The Final Countdown
Trip Start Oct 04, 2008
67Trip End Nov 04, 2008
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
I was interviewed on tape today by Marina, the press officer. She's going to put out an article to 8 different radio and TV companies as well as other local media. Scary stuff, but hopefully it will generate a bit more interest and hence a few more donations. I think I may have had my stupidly optomistic head on when I gave the figure of £10,000 several months back. The 2 dropping out didn't help and our costs have been significantly higher than I was expecting. For a start I wasn't envisaging the carnet costing £600 and insurance £400 plus what we will have to pay on the way. Bus parts are not cheap either.
John organised a skittles night at the Lugger last night. Not a huge turnout, but still an extra £56. It was further boosted by the landlord, John, throwing in some money he had collected previously. I was a bit gobsmacked when he produced £390. It certainly made the skittles evening worthwhile.
Bill finally came up trumps too, texting me in the early hours to say he had 2 advertising spaces sold. How the hell he expects us to get them printed in 2 days, I don't know.
Eileen is still harassing his banking chums it seems. I keep on getting e-mails about donations going on from people I don't know. long may it continue. He's also wangled £300 out of his former employers for some advertising, so he's certainly well clear of the £500 target I set.
So, the Devon 4 should be up in 36 hours, The London 1 should be down by mid afternoon and the others should be congregating at 8pm down the Black Dog. Let's hope Ian has a band sorted out by then and they all turn up. Bill texted me last night asking why Ian was having a do on Thursday if we were leaving on Wednesday. I put him straight and I'll text him before we leave to remind him.