Category Archives: fundraising

The Arctic Calendar

The lovely and talented Amanda of Apples and Green fame has produced a charity 2012 calendar for the Great Arctic Fundraising Adventure. Rejecting the clichéd slightly rude and nude “Calendar Girls” style, Amanda has instead gone back to the 1950s … Continue reading

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Fundraising adventures

What’s new with the Flat-Footed Adventurer and my Great Arctic Fundraising Adventure?  Actual Fundraising has taken up a lot of my time, pre-adventure recently. In the last few months I have spent entire days collecting in National Rail stations Paddington … Continue reading

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What are you thinking?

Every now and then I have a “What are you thinking?” moment and the enormity of the Arctic challenge hits me.  In that moment it’s like I realise my place in the universe, how small I am, and at what tremendous … Continue reading

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Press coverage in the Essex Enquirer

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Adventure is out there

Preparations for the Great Arctic Fundraising Adventure have got into full swing this week — and hardly a minute too soon. Donations via the Just Giving page have reached £220 this week. It might seem like a slow start, but … Continue reading

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Mon amour, l’aventure commence

It’s official. I signed up.  I paid my money, I filled out the form, and I signed up. The Great Arctic Fundraising Adventure starts here. I saw the doctor last week, and it was probably one of the fastest check-ups … Continue reading

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Warning: road block ahead

We left the flat-footed adventurer last time trying to find support from adventurer-turned-Gardener’s-World-presenter Ben Fogle, as well as financial help and press coverage from the Docklands newspaper.  So, what is new? My email to the editor of Docklands was met … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

What’s the latest with the Flat-Footed Adventurer? Having drawn a blank on corporate sponsorship, and come away empty-handed from any recent sharing of this blog, I have stepped my campaign up a gear. This trip is not going to beat … Continue reading

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The Flat Footed Adventurer needs a patron!

Image source: http://tinyurl.com/44n294x Next year, the big adventure is Dog Sledding in the Arctic Circle — courtesy of Across the Divide. To self-fund the challenge will cost me £2,860, including the £500 deposit I have to pay on registering.  All … Continue reading

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>The Big Push

>This is it — I leave tomorrow. No amount of training walks, gym sessions, or voodoo can help me now, in less than 24 hours I will be on a plane bound for Peru. I need to give special thanks … Continue reading

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