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Twestival – I’m challenged to wear an I HEART STEVIE G t shirt!

21 Mar


As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a regional co-ordinator for Twestival, the global twitter festival taking place on Thursday 25th March – raising money for Concern.

We’re setting a target of £250 for all four of our Twestival UK & Ireland regional co-ordinators to submit themselves to a humiliating challenge for the day.

And, my challenge is simply awful!

As some of you may know, I’m an out and out Manchester United supporter, with Roy Keane and Eric Cantona as two of my all time heroes. Well known for my twitter banter with Liverpool FC fans, my outspoken challenges often spark a string of abuse in my twitter stream.

So, it was pretty simple finding something that would challenge me to my limits!

As long as we reach the overall £250 target for all four challenges, I’ll be wearing an “I heart Stevie G” t shirt for a full 24 hours starting on Thursday 25th March at 9am GMT. In other words… eating, tweeting, meeting and sleeping with my I heart Stevie G t shirt.

Twitpics and videos will be available throughout the day to ensure that I do indeed follow through with the 24 hour challenge.

So, if you’d like to see me suffer humiliation for the day, please donate now by clicking here. All proceeds to @concern.

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Twestival – using social media for social good – 25 March 2010

20 Mar

If ever there was a great example of the power of social media, Twestival is it. Twestival (Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good – this year, having education as its chosen theme. Organised 100% by volunteers, through Twitter, on March 25 2010, hundreds of cities across the world will be hosting events to have fun, meet fellow twits and raise awareness of this year’s chosen charity Concern’s projects. Simply put: Tweet | Meet | Give

Check out the video below which gives a great overview of Concern’s education projects.

And here’s a quote from Concern on being the chosen Twestival charity for 2010.

“All of us at Concern Worldwide are very excited to be involved with the second annual Twestival and would like to thank everyone involved across the world for helping to raise vital funds and awareness for our education programmes. Twestival is such a fantastic example of the difference that can be made when individuals join together to volunteer and take action.”

So why am I blogging about this? Well, I’m a UK & Ireland regional co-ordinator looking after Scotland, NI and Ireland. Being an avid twit, along with wanting to dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to help others, I just had to be involved.

Wherever you are in the UK & Ireland, there’s a Twestival near you. Have you got your ticket yet?