Friday, 7th October, 2011
Firstly, I have to welcome to the team Chloe Hill, my publicist! Chloe has been a good friend of mine for almost 10 years after she tried to cradle snatch me at her formal after party! Haha! Maybe leave that story for another time (there’s footage somewhere!)…..she’s going to kill me for saying that! Needless to say, Chloe has some amazing skills in organising all of my media requirements so that we can really make the awareness that cystic fibrosis deserves within the radio, television and print formats! Apart from myself, Chloe has one of the biggest jobs within the Pacific Quest campaign and I really couldn’t do any of this without her so thank you Chloe!!!
Now onto the ‘fun stuff’. reugherjkahigfuieSGFJKEBHWFJKBHGFnmfdfgsbfhgweifh………..ohh, sorry about that. I fell asleep on my keyboard for a second! Well not really, but that’s what I should be doing! Sleeping! I’m not getting a whole lot of it these days but that’s just because I know how much work needs to be done in such a short amount of time. The boat is no where near being ready at the moment which means my sea trials are getting put off just a little while longer until all the equipment is ready to go on it. So, with all the delays, this also means that it puts pressure on the departure date of the 20th of April. I’m still confident that I can still make that departure date but I’ll have to get used to this no sleep thing for a little while longer!
I also got the opportunity to meet an amazing boy with CF named Saxon and his older sister Georgia and mum Donna from Noosa Heads. I was recently up in Brisbane and asked Donna if I could meet up with them as they have been in contact with me for over a year. We met up in Southbank and together we all went to the Science Museum. I had such a relaxing day with them all and had a great time meeting Saxon and hearing a few of his CF stories from his mum.
We have also hit the media trail in the last two weeks starting with a nice write up in the Sunday Herald Sun by Luke Dennehy. We then moved straight into a radio interview with Steve Price on MTR 1377 and also with the team at triple RRR. Coinciding with this was an article that I wrote for the cystic fibrosis Victoria newsletter ’65 Roses’ so hopefully we will start hearing from a few potential sponsors or using these articles to our advantage!
If you would like to have a listen to my first ever live radio interview click here
I also have to thank Peter Kent from Regal Marine. Pete has gone through a lot of effort to find me a trailer for my boat so I can get it out and about to show sponsors and to also have work done on it. It’s people like Pete, who don’t ask for much in return who are the unsung heros of this campaign! Thanks Pete!
So, as much as I would love to stay and chat, I really can’t. I have to get back to having no sleep and finding a way to get this boat seaworthy! Just quickly though, I will be at Princess Park on the 23rd of October for the great strides walkathon to help raise money for cystic fibrosis. Hopefully me boat will be there! Check out the events tab up the top of this page for more information.
Thanks everyone and I talk to you all soon!