Bevan Barton, who conquered the 508 at age 16, has bigger ambitions; now 18, he is preparing a 13-month tour across the world as a fundraising campaign for AIDS research.
Recently came into contact with Bevan, and I volunteered to help with some of the logistical elements of his ride.
We are working within some tight financial constraints - so thought I would turn the question to my readership. Currently, we need:
- A reliable, lightweight laptop. Anyone who has an unused computer sitting around the home, let me know the make and model either via a comment here or email.
- A satellite phone. The first leg of Bevan's ride across Australia should be relatively safe, but as an emergency communication device, a sat phone will be essential when he goes through South America and stretches of western China/Mongolia. Monatary donations are welcome, but if anyone knows somebody who is capable of sponsoring a satellite-linked mobile, please message me.
Working on a shoestring budget means any help would be greatly appreciated. I will be running some fundraising activities Stateside while Bevan is on the road, but anyone who is able to help with a computer/phone ... or knows somebody who is in the position to contribute are encouraged to get in touch with me immediately; On July 20th, Bevan takes off to Australia and we hope to have all the equipment issues sorted out beforehand.
Back to your regularly scheduled surfing ...