A record of 'PEOPLE OF OUR TIME'
As a tool for raising funds for the two very worthy charities we have created a very fine Autograph Book OF 'People of Our Time' that will be auctioned at the end of the swim. The finished Autograph Book will be professionally 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. Each autograph will be mounted on a seperate page and be accompnanied by a brief biography of the signatory (max 300 words). The Autograph Book will have hundreds of entries from around the World, including; Royal families , presidents, prime ministers, other politicans, real-life heroes, corporate leaders, stars from stage and screen, singers, writers, artists, sports men and women, scientists, 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 many of our signatories will want to appear in Section One.
All autograph entries must be made on our forms and submitted in pairs which is why the template has two autograph forms. The second set of autographs will be similarly bound and kept as a reference copy. The completed forms 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 autographs, a reference to the sponsorship donation giving details of method, date and amount should be included so autograph and sponsorship donation can be matched. If a pledge is being made, simply state the amount when submitting the autographs.
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 Autograph Book of 'People of Our Time' will comprise two sections;
Section One; Minimum sponsorship donation or pledge of £1,000
Section Two; NO SPONSORSHIP DONATION REQUIRED
This Section is for people of renown and celebrities whose name alone will enhance the value of the Autograph Book.
Whilst many people who are known to the wider public have made a donation in cash or in kind, some may simply not wish to make a donation as they already support another charity or may not wish to make a donation for reasons best known to themselves. We are thankful for their support and there will be no way of knowing whether individual names in this section have made a sponsorship donation or not.
Where supporters who give their autographs also give signed books, CDs, sports regalia, posters and other merchandise for the fund-raising post-swim auction, the funds raised at that auction will be credited to the total in each section of the finished Autograph Book of 'People of Our Time'. You can view all the items donated for the auction via this link or the link on the Home Page.
The guidelines are the same as for Section One except that;
Two copies of the Autograph Book will be produced. One copy will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to the two charities. The other will be held as a reference copy. Both Books will use only original autographs.