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The Sole Of Sci-Fi

The Sole Of Sci-Fi


Event Details

Creator: Dave Golder

Event Date: 31st Dec 2014

Event Id: 4292

Charities Supported:

  • Alzheimers Research UK - 1077089 - 100%
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Target: £2,000

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Raised so far: £1,525.00
Donations: 104
Gift Aid: £337.50

Event Description

UPDATE: I now have blog site too! Keep up to date with every day of the challenge: http://davegolder2005.wordpress.com/

People who know me know I love trainers. I have a stupid amount of them, and a couple of years ago I Tweeted 28 Days of Trainers throughout February, when I photographed myself wearing 28 different pairs of trainers, a pair for each day of the month.

So yeah, I've spent far too much on trainers and now it’s time for payback.

Because now, for charity, I’m going to attempt A Year Of Trainers. Yep, 365 days wearing 365 different pairs of trainers.

Problem is – and where it becomes a challenge (and therefore worth sponsoring) for me – even I don’t own 365 pairs of trainers. 

So I’m going to have to beg, steal or borrow (maybe not steal) Size 9s wherever I can get them. And probably get some strange looks in the process.

Some rules:

• I will wear each day’s pair for the main part of the day, but reserve the right to change into others for the sake of sport/activities/weather

• I will photograph myself wearing each pair and post the image on my Twitter feed (maybe I‘ll set up a blog if it’s going really well)

• I can wear the same brand and even the same style twice so long as it’s in a different colour (or significantly different in style)

• Even if I’m going to a formal event, I have to wear that day’s trainers (I’ll keep a few decent, presentable pairs in the wings for such occasions)

• If anyone is kind enough to donate unwanted old trainers*, I will not be keeping them (I don’t want it to look like I’m just trying to build my collection) but will donate them to charity (via shoe banks, I expect, or if they’re in a really good condition I’ll auction them on ebay to raise even more money). 

(*See, I’m starting the “begging” part early)

• I’ll make sure there’s a sci-fi connection every now and then! (Hmmm, anybody got any Avengers Vans or Star Wars Adidas I could borrow?)

 

Alzheimer's Research UK:

I’ve chosen this charity for two main reasons:

• There is no history of Alzheimer's in my family, so I’m not just doing this as some kind of insurance policy!

• Because of who I am, and who follows me on Twitter, I realise that I will be relying to a large extent on SFX readers an SF fans to donate (pretty please) as well as family and friends. As such it seem only right to choose a sci-fi/fantasy related charity, so I’m delighted to give any proceeds to the charity supported by Sir Terry Pratchett.

How you can help:

• You can donate money

• You can donate/loan Size 9 trainers (probably only releavant to people within shoe-throwing distance of me) – I actually find the idea of wearing other people’s shoes a bit icky (blame longstanding trauma from school PE lessons when I forgot my kit and was forced to wear stuff from the dreaded locker) but hey, that just adds to the challenge and why you should sponsor me!

 

Cheers

DG

 

Comments and Donations
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Dave Golder 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
30/12/2014
Cash I’ve been given as sponsorship
Grahame Jones 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
30/12/2014
From the Clown. Better late than never!
Lisa Wood 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/12/2014
Well done Dave, so very nearly there! Here's hoping you get a last minute rush of donations to take you to your target.
Steven Ellis 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
27/12/2014
Jonathan Applet 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
22/12/2014
Great work Dave, nearly there!
Tara hobson 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
21/12/2014
Happy Christmas & good call!
Sam Blanchard 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
21/12/2014
Rhian Drinkwate 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
21/12/2014
Merry Christmas!
Guy Haley 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/12/2014
Steve Jarratt 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
09/12/2014
Well done Mr. Golder. Have some money.
Michael Molcher 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
09/12/2014
Phil Shipley 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
09/12/2014
Pete MacKenzie 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
29/11/2014
Ellie Graham 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
19/11/2014
Jonathan Applet 
Donated £15.00 (+ £3.75 Gift Aid)
09/11/2014
Well done Dave!
Rhian Drinkwate 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
06/11/2014
Aww I love Warehouse 13! (Haven't seen final series yet though)
Helen Astbury 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
27/10/2014
From the colleagues of Phil Shipley
Paula Miller 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
09/10/2014
As promised, Paula
Geoff Golder 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
26/09/2014
Mum and Dad
Rhian Drinkwate 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
23/09/2014
Anonymous 
Donated £30.00 (+ £7.50 Gift Aid)
02/09/2014
Car Boot profits from donated trainers
Phil Shipley 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
30/08/2014
Jes Bickham 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
28/08/2014
Good luck Dave!
Crishna Simmons 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
28/08/2014
Peter Bayly 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
26/08/2014
Simon Barnett 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
03/08/2014
Keep on going Mr G.
Zoe Gould 
Donated £15.00 (+ £3.75 Gift Aid)
01/08/2014
Geoff Golder 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
27/07/2014
From Mum and Dad
Lisa Wood 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
25/07/2014
Sorry it's not much again but I can spare this much at least for a good cause. Keep up the good work Dave
David VanKappel 
Donated £15.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
15/07/2014
Martin Rowe 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
04/07/2014
Dan Grenfell 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
01/07/2014
For 6 months! (And for wearing my running shoes more than I have in that time...)
Phil Shipley 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
28/06/2014
Michaela Gray 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
28/06/2014
Dave Bradley 
Donated £65.00 (+ £16.25 Gift Aid)
17/06/2014
"You're all clear kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home."
Lisa Wood 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
16/06/2014
Keep up the good work, you're almost half way! Can't afford to give much at the mo but whose gonna stop me donating again before you complete your quest?! PS Good luck with the search for more trainers.
Debora Bradley 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
15/06/2014
Dave, this is amazing. Love the pics.
Victoria Warren 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
13/06/2014
You are clearly working really hard on this challenge! It's no mean feet! (see what I did there ;¬) Came across you serendipitously whilst taking some time to read my twitter feed. That charming Mr Pegg tweeted about you. I read, looked, chuckled and thought - yeah! Well Done! Yet, as is so often the case, people look and move on. I cannot spare much - but you can have what little I have to offer. Well done! And Huzzuh!
Kat Middleton 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
09/06/2014
Dave Golder 
Donated £75.00 (+ £18.75 Gift Aid)
08/06/2014
Profits from selling donated trainers
Jayne Nelson 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
04/06/2014
Geoff Golder 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
23/05/2014
From Mum and Dad
Paula Miller 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
20/05/2014
A birthday donation from Paula
Sarah Montrose 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
20/05/2014
Happy birthday, you dap(per) chap. Brilliant stuff, for a very worthy cause xxx
Stacey Whittle 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
20/05/2014
Rhian Drinkwate 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
20/05/2014
Happy Birthday :-)
Dave Golder 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
06/05/2014
Money raised from trainer sales
Russell Lewin 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
28/04/2014
Doing well Dave, doing well. Keep it up!
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
28/04/2014
Pete Bayly 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
16/04/2014
Amy Davies 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/04/2014
Great challenge!
Stephen Jewell 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
11/04/2014
Keep up the good work, Dave. You've done well to keep it up what with all the various deadlines!
Martin Fahey 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
03/04/2014
Brilliant blog, keep up hard wok :)
Sarah Dobbs 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
31/03/2014
Jayne Nelson 
Donated £50.00 (+ £12.50 Gift Aid)
31/03/2014
Gill McBurney 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
31/03/2014
Charlotte Marty 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
30/03/2014
Good luck with the rest of the challenge! Keeping my eyes peeled for rogue size 9s on my frequent charity shop trawls...
Rhian Drinkwate 
Donated £15.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
28/03/2014
Eanna O' Keefe 
Donated £20.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
24/03/2014
Philippa Watts 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
16/03/2014
Stacey Whittle 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/03/2014
Wendy Mann 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
09/03/2014
Laura Harmon 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
02/03/2014
:) Good man yersel :) Laura (aka lora4dan)
Rhian Drinkwate 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
28/02/2014
I need to remember to bring those shoes in for you!
Steve Harcourt 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
28/02/2014
Michaela Gray 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
27/02/2014
Geoff Golder 
Donated £15.00 (+ £3.75 Gift Aid)
24/02/2014
Here's another donation towards your total - keep up the good work!!
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
22/02/2014
Sarah Fones 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
12/02/2014
Keep up the good work! xx
Zoe Gould 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
12/02/2014
You conned me! You cant donate a pound!
William Salmon 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
06/02/2014
Good on yer Dave. My Dad suffered from Alzheimer's in his last years and it's a truly terrible thing. Thanks for doing your bit to fight it.
Gail Thompson 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
03/02/2014
Regrettably I'm a size 4 so suspect you wouldn't want to borrow any of my shoes :)
Michaela Gray 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
01/02/2014
Zoe Gould 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
31/01/2014
Rhian Drinkwate 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
31/01/2014
Katriona Middle 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
31/01/2014
This a bloody brilliant sponsor challenge and a very deserving charity!
Miriam McDonald 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
28/01/2014
Stacey Whittle 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
27/01/2014
Nick Peers 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
23/01/2014
Best of luck, Dave!
Rhian Drinkwate 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
23/01/2014
Matthew Badham 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
22/01/2014
Paula Miller 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
20/01/2014
A knew you had a lot of pairs of trainers, but 365? Really?
Geoff Golder 
Donated £15.00 (+ £3.75 Gift Aid)
20/01/2014
Iain Hepburn 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
15/01/2014
Good luck chief
Jessica Speed 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
15/01/2014
What did one snow man say to the other ?
John Bollan 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
14/01/2014
Phil Shipley 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
11/01/2014
Steven Gotobed 
Donated £25.00 (+ £6.25 Gift Aid)
10/01/2014
Good luck on your sole quest! Mr & Mrs G:)
Andrea Ball 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
10/01/2014
Tim Norris 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
09/01/2014
David Bradley 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
07/01/2014
We know you've got sole, Dave: this is no mean feet.
Anonymous 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
05/01/2014
John Edwards 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
05/01/2014
Ian Coomber 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
05/01/2014
As an SFX reader who has seen how dementia affected not just my Granddad's life, but also those of my parents who cared for him, there is no way I cannot support such a novel and original (and I am sure somewhat challenging) way of raising money for such a great cause. And don't forget research into Alzheimers was also supported by Gerry Anderson, whose team continue to do so in his name!
Richard Edwards 
Donated £15.00 (+ £3.75 Gift Aid)
03/01/2014
Good luck, Dave! St Hubbins, patron saint of quality footwear, is on your side.
Narin Flanders 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
03/01/2014
Great cause and wonderfully bonkers way to raise money. I have Catwoman and Wonder Woman Converse in a 9 if they count for trainers purposes (and you can wear them in summer to minimise grime ;))
James Lovegrove 
Donated £15.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
02/01/2014
Craven sycophancy. Plus: good cause.
Jeni Smith 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
02/01/2014
Brilliant :) good luck with it!
Dan Grenfell 
Donated £20.00 (+ £5.00 Gift Aid)
01/01/2014
BECAUSE DAFT.
Tracy Lister 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
01/01/2014
Emma Ryal 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
01/01/2014
Marie Ryal 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
01/01/2014
I don't have any size 9 trainers as I'm only a size 3.
Fiona James 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
01/01/2014
Good luck!
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
01/01/2014