So, this is it, the final sprint to the finish! We leave in one week!!
It’s been an interesting week with a few dramas, but I guess that’s what it is all about sometimes. Our cool logos made it onto the 4×4 on Monday and the roof rack cover and awning were fitting on Tuesday. Unfortunately just after that, just when it looked like everything was coming together before the holiday weekend – the car door got damaged in a freak accident. It took a lot of convincing but we squeezed it into a local panel beater for a last-minute job. Due to the long weekend, our poor newly decorated 4×4 (now named Christopher by the way) will have been in the panel beaters for a week. We can only collect it on Wednesday. He will have to be logged up all over again! Stressful week as you can imagine.
Due to this, a few plans had to be postponed until this week coming – cutting it all a bit fine if you ask us!
We did a quick photo shoot on Signal Hill for our lead sponsor Place in the Sun (without Christopher) – pictures will be out soon!
Our UK representative – Maddy Savitt – arrives from London on Saturday (New Year’s Eve) ready to tackle our 2012 foundation year with Roger. It is such a shame the South African Embassy in London hasn’t been more helpful in getting her volunteer visa sorted in time. Home Affairs locally have also not been very accommodating. A great pity considering the service Maddy will be performing for the project and the country for that matter.
For our first night – 31st December 2011 – we will be at the beautiful Devon Valley Hotel in Stellenbosch just 30 minutes from Cape Town. On the 1st we will then pop over to the Place in the Sun vineyard for a quick photo shoot, then head into Cape Town for the City of Cape Town press launch function and then we are on our way.
Right, we better get down to our last preparations. More equipment to buy and a GoPro shoot to do this week! And of course, pick up Christopher on Wednesday and Maddy on Saturday! Here we go….
P.S.: We are going to keep asking until we get through – we only have another 20 days left of our Crowdfunder campaign and we still need to raise 910 GBP.
If you would like to sponsor just 10 GBP – find out how here
How could we forget – so exciting, we have our SMS campaign number all set up now: SMS “ShowMe” and your town to 36764 and help us go that extra mile.
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