34 days to go!


34 days to go! That means only 4 more of these weekly updates until you will be hearing from us via our expedition 4×4!

The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) kicks off in Durban, SA tomorrow and The EXPEDITION Project will have a mini representation there thanks to Climate Smart Cape Town Trees4Schools. I think one of our only regrets of 2011 is that we didn’t manage to get enough funding to be there ourselves.

Trees4Schools is attempting to raise funding for the 200 trees we need to plant as a minimum commitment in 2012 to help offset the carbon emissions produced during our expedition. Suzanne from T4S will be championing this effort from the 28th of November – the 9th of December 2011 at COP17 in Durban.

Planning for our annual BEACH Festival continued with the planning of your Buffalo Bay, Knysna and Myoli Beach, Sedgefield events. If you are able to make then join us on the 16th and 29th of December 2011 respectively.

We are proud to announce that our 4×4 for our maiden expeditions will be….an Isuzu Trooper! This hardy and trustworthy vehicle looks the part so let’s just hope it plays the part! This week was spent doing a few modifications and re-wiring and next week we will be branding the exterior as well as fixing up the interior slightly with a few expedition touches.

It’s almost December and the holiday, family and of course gift season is just around the corner so we thought it would be fitting for us to make our own wish list for The EXPEDITION Project stocking! If you are able to help with any of these items please let us know:

Essential wish list:

  1. 1 x Roof tent
  2. 2 x 2-man tents
  3. 1 x Metal jerry can
  4. 1 x Mini braai (portable bar-b-que)
  5. 4 x Camping air mattresses
  6. 2 x Outdoor hammocks
  7. 2 x GoPro cameras (motorsport kit)
  8. 1 x Laptop

Spoilt wish list:

  1. 1 x iPhone
  2. 1 x IPad

And a few other products and services we are on the hunt for via some last-minute sponsors (just FYI):

  1. Petrol card (R1200 per week)
  2. Insurance cover for 2 team members
  3. Supermarket grocery vouchers for 2 team members (R500 per week)
  4. 200 Indigenous trees (1 tree per town)
  5. 4×4 Vehicle equipment (value R5000)
  6. Mobile internet data cover/credit for our laptop USB modem (2GB per month)
  7. Outdoor gear and camping equipment (value R5000)
  8. TV, radio, print and any media coverage we can get

Don’t forget about our http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk 60-day fundraising campaign – we only have another 48 days left of this campaign and we still need to raise 940 GBP.

If you would like to sponsor 10 GBP – find out how here 

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