The lovely people at the Schools Advisory Service in Mansfield, near Nottingham, have agreed to help us by being our main sponsor for the expedition. Do you know what a sponsor is? Perhaps your teacher could explain?
The Schools Advisory Service makes sure you can always have a teacher in your class. They do this by providing some clever insurance, that pays for a different teacher to take your class if your usual teacher is unwell. They also provide all sorts of services to help your teacher stay well in the first place, which is a really good idea.
Make Believe Ideas have given us some of their special Amazing Academy Survival books for some of our competition prizes.
We are hugely grateful to Dave and Frances at 4 Site 4×4 Tyre Centres, who helped out by finding us a set of fabulous General Grabber AT2 tyres, and the kit we will need to change tyres whilst on expedition in remote areas. they have even agreed to train us in using tyre levers successfully, and to pass on a few trade tips!
David Bowyer at Goodwinch gets loads of calls from people asking for winches, but he didn’t get one from us! We already bought a winch and winch bumper from him last year, so this time he helped us out with a below cost deal on all of our recovery kit. Thank you David, you certainly did look after us. Now that we have all manner of ropey type things, and shackles, and swage blocks, we will be confident that we can get ourselves unstuck, should the need arise.
Ben at Mirage of Kent Ltd has agreed to provide us high security window film for the side windows of Landy, including sonme dark tint on the rear windows to keep things away from prying eyes. He’s also done a grand job of sign writing the vehicle, making sure our sponsors get great exposure for their brands. And there’s a cool map on the door showing where we are going!
We are really pleased to be able to work with SkyTag. SkyTag use global satellites to help find missing vehicles or equipment around the world. We will be helping them test their equipment in some of the remoter parts of the world.
Insight Creative – have provided us with technical website support. Thanks guys, you have been lifesavers!
Thanks to Land Rover Clothing and Gifts for discounted supplies of materials for schools.
Miles & Barr Lettings are helping us with letting our house while we are away. We really appreciate this as this means it is one less thing to worry about.