Monday, August 06, 2007

Went around Whitworth Park last night with Li Vyen helping her raise awareness and support for her Raleigh International project to Sabah. As we went from door to door, we expected a torrent of door slamming and 'leave us alone!'s. As it turned out, most people were more than willing to listen, albeit far less willing to part with their pounds. You'd think sparing a quid or so wouldn't hurt as much as they made it seem. It was for a good cause! A quid here can buy you a pack of chips, or a single ticket to town but that's about it.

On the other end of the spectrum however, there were those extra-supportive individuals (mostly middle-aged men - hmmm... makes you think!). One guy who was on late security duty listen to our pitch for about 3 minutes before giving us 10 pounds. "I'm gonna give you 10 quid, because you're going to save the jungles, and I love the jungle!".


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