FCE charity promotional video – It’s bloody awesome!

9 Dec

It gives me great pleasure Ladies and Gentlemen to present to you (cue drum roll) … THE FINAL CONTINENT EXPEDITION charity promo video! (Lights please)


Ummmm shave all hair from the shoulders up?

If you watched it, you will agree with me that Sich did an AMAZING job, especially when he had no expedition footage to work with. The footage he used is of his parent’s trip to Africa in 1970 with an old school super 8 camera (it was probably old school back then).

And yes, I feel extremely lucky that Sichs and my path crossed, he really does add a whole new dimension to the Final Continent Expedition. Watching the video just gets me excited to think what he will put together for the actual documentary when he has actual footage!

So jump on board the FCE train folks, help us get the word out about this, help us raise the $12,000 for Bicycles for Humanity and help me get beaten up in Africa for looking like a skin head with no eye brows!

Oh yeah, I have a challenge for you, try and watch the video without smiling! What is it about dishevelled laughing African kids that makes you smile?

OK, the FCE train is leaving, jump on, toot toot!

Nuthin but love Hap

19 Responses to “FCE charity promotional video – It’s bloody awesome!”

  1. Spanna at 5:18 am #

    Woohoo Hap and Mandy and Sich!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!!!!

    • Hap at 5:23 am #

      Woohooo to you too! woohoo

  2. Elisha at 6:07 am #

    Truly AWESOME!!

    • Hap at 8:55 am #

      You’re AWESOME, FCE fundraising event manager! Will be in touch, maybe a business meeting in Ruby Bay, Marlborough Savvy, ummm

  3. crystal at 10:03 am #

    That is impossible to watch without cracking a grin! I am so excited for you guys and your adventures and outreach 😉
    What is your fundraising deadline? Johne is trying to work on possibilities here with Coca-Cola. It’s not a promise, but could be HUGE!!!

    • Dawn Axelson at 1:41 pm #

      LOVE IT! Maybe I can get kids involved, but fundraising with low income can be challenging… especially in this economy that you are fortunate to be escaping.
      HUGE HUGS! 🙂

      • Hap at 3:16 pm #

        Hey Dawn,
        Thanks for the comment, yeah would be cool if you could organise a little fundraiser, but obviously a little hard in a low socio economic area. But you can share the story with the kids, hopefully it inspires some of them to greatness. Maybe the could do some drawings or something, or make little videos about their dreams, I would be happy to put them up on my website. just thoughts.
        OK, stay well.
        NBL Hap

    • Hap at 3:13 pm #

      Hey Crystal,

      I first read that and thought it read “is impossible to watch without cracking a gin”

      No real fundraising deadline, ideally before we leave would be perfect, but we will continue to fundraise along the road. I’m also looking on top of the $12,000, to get some money together to buy building supplies to put in the container to help implement it at the other end, as building supplies are pretty sparse over there. The last group spent $8000 on building supplies for the implementation, ummmm money money aye.

      I realise Johne can’t promise anything, but the fact he trying is AWESOME and really appreciated.

      Big love to you guys.


  4. felicity at 10:43 am #

    Absolutely beautiful & inspiring. I am incredibly excited for ya’ll and this amazing mission you are embarking on. x

    • Hap at 3:14 pm #

      Cheers Felicity,
      Yeah it’s all pretty exciting, I’m loving how everything is coming together and everyone pitching into help, really cool.
      Cheers Hap

  5. Geoff at 2:19 pm #

    Absolutely EPIC!


    • Hap at 3:17 pm #

      Chur folks,
      Not long now until I’m home, fancy that aye, at home for Xmas!
      NBL Hap

  6. Elle at 5:45 pm #

    Awesome Hap! Made every one watch it in the office today.
    I’m so excited for you. I’d suggest sneaking into your bag, but 5000km if going to be hard enough without any extra weight!

    PS: We went to Carrawine Gorge too today, thought of you as the swamp monster 🙂 Last day at Woodie on Monday! Woop!

    • Hap at 7:06 pm #

      Nice one El,

      Bloody classic, the ol swamp monster -I’m laughing at the thought of jacko chasing me around covered in smelly mud and river weed-. Dam Woodie was good times. your last day? for ever or before xmas?

      Cheers for all the support, your a rock (pun intended)

  7. Ngaire at 6:01 pm #

    YOU. ARE. A. LEGEND!! Love the vid, love the energy, love the spirit of adventure, love you guys!!!

    • Hap at 7:07 pm #

      Cheer Niza,
      I’m just the sum of all these awesome people around me helping me out, it really is wicked all the support.
      You keep ripping it and looking forward to your new website.
      Nuthin but love Hap

  8. Dawn Axelson at 12:07 pm #

    HAP! I shared your story with my PeaceJam kids (after school service learning group inspired by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates) and they loved hearing about you. Some kids brainstormed some ideas (I explained that we could not send bikes) and they came up with these two ideas:
    1. Start collecting “nickels for bicycles” where we start collecting nickels… We already do Pennies for Peace.
    2. Hats for Hap– where we have a couple hat day where kids get to wear hats for the during school but have to pay $1.00 to do so. The money would go to you.
    They loved seeing all of your pix and were quite inspired. Hope we can help ya. 😉

    • Hap at 3:49 pm #

      Thats AWESOME Dawn. Super cool, I love hearing that, brings a smile to my face. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and the money the kids raise will go straight to the sea container, so they will be able to see how the money they raised help the locals in Africa, through my blog and photos they can see the progress.

      Great work, if there is anything I can do please let me know.

      Thanks Hap

    • Hap at 8:50 pm #

      Hats for Hap, how cute!!

      It’s so great to hear that the story is being shared. My good friend Ingrid has shared Hap’s story for the past couple years with her class, and I think it’s an excellent thing to share and get kids thinking about a different type of reality!
      Wow, so glad you’re participating we love the support, on all angles.
      Merry xmas break!!!!!!!

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