Mel Watkins

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Total raised:

£7,345.81

(offline: £2,880.81)

With Gift Aid: £8,024.56

Target: £7,345.81

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Becky Brannigan on 10/02/2009

Mel Watkins

Welcome to the Gift of Hope Heart Fund which has been set up in memory of Mel. This page will raise money for the British Heart Foundation to help them in their fight against heart disease and keep the nation’s hearts beating. Mel was a very special man. A loving husband, supportive father, wonderful grandfather and a great friend to all who knew him. As a tribute to him and an opportunity to raise more funds for the BHF, ‘The Mel Watkins Channel Challenge’ was concieved. “MEL’S CHALLENGE RELAY TEAM were successful in their bid to swim the Channel. Last Thursday (16 July) they coped with several hours of hell, sea sickness, jelly fish, all sorts of ‘other’ floaty things before they reached French soil.  But they did it!! And didn’t they do well! Eddie Spelling who very generously donated his time and the use of his boat, Anastasia, will continue to run the ‘MEL CHANNEL CHALLENGE’ each year. The 2010 Challenge will be in aid of the East Kent Air Ambulance.   So any swimmers interested in making up the team? Thanks to Eddie, Mel’s name will continue to be kept alive! We would like to thank him for his time, knowledge and experience and the six brave swimmers that took part in this amazing feat of endurance on behalf of Mel's family and the BHF. DON’T FORGET, IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DONATE!” If you would like to know more about the Mel Watkins Channel Challenge email: swimformel@wardsflex.co.uk Jake Watkins, Mel's son and proprietor of JSW restaurant, Petersfield, Hampshire is also helping to sponsor this event. Between now and the completion of' 'The Mel Watkins Channel Challenge' he will donate 50p for every customer eating at JSW and will then double the total amount raised.www.jswrestaurant.com Mel would have been delighted in the knowledge that family, friends and work colleagues were making this special tributs to him.  A tribute greatly deserved as he was always the first to help others - he had time for everyone.  Mel always put people first. By making an online donation, if you can, you will not only help many vulnerable hearts but also celebrate the life of Mel Watkins. 
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£120.00

Mrs Margaret Toomer

We'll all remember you with love and a smile - particularly for your rendition of 'How to handle a woman'!! Your New Forest Girlfriends, including Neva and Sharon x

£240.00

Mrs Margaret Toomer

Donated in memory of Mel - a good friend. With best wishes from Chris Jewell and friends.

£0.00

Mark Preston

In Memory of my colleague

£20.00

Mrs Linda newbigging

Congratulations to Nick English and all the cross channel team. My deepest respect to you all - especially training in the cold sea - amazing

£20.00

Mr Alan Cott

Mark Preston In recognition of my pal's Channel swim,for a truly worthy cause.

£0.00

Mark Preston

Donations from former colleagues.

£0.00

Donations forwarded by Nick English

Maureen Keetch, Geoffrey Hanson, Jill Davies, Mildred Nasmith, Richard Opprenheimin, Anne Bussey, Mr & Mrs Rai, Simon Waring, Marian Harris, Alex Borg, Christina Davis, Peter Kinch, Paddy Power, The Indian Rasoi, Mrs Despina Petrou, Rosie Brown, Jenny Dagbell, A Kelly, Johanna Ryan, Susan Windridge, Christopher Hardy, Enid & Harry, Pamela Plant, Gillian Jordan, Katie Hills, Robert Andrews, P Barlow, F M Gillham, J J Kessler.

£0.00

Jake Watkins

In memory of my father. In order to raise money I have asked customersat my restaurant to donate 50p towards the charity, which raised £424. I have then matched this gift personally making a total of £848.

£0.00

Mr D.W. Midgley

Thank you for supporting the Mel Watkins Channel Challenge 2009.

£0.00

V. Greavett

Thank you for supporting the Mel Watkins Channel Challenge 2009.

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