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A Penny Per Mile

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  • Started 11 years ago by sallyhinch
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  1. sallyhinch

    An ex-colleague of mine has had the following bright idea:

    The idea being that you can raise money for charity doing a little bit of something every day rather than a big LeJOG-type thing. Like cycling to work, for example.

    Anyway he's looking for votes for some kickstarting funding so if you think it sounds like a good idea you can give it some support here

    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. Instography

    Maybe I'm being dense but how exactly is it supposed to raise money? Would I pledge a penny per mile for my own cycling or would I be looking for other people to sponsor me over, say, the course of a year?

    Either way it wouldn't too bad. So far, my cycling would have raised £32.15 multiplied by sponsors for doing what I would have done anyway.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  3. sallyhinch

    I think the idea is you'd get people to sponsor you to cycle to work for a week (or whatever) instead of drive or take the bus - so there's still a challenge involved, but it's just not one between John O'Groats and Lands End. Might be a good incentive for people who are looking to get into the habit - and it might even offer an 'excuse' for people who think cycling is a bit eccentric (I'm not one of those hippy cyclists, it's for charideee). For those of us who already cycle we might struggle to find sponsors...

    Anyway I said I'd spread the word!

    Posted 11 years ago #
  4. Instography

    I don't think it's a terrible idea or anything. Maybe just needs a bit of explanation and maybe a bit of a focus to make the sum of the small amounts add up to something significant. I mean if it's someone cycling for a couple of miles each way for a week - maybe 20 miles over a week - that only raises 20p.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  5. sallyhinch

    yeah I think you'd need a fair few sponsors - or maybe not take the 'penny a mile' part that literally. I'll pass the feedback back to James

    Posted 11 years ago #

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