Tim Oakes

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Please Sponsor Me!

I'm sure many of you will know but I'm due to be doing a parachute jump on easter bank holiday monday. Believe me I'm not doing this because I want to but because I thought it would be a good idea to help us raise money for a fantastic project in Zambia. There are 8 of us jumping and we're all raising money for Mutende Children's Village in the north of Zambia. I visited Mutende at easter last year and as I can't afford to go back this year I'm desperate to raise as much money as i possibly can. Along with the parachute jump and other fundraising events we are hoping to get £15000 to pay for the next phase of building work at the orphange. I've set my sights on raising £1000. There's no pressure but this is a super good cause and if you can sponsor me even just a pound I'd love you all the more for it.

If you do want to sponsor me then please email me at tim_oakes25@hotmail.com and if not just add me to your msn (only if you're interesting or good looking though!)

If you want to find out more about mutende there is a link to their website about two inches to the right.


36 Comments:

  • At 9:07 pm, March 02, 2006, Blogger jodes da princess said…

    I dont believe in children

     
  • At 8:26 am, March 03, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    Well I don't believe in adults

     
  • At 12:20 pm, March 03, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    poverty doesnt exist. its a myth

     
  • At 2:59 pm, March 03, 2006, Blogger Tim Lovell said…

    Africa surely can't exist. There can't be a continent THAT screwed up.

     
  • At 7:43 pm, March 03, 2006, Blogger jodes da princess said…

    nothing really exists. I am not really typing on a computer, words have no meaning mkia;efj njuea;n njknkje bndfl 'a nje;anf I am just a dream you once had.....ohhhhoooooooohhhohhhooooooooohhhh.....

     
  • At 9:45 pm, March 03, 2006, Blogger Tim Lovell said…

    Zambia is in the bottom 20 coutries with the lowest GDP per capita. It's on about $800, compared to a world average of $8,200, and Luxemburg at no.1 with $55,100.

    If you liked this fact, and would like to see more facts, then visit my blog, the official site of The 2006 Find a Fascinating Fact Contest.

     
  • At 1:08 pm, March 04, 2006, Blogger jodes da princess said…

    dude, self-styling spam? not cool

     
  • At 7:19 pm, March 04, 2006, Blogger Jon said…

    The foul stench of self promotion fills the air.

    Tim, I will give you 5p if you jump without a parachute.

     
  • At 7:30 pm, March 04, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    And how much if I use a parachute Jon?

     
  • At 10:41 pm, March 04, 2006, Blogger Tim Lovell said…

    I think that's the point, fellow Tim.

     
  • At 11:36 pm, March 04, 2006, Blogger jodes da princess said…

    these people dont need money, they just need love.

     
  • At 9:37 pm, March 05, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    westerners are the ones in real need.

     
  • At 8:51 am, March 06, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    Alright alright! It's ok if you don't want to sponsor me but don't put other people off!

     
  • At 5:29 pm, March 06, 2006, Blogger Cat said…

    Be fair people, this young man is willing to hurl himself out of a plane to potentially certain death for his principles! By the way does anyone know the probability of a parachute not opening? Might be an interesting fact for other Tim's blog is all im saying

     
  • At 6:09 pm, March 06, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    1 in 80,000 jumps results in fatality! I was hoping for something near 1 in 50,000,000 but hey the things you do!

     
  • At 6:36 pm, March 06, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    we'll sponser you. half the lowest and we'll pay that.

    i'll only pay up if you die.

     
  • At 7:47 am, March 07, 2006, Blogger Liz said…

    Come on, you ratbags, sponsor the boy!

     
  • At 3:43 pm, March 07, 2006, Blogger benny said…

    Looks like your heart strings internet appeal hasn't gone to well timmy. You might consider stealing as a more porfitable approach, maybe be a robin hood, steal from rich westerners and give it to poor aficans, you know you want to!

     
  • At 4:13 pm, March 10, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    are you sulking? we'll sponser you tim. whats the average?

     
  • At 5:31 pm, March 10, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    Yeah I was sulking but you've just popped a smile back on my face! It's not about averages, just what you feel you can give. Thanks for leading the way for others!

     
  • At 5:42 pm, March 10, 2006, Blogger jodes da princess said…

    2p?

     
  • At 9:30 pm, March 10, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    stop it wife. i'm far too humble to tell you an amount over a public blog so i'll give it to you in code.

    £5 + £5

    that ok?

     
  • At 9:30 pm, March 10, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    do you want a good shopping guide for £7.14?

     
  • At 6:19 pm, March 12, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    I see what you've done their Scriv! I was thinking about getting one and now you've put me in this position I'll have to say yes. You pay me £10 to help house little africans and I'll clean up my shopping habits - it's a deal.

     
  • At 7:52 pm, March 12, 2006, Blogger Tim Lovell said…

    Thats one heck of a bad deal there Timmy me old mucker. You get a tenner, then have to fork out hundreds of extra pounds through your life just to enable some stinking hippies to keep smoking their weed! You've been done like a kipper.

    I think you should get more in people's face about it. Try to show some starving little Africans, then go on everyones blog and send them a virus, until they either pay, or give an acceptable reason as to why they aren't going to pay.

    For me, I can't afford to coz I've got LITERALLY no money. I'm actually borrowing money now. Anyone got a grand I could have- no joke.

     
  • At 9:06 pm, March 12, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    Tim O, I cant believe you've told everyone how much I'm giving you without using the code. you've ruined my image of humility.

     
  • At 7:35 am, March 13, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    The starving, dying children has been done. If that worked on people they'd be giving all their money to oxfam and not me anyway.

    Scriv - you didn't tell anyone how much you were giving so you're still humble in my eyes. I was merely exploiting you as an example to everyone else!

     
  • At 1:19 pm, March 13, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    Scriv I've just realised how rude you've been to everyone else - you've suggested that only me and you can work out 5+5! Are you saying that Mr Lovell & Ben can't even work that out?!

     
  • At 8:17 pm, March 13, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    everyone else is thick

     
  • At 9:15 pm, March 13, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    Congratulations on your purchase of the lastest version of the good shopping guide (updated every december)!

    Can you please send me a cheque (payable: J. Scrivener) for £7.67 (53p delivery) to: ask ben.

    I'm gonna hold onto your copy until i see you. they're quite heavy to post! if you want me to post them to you then can you add another £2.50 (new total: £10.17) please? I should be seeing most of you soon anyway. I'm hoping to get them by the end of the week.

    Thanks very much for buying it, it'll hopefully change the way you shop. its really important to read the introduction or you wont get the rest of the book in any detail.

    cheers,

    Jon.

     
  • At 7:37 am, March 14, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    and your address is...?

     
  • At 5:23 pm, March 14, 2006, Blogger Scriv said…

    ask ben. i dont wanna give it online. i've been spamed enough!

     
  • At 11:14 pm, March 15, 2006, Blogger Liz said…

    So where were you?

     
  • At 8:02 am, March 16, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    Do you mean why didn't I come to the Jazz club? Well I've got uni work coming out of my ears so I was in hospital having a doctor pull it all out. Not really but I just have too much work on at the moment plus I probably couldn't afford it. Glad I was missed!

     
  • At 8:44 am, March 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As soon as I arrived Tina said, 'Isn't Tim with you?'
    Me (panicked), 'Is he supposed to be?'
    Tina, 'Yes.'
    Me, 'Aaaah, I didn't know!'

    You missed an excellent night, the best I've been to (which isn't many).

     
  • At 1:33 pm, March 16, 2006, Blogger Tim Oakes said…

    Tina's so melodramatic! I said to her that I didn't want to turn up on my own and so I'd probably get in touch with you and pick you up or something. Never mind I'm sure there will be many more opportunites to enjoy Jazz!

     

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