'You ‘only’ have 2 left - well that’s easy!!’
‘‘Just’ 2 to finish - no problem!’
‘£50k - is that all?’
‘You want to do it by the end of 2019? To coincide with Place2Be’s 25th anniversary - easy peasy!’
Don’t you just love the English language and the words that we use to make something sound so easy! Trust me, if it was easy I would have done it last year! The words ‘only’ ‘just’ ‘is that all’ are words of encouragement by those whose mouths they slip from and I do appreciate them, honestly I do. However great words of encouragement are, it’s action that I need and action is what I’m after!
With ‘just’ 2 of the 7 summits left and ‘only’ £50k to raise to get there I really do have a mountain to climb but, as with all of the other mountains that I have climbed, this is one that I need to break down into smaller part. The old Elephant and how you eat one analogy!
So, how? By talking a good talk!
As some of you may know, I do already do a few talks to schools, organisations, in public and for corporates and I’ve been saving any fees earned for these talks for the last year and it’s a good start, along with selling kit and my yellow van, I have £5k in the bank. However, in order to earn the rest I need to do many many more talks in 2019 and this is where I’m hoping you can help!
How can you help - businesses and schools
Contacts, contacts, contacts! In a word, I need contacts!
If you know the right people to contact within businesses or schools who are looking for a hugely motivational, inspiring, thoughtful and educational talk, then please send their details to email@example.com. Have a word with them, get them enthused, sign post them to https://www.jobradshaw.co.uk/public-speaking/ and I can do the rest. All of the what’s, why’s and how’s are on there. Fees vary and I’m very keen to get the conversations going and would like many more businesses and schools to come on this journey with me. It doesn’t stop when I walk out the door, that’s just the beginning!
How can you help - group and public talks
Contacts, contacts, contacts, oh and venues! In a word, I need your help!
If you would like to hear my story and help me to raise the funds to finish the expeditions as well as raising more awareness and funds for Place2Be and would like to set up a talk of around 50 or more in a public area then let me know! Village or town halls, conference rooms, anywhere that I can wax lyrical about this bonkers journey with an earthquake thrown in to focus the mind.
I would look to charge a minimum of £5 per person (more if you think your locals will dig a little deeper!) with the funds raised from ticket sales going directly into the expedition funds pot. I would then like to do a raffle with all of those funds going into the Place2Be pot. It’s a format which works well and is easy to set up too. If you are keen we need to talk! Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07711 416115
What’s in it for you?
Helping me to not only raise the profile, awareness and further funds of children’s mental health charity Place2Be. We’ve raised a HUGE £25,000 since the end of 2014 and we can raise so much more. However, there is no such thing as a selfless act. You would also helping me to become the 10th British woman to complete the 7 summits (Messner version - see my 7 summits page for an explanation) and to be part of something that I never thought was possible.
More ways to help?
Check out my CrowdFunding page for links to and details of my business and personal crowdfunding sites.
Onwards and upwards!