Thursday, August 31, 2006

Please add your name!

Having been accepted onto my chosen challenge - next October in Tanzania, I have now set up my very own sponsorhip page through Just Giving. This can be found at and provides an easy and secure way for people to help me towards my fundraising target of £3000.
I am extremely grateful to all those who have already committed sponsorship for my challenge.

I will be organising a number of innovative and entertaining events over the coming months in order to raise the funds required, in the meantime if anyone has any (relatively sensible) ideas, please pass them on!

Many thanks

Friday, August 18, 2006



I am delighted to report that as of today I have been officially accepted onto the 'Footsteps of the Maasai' trek supporting ActionAid. This 10 day challenge will 'take me to remote and rarely visited areas of the stunning Rift Valley in Tanzania...' as well as the opportunity to visit some of ActionAid's work in neighbouring Kenya.
I have given myself plenty of time to raise the minimum £3000 sponsorship target, the trip takes place in October 2007! But rest assured you will be kept up to date with my progress thoughout the coming 14 months.
Further information on the trek can be found at and I will in due course be setting up an Internet Sponsor Page where you can donate easily should you wish.

Until then, let the funds begin!


Thursday, August 17, 2006

Birthday Wishes

Well, today I am officially 'old'
I have reached my 30th birthday without too many problems, here's where the aches and pains kick in no doubt. Last night I spent the final evening of my 20's drinking whisky and listening to 7" vinyl from my youth. I was able to lose myself (for a short period at least), in the sounds of The Cure, Senseless Things, Kingmaker, The Frank & Walters, Mambo Taxi, Carter USM and others. Now, it's time to grow up....

So, I am still waiting impatiently by the letterbox for my confirmation of a place on my chosen trip. Until then I am reluctant to release the details to the www. I can say however that I have applied for a trek in Africa some time next year.

More will (I promise) follow soon

Andrew H (now 30!)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Is there a place?

Today I have sent off my application for my place on an adventure challenge. I will keep details under wraps until I have confirmation of my place but I have applied to join a trek organised in support of ActionAid as mentioned previously. Fingers crossed, I will be accepted on the trip and sponsorship/fundraising can begin in earnest. Watch this space.