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  1. In 2010, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. They promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the York underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire...The D-Team.
    Well....not quite. But we are taking on the Go Ape Dalby Forest challenge on 14th August to raise money for JDRF. - If you feel like supporting us from wherever you are, check out our JustGiving page

    Here are reports of training so far:

    Day 1, 2, 3, 4 ..... 16, 17, 25
    So who are you?

    Fair question! The team is made up of four people, Andrew, Rob, Tom and Becky.
    You likely know Becky if you've made your way here. Instructions Not Included is Becky's blog about her life with Type 1 Diabetes, which she was diagnosed with in May 2009. This whole stunt is her idea. 

    Andrew is Becky's long suffering housemate, best friend and work colleague, who told her about Go Ape in the first place. 

    Rob also works with Andrew and Becky, and likes the idea of climbing and throwing himself off things. He jumped out of a plane last year to raise money for Riding Lights Theatre Company, where they all work. He got in a plane, so is most definately not BA Baracus.

    Tom actually doesn't work with the rest of the team, but is definitely a very good friend and brilliant guy. 

    What is the challenge?

    Go Ape is a high-wire obstacle course, made up of ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with huge zip line.

    We're taking on the course in Dalby Forest, which boasts the following: 6 sections, 37 crossings (totalling 888 metres). The highest point is 35 metres off the ground,  and the longest zip wire is 250 metres. Yikes!

    It tends to take between two and three hours to complete. Oh, and Becky's claustrophobic, and Andrew has issues with heights. Should be great fun!

    Why are you doing it?

    Basically, to raise money for JDRF. JDRF, in case you're not familiar with its work, is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They exist to find the cure for Type 1 Diabetes and its complications, and is the world's largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research.

    Globally, JDRF and its volunteers have been responsible for £600 million towards supporting Type 1 Diabetes research, and we're thrilled to be supporting them. We're hoping to raise at least £500.00 (currently around $750.00), but would love to smash that goal.

    How can I support The D-Team?

    If you're even asking this question, thank you so much already! Getting straight down to business, one of the best ways you can support the team is by making a donation.

    The team has a JustGiving page, which you can find here. Every single penny counts towards the goal, and will be very much appreciated. Whatever amount you can spare is brilliant!

    Secondly, you can help spread the word! Tell people what we're doing, and point them over this way. As we get closer to the challenge, there will be training updates and videos to watch, so you'll get to laugh at us (or mostly at Becky), so you get something in return!

    Feel free to download our D-Team badge and link to this page. Just save this image (all the banners were made by the amazing Chris - you should go check out his blog. Thank you Chris!), and copy and paste the html:

    Right click on the image, and save it to your computer. Then upload it to your blog or website, or wherever else you might feel like putting it! To link, you can use the code below:

    < a href=""> < img src=" wherever you put the image! " border="0" > < /a>

    You need to remove all the spaces from the code, but that should work for you. If you've got any questions about this, or anything the team is doing, please give Becky an e-mail.

    Thanks for reading!
    The D-Team