Firing for Effect

16 Apr 2014

And that wraps up project Broadside. As with last time, that means reviewing it against the original goals.

We raised £2334 for Mind, 141% of their fundraising target and 117% of mine. I’d like to translate that into approximate real-world impact, but I’m still looking for the relevant stats. In terms of ‘number of people who will be significantly helped by these resources’, though, it’s definitely ‘more than one’.

The Mind marathon team collectively raised more than £450k.

Fire Hazard ran three events, totalling just under 200 players. I know we helped a lot of people have a lot of fun running; as always, I don’t know how many of them went on to do more, themselves.

We haven’t built out much of a Fire Hazard community again, yet. But I see the odd connections forming, and the pub is always full an hour after the game, and I’m happy with that.

And as for the race? I finished it, I didn’t hate it, and I didn’t get hurt - three from three. The time (within 0.05% of my original estimate), that’s a bonus.

It took a small army to make this happen. I’d like to thank the Fire Hazard crew: Ben, David, Douglas, Elle, Justin and Simon, my friends for their wholehearted support (Katya for impromptu training runs, Camilla for ginger tea and reassurance), the donors, and everyone who played Citydash, spread the word, or cheered along the way.

Couldn’t have done it without you, and wouldn’t have wanted to. Cheers, guys.