April 2nd, 2012… Email of the Week

One of the best things about seeing our campaigner’s section grow is seeing all the great goals that people have set themselves. From skydiving and marathon running to reading more books and learning another language, it’s really important to note that everyone’s list is different and that satisfaction and purpose is relative to the individual.

With that in mind, one of our committed campaigners, Dan, has a list of absolute mayhem and I can’t help but smile each time he updates his list with stories of being a knife-throwers assistant or more recently being set on fire! Not only is Dan one unique man but he’s also raising money for the bat conservatory at the same time.

Dan on fire...

Now Dan actually took the time to write a lovely email to me recently and so I thought what better time to post our ‘Email of the Week’.


Reading about your journey and the great work you’ve been doing for Camp Quality really opened my eyes to the potential of harnessing my own bucket list to help others in need. It’s only been a year or so since I stumbled across your blog, but I’m very grateful for having the opportunity during that time to interact with a wonderful group of  ‘100 things’ campaigners and do my small part in raising money for kids and families affected by cancer.

Anyway, I just thought I’d touch base with you and extend an overdue thank-you for being such an inspiration. Without your sage advice, I would have found launching ‘Project: Endangered’ (a fundraising idea I had for Bat Conservation & Rescue Queensland- http://www.bats.org.au/) an insurmountable challenge. While volunteering as a knife-thrower’s assistant or becoming a human fireball can offer a fun alternative to an otherwise routine weekend, the real buzz comes from knowing that charities can benefit from this at the same time!

Keep up the top work!


Good work Dan and you’re a great example of what’s possible when you put your mind to it- no matter what your cause is!
Now if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering if there’s any footage of Dan being set on fire and I’m stoked to announce that there is! Before showing you though I should most probably add a warning that this stunt was performed under the most professional and strictest conditions and should not be replicated unless you are mad, like Dan. Oh and I should also note that I don’t think Dan will mind if you admit to laughing when he falls over half way through the stunt! He survived unscathed, if not for his dislocated shoulder!

Well done Dan!

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