He writes :
Just when I think you’ve run out of surprises, you come up with another gem. It seems that not only are you unparalleled in your ability to expose airline shenanigans, and brilliant in your abilities to find and review new travel/tech gadgets for our consideration, but now you tell us that you are also a quiet hero, saving lives inbetween courses at dinner, and, more than ‘just’ this, encouraging us to get the skills to do the same. Thank you.
What will you come up with next? I can’t start to guess, but I definitely want to find out, and hope you’ll stick around to keep doing what you do. As you know, I’ve been a contributor to your annual fundraisers for some years now, and my sense has been that the last couple of years have brought you disappointing responses. I can’t singlehandedly support your excellent efforts, but I think I’ve come up with an idea – also taken from PBS style fundraising – that might be appropriate.
Accordingly, I issue a challenge to all your readers. I will match all contributions they send in, dollar for dollar, between now and next Friday, 2 December (up to $2500 in total). I think it appropriate, while we are giving thanks for much else in our lives today, and getting started on buying gifts for the Christmas/New Year’s season, to include you in our thoughts.
Please pass this on to your readers. I hope that, with their help, I can send you the full $2500 on 3 December.
I understand his challenge is open to all, both present supporters and those who have yet to support The Travel Insider. It is a great way of helping out twice as much, and at only half the cost to yourself.
So if you can rise to his challenge, please would you click this link to participate and add your support in any amount for him to match : http://thetravelinsider.info/2011/2011fundraising.htm
Many thanks – to him, of course, and to you too.