41 days to go!
A lot of things were happening in Cape Town this week that The EXPEDITION Project team wasn’t able to attend which was rather annoying. We do however hope that things went well for the Fairtrade SA week and cocktail party on Friday, as well as Climate Smart Cape Town’s Inspiring Change week which included a feast of lectures and networking at the CTICC and Africa’s first ‘carrot mob’ on Friday and then various other CSCT activities over the weekend! To Arianna and her team from Fairtrade and Julia and her team from CSCT – we hope it was a successful week!
We had some good news from one of the world’s oldest and biggest surf brands, none other than Quiksilver, who confirmed that would like to sponsor our 2012 expedition with a range of products and accessories/prizes. But even better is the fact that Dane Patterson, Quiksilver’s Marketing Manager, is inviting some of the Quiksilver sponsored pro surfers to join The EXPEDITION Project team on the two coastal legs of our journey! Cannot wait for that!
Planning for our annual BEACH Festival is now in full swing with Renee heading up operations in the Garden Route for our Knysna and Sedgefield events. It is such a shame that we won’t be able to have an event in Cape Town as planned this year, but we will make sure that when The BEACH Festival does reach Cape Town – it will be huge!
Finally, our http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk 60-day fundraising campaign kicked off on Tuesday – giving us, yes you guessed it – 60 days to raise 1000 GBP. The aim of this is twofold:
- We still require some sponsorship for our 2012 journey – mainly for our fuel costs
- It is a fun way to tell more people about what we do and how they can help!
If you would like to sponsor 10 GBP – find out how here!
Before we forget, a massive thank you must go out to ShowMe Cape Town, Motivate Cape Town and What’s Up Cape Town, for your ongoing support and assistance in raising awareness through your various advertising mediums and networks – Thank you!
Until next week!
The EXPEDITION Project Team,
Cape Town, South Africa