Monthly Archives: May 2016

Willpower, Technology and Fundraising

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I have been thinking about how I can support some friends who are doing some fundraising for a project they are working on.  In short JB, JR and Tim are planning on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to support World Child Cancer and their work efforts in Africa.

Find their Facebook page here and website here

Anyone that knows me, will know a few things about me, such as my appreciation for a couple of ales every now and again and my love of a challenge!  So I’ve come up with a plan.

First up I’m looking at not drinking any alcohol for the month of June! Plus, stepping up my steps and to pretend I understand anything about climbing a mountain, I’m going to do some stair climbing!

Here’s where you, my family and friends come into my grand plan.  My ask is pretty simple, support me, to support JB, JR and Tim.  If you are keen, then you could support me by picking one (or all of the following), then at the end of June you donate directly to the Kili Kiwis Donation page here.

You could

  1. Challenge me to not drink, e.g. for every day I don’t drink you pledge $1 30 days in June = $30, if I only make it halfway you would only be up for $15
  2. Challenge me to step up the steps, e.g. 10 cents per 1000 steps. 10,000 in one day = $1
  3. Challenge me to climb 100 flights of stairs for $10. If I did 500 flights of stairs you would be up for $50
  4. Do the combo:
    50c per day to not drink
    5c per 1000 steps
    $1 per 100 flights of stairs

My plan is to blog results once a week so you will know the damage.  Also as soon as I have a beer\wine\gin\vodka etc., the not drinking pledge fees end so I’ll need to stay strong and do it for the kids!

Anyway if you are keen to get in on the action and motivate me to work a bit harder and to take an extra step or climb another stair you can PM on Facebook, add a comment or email me and that way I’ll include a running total of money raised in my blog post. For those of you who are friends with me on Fitbit you will be able to see my progress (walking and stair climbing) via Fitbit screen grabs.

I’m going to pledge myself to the following, $1 a day to not drink, 5c per 1000 steps and $1 per 100 flights of stairs.