Dares4Dosh Fundraising Event for FInsbury Park Charity!
By teachman2fish | Thursday, November 26, 2009, 14:45
This weekend (28th - 29th November), local daredevils will take on challenges set by friends and family all over North London to raise money for the educational development charity Teach a Man to Fish.
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The dares range from standing as a statue wearing your clothes inside out by Finsbury Park station, to moonwalking into the T Bird Bar in
The inspiration for Dares4Dosh came from Imogen Wall, 34, from Arsenal, who completed dares sent to her via her blog while she was on a winter rally car race across Eastern Europe. One of the dares she received was skiing behind a lada dressed up as a showgirl during a blizzard. Imogen says: "It was tough, especially when we had a near head on collision with a Soviet style tractor, but knowing that the money we raised would go towards helping children in Africa and Latin America, made the freezing pain and embarrassment all worth while. Watching the footage back, it's all quite a laugh now."
Dares4Dosh is unlike other charity events because you hire yourself out to your friends - they pick the dare, you negotiate what you do and for what price and then do the dare, take a video and post it on the Dares4Dosh YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Dares4Dosh.
The event is run by Teach a Man to Fish, a charity that works with rural schools in developing countries to create new sources of income
- like bee keeping in Uganda or worm farms in Armenia - so that the poorest children can attend for free.
“Our projects work like small businesses, so that each year the school will earn itself slightly more money to spend on improving facilities and getting children from poorer families into school. Because every pound that is donated is not ‘spent’ but ‘invested’ in a project, it means the donation goes further – helping children year after year,”
said Nik Kafka, Managing Director at Teach a Man to Fish.
"What's great about Dares4Dosh is that anyone can get involved, not least by sponsoring those doing dares this time around and we'll be
having more Dares4Dosh Days in the future so stand by!" says Stacey Swimer, Programmes Manager of Teach a Man to Fish and valiant daree. If you see a lady skipping with an invisible skipping rope through London on Saturday, it will be Stacey completing her dare!
If you would like more information or would like to take part yourself please visit http://www.dares4dosh.com/, email
email@example.com, telephone 020 7263 2306 or follow
Dares4Dosh on twitter and facebook.