The final tally for my fundraising efforts ended at $3,640.55 after a late rally, a spectacular amount far beyond my initial target. This is due to the fantastic support of corporates and individuals, who I want to individually thank. In no particular order:
HotelClub.com is a global hotel online specialist with great prices on over 60,000 hotels globally. The generosity of its staff on its “Footy Friday” fundraiser was a significant contribution to the overall total.
NSW Waratahs are a Super14 Rugby Union powerhouse (I admit, I’m a Life Member), whose incredibly generous donation of season memberships helped fundraising efforts reach the level they did. memberships for the 2010 season are now available!
Ireckon supported Fat Paddler both with a cash donation to the Arrow Bone Marrow Foundation and by supplying @ireckon to be part of the Team Fat Paddler support crew (cheers!). They are a web design and strategy company servicing some of Australia’s biggest media properties.
Sydney FC is one of the Hyundi A-Leagues top teams and donated game tickets for fundraising. Tickets still available for the rest of the season.
Vinylstickers.com.au is Fat Paddler’s sticker supplier and has been incredibly generous with both product donations and cash donations to the Arrow Bone Marrow Foundation. Their laser-cut vinyl stickers are superb quality and great for boat names, signage etc.
Sydney Harbour Kayaks support the Fat Paddler with kayak gear. Their sales and rental shop at The Spit offer a range of kayaks and gear for every paddler, all from their beautiful Middle Harbour location.
Splashpack supported fundraising with both a cash donation and product for the HCC. They make attractive protective waterproof cases for phones, ipods, gps units, cameras and more.
Torque partners have made numerous cash donations to the Arrow Bone Marrow Foundation. They are a team of marketing strategists, analysts and project managers helping organisations develop, implement and evaluate smarter marketing strategies.
Folbot have made a generous cash donation to the Arrow Bone Marrow Foundation. They have been continuously hand-making folding kayaks since 1933 including the Folbot Cooper that Fat Paddler takes on his travels.
A huge thanks to the Team Fat Paddler lads who will be looking after me throughout the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. Burnsie is team captain, is an ex-Navy cook, and will be looking after my dietary needs. Darryl (otherwise known as @ireckon) is my Combat Systems Operator and will be looking after comms and systems – and live tweets throught-out the event. Grummett will be on driving and carrying duties, and as a pom will no doubt whinge alot. Fellas – thanks a heap.
Lastly, to all the friends and colleagues who gave their own money, thank you all so much. In no particular order: @FollowMeAussie, Ned and Megan, Liza, Richard, Marni, Abbie, Rachel, Meli, Doug, Stephanie, Stewart, Steve, Randolph, Portia, Markus, Sacha, Steve, Santiago, Dunc, Emily, Guy, Danny, James, Nat, Chloe, Kit, Deb, Avis, Andrew, Ben, Brigid, Steve, Mark, Shazz, James, Nicola, Hannah, Paul, Oliver, Mark, Andy, Judy, Heidi, David, Rebecca, Grace and Ella. Thanks again. 🙂