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So basically during my college course (Child care) there has been a trip to Africa, where we get to help out, build houses, teach them, play with them and do a whole bunch of amazing things. I desperately want to go, to experience something so amazing (first time abroad), to help people (which is why i joined child care) and to have something so amazing in my C.V as well as a plethora of other reasons.

Now my problem, money.
It costs roughly 2000 GBP total, i need to get half of that in 2 weeks.

I've begged my grandfather for help, which as long as it's safe he will help with (safe as in ebola and all that).

Now for what i am going to do.
I am going to do a sponsored cycle, i will do 100 miles total and do it in at least two days. I will ask as many people as i can for sponsors (donations) towards it that they can choose to pay up when i do it.
Another problem i face is the PROOF. how do i prove to people that i did this?
One solution i have is to borrow a helmet camera from someone i know (if they let me) then upload that to the you-tubes.
Another solution is to take pictures at each sign or destination while doing it, with time and date included then link them all to a map showing them my route.

My questions for you all is this:

A) Is 100 miles enough to warrant me doing a sponsorship?
B) How much would you be willing to donate if i asked you in real life?
C) Do you know any good ways to prove and show people that i did it?
D) What do you think of both of my methods of proof?

I appreciate greatly anyone who gives me their opinions and advice, Yes i realize most people do not cycle but most people are humans, with opinions i GREATLY value.
How i do not value people being rude about this, if your opinion of what i want to do is negative (as in you think what i am doing is stupid etc. You're wondering why a guy is doing childcare (NO I AM NOT GAY!) or anything that otherwise is insulting toward me or someone else). Basically respect each others views on the subject matter please.
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34871spc901 wrote:

It costs roughly 2000 GBP total, i need to get half of that in 2 weeks.

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Thank you, i should of though of this myself! ^^

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34871spc901 wrote:

So basically during my college course (Child care) there has been a trip to Africa, where we get to help out, build houses, teach them, play with them and do a whole bunch of amazing things. I desperately want to go, to experience something so amazing (first time abroad), to help people (which is why i joined child care) and to have something so amazing in my C.V as well as a plethora of other reasons.

Now my problem, money.
It costs roughly 2000 GBP total, i need to get half of that in 2 weeks.

I've begged my grandfather for help, which as long as it's safe he will help with (safe as in ebola and all that).

Now for what i am going to do.
I am going to do a sponsored cycle, i will do 100 miles total and do it in at least two days. I will ask as many people as i can for sponsors (donations) towards it that they can choose to pay up when i do it.
Another problem i face is the PROOF. how do i prove to people that i did this?
One solution i have is to borrow a helmet camera from someone i know (if they let me) then upload that to the you-tubes.
Another solution is to take pictures at each sign or destination while doing it, with time and date included then link them all to a map showing them my route.

My questions for you all is this:

A) Is 100 miles enough to warrant me doing a sponsorship?
B) How much would you be willing to donate if i asked you in real life?
C) Do you know any good ways to prove and show people that i did it?
D) What do you think of both of my methods of proof?

I appreciate greatly anyone who gives me their opinions and advice, Yes i realize most people do not cycle but most people are humans, with opinions i GREATLY value.
How i do not value people being rude about this, if your opinion of what i want to do is negative (as in you think what i am doing is stupid etc. You're wondering why a guy is doing childcare (NO I AM NOT GAY!) or anything that otherwise is insulting toward me or someone else). Basically respect each others views on the subject matter please.


I wish you luck with however you choose to accomplish this, but individual personal help/advice threads aren't allowed in the discussion forums so I'm closing this.

We do have a General Help/Advice thread though (it's stickied near the top of the General Discussion forum), so you can copy and paste your post into that thread so folks can reply there.
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