Sunday, 22 July 2012

BBC Radio 3 - Home Counties

Tune in 8:30ish tomorrow morning on BBC Radio 3 Home Counties for a live interview with me about the Trek! There may also be an interview over the phone with  another BBC Radio morning show that goes out of Luton. Either way, it will also be available to listen to online although I suspect that will be streaming rather than on-demand.

Hopefully this will help spread the word and we'll get more donations or even some people to join me. I have to say that the response from the Register article was disappointing. Lots of click-through but they only translated into one £10 donation. :-( I know times are hard but that really surprised me.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Choose your charity

Info is now up on the Bletchley Park Trust website as well. In my opinion, the hardest decision people should be making is not whether to join the trek but which charity to raise money for - Bletchley Park or The National Museum of Computing. Due to the financial logistics, you can only choose one. :-( 

Also if you ARE signing up, don't forget that ours is the trek that departs on April 24th, 2013. And you don't have to be UK based to join us. We can figure it out if you are coming from another country so feel free to enquire.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

ABC II Press Release

Lord help me, the press release is out. It's official. Can't back out now. 

But thankfully I hear there is already interest from some folks in joining me on the trek. It would be nice to get about 12 people but I think I could deal with up to 20. Anyhoo, fingers crossed.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Here we go again!

I know things have been quiet on this blog for some time. In my defense, things have been crazy with me starting a new job, moving house, and trekking in Transylvania for 10 days. But, more importantly, I haven't been blogging because I've been deeply into planning and finalisation of   :: drumroll::

Asti's Bloody Challenge II !!!

That's right, I'm doing it again and hopefully this time it will be BIGGER and BETTER. "How" I hear you ask, "can a return to EBC possibly be bigger and better than last year's epic adventure?". Well gather around little children, and Aunt Asti will elucidate...

Bigger because we are opening up the challenge for you to join me and better because you can choose to raise money for either Bletchley Park OR The National Museum of Computing.

The plan is to depart next April 24th with me as Team Leader (and Mommy Pro Tem) to do the trek, returning on May 10th (plus there is the option to extend your stay in Nepal to decompress on a 4 day safari). You will have the advantage of my local knowledge and experience as well as advice on fundraising.

Money raised for either charity will be used to purchase laptops to support their education outreach activities. I'll be blogging more about these outreach activities in the coming days but you don't have to wait to donate - My justgiving page is now up and running and operators are standing by. I have a personal goal of £20,000 and am now looking for sponsorship. Potential corporate sponsors can contact me to discuss opportunities such as getting their brand/logo on our shirts, branding the donated laptop(s), etc. and potential trekkers can contact me for further info about the trek, preparedness, logistics, etc.