KL.FM Off Air, by Simon Rowe - June 14, 2016
Another 6 weeks have passed and guess what I’m still doing? Yes 10,000 Selfies continues….It’s been about 8 months now and I still don’t think anyone appreciates just how heavy that enormous selfie board gets or how much you start to ache holding a selfie stick at arm’s length all day. But hey I’m a trooper, and will continue on my quest to meet 10,000 people across West Norfolk, Wisbech and Fakenham.
Since my last column thanks to 10,000 selfies I’ve seen Mercury pass over the sun, re-opened Natwest Bank in King’s Lynn, got covered in paint in the colour run over in Wisbech, attended Ladies Day at Fakenham Races, hosted the Hanse Festival in King’s Lynn and helped raise over £2,000 at the Bratopia Ball hosting the raffle and auction. A big well done to Jane Lord who organised that event for Breast Cancer Care who I would like to congratulate for such a great evening.
Most recently I gave a talk to the Police Cadets and delivered toys to the force for the children’s room at the police station, joined in with the amazing future Olympians at Lynnsport’s Adapted sports day. Last week I also caught up with the Royal Air Force, Cambridgeshire Police and more at the College of West Anglia in Wisbech as the Uniform Service Students from both Kings Lynn and Wisbech were put against each other in a challenge day which included an assault course, tug of war, running, fitness and more.
This month my quest to help charities and community groups continues with an a trip to Springwood High to speak about a career in radio, a family trip which I’m really looking forward to at Pensthorpe Wildlife Park, the owners have invited me and the Selfie board for some pictures in the gardens and with the wildlife. Also at the end of June my plan is to help West Rayham Primary find out as much as they can about their village for a very special school project they are calling One Village. Along with looking for as many people that have lived in the village this will also go a long way to reaching my target of 10,000.
In July I’m hoping the numbers will be big as KLFM hosts what could possibly be Festival Too’s biggest night yet, the opportunity for thousands of selfies will be on Saturday July 2nd when The Vamps perform on the Tuesday Market Place. There’s also hosting duties for me at the Freebridge Community Awards, my annual trip to meet the Year 8’s at Springfest and one of my favourite events of the year at the amazing Houghton Hall supporting Cancer Research UK for Race for Life. It’s always a sea of pink and as you might imagine full of emotion.
I’m six Selfie sticks down, and now 2 Selfie Boards in, but to be fair after 6000 Selfies its miracle I’ve not needed more going my track record of breaking things.
I hope to see you out and about very soon and would love you to be part of my 10,000 Selfie Challenge. Visit klfm967.co.uk to see all the pictures so far.
Thanks and see you on the radio tomorrow morning from 6.