October update from Jim

Just to let you know how the preparations for the flight and the fund raising for the Alzheimer’s Society are progressing.
Dot and I have enjoyed a busy summer attending a variety of events to raise awareness of our flight.
We have enjoyed chatting with many friendly people at antique fairs, flower shows, an airshow, motorcycle events and rallies, motorhome shows and a national caravan rally.
In August we launched the competition with a prize of two £100 vouchers kindly donated by Sainsburys and Argos. All you have to do is make a small donation to estimate the number of miles the plane will fly on the journey around the world. The person whose estimate is the closest to the actual mileage flown will scoop the prize and there have been some interesting numbers put forward.
After a lot of frustration Dot managed to make ‘on-line’ entries available from our website. Though she is still having issues with the so called social media platforms..she still thinks that platforms are where you wait for a train!
You may also have seen the interview on BBC North West and Breakfast Show which resulted in some wonderful donations from individuals, families and companies who have arranged for their logos to be on the plane or have offered help with the supply of equipment. The good new is that the space on the aeroplane tail fin is almost full however the nose is still up for grabs.
I have begun the process of updating my pilots licence to meet the latest European regulations and Dot is keeping busy reading all about the navigation aids and studying the charts.
So lots of progress is being made but there is still a long way to go and the winter will be a busy time. It is also important to keep the momentum of the fund raising and we are always open to new ways or ideas on the best way forward. Please get in touch if you know of an event that we could attend to spread the word and attract donations.
Once again a huge thank you for your support.
Regards, Jim Jones.

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