"Richard Bates" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> On Tue, 14 Jan 2003 11:02:19 +0100, Jeremy Parker <[email protected]
> <[email protected]
> >> Apart from the obvious sponsored cycle ride, any sugestion on how to raise money for a charity,
> >> using a bike?
> >Become a bike courier? Or is the object that someone else, rather than you, donate the money to
> >this undefined recipient. If the cause,
> There is no reason why it couldn't be both myself and other people who wish to support. Seeing as
> you have subtly hinted that you would like to know who the beneficiary is, I will tell you: It is
> Birmingham Childrens' Hospital, which is also my employer.
> >whatever it is, is good enough that you feel that somebody ought to give money to it, why not ask
> >them directly, rather than confusing the issue with pursuing your hobby at the same time, and
> >proclaiming that your hobby is so unpleasant that you have to be paid to do it
> I would not have to be proclaiming that my hobby is unpleasant: possibly the opposite. As an
> example, last year, a group of keen ballroom dancers organised a dinner dance, inviting some well
> known couples from the "dance world". This appealed sufficiently to other enthusiatic dancers and
> spectators (Come Dancing viewers?) within the hospital, that they purchased tickets to the event.
> Profits from the evening mounted to £6,500. I don't believe that the evening would have been
> successful if the organisers had taken the attitude "I hate dancing so please pay me to do it and
> I'll give the money to charity".
> So potentially there are ways of raising money using cycling in an enthusiastic way - but my ideas
> of how are few. Hance the original post asking for suggestions.
> Love and crossed fingers from Rich xx
> Two fish suddenly swim into a brick wall. Damn! To reply put only the word "richard" before
> the @ sign
...er...don't s'pose you could abseil on a bike ??... not very helpful, sorry... Dave. good luck,
very worthy cause.
p.s. - I saw fire-fighters in Cornwall last year doing a sponsored row in the town centre. They had
a few rowing machines that recorded distance and were challenging passers-by to races. They
raised cash from the challenges and from sponsorship for the overall distances rowed. Variation
on a theme and interactive with the local community, raising awareness of worthy causes etc. -
Swap rowing machines for bikes/trainers and you're away....it's a thought anyway.