It’s been hectic
Time is going very quickly for The Fat Cabbies.
Progress so Far
We’ve lost just over 3 stone so far collectively (Brian is responsible for 1 of those stones by himself). We’ve now got 7 confirmed sponsors, and a very exciting partnership with Be Military Fit. More about them in a bit.
In the News
We’ve been on ITV news, BFBS radio, BBC London Radio, numerous publications as well as interviews with Saul on Cab Chat, Sean on LTR and featured in the trade press. It has moved very quickly for us and Team Fat Cabbies are quickly becoming a well organised and smooth running operation!
We’ve got to know each other very well and have created a team that is going to achieve our goals. With any great team, there needs to be an equally great team behind us. And this is happening. I have found out very quickly that organisations, companies and individuals want to be involved in something positive in our trade.
Raising funds for Taxi Charity has and will always be key to our project. They have been involved with us from day one and their ideas will play a key part in how we go forward fundraising for the charity.
We have the lovely Christina firmly on board. Christina heads Bowden PR and I’m in very close contact with her, almost on a daily basis. Christina is the ultimate professional and looks after our PR, media and marketing. There is no doubt in my mind that she is steering our ship in the right direction as far as PR is concerned and it has been down to her for getting us on ITV, BFBS Radio and there are many opportunities to promote Team Fat Cabbies in the pipeline.
Sponsors & Supporters
The wonderful team of people behind us is growing and they all are as committed and positive about this as we are.
Our sponsors to date are Cabvision, Ubiquitous, UCG, LCDC, Plan Insurance, CabApp.
We are also being supported by Cab Chat, London Taxi Radio, JustSo Clothing, Poppy Cabs and Taxipoint.
We have a long way to go and many more sponsors to find but I am confident this will take care of itself.
Be Military Fit
On the 3rd October 2018 we had an introductory meeting with Be Military Fit (with Bear Grylls). This meeting was fantastic. BMF have decided to support us, train us, give us advice on nutrition, provide medical assessments and prepare us for Kilimanjaro with altitude training. For us, this is invaluable. BMF’s role with Fat Cabbies is beyond doubt, the most important aspect to our preparation for our ultimate goal – getting to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
They are tailoring our training programme and are assigning us a team to push us and get us there. To have BMF take us under their wing and brand means this project has reached the next level very quickly and we all can’t wait to get the hard work started.
All of us at Team Fat Cabbies came out of that meeting very excited and feeling very positive about the next 12 months.
Action Challenge are a company that specialises in Kilimanjaro climbs. They have met with us and we have decided to take on this challenge with them. They are highly professional and will support us along the way. Not only when it comes to the climb itself, but they will also be instrumental in advising us over the next year about our preparations.
So, that’s where we are at the moment. Everything is going to plan and I will endeavour to keep you updated
You’ll be hearing a lot from us over the next year!