Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sponsor the Red Nose Day Climbers
I obviously have a thing for throwing money at fools who do crazy things - remember Team Hopelessness, anybody?
Anyway, I have just sponsored the idiots who are off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with the aim of raising at least £1 million for Comic Relief. I have been following the preparations of @fearnecotton and @chrisdjmoyles on Twitter for some time and they are not for the faint hearted.
The climbers, also including Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Cole, former boy band rivals Gary Barlow, Ronan Keating, West End Star Denise Van Outen, GMTV's Ben Shephard and the fantastic Alesha Dixon, set off for their marathon trek at the end of this month. They have clearly given over a significant amount of their lives to this effort.
Even in form, I'd be hard pushed to get up Arthur's Seat so I applaud the fact that they are willing to endure untold pain, suffering and possibly danger and discomfort for the benefit of other people.
Good luck to them all - their exploits will keep us going until Fraser, Gavin, Matt and Graeme get going again later this year.
And if you want to watch their exertions in the comfort of your own home, the brains behind Red Nose day have commissioned some wine so you can drink a wee toast to them as you lie on your sofa.