Six Weeks til Kili

July 13, 2012 § 2 Comments

(photo courtesy of Picture Taker 2, fotopedia)

This week marked just six weeks to go until I fly out of rain-drenched London to the (hopefully) warming heat of Africa and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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Fundraising Update #3

June 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Eleven weeks. 77 days. 1,848 hours. 

That’s how long until I fly out of London, heading across the seas to the African continent, to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for Dig Deep.

Not that I’m counting.

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Fundraising Update #2

April 29, 2012 § 1 Comment

Photo credited to Picture Taker 2 on Flickr

The countdown to Kilimanjaro is on.

In exactly 114 days I will be on a plane heading towards Africa, readying myself to climb the tallest mountain on the continent.

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Update: Kilimanjaro Fundraising

March 16, 2012 § 2 Comments

As some of you may remember (and for those who don’t know at all) this August I am climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for the Charity Dig Deep.

We have a LOT of money to fundraise (a minimum of £70,000) and a LONG way to go.

So, I thought I’d shed some light on some of the events/activities we are doing to help bring the pennies in…..

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: Fundraising

January 31, 2012 § 4 Comments

(photo credited to Mailliw - flickr)

As some of you may remember, a little while ago I posted a blog about how I’ve decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, this coming August. 

Two months later I am still determined as ever to accomplish this task, all in the name of charity (and, well, to tick one item off my ‘bucket list’).

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BBC Children in Need 2011

November 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Children in Need's Pudsey (photo credited to tEdits - flickr)

From 7.30PM til midnight tonight I sat down and watched the BBC’s ‘Children in Need‘ Appeal Show.

This is an annual fundraising event that has been going on, in telethon format, since 1980. And since 1985 the official mascot of Children in Need has been Pudsey the bear.

Children in Need is the BBC UK’s corporate charity. It provides grants to UK projects which focus on disadvantaged children and young people. Children living in poverty, suffering from severe disabilities and life altering illnesses, children who suffer abuse of all kinds.

Every year the BBC hosts an Appeal Show which provides entertainment from a wide range of celebrities, and encourages you and me -the public- to donate money to this worthy cause.

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