suspended until further notice. We will issue a press release shortly and add further detail on the website in due course.

The Charity Commission has issued a press release which may be view on the their website at the following link: http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/news/charitygiving-website-suspended/ You may also send enquires to DoveTrustInterimManager@crowecw.co.uk.

Please note, we will not be able answer requests about specific fund raising pages balance's whilst we continue our enquires.

We recognise this will cause concern among the charities, fundraisers and donors using the site.

The Romani walk Hadrian's Wall

The Romani walk Hadrian's Wall (Sun 28th April to Sat 4th May 2013)
This page is not currently accepting new donations.
Amount raised so far
£13,500.00
  Fundraising target
£13,000.00
 

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Page for Ben Kane, Anthony Riches, Russell Whitfield 
Our Personal Message:
Thank you for visiting this online fundraising page. Walking Hadrian's Wall will be an amazing experience, all the more so because we are going to raise money for two great charities. We chose Combat Stress for all that they do to help those with unseen injuries, and Medecins Sans Frontieres because they're so often the first charity into a conflict zone, and nearly always the last ones out. The initial target of £5000 has long since been smashed,as have the next ones all the way up to £11,000. At this rate, the sky's the limit!

Making donations through CharityGiving is simple, and you can use most debit or credit cards, or Paypal.

CharityGiving is operated by The Dove Trust, a charity with almost 30 years' experience of helping individuals, charities and good causes globally, so your giving is safe and secure. Your donation goes to The Dove Trust who allocate it to an account for this page, and then it is paid out along with all the other donations and gift aid tax reclaimed, minus the costs involved.

CharityGiving will reclaim gift aid tax on your donation (if you are a UK taxpayer), meaning any donation is worth around 25% more. They also take a lot less to cover costs than most other fundraising websites, so more of your money goes to charity.

PLEASE NOTE: If you live outside the UK, you can still donate using Paypal. Simply follow the link, and choose the amount and currency that you want to give. IGNORE the click boxes about being a UK taxpayer if you are not.

Gracias por visitar esta página. Usted puede donar desde cualquier parte del mundo, usando Paypal.

Grazie per aver visitato questa pagina. È possibile donare da qualsiasi parte del mondo, con Paypal.

Dank u voor uw bezoek aan deze pagina. U kunt doneren van overal in de wereld, met behulp van Paypal.

Thanks again for your support!

Ben, Tony and Russ.
Share Page creator: Ben Kane
 
We are raising money for Combat Stress and Medecins Sans Frontieres:
All donations received will be split equally between these 2 charities.

Charity Registration No: 206002/1026588

Donations 408 donations made so far
Display NameDateAmountGift AidMessage
Ben Kane 19/05/2013£121.35N/AIt seemed rude not to bring the total up to £13,500... Massive thanks to all of you who have given... Ben. 
James Holland 19/05/2013£100.00£25.00Well done, Ben! 
Andante Travels 14/05/2013£100.00N/AWell done Mike and companions! It's a great cause, and a great walk. 
Harry 14/05/2013£50.00£12.50Well done, lads 
The Beatties 13/05/2013£20.00£5.00well done - great idea and great causes 
Jacquie Binks 13/05/2013£485.00N/AWell done from the staff and pupils at Etonbury middle school  
Soph 12/05/2013£20.00N/AWay to go Ben- great event- great charity. Much love from Soph and the Sealoids xxxx  
Hannah 11/05/2013£15.00£3.75You made it - well done 
Ken and Sarah 08/05/2013£20.00£5.00Well done, Ben - a fantastic achievement! 
Imogen Robertson 08/05/2013£50.00£12.50Good show, fellas. 
William Varney 08/05/2013£25.00N/ABig props to the boys for the wonderful work they have done. And it was a true pleasure to meet them on Hadrian's Wall. Thanks gents!  
Ben Kane 07/05/2013£344.37N/AThis is the balance of the money we raised along the wall, and at Forum Books in Corbridge on May 1st. Thanks to everyone for their generosity! 
Toby Jeffries 07/05/2013£25.00£6.25 
Whitney Bath 05/05/2013£5.00£1.25 
HadriansWallQuest 03/05/2013£20.00£5.00Good job folks - and thoroughly grand folk to meet.  
Kevinjohn 03/05/2013£20.00£5.00Good Luck Russell ! 
julian, laura & tessa street 02/05/2013£20.00£5.00Good work ben, you're a braver man than I going anywhere in those boots!! 
Jane Daly 02/05/2013£8.44£2.11Keep on going Ben :) Well done to all of you :) From all of us in Dundalk  
Gillian Orrell 01/05/2013£20.00£5.00Not too far now, both with the money and the walking! Well done all. 
Ben Kane 30/04/2013£167.48N/AThis, from people in my village, but the vast majority is from the walkers we met today- from the UK, Australia, USA, Germany, Norway and Holland. 
Ann Swinfen 30/04/2013£25.00N/AI'm with you all the way, Ben, tramping along the Wall. Just think how much worse it would have been for Roman squaddies in North Africa! 
Katie Hilton 30/04/2013£10.00£2.50I hope it went well  
Vicki Hyland 30/04/2013£5.00£1.25All the best Russ! 
Mikhail Pearce 29/04/2013£20.00£5.00Nice one mate, I've always wanted to walk Hadrian's Wall. But doing it dressed as a Roman, that's doing it in style... 
Lauren O'Toole 29/04/2013£10.00£2.50Good luck Russ x 
Martin Ruddock 29/04/2013£55.00£13.75Auction of Ben Kane books. 
Riz 29/04/2013£20.00£5.00Hope you are not too sore after the event Russ, must surely be a better proposition than watching the R's getting relegated? 
Carole Raddato 29/04/2013£15.00N/ABona fortuna! 
Chris Reynolds 29/04/2013£10.00£2.50I sincerely hope you will be smoking 20 Bensons while doing this Russ 
Tony Mennie 28/04/2013£70.00N/ASimon Turney Auction item's, keep up the great work 
Ed Hickey 27/04/2013£30.00£7.50Good Luck Tony & The team :) 
Gabriela 27/04/2013£32.26N/A 
claire wheller 27/04/2013£50.00£12.50Gooooo Ben, finally sponsored you!!! All the best for tomorrow Claire x 
Sez 27/04/2013£10.00£2.50Good Luck Russ. What a fantastic way to raise money for a couple of excellent causes.  
Ryan Yates  26/04/2013£315.00£78.75 
Ben Gutcher 26/04/2013£10.00£2.50Good luck! 
Pippa and Sasha 26/04/2013£20.00N/ABest of luck to you all. You can do it Russ - you're our number one Soldier!!!  
Linda Emery 26/04/2013£20.00£5.00Good luck Russ! 
Sarah Dimond 26/04/2013£10.00£2.50Don't forget to pack your plasters - good luck! 
Lyle 26/04/2013£25.00N/AGood luck!! 
Mike Reed 26/04/2013£10.00£2.50Congratulations on the success of your fund-raising for a great cause - to Ben, Tony and Russ. I am so glad I have at last had the opportunity to make my own contribution. 
Amirtha Nivas 26/04/2013£15.00£3.75 
Carol Layne 26/04/2013£20.00£5.00Well Done Russ - We're all very proud of you and KNOW you will complete the task!! 
Patrick Ashby 26/04/2013£25.00N/ABy the right quick march! 
Nikki 26/04/2013£10.00£2.50Tu terribilis es Russ! Optima ... 
Peter Rawlings 26/04/2013£10.00£2.50Hope your shoes are not Roman... 
Matt Exley 26/04/2013£50.00£12.50 
Stephen Kane 26/04/2013£50.00N/ABonam fortunam Ben! 
Stefan 26/04/2013£21.10£5.28Good luck with the walk! 
Lesley J 26/04/2013£5.57£1.39Least I can do in return for the nightmare I had fighting the Romans!!!! 
Ben Kane 26/04/2013£100.00N/AJust keeping that total inching nearer the magic figure of £11,000... 
nick sayers 26/04/2013£15.00£3.75ex pede Herculem (I think!) 
Robin Carter  25/04/2013£160.00N/AThis is the money from the sale of books in my office charity book shop 
Matthew Craig 25/04/2013£320.00N/A 
Andrew Tibber 25/04/2013£10.00£2.50Ave 
Jo & Derrick 24/04/2013£20.00N/ABen - Best of luck and enjoy! Love Jo, Derrick & Oisin x 
Tony Mennie 24/04/2013£110.00£27.50 
Ray/Plato Brown 24/04/2013£30.00£7.50For the Kevin Ashman books, thank you all I look forwar to meeting you all on the 1st May 
TONY POMFRET 24/04/2013£30.00£7.50BEST OF LUCK FOR THE WALK 
Claire Williams 24/04/2013£20.00£5.00Good luck Ben.x 
Vivienne Maxwell 23/04/2013£40.00N/A£40 for book from auction. You get the sore feet, my son gets a good book! 
Ben Kane 22/04/2013£15.00N/AFrom my fab Pilates instructor - thanks a lot, Elie! 
Fantasy Book Review 20/04/2013£10.00£2.50Enjoy the march, we will be following your progress. 
Deana Leak 20/04/2013£30.00£7.50:o) 
Tony Riches 20/04/2013£330.00£82.50£330 from the sale of the uncorrected proof of 'The Eagle's Vengeance' to Steve Griffiths 
Moi Watson 19/04/2013£200.00£50.00From the auction. 
Camilla 19/04/2013£30.00£7.50Good luck and have some fun!!! I know you won't let the blisters stop you...;) 
David Messer 19/04/2013£40.00£10.00Thank you and hope you raise the monies you need 
Charles Stevens 19/04/2013£10.00£2.50 
Dave Carron 19/04/2013£10.00£2.50Great causes, but aside from that its well worth the donation for the comedy value of Tony in a dress 
M.E.Williams 18/04/2013£5.00£1.25Hi Ben please accept this donation. 
Kathy Stevenson 17/04/2013£20.00£5.00Great cause, great fun. Good Luck! 
Steve Paget 16/04/2013£100.00£25.00Great effort and well done! 
Maryanne OHara 15/04/2013£25.00N/AGreat work--best of luck. 
Ben Kane 14/04/2013£62.24N/ABig thanks to the other parents at my son's rugby, and to more of my neighbours on the terrace! 
Alan Hunter 14/04/2013£10.00£2.50Have fun and well done! 
Danielle Dearing 14/04/2013£14.19N/AHopefully I'm contributing at the right time for a signed copy of Hannibal this time Mr. Kane, but if not, I'm still happy to help you reach your goal for such a worthy cause! Danielle Dearing 
Simon McColl 13/04/2013£35.00£8.75For tyrant: funeral games. All the best on the walk 
Ray/Plato Brown 13/04/2013£13.00£3.25With thanks 
Scott Farrow 12/04/2013£40.00N/AGood luck from Invicta Miniature Figure Painting Services. 
Simon McColl 12/04/2013£19.23£4.81For a great cause 
Paul and Nicky Browne 12/04/2013£30.00£7.50Have a great walk, guys! 
Ian Donal 12/04/2013£40.00£10.00All the best 
@justy155 12/04/2013£13.00£3.25Best of luck, nearly £9000!  
Jimi 12/04/2013£10.00£2.50Have fun guys! I went up there a few years ago and was so amazed by all the forts and such, was how I got in to roman history in the first place. Hope the weather cheers up for you though! 
Pat Leighton 12/04/2013£15.00£3.75A bit more for the pot.......  
Barry Maxted 12/04/2013£13.00£3.25Good luck on the walk, and remember to keep your shields up in case you numb into any of those nasty scots! ;) 
Michelle Penny 12/04/2013£13.00£3.25Good Luck to all! 
Per Siwmark 12/04/2013£13.00N/A 
Marie Antonia Parsons 12/04/2013£20.00N/ABest of good fortune to all! 
Colin Brame 12/04/2013£50.00£12.50Best wishes to all the walkers.Ben and Anthony - I love your books 
Tony Riches 12/04/2013£40.00N/AFor the book 'Empire of Silver' 
Ray/Plato Brown 12/04/2013£60.00N/AThanks for the book, I will treasure it. 
@Tedster 11/04/2013£50.00£12.50Me again....... 
Ankhsy 11/04/2013£20.00N/AGood luck! 
Louis Joon 11/04/2013£5.00£1.25 
Ben Kane 11/04/2013£70.90N/AWith massive thanks to my neighbours, Fred Brodnax & partner (the blacksmiths who shod my javelin), customers in A Cappella cafe and the staff at Avon Lodge Vets, where I used to work in Bristol. 
Robert Hassall 10/04/2013£80.00N/A£80 for the 3 Forgotten Legion books. Many thanks!!  
Tony Riches 10/04/2013£50.00N/A£50 for a book from Robin Carter! 
Paul Mullins 10/04/2013£20.00£5.00 
Louise Sillars 10/04/2013£50.00£12.50 
Alun 10/04/2013£30.00£7.50A small price for over use of inappropriate adjectives. 
Ben Kane 09/04/2013£50.00£12.50Big thanks to Robin Carter - this is for the Christian Cameron book donated by him to the walk. 
Paul, Sarah, Adam & Elliott Williams 09/04/2013£10.00£2.50Go Ben and chums, it will be an amazing experience - or not, either way great effort on the fundraising front! 
 09/04/2013£20.00£5.00 
Ben Kane 09/04/2013£52.86N/Awith thanks to my neighbours on the terrace, and especially to Barry, our wonderful postman, who gave more than £25 of this. 
Ray/Plato Brown 09/04/2013£50.00N/AHere's the money for SJA Turney's books, they will be a lovely present for my brother. 
Stephen Harris 08/04/2013£30.00£7.50Love all your books. Came here via The Miniatures Page! Excellent idea! 
Lesley Wilkinson 07/04/2013£20.00£5.00Another donation - a promise kept, Ben ;o) By 'eck, those pesky Romans know how to make you donate...all the best guys! Don't forget your plasters!  
Priddy Pub Group! 07/04/2013£20.00£5.00Chatted with Roman soldier, Ben, in Priddy; we were exhausted after walking only 6 hours! Good luck, Ben! 
Linda 06/04/2013£5.00£1.25 
@jaywilson99 05/04/2013£35.00£8.75Best of luck to you all! 
Simon Turney 05/04/2013£15.00£3.75 
andy holmes 05/04/2013£5.00£1.25Good on ya 
alison bagnall 05/04/2013£5.00£1.25Hope you enjoying your walk 
TheFluffyViking 05/04/2013£2.10£0.53Go on then. Twisted my arm lol 
Ben Kane 05/04/2013£5.00N/Afrom the old lady whom I met on Nine Barrows Lane, near Priddy, today when I was out marching in full kit. She insisted on giving me this. Thank you! 
Mark Weir 05/04/2013£80.00£20.00Thanks to all - well done on a professional project 
Douglas Taylor 05/04/2013£10.00£2.50its going to be cold,.... think of Hannibal in the alps GOOD LUCK GUYS  
Deana Leak 05/04/2013£35.00£8.75Best of luck! 
Nick Brett 04/04/2013£5.00£1.25Good luck 
Justin Lindsay 04/04/2013£25.00N/AGreat cause! 
Robert Drysdale 02/04/2013£50.00£12.50 
Guy Saville 01/04/2013£20.00£5.00A walk for a great cause. Hope those feet don't get too blistered! 
Alex Gough 01/04/2013£10.00£2.50 
Jacquie Binks 31/03/2013£20.00£5.00Good luck x 
quintus sertorius chirurgus 30/03/2013£10.00£2.50its going to be a bit parky, don't forget your feminalia..... 
Mo O'Connor 29/03/2013£10.00£2.50Good luck again guys!x 
Jonathan moss 29/03/2013£55.00£13.75Cheers 
Ben Kane 28/03/2013£10.00N/AAn extra tenner from Justin Hill - thank you, Justin! 
Tim Hodkinson 28/03/2013£12.50£3.13All the best with the walk. Hope Jupiter is kind with the weather 
Mike Melville 28/03/2013£30.00£7.50Good luck to Ben & team who will hopefully not have to fight off barbarians from north of the wall during their fund raise. I will be there in thought.... Mike 
Matthew Craig 28/03/2013£10.00N/A 
C swindle 28/03/2013£20.00£5.00Good luck Ben! 
Mark Weir 28/03/2013£15.00£3.75Good luck guys - Thanks Ben 
Lesley Wilkinson 27/03/2013£20.00£5.00Best wishes from Goldthorpe Readers' Group. A few pints of good old Yorkshire ale awaits you all if you're ever up our way... come and see us :o) In the mean-time - HOLD FAST! 
@Tedster 26/03/2013£900.00£225.00#dont tell the misses!! Once again good luck all. 
Jim Davidson 26/03/2013£25.81£6.45All the women going crazy For the early Roman kings. -- Bob Dylan 
Juliet Silcox 25/03/2013£10.00£2.50Best of luck 
Thunderballs 25/03/2013£100.00£25.00 
Chris Bennett 24/03/2013£65.00£16.25Best of luck with the walk, can't wait to read the book.  
Raven Wood 24/03/2013£100.00N/AFor all the bad in the world there are those who strive to make it better, no matter how large or small the effort involved it all counts. 
Andrew Little 22/03/2013£50.00£12.50Taken a punt on winning the auction let me no if I win if I don't its a gift I get so much out of Ben and giles books nice 2 give back. Thanks Andy 
Mel Smuk 22/03/2013£10.00N/AGood luck on the walk, I hope you get good weather.  
Mykael Burns 22/03/2013£25.00£6.25 
@newyorkjets1111 22/03/2013£25.00N/AHopefully i can get my signed copy if its not to late! Good luck on the trek 
Samantha Holtom 22/03/2013£25.00£6.25:) Bonvs fortuna de vester ambvlatio! (Good luck on your walk!) 
Ben Kane 22/03/2013£20.00N/AFrom Caroline Lawrence - many thanks, Caroline! 
Margaret Skea 22/03/2013£8.59N/AI hope you have a great time, such a worthwhile thing to do.(Sorry I'm not a tax payer - yet!) 
Anthony Conway 16/03/2013£25.00£6.25Bunga Bunga - (Latin for  
Andy & Lauraine 14/03/2013£20.00£5.00Good look and when you are done we can have some Babylonium in the Frigidarium ! 
Jim Eves 13/03/2013£10.00£2.50Look`s like the walk will be as good as the books. 
@The Tedster 13/03/2013£50.00£12.50Good luck all involved, Ben as promised,all the best. 
Rachel Meathrel 13/03/2013£20.00£5.00 
Lesley J 13/03/2013£30.00£7.50:-)  
Simon Taylor 13/03/2013£21.00£5.25optimum pedem promoveret (or something...) and have fun! 
Rachel Meathrel 12/03/2013£5.00£1.25Good luck to you all! :) 
AllyWhytock 12/03/2013£36.33£9.08Best Wishes Roman. From a Pict :) 
Pass the Garum 12/03/2013£10.00N/ABest of luck - here's hoping for clear skies! 
Nicola Williams 12/03/2013£10.00£2.50 
Mike Bishop 12/03/2013£10.00N/ANow you're *obliged* to listen to the rubbish I'm going to talk at you! 
Incontinenti Buttocks 12/03/2013£10.00£2.50Nice one centurion - nice one. 
no9dream 12/03/2013£10.00N/A 
Karen Maitland 12/03/2013£20.00£5.00Great cause - will you be taking Roman snacks to munch as you walk? 
Alison Pernavas 12/03/2013£15.00£3.75Good luck Ben & co. Hurry back home though and get writing!! 
Hilary Green 12/03/2013£10.00£2.50Ave, milites! Well done! 
K Carroll 12/03/2013£16.13£4.03Happy to help! 
Danny Wood 12/03/2013£10.00N/AGreat cause and make sure you get good book material too! 
Sam Wood 12/03/2013£20.00N/ANice one Ben, will get the bros onto this to try and push you over the line! Good Luck and can I borrow your legionnaire's outfit sometime?! 
Ron Marrs 11/03/2013£10.00£2.50Good Luck with the walk Ben- 
Brenda and Manuel 11/03/2013£21.10N/AA great idea, Ben. ¡Buena suerte! and love from Spain. x 
Moi Watson 11/03/2013£20.00£5.00A worthy way to support such excellent charities. Best of luck. 
Brian Young 10/03/2013£20.00£5.00Good Luck Chaps! So jealous of you all. Just hope the weather keeps dry for you. 
Jim Gardiazabal 10/03/2013£10.00£2.50a worthy cause, well done Ben 
Elizabeth Loupas 09/03/2013£20.00N/AHave fun--looking forward to pictures! 
James Bicheno 09/03/2013£5.00£1.25Goodus Luckus! 
Tony Davies 09/03/2013£5.00£1.25Good luck :-) 
Richard Lee 09/03/2013£20.00£5.00Envious of the walk. Less so of walking in costume :) 
Kaz Caple 09/03/2013£20.00£5.00Good Luck Ben, Socks or no socks you can do it. xx 
Jason Frost 09/03/2013£6.45N/A 
Parmenion 09/03/2013£5.00£1.25That physical copy of the ebook too tempting not to give another £5 .... More to come I'm sure 
Luke McGruther 09/03/2013£5.00£1.25Good luck guys! 
colin swindle 09/03/2013£10.00£2.50 
Vickyofthejulii 09/03/2013£5.00£1.25Good luck! :-) 
Alicia Wood 09/03/2013£28.59N/AGood luck Ben & friends x 
Louise Voce 09/03/2013£10.00£2.50Am really enjoying the picture updates from training! Best of luck with it all! 
Ben Kane 08/03/2013£76.63N/ABig thanks to everyone at Cornerstone - this is what you all bunged into the tin last night! 
08/03/2013£10.00N/A 
Brenda  08/03/2013£20.00£5.00Good luck Ben....the experience will no doubt result in a book. A return visit to Appledore would be great! xx 
Appledore Book Festival 08/03/2013£50.00£12.50All the very best of luck with love from the team at Appledore x 
Hannah & Ryan Thompson YORK 08/03/2013£20.00N/AHope it all goes perfectly. Wanted to join you for support but we are away on hol then! :-( all the best. Will be thinking about you! 
Mrs M O'Connor 06/03/2013£20.00£5.00All the very best of luck guys! xxx 
Jessica Brockmole 06/03/2013£20.00N/AWishing you dry weather! 
Jvrjenivs 06/03/2013£20.00£5.00 
@ngmilne 06/03/2013£50.00£12.50Ambulaturi te salutant! 
Steve Tappin 06/03/2013£20.00£5.00Happy to donate 
Lavinia King 06/03/2013£15.00£3.75Good Luck Ben. (It was the cheesy grin that did it!! ;) ) 
D Drury 05/03/2013£10.00£2.50 
Sara Sheridan 05/03/2013£10.00£2.50Good luck! 
Colin Gray 05/03/2013£20.00£5.00keep on the sunny side 
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