Thursday, 7 February 2008
WE HAVE A TAXI!!!
That's right everyone, as you can see we now have the Taxi which will take us on our merry way to Istanbul!
It has always been the main item of the trip and one which has taken the most effort in organising, as we couldn't afford the taxi with the funds we have together so a bit of fundraising was needed, which resulted in £170 being raised from the Ebay sales listed below!!
So we had roughly £700, with money coming from the 'Jingle Balls Quiz' which took place at Edge Hill University and also the Ebay sales, but a lot of taxi's were going for well over the £1000 mark so spirits were low as the start date of the One Ball Rally grew ever closer....
BUT THEN!! a chance browse of Ebay resulted in a taxi being located nearby in Lytham St Annes, MOT and Tax'd and looked exactly what we were after. I had a feeling, don't ask me what, but a feeling that we had waited for the right taxi and here it was!
We knew we had to act fast and a message was sent to Sean, the owner, telling him all about the event and why we were buying the taxi and then we had to wait for his reply.....
7 hours later we had the reply....he was more than happy to support OBR, thought it was a fantastic event and would do a deal for £700 straight up!!!! OBR HAD WHEELS!!!
Money changed hands on the Saturday, and then we had to test the taxi out so what better way than a trip to Oxford to show off to fellow One Ball Rallyer, Paul Ashton.
It was a 450 mile round trip and she took it like a dream.
Now all we need is a name and if you look over to the left, you can help us out in this department...
Thanks for all your support and don't forget to get in touch if you can help in any way possible.
One Ball Rally.
Posted by Dave Cook at 19:09