Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The beginning of the end?

Hopefully not, but I have decided to put the charity sponsorship page for the expedition on hold as I don't seem to be getting anywhere very quickly with raising funds for Rockall 2011.

I've now sent our hundreds of letters and emails with the expedition brochure and recieved very few responses in return, all of which were negative!

I suspect that the idea of giving someone money to sit on a rock in the middle of nowehere is quite hard to explain to a marketing committee - I just need one person to get it though.

The economy is obviously not helping, and I know that other people in my position are also struggling to get/losing funding for expeditions.

Any ideas gratefully recieved...


Anonymous said...

nick -

have tipped off the bbc international radio service - if they don't get in touch they ought to have their funding revoked.
if you don't hear from them within a couple of weeks you should call them.

Rusty said...

Perhaps the perfect opportunity to field-test non-stick birdshit-proof clothing: sou'westers and army ponchos. Surely some hi-tech' textile / fabrics manufacturer would jump at the chance to advertise one of their products and sponsor your Rockall Ho! ascent and 60-day squat.
Best of luck anyways,

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