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July 17, 2006

Support Needed.

Nick Barlow, as he announces here at The Sharpener (and see his blog for further details) is going to be walking from John O’Groats to Land’s End. 700 and something miles I believe?

Why?

Instead, starting next Sunday, I’m going to be walking from John O’ Groats to Land’s End to raise money for the Brain Research Trust.
Last October, my brother Simon, after several years of fighting against it, died from a brain tumour.

Worthy of support I think? He’s not just looking for money (although that is obviously highly desirable) but also contacts along the way, people who might walk with him for an hour or an afternoon to boost morale.

Ideas are welcome on things that might be done to aid in raising dosh as well. I’ll see if I can get a Blog Ad sorted out so that those who run them can donate space. There might also be some trivially silly ways in which money can be made on the net. Does Google still offer $1 for a download of Firefox? Whacking that button up on a few hundred websites (if they still do) might raise a bit.

There’s silly things like Payperpost where spamming your own blog earns a few $, from $2.50 to $10.00 sometimes.

Is there, do we think, a way of turning the infrastructure we already have, some hundreds of blogs that already know who Nick is, or perhaps some many of thousands who know who we are who know who Nick is, into a money raising machine? Can 10 or 15 minutes work by each of us be used to leverage that network into serious sums of money in sponsorship of this walk?

Ideas in the comments perhaps?

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Sounds like a worthy cause. He can have a free blogad on Sortapundit for as long as he wants, for what it's worth. Tell him to get in touch when he gets something designed.

p.s. I may have another source of article jobs, Tim. I'll email you when I get the scoop on whether they're reliable.

Posted by: sortapundit | Jul 17, 2006 12:17:40 PM