Front page material! The Progress Leader
It doesn’t get any better for us lil chooks than to be promoted on the front page of any publication, and that’s exactly what happened today when Boroondara’s local Leader Newspaper released their latest edition.
We have had an overwhelming response from publications in recent weeks, and this was another step forward for us at 1egg1world. The article goes on to explain our project’s most up-to-date events, and will be a great help in promoting our charity.
Trio hatch charity
It seems almost inconceivable – trading an egg for $1 million. But Hawthorn’s Andrew Fincher and university friends Chris Wright and Josh O’Meara, (pictured) are on their way to doing just that, through their ambitious fundraising initiative – 1egg1world.
Turn to page 10 to find out how.
Charity a plucky idea
IT SEEMS almost inconceivable – trading an egg for $1 million.
But Hawthorn’s Andrew Fincher and university friends Chris Wright and Josh O’Meara, (pictured) are on their way to doing just that, through their ambitious fundraising initiative – 1egg1world.
The quirky project was inspired by Canadian Kyle McDonald, who famously traded one red paperclip for a house via 14 trades in one year.
The trio, who light-heartedly refer to themselves as chickens, kicked-off their project in November 2008 by trading an egg, laid by one of Mr. O’Meara’s chooks, for the Coneheads soundtrack.
The CD was then traded for board game Boggle, the game for a Lonely Planet book, and the book for a digital camera.
The camera was traded for a 1988 Toyota Camry (sold at the wreckers for $100), and a charity BBQ raised an extra $400, then traded for a signed Sir Donald Bradman cricket bat (valued at $2000).
Mr. Fincher, 21, said the aim was to raise $1 million to give to overlooked charities. He said 1egg1world had every chance of succeeding.
The boys’ Facebook group, Chicks’n’Duck Waterloo, has already attracted 535 friends.
“People are often a little reserved in giving to charities because they feel that they are not getting anything in return, “Mr. Fincher said.
Those who participate in trades are rewarded with a photo of themselves with one of the chickens, posted on the 1egg1world website.