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Mad Roman authors walk again for charity, this time in Italy

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Mad Roman authors walk again for charity, this time in Italy

Post by parthianbow » Wed April 9th, 2014, 9:03 am

This year, I'm repeating the madness of my walk on Hadrian's Wall, in Roman kit, for charity - except I'm doing it in Italy, over 130 miles this time...

Just over two weeks until we start marching in Italy, and I am suffering a recurrence of a large blister on one heel. Cursed Roman boots. Aesculapius be good to me!

On another note: I'm still raising money for Combat Stress and Medecins Sans Frontieres, two worthy charities, and I wondered if any of you good people would be interested in the latest auction I've got going.

You could win a genuine quinarius of Mark Antony & Octavian, dated to 40/39 BC! It's worth over £200, and is a little slice of history, esp. when you consider M. Antony went on to lose at Actium, allowing Octavian to claim the 'throne' as it were.

YOU CAN ENTER THIS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. I WILL POST THE COIN ANYWHERE TOO.

To enter, you have to donate £10 to the charity page for our walk. £20 = two entries and so on. In your comment box, put something like 'coin auction'. I get notified about every donation, so I'll have your details. This auction will run for about a week, and then I'll pick the winner's name out at random.
I've placed a reserve of £300 on the coin, and if there's a shortfall, I'll make up the difference.

The giving page is at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RomaniWalk2014 - thanks, and get donating! Ben.
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Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by parthianbow » Mon April 14th, 2014, 8:37 am

This coin auction is still running, if anyone is interested?

Thanks.

Ben
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Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by fljustice » Mon April 14th, 2014, 2:14 pm

Ben, I couldn't find your giving page. The link you posted gives me an error message at Virgin Giving and I searched all over the site using RomaniWalk and variations, but kept getting "Sorry" messages. Could you post another link? Thanks!
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Post by parthianbow » Tue April 15th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Sorry, Faith. It's weird, but I've realised that if it doesn't have the http:// bit in as well, the address doesn't work.

I've corrected it above, but here it is again:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RomaniWalk2014

You have exactly 29 hours to get a donation in!

Thanks!

Ben
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Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by parthianbow » Wed April 16th, 2014, 6:12 am

Just under 17 hours until this raffle ends...a £10 donation will mean that you have nearly a 1 in 50 chance of winning...
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Post by fljustice » Wed April 16th, 2014, 4:44 pm

It took three tries and a call from the fraud alert office from my credit card, but I finally sent my money. Doctors Without Borders is one of my favorite charities and I give annually, so it's nice to see others doing so, as well. Good luck on your trek, Ben! Hope those blisters go away.
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