Hi Air Guzzler,
I'm helping out (along with Paramedic Paul and Arfie) with this year's YD charity, RNLI, and Her Royal Highness Scubee is going to be YD Charity grand coordinator extraordinaire!
We remembered your extreme ironing thread and I wondered how you got on with this? Did you get much other interest?
It was your baby to start with so in my mind it would make sense for you to run with it and us to support you and help promote / encourage people / etc as much as possible to help it along and see if we can beat the amount YD raised last year for the RNLI?
I'm sure now that the charity has been officially announced and the sun is out and people are thinking about diving more we MUST be able to get many more than the 73 we need to snatch the title from the Aussies!
Undersea ironing record draws press | Oddly Enough | Reuters
extreme ironing bureau said:
"It was cold and I think they were bloody crazy," said local councillor Tom O'Connor, who with police helped authenticate the new record.
So it looks like we would need to have someone there to authenticate it. I guess that might just be counting people in / out of the water with gear?
Seem to be few rules...
Extreme Ironing Bureau said:
Whilst the EIB, is a fairly laid back organisation, we have had to put together a few "rules" before we can verify an "official" new record.
Board size: A miniature board is ok (although we prefer to see full sized boards wherever possible). However, it can't be one of those tiny boards. It needs to be at least 1 metre long, 30 centimeters at the widest point and have legs.
Irons: No plastic toys irons, they must be real irons. Travel irons are fine.
Garment: Any garment is suitable, but it must be at least the size of a tea towell. It's hardly impressive to iron a handkerchief.
Ironing: There must be visual proof of ironing (a photo or video clip) and it should be at a recognisable and verifiable landmark. For example, there's enough pictures of the top of Everest to verify that one. And, it sounds stupid, but you MUST be outdoors - no indoor ironing counts.
I guess my vote for location would be on the 6m shelf at Stoney Cove as it's central and if vis is 'alright' people could see it going on from the surface.
Also had vague thoughts on.... press and or TV coverage / see if Stoney will do discounted entry for ironers or make a contribution / celebrity participation / merchandise for the event (t-shirts?) / RNLI involvement/ people getting sponsorship? / donation of ironing boards?... just a few ideas to try to maximise donations from the event....
What do you think?