Blubberman to Ironman in aid of DREAMFLIGHT
As many of you are aware I completed (slowly) The London Triathlon in aid of DREAMFLIGHT in August 09. Thanks to the huge generosity of many here at FT I raised over £3500 to help send a child on a holiday of a lifetime.
I am now back again asking for more support for my 2010 fundraising effort, I will be doing another triathlon but this time in St George, Utah. USA. I am going to be upping the game from an Olympic distance of Swim 1500m Cycle 40km run 10km to a full Ironman distance event of Swim 2.4 miles, Cycle 112 miles run 26.2miles (3.86km, 180.25km,42.195km). The event starts at 7am and the cutoff tome is midnight. I hope to get it done in 14 hours.
For those that don’t know about DREAMFLIGHT or the great work they do please take a moment to visit
Where does the money go?
Dreamflight relies entirely on the generosity of its supporters. The total cost of the Dreamflight trip each year is in excess of £600,000. Here’s how your donation could help towards providing the “Holidayof a Lifetime” for a most deserving child:
· £5 pays for a Dreamflight rucksack
· £25 pays for the personalised DVD each child receives of their trip
· £40 provides baseball caps for 16 children
· £60 provides lunch and refreshments each day for one child
· £100 buys a transit seat, used for transferring some children to and from their wheelchairs
· £150 pays for a group’s pre-trip get-together or reunion
· £200 pays for a child to swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove
· £280 sponsors a set of T shirts for all the members of one group
· £300 pays for his/her accommodation and half board inOrlando
· £330 equips every child with a Dreamflight bumbag
· £3000 funds the total holiday for one child
The Dreamflight trip also offers opportunities for corporate sponsorship, eg.
· £900 provides sponsorship for the Dreamflight rucksacks given to each child
· £1,300 sponsors hire of the radios and cellphones used to maintain contact between groups inOrlando
· £2,800 covers the cost of a Welcome Party at Heathrow
· £13,000 pays for the cost of the domestic flights or coach hire needed to gather all the children together at Heathrow
· £13,000 sponsors a day’s entry toMagicKingdom or Universal Studios for the entire group – children and helpers
· £25,000 sponsors the coaches used daily in Orlando
· £40,000 sponsors the day at Discovery Cove, where each child can swim with dolphins
· £57,000 sponsors the accommodation in Orlando for the entire stay
· £320,000 sponsors the charter of a British Airways 747