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Make a Difference Have you 'made a difference' while travelling, by fundraising or donating time and energy to a worthwhile cause such as wildlife conservation or tsunami reconstruction efforts? Tell us how you did it, what the experience was like, and how others can help. Are you a non-profit organisation or individual who knows of an opportunity for travellers to help out in a less developed country? Tell us about it and provide contact details here.
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Soul Food for this Singapore girl

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I'm hoping to ride from Singapore to China on a fundraiser. Want to free at least one captive Asian elephant from chronic abuse.

Sponsors?
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Let me see.

We don't know you, you only joined HUBB today, it's your second post on the forum, you've contributed nothing to the community, and you want us to sponsor you...

Think I'll give it a miss.

(In case you think I'm being a bit rude, you're not exactly the first person to do this.)
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Hi Tim. I wasn't asking for sponsorship from the group, more like contacts and ideas.
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Thanks to those who sent me a reply. Sorry I can't PM back yet cos I have less than 8 messages.
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The two biggest "sponsorship" threads we seem to have had have been here:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ht=sponsorship

and

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ht=sponsorship

which might be a start, although I guess they are both pre-recession, so things might have changed a bit. I was looking at your website the other day, I'm surprised you're asking us, I was thinking I should be asking you how you did it!
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sponsorship ideas:

1- dress up in an elephant costume and ride your bike around your city with a bucket labeled with an image/what you are doing so drivers can throw money into it.
Tour the police stations and go in with your bucket
or catch drivers waiting at traffic lights

2- ask your neighbours to come to a garage sale of clothes/cooking stuff/gardening tools/items you don't use and can do without etc etc)

3- ask your neighbours to donate $20 and cook them a lunch/breakfast etc

4- rent out yourself/ husband/boyfriend/brother as a gardener/waiter for a day/week end etc

5- ask people you know/work with/friends work with to donate items at the office like pots of jam etc and sell those at garage sale

6- sell off some items of jewelry you may be able to do without

7- ask a friendly printer to design and donate a supply of stickers which you then sell

8- organise a 'kiss me for 5$ and help save an elephant' !

the list is endless!!
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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How i got sponsors for my rtw trip.

hello fellow singaporean, u can view my blog on how i get sponsors for my RTW with my wife. so far we have been 19months on the road, from 1st Jan 2008.

my family background? i am working in the landscape industry, doing muddy, sweaty and bloody jobs. i stay in 3 room flat. my father is a cleaner, earns about US$500 a month. i have a electrical engineering diploma which took me 8 years to complete. (usual is 3 years)

the very first step on how i get sponsorship is to get a brand new (last piece) africa twin and modify it to RTW standards (new cases, suspensions and customised seat and accessories). fill your boxes with all the important electronic equipments and items like new gps, palm top filled with important infos and camera. ride this bike to malaysia, any rest station in the night, park there with handle bar locked and go for a meal not lesser than 20minutes.

after that sponsors will start coming in....

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