Clare‘s off on another adventure in a couple of weeks. And she needs help. A lot of it, by the looks of it. Here’s her request:
On the weekend 13th/14th November, along with 3 university friends, I am going to take part in Warwick Jailbreak 2004. This is a challenge, where we have 36 hours to get as far away from Warwick University campus as possible, without spending any money on transport. We have to see what we can blag, it’s a bit like the RAG hitch challenges, except this can be to ANY destination. A similar event at Cambridge had great results – one group got as far as Tokyo, with others reaching Italy/Spain/Germany etc. We want to go one better – we think we can beat Tokyo!!
We will be doing this to raise money for the organiser’s chosen charity – MDA – to whom we will give the first £100 of our sponsorship money. We have decided as a group that we would like any further money after the £100 raised to go to “Cancer Research”.
MDA provides ambulances and medical care for people caught up in Israeli-Palestinian fighting. The following was sent to all participants and explains a little more about the organiser’s chosen charity:
MDA: The Sponsorship’s Beneficiary
Magen David Adom (MDA) is a charity which uses all of its funds to buy ambulances to treat Israelis and Palestinians. It provides its services to all, regardless of race, creed or ethnic affiliation. 90 per cent of MDA’s workforce are volunteers working side by side for a common purpose – to save lives. We therefore believe that, irrespective of your position on the Israel-Palestine conflict, this charity, which saves the lives of those who are caught up in the wave of conflict in the Middle East, is a very worthy cause. From its single ambulance in 1930, MDA now has a fleet of over 700 modern lifesaving vehicles serving those who need medical treatment. Most of the ambulances are attached to MDA First Aid Stations with other stationed in villages, kibbutzim, major public places and isolated border settlements. MDA claims to provide an ambulance for every type of medical emergency. In addition to the standard ambulances, there is a fleet of Mobile Intensive Care (MICU) vehicles. These are for the treatment of heart attacks and serious road traffic accidents with one specialised neonatal intensive care unit for the transfer of premature high-risk new-borns. In addition, there are also 25 mobile field dressing stations which are deployed in major disasters and 20 bloodmobiles for the collection of blood donations in the field.The money we raise will go towards saving lives. If you would like more information, please visit MDA’s website.
I would be really grateful if you would consider sponsoring me, and also if you could think of any contacts you might have that could help us in our bid. If you know the managing director of BA or are Richard Branson’s best mate and think we could blag a free flight that would be great! Do you know someone with a lot of influence at Heathrow? Any people we could badger to help get us out of the country?!
Or if the company you work for would like to sponsor us, that would be fantastic – we will do anything (within reason!) to advertise/promote sponsors.
If you would like to be a sponsor, your company would like to be a sponsor or you have any other information which might help, please email/phone me as soon as possible, as we only have 2 weeks to organise everything. You can sponsor me per mile (which could be dangerous!!) or just a set amount. Any amount, no matter how big or small will really help us and will be much appreciated.