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 Posted: Fri Apr 8th, 2011 11:47 am
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Friends, Sealiners, Countrymen, lend me your ears!

On the 21st December 2010 my cousin Luke Miles was sadly diagnosed with a form of Cancer called Leukaemia. He has been extremely courageous in the way he has been fighting this terrible disease, but unfortunately that just isn’t enough... A matching Bone Marrow donor desperately needs to be found in order to save his life, as well as funding for the various treatments, and costs incurred during treatment.

The Marrow For Miles Foundation was thus formed to campaign for funds through various channels and fundraising events, and in association with The Sunflower Fund create awareness for the desperate need for Bone Marrow Donors within South Africa. As a fundraising event, a charity paddle is being organised from Morgan Bay down to Port Elizabeth, with the emphasis not just being on the paddle and distance travelled, but on the FISHING done along the way. We’ve been approaching corporate and private sponsors for not only once-off donations, but pledges per KM paddled during the event. Many companies and individuals have already jumped onboard the campaign, and now I’m appealing to all my fellow Sealiners for your support.

Any donations large or small would be greatly appreciated and will go to saving a human life! I also encourage all Sealiners to seriously consider joining the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) through The Sunflower Fund and get yourselves tested (I’ve done it... quick, easy and painless!) to see if you’re a potential match for not only Luke, but one of the many Leukaemia sufferers within South Africa and abroad. As The Sunflower Fund’s motto goes, “share a little save a life”!

I'll keep you all updated on Luke's progress, the paddling event and all other aspects of the campaign here on Sealine, but please also visit the links pasted below.


Thanks!
Regards,

Ryler AKA “tyrrell”



Emails can be sent to info@marrowformiles.co.za

http://www.marrowformiles.co.za

http://www.facebook.com/Marrow4Miles

http://www.sunflowerfund.org.za


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About the Marrow For Miles Foundation

The seed for the Marrow For Miles Foundation was planted the day Dougal Miles received the terrible news that he was not a suitable marrow match for his brother, Luke.

"The phone rang and my mother’s saddened voice spoke quietly and calmly, Doug's some sad news booitjie, you are not a match. I put the phone down and cried... asked the Big man above for guidance and he gave it to me:" I would make use of one of Mothers Natures most powerful energy sources and a playground my brother has always loved: The Ocean. I would paddle as far as it takes to Raise Leukaemia Awareness and Funds for my best friend and brother. I was going to ask the world for aid in creating awareness around this disease and take this journey with me.

The feeling of absolute helplessness has faded into the ocean and the belief that my brother and others suffering from this illness in South Africa would have a better chance of a quick recovery has strengthened." - Dougal Miles

Marrow For Miles Goals
The goals are simple: to raise funds in support of Luke's treatment, create as much awareness about Leukaemia and help to increase the bone marrow donor database in association with The Sunflower Fund.

Marrow For Miles Challenge
The Challenge is not so simple: to paddle 320km from Morgan Bay to Port Elizabeth in a Kayak while trying to raise as many donors and donations as possible along the way.

Money is hard earned, yet so many have contributed, for which our family is eternally grateful. Please consider becoming a donor, being tested is really easy as your body produces the goods necessary to save a life FOR FREE... Roll up your sleeves and get tested!!!
 

info@marrowformiles.co.za

http://www.marrowformiles.co.za

http://www.facebook.com/Marrow4Miles

 

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How Sealine members can help

We’re appealing to all you Sealine members for your support, be it financial, registering on the South African Bone Marrow Registry or moral support.

Financial
Please visit http://www.marrowformiles.co.za for full details on what we’re trying to accomplish. Online donations can be made through the site by clicking the ‘Donations’ tab (http://www.marrowformiles.co.za/donations.html).  No matter how large or small any monetary contribution you’re able to make may be, every cent counts and will be greatly appreciated!

Become a Donor
Please consider joining the South African Bone Marrow Registry by calling The Sunflower Fund Toll Free Number 0800 12 10 82 weekdays 9am-1pm or 2-4pm so that they can make sure that you meet the criteria, process your  Sunflower/SABMR Registration Form and Reference Number and direct you to the closest Donor Recruitment Clinic. 

Tell your family and friends about Marrow For Miles and The Sunflower Fund and encourage them to register on the SABMR. It’s a truly great cause, and who knows, you could be a match for a Leukaemia sufferer in dire need of a transplant and SAVE THEIR LIFE! Is there anything more rewarding than that!?

Moral Support
Any Sealiners wishing to send messages of support to Luke can do so on this thread or email to info@marrowformiles.co.za and we’ll make sure he gets them. Any suggestions, leads or enquiries can be sent to the same address.


info@marrowformiles.co.za

http://www.marrowformiles.co.za

http://www.facebook.com/Marrow4Miles

 

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About Luke Miles

Luke Jason Miles began his life on the 24th November 1976 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

As a young boy Luke and his brother Dougal were very fortunate to have grown up on a small holding just outside Port Elizabeth, where his love for Indigenous Trees and vegetation began.

Lukes father had a passion for nature and in particular Indigenous trees which is where Luke gained most of his knowledge. He was schooled at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth and later went on to study Horticulture at Natal Technikon.

After completing his degree Luke was offered a position with a top South African Landscaping Company, contracted to Hotel groups around the world. Luke strived with the company and was posted to Mauritius, where he did exceptional work and contacts were made. A few years later he was offered a post in the Seychelles where he met his Lovely Wife, Yana. Luke was hooked, but this one took some time to land... but being a Horticulturist, patience is something Luke was prepared for.

A few years later there was an elated phone call to his brother Dougal saying “BOET I THINK I HAVE MET MY WIFE”. Soon after which Luke brought Yana home to meet the Miles Family and proposed to her. Not only has Yana given the Luke the cutest little addition to the Miles family, Anastasia; but she is a pillar of strength standing beside the hospital bed throughout his illness.

Luke has given thousands of seeds life and right now he is in desperate need for someone to give him the seed “MARROW” to grow and continue giving our world the hope of life in the form of trees which we can't live without.

Thank God for LUKE, he is an inspiration, a laugh and a best friend to many. Please help us get Luke back into the garden and onto the water.

     

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More about Luke

Luke Miles is one of the gems in the landscape industry. He is dedicated, passionate, meticulous, and easily one of the most talented people we have had the pleasure to be associated with. He was the Landscape Project Manager for Constance Hotels & Resorts at Ephelia Resort in Seychelles for three dedicated years. His contract ended in July 2010, after which he returned to Port Elizabeth, South Africa to his wife Yana & baby daughter Stacy.

It was not long after this that he was diagnosed with Leukaemia, and had to relocate to Cape Town to undergo chemotherapy treatment. Unfortunately Luke is currently unemployed; and his Medical Fund is limited and cannot cover all the costs. Constance Hotels & Resorts have in the interim covered some of the expenses, but as we all are aware, the costs eventually catch up and they become beaten by the expenses.

Yana has had to rent a bedsitter in Cape Town to be with her husband during this difficult time, whilst their daughter has unfortunately had to stay in Port Elizabeth with Luke’s parents, as they don’t allow children into the sterile environment at the hospital. Yana now spends her days at the hospital, playing Sudoku, Scrabble, and reading to Luke, some days he is so weak he just asks to be left to sleep. Yana is taking immense strain, her husband in a different city, sick with Leukaemia, and her daughter nowhere near, her parents in Russia, and the looming thoughts of debt building up. We are appealing to anyone who is able to help, to please assist this young family in their time of need. It is heart wrenching that such a charismatic, and dedicated individual with such a flair for landscaping and the capability to work under immense pressure, has ended with this cancer we call Leukaemia.

 
info@marrowformiles.co.za

http://www.marrowformiles.co.za

http://www.facebook.com/Marrow4Miles

     

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About The Sunflower Fund

The Sunflower Fund was formed in 1999 in support of the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) and was inspired by Chris Corlett and Darren Serebro’s heroic struggle against leukaemia. It was formed by parents whose children had contracted leukaemia, and in some cases had lost their battle against it. Their aim was to secure financial support in order to increase the number of bone marrow stem cell donors in South Africa. With the odds of finding a donor being 1:100 000, the idea is to expand the registry to at least 100 000. You can help by joining the SABMR. All you have to do to be registered on the SABMR is to give two tubes of your blood. We need your fast response and long-term commitment.

The Sunflower Fund aims to educate and recruit a viable source of well-informed potential bone marrow stem cell donors who are ethnically diverse, in an effort to save the lives of those needing a transplant when suffering from life-threatening blood disorders. It strives to maintain the associated donor records of the South African Bone Marrow Registry.

Raising Funds
The Sunflower Fund carries the full responsibility nationally for raising the funds needed to meet the costs of all tissue typing of bone marrow donors for the purposes of increasing the SABMR and has played a major role in enabling the SABMR to expand dramatically from 1 200 to over 64,000 donors over the past 9 years. The Sunflower Fund is a well governed organisation managed by a highly competent Board of Directors comprising of individuals with a variety of skills and expertise. (Current Board comprises of Mr. G James (Chairman), T. Botha (CEO), Dr M. du Toit, Dr D. Ncayiyana, Dr J. Rossouw, Y. Naidoo , I. Wheeler, B. Jessop.

The Sunflower Fund, originally founded in Cape Town in 1999, has launched Donor Recruitment & PR centres in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal, which help in the ongoing recruitment of donors, educating the public and fundraising events to ensure the SABMR continues to increase in numbers, demographic representation and quality of donors typed.

Dedicated Staff
A passionate and dedicated team of staff now runs the Fund and a number of committed volunteers assist with the national call-centre, all awareness drives and fundraising events. Many recruitment drives are held at schools and corporate companies throughout South Africa . Pathcare and Ampath continue to take blood samples of new donors on an ongoing basis in the Western Cape. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) continues to take blood samples of new donors in KZN, Gauteng and Northern Province regions. The NHLS and the SANBS continue to do the tissue typing tests for us. The Sunflower Fund could not operate without the wonderful support and co-operation received from the SA National Blood Service, NHLS, Pathcare and Ampath.

Fundraising Events
The past year has been an exceptionally busy and productive one with regard to fundraising. Fundraising events during the year included our signature events: Annual Sunflower Golf Day, Miles for Marrow Cycle Ride, annual Sunflower Ball and National Bandana Day campaign. Many smaller events are held around S.A. throughout the year.

The Sunflower Fund thanks Pick 'n Pay for their ongoing commitment to National Bandana Day, where every South African is encouraged to wear a bandana to work, university or school to show their solidarity with those fighting leukaemia and to raise funds for tissue typing. The Minister of Education, Ms Naledi Pandor and Sunflower patron, The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town , endorse National Bandana Day.

The Sunflower Fund is committed to the continued recruitment of new donors, in full support of the SABMR, in order to reach our mutual goal in the interests of all South Africans suffering from life-threatening blood disorders such as leukaemia.

 
Call Toll free: 0800 12 10 82
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The Sunflower Fund’s Mission

The South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) is in desperate need of donors from all ethnic groups and mixed ethnic backgrounds. Regrettably, the SAMBR does not receive any government funding towards the cost of tissue typing the blood samples and exists solely on donations from the public. Without financial support the work of the SABMR would come to a complete halt and bone marrow transplantation would no longer be a treatment option in South Africa.

This is why The Sunflower Fund (Friends of the South African Bone Marrow Registry) was formed in 1999. The Sunflower Fund is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa, with a vision to give all South Africans diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life, irrespective of their race and financial circumstances.

The Sunflower Fund’s core purpose is to educate, recruit and raise funds to build and sustain an effective SABMR as a viable source of well informed ethnically-diverse potential bone marrow donors so as to meet the national and international requirements and improve the chances of life-saving transplants for serious blood disorder sufferers.

Sunflower Achievements
So far, their efforts - with the support of many others - have increased the donor numbers on the SABMR from a mere 1,200 in 1999 to over 63,000 today! Also, since April 2003 to date, The Sunflower Fund spent just over R4 million on tissue typing throughout South Africa. This is a wonderful achievement, yet more needs to be done.

Due to the 1:100 000 chance of finding a compatible donor, at least 100 000 donors are needed for a Registry to function effectively and in South Africa, the Registry should ideally have 400 000 donors representative of all ethnic groups.
 
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Become a Donor

Imagine Being Diagnosed With Leukaemia...

For many this is just unthinkable, but each year thousands of South Africans (mostly children and teenagers) have to face this terrifying reality. Fortunately, life-threatening blood disorders such as leukaemia, aplasia, immune deficiencies, inborn errors of metabolism, and other new indications such as auto-immune disorders can now be treated.

Treatment, however, entails a bone marrow/stem cell transplant from a willing donor and although it is sometimes possible for relatives to offer the closest matches, 75% of patients will not have a suitable sibling and will have to start their search for a matching non-related donor.

Where to start?
To facilitate this daunting search, bone marrow registers in different countries hold tissue type information of volunteers who have provided small blood samples for testing and recording. Sadly, the chance of finding a matching donor is just 1 in 100 000!

The odds are even more against South African sufferers due to the fact that our rainbow nation has more unique combinations of tissue types. Ethnic origin is important when matching donors and patients. The “markers” that are tested when searching for a match are genetically inherited and often unique to a particular race.

It is therefore very important that South Africa has its own bone marrow registry and the larger that registry, the greater and faster the chance of finding a perfect match.

To become a bone marrow donor you need to be:

Committed to help anyone (not just the person who motivates you to join)

Between 18 – 50 years of age

In general good health (with no history of hepatitis or sexually transmitted diseases)

Weigh over 50 kg 

Do not register as a bone marrow stem cell donor if:

You think you might need a test for HIV, Hepatitis –B or C.

You have injected yourself (even once) with illegal or non-prescription drugs.

You have taken money or drugs for sex.


How You Can Join the Registry - It's Simple!
You need to call The Sunflower Fund Toll Free Number 0800 12 10 82 weekdays 9am-1pm or 2-4pm so that they can make sure that you meet the criteria, process your  Sunflower/SABMR Registration Form and Reference Number and direct you to the closest Donor Recruitment Clinic.

There you will give them the completed form and they will take a small blood sample – about two teaspoons. 

Your blood sample is then analysed (called “tissue typing”) and put on the national database. The tissue typing test is very costly. Funds are limited and they are asking those who can afford to, to make a donation towards this cost.

Donors will in due course be sent a donor card by the SABMR.  Donors will only be called back to donate stem cells if they are ever a perfect match for a patient. The odds of being a match are about 1: 100 000 which is why they need as many donors as possible.

The donation procedure is minor with little discomfort – click here to read a full description of the whole procedure.


Thank you for being prepared to "Share a little, to Save a Life"

Call Toll free: 0800 12 10 82
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The Marrow For Miles Kayak Trip

As mentioned, one of the key fundraising events will be a sponsored paddle from Morgan Bay down to Port Elizabeth. This will take place over a 3 week period starting Easter Weekend 2011. The main aim being to encourage businesses and individuals to pledge a Rand value per KM paddled. So if you or your company would like to get involved, please visit http://www.marrowformiles.co.za/donations.html and make your pledge today. All corporate sponsors will receive recognition on the website. To view some corporate sponsors already onboard, please visit http://www.marrowformiles.co.za/leukaemia_foundation_sponsors.html. Advertising space on the custom Kaskazi Duo AR Kayak to be used is also for sale. Enquiries can be sent to info@marrowformiles.co.za.

The Kayak
Kaskazi Kayaks (http://www.kaskazi.co.za) has very generously come onboard the campaign by sponsoring a specially customised Kaskazi Duo AR to be used for the trip. The kayak will be auctioned off upon completion of the event to raise further funding for Luke’s treatment.
 
  

If any Sealiners would like to get involved in the paddle itself, by either paddling with Dougal, offering land/sea support in your own vehicle / boat or by offering your services / products for use during the trip it would be immensely appreciated! Please email info@marrowformiles.co.za and you’ll be contacted ASAP.
 
A word from Luke’s brother and Chief Paddler, Dougal Miles:

“The idea to start this trip all came from the day I received the terrible news that I was not a suitable match for my brother. The Leukaemia was supposed to be over and forgotten within a month of me being tested was my idea and the idea seemed to match Luke's thoughts too. The phone rang on my desk and my mother’s saddened voice spoke quietly and calmly on the other end "Doug's some sad news booitjie, you are not a match" well I put the phone down and cried. 

Asked the Big man above for guidance and he gave it to me! If Riaan Manser can paddle a distance so could I, only I was going to ask the world to aid in creating awareness around this disease and take this journey with me.

So my goals were simple to raise money to support my brother and the donors to support the disease. The feeling of absolute helplessness has faded into the ocean and the belief that my brother and others miss fortunate enough to suffer this illness in South Africa would have a better chance at a quick recovery. 

The Challenge is to 320km from Morgan Bay to Port Elizabeth trying to raise as many donors and as many Rand as possible along the way. 

Something to think about, money is hard earned and yet many have contributed which I am so grateful for. But how about this, to be a donor and be tested is just as easy as your body makes the goods necessary to save a life FOR FREE, so let’s all roll up our sleeves and be tested people. Please I ask you from the bottom of my heart.”

Dougal Miles




Thanks and Tight Lines!

Ryler AKA tyrrell


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Hey tyrrell

told u before dude - thoughts big time with luke, you and all the family - big heads up for everything you guys are doing - if u need help with anything just ask

am sure there are heaps of sealiners between morgan bay and pe that would love to get involved with the paddle side of things and i am looking forward to your updates regarding dougal's progress - any many more from all over the place that will pledge their support in any way that they can

In between everything u doing and everything thats going on hopefully we can squeeze in some water time and go find us that cob that got away

mana for u man

 

 

 

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Thanks xtc, your support and words of encouragement are much appreciated! The campaign has become something like a second job, but is there a better cause than saving a person's life? Hopefully we'll be able to wet a line together soon!

Anyone wanting to support the Marrow For Miles campaign can visit us at http://www.marrowformiles.co.za for details.

Please also support the brilliant work that The Sunflower Fund is doing by registering as a bone marrow donor on the South African Bone Marrow Registry. See http://www.sunflowerfund.org.za for details.

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Corporate Sponsors

Any business owners wanting to support Marrow For Miles financially or by donating your products / services or expertise,  please email info@marrowformiles.co.za. All Corporate Sponsors will have their businesses permanently promoted on our website, and will receive publicity through other forms of media as it happens.

Likewise, if you work at a company that you feel would be open to being approached for sponsorship, please encourage them to do so or send us their details at info@marrowformiles.co.za and we’ll contact them directly.

Below are the Corporate Sponsors already onboard with Marrow For Miles

            


        



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Luke listed on The Sunflower Fund’s website

This morning The Sunflower Fund listed Luke on their “Still Searching” page along with some of the other sufferers of this terrible disease. Please visit http://www.sunflowerfund.org.za/Still-Searching/marrow-4-miles and show your support for Luke and others like him by registering on The South African Bone Marrow Registry as a donor. Come guys, it’s not too much to ask... YOU could save his life!






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Sealine members getting involved!

Sealine member shaheenc has very generously donated a Loomis & Franklin 10ft Surf Spinning Rod to the Marrow For Miles campaign to be raffled at a later stage. Thank you so much shaheenc, your support is truly appreciated! I’ll keep you all posted on when the raffle will happen.

Let's keep the support coming in!




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***SEALINE Auction in aid of Marrow For Miles***

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=56783&forum_id=5

Emperor, the man-with-a-plan and Administrator Extraordinaire has very kindly offered one of his prized possessions, a classic (and I must say beautiful!) Mitchell 602 Multiplier to be auctioned in aid of the Marrow For Miles campaign!

Seriously, how nice is this reel!? You know you have to have it...

 
 


So guys, open your hearts and your wallets by bidding for this little gem while knowing that funds raised are going towards a truly good cause, saving a life! Let’s get Luke back with his family, and dare I say it, back on the water with a rod in his hand!

Check out the auction HERE!


 
Thanks again Emperor, you’re a legend!

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New corporate sponsors onboard!

Two new corporate sponsors have joined The Marrow For Miles campaign with very generous donations of their time and products. For the full list of sponsors please click HERE.


                                        



Any business owners wanting to support Marrow For Miles and receive recognition on our website, please email info@marrowformiles.co.za. All Corporate Sponsors will have their businesses permanently promoted on our website, and will receive publicity through other forms of media as it happens.

Likewise, if you work at a company that you feel would be open to being approached for sponsorship, please encourage them to do so or send us their details at info@marrowformiles.co.za and we’ll contact them directly.


info@marrowformiles.co.za

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Luke Miles and The Marrow For Miles Foundation in The EP Herald 20 April 2011

Page 6 of today’s Herald Newspaper (20 April 2011)has an article about Luke’s plight and The Marrow For Miles Foundation that was created to raise funds for Luke’s treatment and increase awareness about the desperate need for people to join The South African Bone Marrow Registry.
 


Luke's brother Dougal Miles is also The Herald's "Hero of the Day" today 20th April 2011

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New corporate sponsors onboard!

Three new corporate sponsors have joined The Marrow For Miles campaign with very generous donations of their time and products. For the full list of sponsors please click HERE.

Second Skins have sponsored thermal and waterproof clothing.

Canon have sponsored a camera to be used on the trip.

Commercial Marine have sponsored fishing rods, reels and tackle, as well as weatherproof jackets and safety equipment.


     


Any business owners wanting to support Marrow For Miles and receive recognition on our website, please email info@marrowformiles.co.za. All Corporate Sponsors will have their businesses permanently promoted on our website, and will receive publicity through other forms of media as it happens.

Likewise, if you work at a company that you feel would be open to being approached for sponsorship, please encourage them to do so or send us their details at info@marrowformiles.co.za and we’ll contact them directly.

 
info@marrowformiles.co.za

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The Marrow For Miles Fundraising Kayak Trip

The paddling adventure was due to start on Friday 22nd April 2011, but due to huge swells and very rough conditions, the start was delayed to the next morning. Waves were estimated at 13ft, with the white water itself being 6ft on the break! There was no way that the ski would’ve made it out. Below is a pic taken in Morgan Bay on Friday morning that is self-explanatory!



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The Kayak trip began on the morning of Saturday 23rd, with slightly improved conditions, but it was still hard going! Daron Mann of Algoa FM phoned Dougal at 08:15am and did a live interview from the water where Dougal went over his motivation for the paddle, progress as well as promoting The Sunflower Fund and the lifesaving work that they do. A great interview allround that has nodoubt helped the cause. Thanks Daron and Algoa FM!

After only two hours on the water conditions once again took a turn for the worse so Dougal and Andrew were forced to beach at Haga Haga, where they spent the night.

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