fundraising from a galaxy far far away…

Hi everyone how has your week been so far? I’ve been quite busy at work so looking forward to knock off (finishing) time tomorrow! 🙂

I forgot to mention this earlier – those of you in Australia will probably already be familiar with this awesome fundraising story, but others may not. Anyway, this guy was in Adelaide on the super hot day we had earlier this week and so I wanted to talk about him, his creative fundraising efforts, and the great charity he is supporting (please note I have no connection to the fundraiser or the charity concerned and am not receiving any form of compensation for this post). I think he is a truly inspirational person!

In 2011 Jacob French created a unique fundraising idea. He decided to do a “Trooper Trek” – to WALK from Perth to Sydney (which is a huge distance across a whole lot of desert!) – to raise funds for children’s charity the Starlight Children’s Foundation. To give you an ever better idea of how big a challenge this is, it is expected to take him 8 MONTHS. What was even more amazing about the challenge he set for himself was that he decided that he would do the walk in a Storm Trooper (Star Wars) outfit!

He has recently reached the (roughly) half way point (which was Adelaide) and continued with his walk across parts of the Tour Down Under race (which I mentioned earlier) so that he can veer towards Sydney.

Here is a video about Jacob and his efforts as well as a link to his fundraising page. So far he has almost raised $50 000 AUD.

All the best for successful completion of your Trek, Jacob! 🙂


Who are people you find inspirational, and why?

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January 2012




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