Monday, September 17, 2012
Thank You to everyone
Just a quick thank you to everyone who has donated to our big ride for Cystic Fibrosis. Without you this trip would not be possible! There is no way the self funded team could find enough money for the support vehicle. The vehicle in Vietnam is already much more expensive than we had budgeted for. Even though car rental and drivers wages are covered we are still paying the petrol money and food and accommodation for the driver. In the next few countries we may not be so lucky to have someone like Vinacrete find a superb man like Nam, and pay the bulk of his cost. Where we still need help with vehicle options are Thailand and Malaysia. In the mean time we still really accept donations for the team! great news is that our initial targets have been reached!!! I will not change those as it is too wonderful to see we exceeded our hopes! Of course any money not spend will go back to CF at the end of the trip too. Everyday we drink clean bottled water thanks to sponsors like the Mad Bomber, www.madbomber.com , who has donated a sizeable kitty for emergency funds like clean drinking water, good food and wine (!) and tips to poor people who help us - like the people who cleaned our bikes and gave us a shave over a coffee break in a tiny village! Mad Bomber cares about those little luxuries in life, and they support Cystic Fibrosis. Thank you Mad Bomber! When the weather turns we will wear our Mad Bomber hats! Promise! And speaking of sponsors, last night's luscious hotel was going to come from the Welness Clinic donation, but Jim covered it for us all!! Time for dinner!
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Congratulations on reaching CF Australia's $5,000 but as you say more is better. I am sure the team desperately needs more funds, I might have to raid the money boxes again. The team headed by Walter is doing a mammoth job, keep it up without compromising your health Walter.
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