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The Dynamic Duo

Connor Mayes and Lyndon March, over the Christmas of 2009, decided that they wanted to raise some cash for charity by taking part in a London to Paris sponsored bike ride. Following agreement from parents, the boys set up The Dynamic Duo on 2 February 2010. They decided that they their chosen charity would be Help for Heroes; Connor being an ex-Air Cadet with a serving Uncle in the RAF and Lyndon with a keen interest in history and military memorabilia.

They set about training, Connor first having to purchase a road bike which he did for £35 of Ebay.

Fundraising activities also started. Bakerthons, car boot sales, the commissioning of a Dynamic Duo H4H wrist band, street collecting, bag packing at Sainsbury’s as well as encouraging friends and family to be generous with their sponsorship and donations ensued.

These efforts were aided tremendously when Lord Petre, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, Lord Petre, Scott Graham, the Co-Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly London, and David Stephenson Head Teacher of the Plume, all agreed to become The Dynamic Duo’s official Patrons.

Their target was £2300 and by the end of July this had all but been achieved. They were also physically ready for the ride.

A date was set for the London to Paris bike ride. 22-26 September.

This was all being done alongside the boys busy 6 form schedules. Lyndon has been studying English, History and Photography as well as drama, a subject that links the boys together. Connor, alongside the drama, has a physically demanding schedule with the added subjects of Dance and PE.

At 6am on Wednesday 22 September the boys set off for Paris.

The first day was relatively good, across the water to Calais.

The next was dire. Driving rain and wind together with some challenging and arduous gradients, characteristic of the plains of northern France, presented themselves.

The third day from Arras to Compeigne was no less demanding.

Finally, on day 4, Paris was in sight. At 4pm, having negotiated the treacherously busy roads of Paris, Connor and Lyndon arrived at the Eiffel Tower. Champagne flowed proceeded by hugs and congratulatory repartee.
But their efforts have not finished there.

An Open Garden event, 6 Form Rag Week activities and a Christmas Raffle are raising yet more funds for the boys chosen charity – Help for Heroes.

It is hoped that by the end of the year, a total of £4500 will have been raised.

CHRISTMAS 2010 RAFFLE in aid of Help for Heroes

If anyone would like to buy a raffle ticket and support the boys – these are available from them.

Tickets are 50p each and £2.50 a book

1 Prize is a luxury Hamper supplied by M Deli
2 Prize is a Hamleys Bear supplied by Hamleys
3 Prize is a handmade Moroccan style throw donated by Albertina Crochet

The Draw will take place from 7pm on Monday 20 December at the Oakhouse Maldon courtesy of
John Linton, proprietor.

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