24 Hours Later. £5133.70 Raised.

Over the last 24 hours the Canonical Community Team spent an entire 24-hour period together working, interviewing community members, planning further work, and fund-raising for our six charities; Oxfam (Daniel Holbach), Greenpeace (David Planella), Little Kids Rock! (Jorge Castro), Autism Research Trust (Michael Hall), WaterAid (Nicholas Skaggs), and Homeless International (Myself).

I am delighted to announce that at the end of this period we each raised the following for our charities:

  • £1055 – Daniel Holbach
  • £610.50 – David Planella
  • £898 – Jorge Castro
  • £709.13 – Michael Hall
  • £588.68 – Nicholas Skaggs
  • £1272.39 – Myself

…this totaling £5133.70 for charity!

Thank-you to everyone who donated, many of whom donated to multiple horsemen; your generosity is hugely appreciated, not just by us, but also by the many people, families, and neighborhoods that will benefit from your contributions.

Throughout our 24 hours online we were joined by many people for interviews and discussions. Thanks to Stuart Langridge, Gema Gomez, Daviey Walker, Carlos de-Avillez, Chuck Short, Joey-Elijah Sneddon, Laura Czajkowski, Alan Pope, Rick Spencer, Marco Ceppi, Clint Byrum, Ted Gould, Martin Pitt, Mark Shuttleworth, and Didier Roché. Thanks also to everyone in the IRC channel and on Twitter who stayed up to support the marathon and watch the discussions, interviews, see us coordinate projects and UDS work, joke around with each other, and even cook and barbecue together. It was a blast!

Finally, of course, I want to thank Daniel Holbach, Jorge Castro, David Planella, Nicholas Skaggs and Michael Hall for agreeing to take a full 24 hours out of their life, away from their families, and outside of their comfortable beds to take part in this madness. Spending 24 hours with the same five other somewhat-sleep-deprived people could be a recipe for frustration, but I think I speak for everyone in that it was simply a pleasure to spend time together as a team and as friends. I feel blessed to work with such a talented, hard-working, and friendly team, and the last 24 hours was another reminder of why I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful job and with such a rocking team.

And with that written up…I am going to bed. Night all!

  • Benny

    Well done Community Team!! Have fun with your much needed sleep. :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/krnekhelesh Nekhelesh Ramananthan

    Congratulations!! You guys are awesome! I cannot believe I missed the interview with Mark Shuttleworth and Didier Roche. I look forward to seeing them later on youtube.

    But again congrats!

  • Anon

    Dammit, you didn’t loose your beard.

  • Little Kids Rock

    Thanks so much for supporting Little Kids Rock!! Kids deserve the chance to have music in their lives and Jorge, you helped bring that gift to many!

  • w1ngnut

    Glad you guys survived!! =) We hope this marathon inspires future ones and more people can donate.

    Great initiative!

    Now take some rest! =D

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  • http://matthewgreylingmusic.com Matthew Greyling

    That’s awesome! Sad that I missed this whole thing and didn’t know about it before now…