Postcard sponsors

*** 17/06/12  No More Postcard Sponsors Please!***

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported us through Postcard Sponsorship.  We have really appreciated and felt very privileged to have the support from everyone who has requested a postcard – keep an eye on your postbox!

If anybody still wants to support our trip, rather than sponsor us we would love to see any further financial support put towards the fantastic work of our charity Practical Action. This is because we are finding that on our journey we are learning to put more and more trust in the people and the places we visit rather than the security of the money in our bank account. While the world takes care of us, we know that money given to Practical Action will give something special back to people in the world that really need it.

What is a Postcard Sponsor? Some friends and family have asked if they can help sponsor our trip.  Of course!  If anyone would like to sponsor us for a day on the road, they can do that here and in return for your generosity we will send you a postcard from the road.  So please choose a country on the map below and keep an eye on your postbox…

How can we afford to cycle around the world?  And how much is a day on the road? The Tandem Turners are planning to be completely self-supported.  It is hard to budget exactly for a trip like this, particularly when we are not even sure how many months  (or years?) we may be away.  Since our wedding we have been saving our pennies, selling our toys and preparing for a frugal life on the road.  We think it should be possible for us to survive on £20 a day for everything the trip throws at us.  While this will barely buy a round of drinks here in Forest Hill, it will stretch a lot further elsewhere.  Australia and Europe may cost a bit more – South-East Asia a bit less.  To be honest it is just a round number that I plucked out of the air and told Kat confidently that we could ‘Live like kings’ on.

The Map of Destinations.

Join the adventure and request a postcard.

Please give to Practical Action instead!


1.Buy a postcard.

2. Send us an e-mail to let us know which country you would like a postcard from and a picture we can put in the Hall of Postcard Sponsors.

 

3.  Wait for a postcard from a far-off clime… Postcard Sponsors – Thank you, we promise to seek adventure around every corner!

Thank You Sponsors!

New Zealand

Postcards were sent to:

Ian and Sue

Ronnie

Olive

Granny & Grandad

Nan Turner

Leslie & Mike Messer

Jo & Craig James

PHSO

Fran & Kathy

Australia

Postcards were sent to:

Nico & Violaine

South Park LSAs

Elizabeth & Hiyabiel

Maude

Rhiannon & Will

Luke & Vanessa

Nienke & Kit

Edgar & Denise

Auntie Florrie, Helen & Roger

Ian & Hazel

Indonesia

Postcards were sent to:

Martin Jones

Ellen & Richard

Singapore

Postcards were sent to:

Anne & Trevor

Anna, Tom & Harry

Tom Nickels

Col & Cherie

Malaysia

Postcards were sent to:

Matt and Jasmine

Granny & Grandad

Pete Turner

Thailand

Postcards were sent to:

Tracy & Chris

Zoe

Becky & James

Joan

Kathleen & Marc

Paul, Rachel, Ruth, Zeche & Phoebe

Laos

Postcards were sent to:

Alex Thrall

Nico & Violaine

Rhiannon & Will

Nan Turner

Katy & Murray

Vietnam

Postcards were sent to:

Sophie Lipton

Hannah, Jim, Oscar & Oliver

Elizabeth & Hiyabiel

Debs & Anthony

Vicky New

Edgar & Denise

South Park staff

Pete, Julie & family

PHSO

China

Postcards were sent to:

Nienke & Kit

Luke & Vanessa

Matt & Jasmin

Zoe

Jo & Craig

Katy & Murray

Nico & Violaine

Jenette, Phil, Ross and Alice

Katie

Sophie, Joe and Teddy (instead of a postcard from Pakistan)

Debbie, Jas , Kiera & Shay (instead of a postcard from India)

Georgia

Postcards were sent to:

Nienke

Turkey

Postcards were sent to:

Lesley

Kat, Russ, Hannah and Robert (instead of a postcard from Azerbaijan)

Teddy (instead of a postcard from Hungary)

Chloe and Kelvin (instead of a postcard from Germany)

Italy

Postcards still to be sent to:

Michael and Christine (instead of a postcard from Romania)

Sally, Egerton, Kendry and Malaika (instead of a postcard from Romania)

France

Fran & Kathy

4 Responses to Postcard sponsors

  1. Lesley Brewster says:

    Good luck in your new lifestyle,I would love a card fromTurkey

    Lesley B XXX

    • Steve says:

      Thanks for the support Lesley! We look forward to penning a ‘wish you were here’ messsage, over a cold beer in Istanbul. X

  2. nanik says:

    please be carefull in your journey and have a nice trip

    • Steve says:

      Hi Nanik, Thanks again for your warm Javan hospitality! Was lovely to visit your home and eat with you. How is your daughter getting on with the pink Pom-poms? I was wondering what to do with them, I am glad they found a good home.

      All the Best,

      Steve

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