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UPDATE: 03/12/2014

Dove Trust - update for charitygiving website on distribution

We apologise that carrying out the detailed checks and calculations under the High Court Order has taken longer than initially anticipated and we appreciate the patience charities and good causes have shown throughout this process.

Instructions have already been given to pay approximately £175,000 to approximately 300 charities and good causes. The second batch of of payments to a further 570 (totalling £236,000) charities and good causes will be finalised this week.

Which charities and good causes will be paid, and how much will they get?

We have approximately £700,000 available to distribute to charities and good causes at this stage. This compares with approximately £2million owed by The Dove Trust to nominated charities and good causes. Under the process set out in the High Courtís Order, this means that charities and good causes will receive 35.7 pence in every pound due to them.

However, we should make clear that not every charity and good cause will receive a payment. In accordance with the High Court Order, we shall not make any distribution to any charity or good cause where the costs associated with so doing are equal to or greater than the amount which would be distributed. What this means is we will not make bank transfers of less than £5.00, or cheque payments of less than £15.00 (the costs involved with issuing cheques are higher than bank payments). We will not therefore be making payments in this distribution to charities and good causes who would receive less than these amounts.

What checks have we carried out?

As required by the High Court Order, we have completed checks in respect of donors and fundraising pages where we were not aware of the intended nominated charity(ies). The key remaining check we are carrying out is to confirm the bank details for charities and good causes owed £1,000 or more. Emails and letters have been issued to charities and good causes owed £1,000 or more to verify their bank account details. We have used this information to cross check against the records of the Dove Trust. If you receive this correspondence, please ensure that you send your details to DoveTrustInterimManager@crowecw.co.uk as soon as possible to avoid any further delay. Postal responses should be addressed to Pesh Framjee, Dove Trust Interim Manager, Crowe Clark Whitehill, St Bride's House, 10 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8EH. If you feel that you should have been contacted, but have not been, please contact the Interim Manager.

How will the distribution take place?

CAF Bank Limited have kindly agreed to assist with the distribution process and we have instructed them to start the distribution process . It is envisaged that the payment of the bank transfers will take at least a further two weeks before funds are received in recipient accounts.

UPDATE: 07/08/2014

Following on from the judgement (see update below dated 23 July 2014) the Order of the Court concerning the practicalities of distributions has been received. A copy of the Court Order can be found here:

Sealed Court Order

This means the Interim Manager can now complete the final checks and calculations required to distribute the available funds.

Checks and calculations

The Court has ordered that the Interim Manager shall distribute available funds to the charities and good causes (Beneficiaries) on a pari passu basis. This means that charities and good causes are to be paid out in proportion to the amount they are owed. The court has also ordered that in making such distributions, the Interim Manager shall:

  1. not make any distribution to any Beneficiary where the costs associated with so doing are equal to or greater than the amount which would be distributed to that Beneficiary;

  2. be permitted to leave out of account the claims which might be made by any Beneficiary which (i) cannot within a reasonable period be identified or (ii) appears to the Interim Manager to have ceased its activity.

Beneficiary not yet nominated

There are a number of donations which have been received where no charity or good cause appears to have been nominated. The Interim Manager is writing to donors and fundraising page creators where the Dove Trust's records do not show who is the intended recipient of the donation.

These donors and page creators have been requested to contact the Interim Manager at DoveTrustInterimManager@crowecw.co.uk, or by post, to nominate a UK registered charity in order that the appropriate distribution(s) can be made in due course. As explained in the Court Order the donors / page creators have 42 days from 6 August 2014 (the date of the Interim Manager's letter) to nominate a recipient.

Postal responses should be addressed to:

Pesh Framjee
Dove Trust Interim Manager
Crowe Clark Whitehill
St Bride's House
10 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8EH

In the event that a nomination is not made within this period, the Court has ordered that the donation will instead be used to increase the distributions to other nominated Beneficiaries.

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) have kindly agreed to assist with the distribution process. Where a donor has not yet decided on which charity to nominate it is possible to nominate an account with CAF to receive funds.

The letters were sent out on 6 August 2014 using the last known contact details. If you believe that you should have received a letter asking you to nominate a charity but have not received one please contact the Interim Manager.

Please note that not every donor and page creator will receive a letter. Letters have only being sent out where the Dove Trust's systems show that the Beneficiary has not yet been nominated.

The Interim Manager is not writing to all charities and good causes at this stage. Charities and good causes have already been contacted (in August 2013) to validate the amounts owed.

Next steps

The Interim Manager will also be contacting Beneficiaries where the Dove Trusts' available records do not hold sufficient information for payments to be made.

We appreciate the patience charities and good causes have shown throughout this process.

The amount each Beneficiary will receive depends on the outcome of the checks and calculations, including dealing with cases where no recipient has been nominated This means the Interim Manager needs to wait for the end of the 42-day period ordered by the Court before being able to calculate the amounts available to distribute to nominated Beneficiaries.

The Interim Manager will be working to complete other checks and calculations during this period, and is therefore hopeful that the first distributions will be made in late September or early October to beneficiaries where all the necessary information is available.

The Interim Manager will be in touch with Beneficiaries when the distributions are ready to be made.

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.

Owen and Rose Paterson's Fundraising Page

Mongol Derby (Sat 6th August to Tue 16th August 2011)
Amount raised so far
£75,014.50
  Fundraising target
£50,000.00
 

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Page for Owen and Rose Paterson 
Our Personal Message:
Many many thanks for all those who have sent us cheques.

9/11/2011

We have now returned home, having managed to complete the 1000 km Mongol Derby in nine days, nearly killing ourselves in the process! It was MUCH tougher than we anticipated and we were extremely lucky on several occasions; several of our competitors had to drop out after sustaining broken bones, dehydration, sunstroke or lost horses. One even suffered an amputated thumb.

It was, at all times, only the conviction that we could not let down all those who have supported us so magnificently that kept us going. I am delighted to say that we have so far raised over £60,000, so it was all worthwhile.

I can reassure you that we will never undertake anything remotely similar again.

Owen and Rose Paterson





Owen and Rose Paterson


The Royal Irish Regiment Benevolent Fund provides financial help and other much needed support for members, their widows and children. Three soldiers from the Regiments were killed during their recent tour of Afghanistan and another 16 were severely injured in the service of their country.

The Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries provides extraordinary care for patients with severe spinal cord injuries and undertakes groundbreaking stem cell research which has a worldwide reputation.

Mercy Corps Mongolia tackles hunger, poverty and conflict with programmes focussing on economic opportunities for the rural communities of Mongolia.

We will be very grateful for any support you can give us. You can do so by clicking here:

http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/patersonsmongolderby

or by making a cheque out to O W Paterson (and writing Mongol Derby on the reverse)

and sending it to: The Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, House of Commons, London, SW1A OAA

Owen and Rose Paterson

PS. Find out more about the Derby, You can see photographs at http://www.theadventurists.com/the-adventures/mongol-derby

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 charge less than most other fundraising websites, so more money goes to our charities.

Share Page creator: Rose Paterson
 
We are raising money for The Royal Irish Regiment Benevolent Fund, The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund and Mercy Corps:
All donations received will be split equally between our two main charities, with £1000 going to Mercy Corps Mongolia.

Charity Registration No: XN93134/1058878/SC030289
 

Donations 121 donations made so far
Display NameDateAmountGift AidMessage
Catherine Lewis Foundation 26/07/2012£2,500.00N/AOffline Donation 
Peter & Catherine C 04/12/2011£50.00£12.50Brilliant! 
Johnnie Percival 28/11/2011£25.00£6.25Read article in Telegraph, deeply impressed,- How wrong children sometimes get it, - I never seen such obvious winners- Hope we cross again soon after many moons, co McAlpines or James,  
Julian Mellis 13/10/2011£25.00£6.25Very well done-what an epic trip. Julian, Penny & Louise 
O W Paterson 07/10/2011£100.00£25.00with thanks to the Rt Hon George Osborne MP 
R E Paterson 24/09/2011£147.00£36.75with thanks to the staff at Stormont House, Henry Dyson, Robin Thompson and Urchin Clothing 
William Montgomery 16/09/2011£100.00£25.00Many congratulations and love from Bill and Daphne 
David Ryan 15/09/2011£50.00£12.50Many congratulations. 
R E Paterson 11/09/2011£105.00£26.25many thanks to Trevor Ringland and Mark Pritchard for their donations 
R E Paterson 05/09/2011£75.00£18.75a huge thank you to all at Hillsborough for your very generous donation. Owen and Rose 
Stephen Montgomery 05/09/2011£50.00£12.50Great achievement! Very well done! 
The Langleys 30/08/2011£50.00£12.50What a fantastic achievement! Very well done to you both. 
Vivien 23/08/2011£40.00£10.00Congratulations! I deeply admire what you have done. I hope you can sit down comfortably now. 
Caroline Jenks 23/08/2011£20.00£5.00Sorry such a paltry sum so late, but hope it all went well and many congratulations on all the money you have raised. Hope you aren't too sore! 
Sodo 23/08/2011£100.00N/ACongratulations Owen and Rose! 
Prue Skene 21/08/2011£100.00£25.00Having heard with huge admiration about your trip at dinner on Thursday evening in Ulaan Baatar I thought the very least I could do was to make a small contribution. Many congratulations, Prue 
Tom Biggins 20/08/2011£200.00£50.00Great achievement! Many congratulations to you both. 
Rodney & Elizabeth Magowan 19/08/2011£60.00£15.00A remarkable journey, but not as remarkable as your achievement in helping 10,000 members of the Presbyterian Mutual Society recover their savings. Many thanks to you and your party leader. 
Victoria Halliday 19/08/2011£30.00£7.50Many Congratulations Owen and Rose! 
Matt Ridley 17/08/2011£200.00£50.00This is your completion bonus. Incredible achievement. 
BRIDGET ATIE 17/08/2011£10.00£2.50Well Done and good luck 
James and Anna Jackson 16/08/2011£100.00£25.00Many congratulations.  
Jonathan Caine 15/08/2011£50.00£12.50Sorry I've been a bit slow off the mark; you might even have finished by now! 
Hugh Battersby 15/08/2011£10.00£2.50Best of luck! Hope the riots didn't interrupt you. 
Mrs M. Evans 14/08/2011£15.00£3.75Good luck and hope for your safe return 
Roger and Helen Dunshea 14/08/2011£40.00£10.00Well done to all involved and notably those tough horses. 
Roger Hughes 14/08/2011£20.00£5.00 
Veronica Lillis 12/08/2011£20.00£5.00What am amazing race and best of luck for a safe return soon! Lots of love Vee, Charles, Rosie and Johnny Lillis xxx 
Pat and Richard Clubbe 12/08/2011£50.00£12.50Good Luck and safe return. 
David Lindsay 11/08/2011£50.00£12.50Good luck, sorry this is a bit late, looking forward to seeing you again in the autumn. David L. 
Alan Irwin 10/08/2011£30.00£7.50Hope the back holds out. Good luck !!!!! 
Perry Clark 10/08/2011£12.50£3.13Read about you in the Daily Telegraph. Wonderfully mad. 
Olly Barrs 09/08/2011£10.00£2.50What a fantastic job you two are doing, and waving the flag for us older riders. I am Kate Willing's mum so know very much what this race involves and I salute you both. Kick on! 
J Toomey 08/08/2011£50.00£12.50 
Edward Young 02/08/2011£50.00£12.50With every good wish for success on your batty trek. 
Jane Trowbridge 02/08/2011£50.00£12.50Good Luck! 
Alex Austin 29/07/2011£20.00N/ABest of luck! Lets just hope the GPS works. 
Chris Rose 29/07/2011£20.00N/ABon voyage! 
Robert Herries 29/07/2011£250.00N/AGood luck-Hong Kong is 1800 miles south if you get lost! 
Claire and Tim 29/07/2011£50.00£12.50Please come back in one piece! 
Peter and Clare 28/07/2011£50.00£12.50You are so brill to get off your arses and do this -lets hope you can sit back on them afterwards!xx 
R E Paterson 27/07/2011£240.00£60.00A huge thank you to the Met Protection Team for both their generosity in giving this donation and their kindness and forbearance over the past year.... 
Amanda and Mark 27/07/2011£50.00£12.50Sain Baina uu Owen and Rose, may the road ( plain/bog) rise beneath you and the wind be always at your back etc. Safe journeys, have fun. 
David Fry 27/07/2011£20.00£5.00Best of luck! 
Tim Montgomerie 27/07/2011£30.00£7.50Good luck Rose and Owen x 
Alexander Stafford 26/07/2011£20.00£5.00Good Luck! 
John Gardiner 25/07/2011£100.00£25.00Sit tight and kick on. John G 
Richard Bullick 25/07/2011£50.00£12.50Have a good trip 
David Timson 24/07/2011£20.00£5.00 
Andrew Mitchell 22/07/2011£25.00£6.25Best of luck 
Roger Graham-Palmer 22/07/2011£50.00£12.50Best of luck;sounds awesome! Love Roger and Vanessa 
Hilary Jackson 21/07/2011£50.00£12.50Good luck and get back safely! 
Judy Ridley 21/07/2011£50.00£12.50Very very best of luck! Judy 
Fiona 21/07/2011£50.00£12.50Good luck. 
Dennis Godfrey 21/07/2011£50.00£12.50Good luck. 
John and Djemila Cope 21/07/2011£100.00£25.00Good Luck 
Chris Schofield 19/07/2011£100.00£25.00Always look forward. Don't think how far you have to go only how far you've come. Easy to say when we're not doing it! Good luck from Val and Chris. 
Thomas and Jane Strathclyde 19/07/2011£50.00£12.50Great charities, good luck and i hope you manage to sit comfortably in the months ahead. T & J x 
william corbett-winder 19/07/2011£50.00£12.50Good luck  
Brian & Pam Williams  18/07/2011£50.00£12.50Don't bother to send  
Joanna and Robin Morris 18/07/2011£50.00£12.50Good effort - best of luck.  
Alistair Johnston 18/07/2011£25.00£6.25Unlike your bicycle please wear a helmet! Good luck. 
Nigel & Kate Churton 17/07/2011£100.00£25.00Goodluck don't fall off as you may end up walking as the horses will be off!! 
Vanessa Brodie 17/07/2011£30.00£7.50Good Luck! I hope you have an amazing experience. 
Sean & Julia O'Hara 14/07/2011£50.00£12.50Best of luck. 
Stuart and Sibella Laing 12/07/2011£30.00£7.50Corpus Christi wish you Pegasus speed! 
J A Hobson 11/07/2011£50.00£12.50Challenging takes on a new meaning! From Jamanda and Dominic 
Owen and Candida Mostyn-Owen 08/07/2011£50.00£12.50Good Luck! 
Factna Murphy 07/07/2011£50.00N/A 
Chris and Anne Ryan 07/07/2011£50.00£12.50Good luck. Hope all goes to plan. 
Anna and JT 06/07/2011£50.00£12.50A bit of support to you both to say thank you for everything you do in our county. Come back in one piece! 
Philip and Sally Trousdell 06/07/2011£30.00£7.50Best of luck for this great and challenging adventure. 
Owen Paterson (cheques recd) 05/07/2011£155.00£38.75thank you to David lloyd, Charles forester, Lord walton, Paul and Jan Wynn, Malcolm and Penny Harbour 
Ted & Jen 05/07/2011£20.00£5.00Take an Akhal-Teke if offered! 
Julian and Lotte 05/07/2011£200.00£50.00come back safely 
Dixey 05/07/2011£25.00£6.25Good Luck , fantastic effort but will be such an achievement 
John & Michelle Paton 05/07/2011£100.00N/AOld is not staid. Good to see you feel the same. Enjoy your adventure and good luck along the way. 
Rose Paterson (cheques recd) 04/07/2011£250.00£62.50cheque from: Len and Maureen O'Hagan 
Richard Ritchie 04/07/2011£150.00£37.50Good luck! 
Richard and Tish Fildes 04/07/2011£50.00£12.50 
Christopher & Penelope 03/07/2011£100.00£25.00What an excitement. Well done and good luck. 
Euan  02/07/2011£100.00£25.00 
William Salomon 30/06/2011£250.00£62.50Good luck on your extraordinary adventure from Gigi and William. Hope to see you in London sometime. 
Andrea Leadsom 30/06/2011£20.00£5.00Good luck! 
Christine Myddelton 29/06/2011£25.00£6.25What an adventure! God bless you both and keep you safe. Christine. 
Owen Paterson/cheques received 28/06/2011£180.00£45.00 
Philip Godsal 28/06/2011£30.00£7.50Brilliant, good luck (particularly with the lamb stew, Rose) and love Selina and Philip 
Tony 28/06/2011£100.00N/AGood Luck! 
Cecilia Cole 26/06/2011£50.00£12.50 
Davy Sims 25/06/2011£20.00£5.00Good luck - have fun. 
John Micklethwait 24/06/2011£40.00£10.00Good luck! 
carolyn davies 24/06/2011£50.00£12.50Good to see you both on Tuesday Wish you all success on this harebrained scheme One way of getting away from it all  
Tiddles Tellwright 23/06/2011£20.00£5.00Go you Patterson's ~ have a ball, and don't break any land speed records! 
Mark Davies 22/06/2011£25.00£6.25Good Luck! 
Rt Hon Peter Robinson, First Minister 21/06/2011£100.00£25.00Wishing you every success in your adventure to raise money for these worthy charities.  
Independent News & Media PLC 21/06/2011£5,000.00N/A 
Danny and Anna Kinahan 21/06/2011£25.00£6.25A small donation to help you on your way - something I would love to do and am very envious. Have fun and good luck! 
David O'Morchoe 20/06/2011£100.00N/AVery good to see you both at the Waterloo Day lunch on 18 June. Every good wish with your endeavour. Much to be admired! David 
Gareth Williams 20/06/2011£25.00£6.25Very best of luck to you both! 
Bobby and Mary McDonagh 20/06/2011£250.00N/AWe anticipate some good stories out of this adventure! Bobby and Mary 
Julian Mellis 19/06/2011£25.00£6.25What an adventure-enjoy! With best wishes from Julian, Penny & Louise 
Georgiana Campbell 19/06/2011£20.00£5.00Good luck. 
Moreton Hall School 18/06/2011£50.00N/AMoreton hall School 
Stuart Wheeler 17/06/2011£50.00£12.50 
Mary Ann Sieghart 17/06/2011£30.00£7.50I'm told Sudocrem is good for sore bums! Best of luck. 
Peter & Michele Sheridan 16/06/2011£50.00£12.50Good Luck 
Mr and Mrs Simon Scott 16/06/2011£50.00£12.50Good Luck Rose and Owen you are inspirational! lol Jessica and Simon 
Ben Hamilton-Baillie 16/06/2011£20.00£5.00Good luck to you both. I like this sort of craziness! 
Eamonn Donaghy 16/06/2011£100.00£25.00Best of luck to both of you.  
Charles Mann 16/06/2011£25.00£6.25Owen, you are mad but at least you will be fit for the Wynnstay Opening meet, good luck 
Daphne and David Trimble 16/06/2011£50.00£12.50Best of luck! 
Eveleigh Moore Dutton 16/06/2011£20.00£5.00Well done Rose and Owen, an amazing ambition for really good causes 
Karen Lovegrove-Fielden 16/06/2011£20.00£5.00Rowan says the fermented mares milk is actually surprisingly good & just what you need! Good Luck Owen & Rose from all Lovegrove-Fieldens 
Susan and Philip Hammond 14/06/2011£50.00£12.50The very best of luck - what an amazing experience and for three excellent charities. 
Pauline Latham OBE MP 14/06/2011£20.00£5.00Fermented mare's milk really is truly disgusting. The horses have incredible stamina so enjoy the experience! Good luck and show that over 50's and older can still do amazing things. 
Katharine Ramsay 13/06/2011£50.00£12.50Good Luck... 
Fionnuala 13/06/2011£25.00£6.25Good luck to you both. 
Richard & Nicky Ottaway 12/06/2011£50.00£12.50Fabulous project! Take a sheepskin to prevent butt blisters and watch out the gps doesn't send you over a cliff! Good luck. 
Jonathan 10/06/2011£50.00£12.50 
Charles FitzRoy 10/06/2011£50.00£12.50Good luck. A friend of mine from Denmark did it last year and survived the course. He was even more ancient than you! Love Charles 
Allen and Mary Roth 09/06/2011£250.00N/AIt is our pleasure to donate to these worthy charities and wish you a safe adventure. 

Total online donations
£15,219.50
Total offline donations
£59,795.00
Total raised so far:
£75,014.50
Total Gift Aid:
£1,607.38