Why am I doing it?
Firstly I want to inspire transplant and diabetic patients and show them anything as possible. As someone who has kidney and diabetes issues since the age of 25, I’ve been greatly inspired by people like Jonah Lomu and Joost van der Westhuizen, who took on their medical issues and faced them head on, inspiring a new generation to tackle their illnesses with pride, courage and a smile.
I’ve been a transplant patient for over 14 years and diabetic for around 2 years. The one thing I notice when I visit the clinics I’m always the youngest person in the place! It seems anyone under 45 never gets ill…but I know they do. I want to inspire that young group to travel and achieve their dreams, not hide away and let their illness take over
Secondly I plan to highlight the unique needs of disabled travellers, not just in the UK but around the world. The trip will take place during the Rugby World Cup, so I hope to shine a light on that area of tourism and travel.
Finally I love rugby, so I want to be part of the biggest celebration the sport has to offer!
How much financial corporate support do I need to secure the trip and resulting activities?
I will tailor my trip to the money I can save and the support I can receive, so if you have a business looking to sponsor me, in return for marketing activity to over 9000 rugby mad followers on my rugby associated Facebook, give me a shout!
How will your company benefit from supporting me?
As a marketing and events manager with over 20 years experience, I believe any company supporting my endeavours will truly benefit from excellent regional, national and online/press coverage.
Maybe your company is involved in the travel industry and therefore you can use my blogs and photography in your marketing materials. If you have products that assist worldwide travellers I can deliver excellent product reviews, whilst hoteliers and camp site owners could be offered a unique review of their premises across France. Maybe you want to run a competition on my Facebook page with over 9000 rugby fans…I’m happy to explore options with you on what can be achieved.
Whatever your business, I’m sure we can work together and develop a plan that ensures your company achieves excellent ROI and positive PR in return for your support.
If you wish to speak further about possible colloborations, product reviews or business support, then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a conference call.