BOOK of 'PEOPLE OF OUR TIME'
As part of raising funds for two very worthy causes we intend to create a most fantastic Book that will be auctioned at the end of the swim to raise further money for the charities. The finished Book will be beautifully bound in leather and will be a testimony to the generosity and love of the sponsors for their fellow man for many years to come. The sections of the Book will include; Royal families from around the world, presidents, politicans, corporate leaders, stars from stage and screen, singers, writers, sports men and women, groups of people and , of course, in Section One; anyone who has made a sponsorship donation of £1,000 or more. Quite naturally, we are hoping that all our contributors will want to appear in Section One.
All entries must be made on our forms and submitted in pairs which is why the template has two entry forms. The second forms will be similarly bound and kept as a reference copy, to be deposited with the British Library. The completed entries should be sent to; Teddington to Calais 2012, The Poolhouse, 6 Deards End Lane, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6NL. If a sponsorship donation has been, or is being, made but is not being sent with the entry, a reference to the sponsorship donation giving details of method, date and amount should be included so the entry and sponsorship donation can be matched. If a pledge is being made, simply state the amount when submitting the entry.
In all cases, please remember to include your contact references. (Of course these will remain strictly confidential and not shared with any third parties.)
Here are the guidelines;
The Book of 'People of Our Time' will comprise two sections;
Section One; Minimum sponsorship donation of £1,000
Section Two; NO SPONSORSHIP DONATION REQUIRED
The reason for this section is threefold; We want to attract entries from people who may wish to protect themselves from other fundraisers who may subsequently see them as fair targets for sponsorship approaches. Secondly; there are people who may be happy to support this project with their entry but despite public perception may not have the liquidity to make the minimum donation for Section One. And finally; Some people who are known to the wider public may simply do not wish to make a donation as they already support another charity or simply do not wish to make a donation for reasons best known to themselves. There will be no way of knowing whether names in this section have made a sponsorship donation or not.
The guidelines are the same as for Section One except that;
Two copies of the Book will be produced. One copy will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to the charities per the details on the website. The other copy is intended to be donated to the British Library as an enduring record.