Hi all. As long time readers might know, I'm off to Zambia in the summer with the Book Bus charity, which takes books (and enthusiastic volunteers!) to schools in remote rural areas of Zambia, with the aim of raising literacy levels, and helping to increase the life chances of children they work with. I'm probably (assuming there are enough volunteers) off to the Luangwa Valley on their newest project). You can find a lot more information (and volunteer yourself, if the fancy takes you!) at http://www.thebookbus.org/
. In order to raise funds for books and stationery to take out there (NOT to pay for the trip, which I'm paying for myself - I wouldn't expect anyone to pay for my 'holiday!'), I've set up a website - http://www.adieis50.org/
which includes a 'Donate' link. You can donate in four different ways -
'just a donation', which is 'just' a donation - very welcome, though!
'Sponsor A Day', where you get to give me a task for a specific day in exchange for a donation - and I'll try and do it (as long as it's not life threatening, or illegal...), and provide evidence!
'Send a Postcard', where you'll get a postcard from Zambia - minimum donation of £1 for this one, as I have to buy the postcard and the stamp.
and finally '10K donation', which is a donation for running the Leeds, Pennine and Hull 10K races this year (well, I say running...). The form uses Paypal to collect funds (but you don't need an account, and you don't have to set one up in order to donate). All donations, as ever, gratefully received!
I'd be grateful if you'd share this as widely as possible, too - the more money raised, the bigger impact can be made!