Torsten: One of the problems Ulick & I had to face when starting this project was that of self promotion. Not exactly a strong point for either of us, being the sort of people who like to keep our heads down and get the job done. But self promotion is a big part of any fundraising exercise and like it or not, had to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards) and beg.
Nine times out of ten, you receive a ‘Thank you for your interest.. but unfortunately…”, but every so often you get a positive response and an offer of support. This has been a pretty amazing week for us as far as sponsorship goes with offers from a number of small Aussie business’ offering products or services to help us get around.
In addition to Aussie supporters we received an email from a company called S.I.P in Germany. S.I.P. are well known in Scooter circles, producing a range of their own special parts as well as stocking pretty much anything you could ever need for your scoot. They were keen to see us succeed and have offered to supply us with spares and other goodies. In addition they will run a feature on their website for their customers.
Discussions with our engineer friend about the luggage racks didn’t go as well as we’d hoped. The end result was that he would do it, but for a ridiculous amount of money. The feeling that we get is that he’s just not interested. But that’s OK. We’ve been put in touch with a bloke who’s both a bike nut and skilled welder, Paul Keys who’s interested in helping us solve our problem.