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People vs Jeffrey Archer
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From The Register

Well, we do like to do our bit, and have just been alerted to a new charitable initiative in which an anonymous young woman aims to raise a cool £2m by running in April's London Marathon.

What's interesting about this is that said athlete (an IT professional, our sources confirm) is motivated by the desire to outdo perjuring peer Jeffrey Archer in the sponsorship stakes.

The highly-talented Archer, who is variously author, former London mayoral candidate and inside expert on the British penal system, has declared he will raise £1.66m, thereby breaking the record for a marathon sponsorship drive.

"Why should Jeffrey Archer hijack the London Marathon for his own personal glory? Surely the British people deserve better. He is trying to raise £1.66 million for charity and break the record for the largest charity sum raised for a marathon. If just 1 million people donated £2 each, then we could raise £2 million, and with a bit of luck we'll never have to hear from him again."

http://www.peoplevspeer.org/

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ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: January 30th, 2004 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Why should Jeffrey Archer hijack the London Marathon for his own personal glory?

This is a very good question.

Do you mind if I link to this?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 30th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course not. I stole the link myself!
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 30th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I think she's lost the plot. What does it matter who raises the money? End result is charity am win, surely?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 30th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)

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I think that is the point. Her implication is that Jeffery is using it as a method for self-publicity and self-aggrandisement.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 30th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

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So what?
wulfboy From: wulfboy Date: January 31st, 2004 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)

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Well, thanks to Jeffrey Archer and this woman, £3.66 million will be raised for charity, so that's a good thing.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 31st, 2004 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)

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My point exactly.
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