I have been walking every Sunday with my friends and neighbours around Fitch Mountain (the bump in the landscape behind Healdsburg, where I live). It’s quite a climb, especially if we do it in the reverse direction. We call ourselves Fitch Mountain Fitness!! Carol asked me to walk with her and her team for the 10th Annual North Bay Heart Walk. So, now, I am sheepishly asking and gratefully accepting sponsorship for this walk.
Here is a poem I sent round to my colleagues at work.
How do I ask for sponsors? Let me count the ways
I shall ask with all the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, and believing in foresight
For the end begins with starting and ideal waist
I shall ask on thy level, of corporate everydays
That the total employee contribution
Be matched by My Corporation, Inc.
I shall ask freely, as I strive for Right
I shall ask purely, as I turn from Praise
I shall ask with hands held out like Oliver Twist
Of my colleagues and My Corporation to assist
With smiles and sweat and saving face
That I do not trip on the day of the race