This is My 100th Blog Post!
Before joining Tour de Cure, there is no way I would have been 'blogging'... I had no intention or motivation of taking the time to write about updates on fundraising, day by day wrap-ups from Signature Tour, stories of my 'adventures' through the week or telling you about the wonderful people I have met through an amazing organisation and cause. Its been a great way to advertise and gain some extra support, but its also helped me and others re-live the things I have seen and done. So here is to many more blog posts in the future!
Yesterday (24th November) was market day at the local Rocklea discovery markets. I had not been to these markets before and I was going to try something different this time around.
I have been given some support by a local Aussie business owner. If you are after some funky clothing accessories, then have a look here:
Unique timber watches and sunglasses that look amazing! I might have to look at getting some for myself!
I had a successful morning at the markets. I was doing the usual shaking of the donation tin as people walked by to collect some loose change donations.
I was selling TDC handballs to kids and dog owners. And I was also selling some of the “C4 Belts” that came from Jon at Branched.
C4 Belts are;
Belts with buckles that are easily interchangeable.
Belts that can be cut to size to fit any waist.
Belts that do not fray or wear over time or get ruined by moisture.
Belts that are easy to clean and fully recyclable.
Belts that come in a beautiful colour range to match any outfit.
C4 Belts solve the problems of belts from the past.
I have 19 different colours to choose from and 20 different coloured buckles to mix and match with your wardrobe.
I have supplied some of these belts to shops and individuals to help raise some money. If you would like to know how to purchase these belts and buckles, for personal use or for you business, please email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds from the sale of these belts are going towards my fundraising tally for Tour de Cure.
Thank you very much to Jon at Branched for his support! I know Jon has also had to deal with cancer in his family and his generosity through these belts has been very much appreciated. All the money raised will go a long way in helping people fight this disease.
I met some lovely people in the market stalls around me on Sunday. A guy named Steve (who was advertising for his roof re-sealing company) was very supportive and interested in what I was doing. He came over for a chat while I was setting up in the morning and he bought a TDC handball and made a donation. Little did I know he was going to play with that handball for the rest of the morning in his stall and proceed to tell his own clients to go and buy one from me also… He convinced another 4 stall owners to purchase a handball and we were all bouncing them on the concrete together. It was a great bit of advertising and a bit of fun for everyone involved! It also made it very difficult for any family to walk past without having to purchase a ball for each of their children. :)
Steve told me about his travels in Tasmania and he wished me the best of luck for tour next year. He said he would be following along on this blog with interest and keeping tabs on me. If you are reading this Steve, thanks for a fun morning at the markets and I hope to run into you again sometime.
Over the weekend I made a fundraising profit of around $600 in total. My current Tour total for 2014 is now $3,800. Lets keep those donations coming in!
I have plenty more Belts to sell and I will hopefully be selling some more this weekend at the local Hervey Bay markets.
If you need a nice Christmas present for that person who has everything or is painful to buy for, drop me a line and get them a C4 Belt. They will love it!