Here’s a fundraising page that caught our eye recently.
Mark Walker is raising money for Brake, in memory of his brother Ian, and he’s just completed a coast-to-coast mountain bike ride with a team of friends which he’s been blogging about here.
We’re impressed by their persistent work to keep Ian Walker’s memory alive and by the amount of progress they’ve made towards a pretty hefty target. Mark also managed to find a handy way for supporters to track their progress along the route.
When we contacted Mark yesterday, he said:
I am absolutely delighted that we have completed the challenge, something which I am very proud to put my brother's name on. The Justgiving page has been an ideal portal for receiving donations but we did receive the odd complaint that the website, for one reason or another, would not accept donations, but other than that it has been absolutely ideal and painless.
We’re so sorry that some of you have had trouble donating lately. We know the site’s been slower than usual because of heavier traffic and charities’ end of year reporting and we’re in the process of moving to some new, faster servers to solve the problem. In the meantime, if you’re in any doubt as to whether we’ve processed your donation, please contact our helpdesk at email@example.com
Congratulations Mark and the Minorplanet team for making it to the end of a tough challenge!