Thanks Fox Pitt Banking
I just checked out our Just Giving page and saw that Fox-Pitt banking have given us £500! Wow, thank you so much. I'm not sure where the connection is or how they heard about our venture but what a great end to the week. A few more hefty donations like that and we shall be well on our way to reaching our target. Thank you everyone at Fix-Pitt banking for your extremely generous addition to the fund.
Jo is coming back from India on Monday so next week we shall be getting together in London to work out the plethora of tasks to be ticked off before we go. Jo is going to meet Sam Rutherford, an expedition adviser, on Tuesday to see what tips we can give us. At the same time I am meeting Hugh Sinclair, who currently holds the World Record for the fastest tarverse of the Americas by motorbike. See www.geocities.com/alaskapatagoniaexpress for all the details. He very kindly contacted us to see if he could offer any advice so I'm really looking forward to meeting him. Here's a picture of them at the end of their World Record feat.
I've also been in touch with Olly Hicks, who has just returned from rowing across the Atlantic single-handedley. Quite a feat - and he's younger than us. Must be made of steel.
The weekend has landed. Feel like I need it after two nights out on the tiles in Norwich. Saw Roni Size last night who was excellent, who ever said there's no life north of the Watford Gap?