Bannerdown News - From November 2011

Sunday 27 Nov

Strong westerly winds on the Westbury ridge. Ian Harris passed his NFT in Tim Dews’s Grob 109. Neil Wreford converted to the K18. The new Skylaunch retrieve winch continues to generate much interest and debate.

Date posted: November 29, 2011 by admin

Sunday 20th Nov

An interesting day with nany launches. Those who stayed to the end were rewarded with some southerly wave. The K13, K21, Slingsby Tutor and Rotax Falke were all wave soaring until dusk.
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Neil – Week 1 Progress

Neils Progress at week one.  If you’re not sure what it’s about please goto and show your support.

Date posted: November 8, 2011 by admin

Happy Movember – Neil Geraghty

A message from Neil Geraghty; please support him in his venture.


It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, now dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health; specifically prostate and testicular cancer. I’m donating my top lip to the cause for 30 days in an effort to help change the face of men’s health. My Mo will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancer’s affecting men.

Why am I concerned about men’s health?
*1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
*This year 37,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
*1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
*26% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women

I invite you to join me by registering to grow or by donating to my support of the Mo

If you want to go old school you can write a cheque payable to “Movember”, reference my name and Registration Number 2024060 and send it to: Movember Europe, PO Box 68600, London, EC1P 1EF

Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and our men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and The Institute of Cancer Research, Movember is funding world class awareness, research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please click on the links below:
About Movember
Prostate cancer genome mapping
Prostate Cancer Foundation research
Global Action Plan

Thank you in advance for helping me change the face of men’s health.

Neil Geraghty

Date posted: November 3, 2011 by admin