This week, the RRS Ernest Shackleton is CROSSING THE LINE and the eight uninitiated
BAS employees on board are scared. Very scared. Especially Rhian.
In what started out as an innocent joke in the bar, Rhian has found herself
committed to having her DREADS CHOPPED OFF for charity.
On the proviso that every one on the ship makes a contribution, Rhian has agreed
to have her head shaved and Ben (the dentist) has agreed to match the sum they
raise. The money will go towards building an urgently needed intensive care
ward for a children’s hospital in Malawi – see the attached poster, in
(2.2Mb) or Word
We’re now opening bids to bases, ships and the world at large! How much would
you give to see Rhian’s dreads go? How much would you give to see the photos?
All you have to do to pledge-a-dread is send an email, now,
to Ben Molyneux or Rhian Salmon stating the amount you pledge. If an excess
of £1000 is pledged, and the crew all sign up, the dreads go, photos will
be published on the Shackleton website
in a week, and you’ll get an email explaining where to send your money to. We
accept cash, cheque and BAS account transfers!
More details are in the poster, but this is a really good cause – the
Philippa Clarke Hospital Wing (the children’s ward) of the QECH hospital in
So, please, send an email now to rasa@south* if you’re within BAS, to rhian(at)felixsalmon(dot)com
if you’re in the rest of the world, or leave a comment below if you want to
make your donation public and thereby encourage others.