How do I know Richard Mulvey is having a mid-life crisis? Simple: He wants to climb Kilimanjaro next year. Sigh. But with a noble intention. He wants to raise R 100,000 at least, for the Reach For A Dream Foundation.
When you look like a refugee from the Disney Production of Snow White and you have legs that really shouldn't be seen in shorts (they might scare the horses!), you should probably stick to something like Badminton. But he wants to climb Kili.
OK....I think I understand what's going on. He's doing the climb with his wife, Sheila. My Conspiracy Theory Gene tells me Sheila probably wants to tip him off the summit and cash in his life assurance policies. Smart lass.
Just before she does the noble deed, please take a few moments to read the three panels of brochure, painstakingly put together by Mulvey & Mulvey (sounds like a law firm, wot?)
I've pledged R 1 000 and the more people that pledge whatever they can, or are comfortable with, the more the very deserving kids who are assisted by Reach For A Dream are going to benefit. Maybe forward the URL for this posting or a copy of it to all the people you know? That's an awesome viral marketing opportunity.
You don't have to cough up the Shekels this year. Richard's going to take a loooong time to get into some sort of shape. Trust me. And by the time they get him to the summit, on his gurney-mit-oxygen tank, you'll probably have your budget together. OK, I exaggerate. He climbs in January 2008. But you still only get to physically pay when they locate his body! ;-)
This whole concept appeals enormously to me. I get to sit and listen to Mulvey's out-of-breath, altitude-sickness-slurred words on radio from the comfort of my airconditioned car, while he sweats bullets on our behalf to raise funds for ill kids. Now that's a fair trade I'd say. Wanna play the game with him? Make the pledge now and end your 2007 with a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart. Just like it was snuggled into his equally fuzzy little beard. Eish! Whatta thought.
The actual pledge form is in the 'Continue reading....' section of this posting, as are updates from time to time. Do it now! And thank you.