So I’ve received a lot of urgings (I think thats a valid word) to make #lagosacrosswalk worthwhile and do something for charity. I’ve always thought about it but never really figured out how to get people involved in my walk and raise funds. I got a little idea from a friend who’s into branding and corporate sponsorship things and things so I decide to come up with this…
#walkacrosslagos is a distance of 175km that will take me from the Seme Border through, Badagry, Ojo, Mile 2/Orile, Lagos Island, Lekki, Epe up to the boundary with Ogun State. I expect to complete the walk in 6 days.
So I am reaching out to friends, colleagues, acquaintances, supporters, etc to CHALLENGE me to #walkacrosslagos. By this challenge, you can pledge to donate either N10.00 or N5.00 for every kilometre I walk. At the end of trail (or wherever I walk up to), I will ask you to redeem your pledge and I will donate funds raised to the Red Cross Society’s Motherless Home in Makoko, Yaba. The Makoko Home because that was the first orphanage home I ever visited (in 2009) and the beautiful babies there just melt my heart. Since then I’ve visited a few times and each time I just wish I could do more. So I am hoping we’ll be able to raise N100,000 together for them.
To make a pledge, you can send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the category you wish to pledge (either N10.00 or N5.00 per Kilometer). I will contact you after my walk to let you know how far I was able to walk and how you can redeem your pledge.
From Monday 3rd December, you will be able to follow my progress in real time with the Google Map badge on this blog page (the left side column) or via updates on my Twitter handle @alldatjas.
Below is my route and checkpoints. Wish me luck.
|Walk route and checkpoints from 3rd to 8th December, 2012|
A. Start of Point – Seme Border
B. End of Day 1 – Approach to Agbara Town
C. End of Day 2 – Festac Town
D. End of Day 3 – Chevron, Lekki
E. End of Day 4 – Awoyaya, Ibeju Lekki
F. End of Day 5 – Approach to Epe Town
G. End Point, End of Day 6 – Lagos/Ogun Boundary