From: Dan Wedgwood
I'm writing to ask for a quick favour - we've entered our new company into a
Barclays business competition and a bunch of clicks on our entry page online
could help us win a sack of start up funding.
If you have a minute to 'back this idea
<https://www.takeonesmallstep.co.uk/Entry/View/6588> ' on the website it
will help our chances of getting shortlisted and then potentially winning
£50k of funding over the first year.
It's called Pedal Walla - Bristol's first pedicab company! You can watch the
intro video and back us here
<https://www.takeonesmallstep.co.uk/Entry/View/6588> or click this image.
<https://www.takeonesmallstep.co.uk/Entry/View/6588> Back Pedal Walla to
Time is short so to make an impression on the judges before they decide on
the shortlist it would be great if you can do some clicking, and commenting
if you like it, to help us out. Much appreciated.
We reckon Pedal Walla will go down a storm in Bristol and we intend to run
it in a way that creates jobs and gets loads of people involved. We'll carry
passengers around Bristol, at festivals and events, run local advertising
and a bunch of other stuff like tourist sightseeing and private hire for
We're going to offer community groups and charities reduced rates and
subsidised advertising and we're also going to make it possible for small
groups of people to hire out a bike and run their own micro-pedicab-business
which could be good for busy people that have always wanted to start their
own project on the side, students, or just a bunch of mates who like the
I'm working as part of the same team behind The Adventurists which is all
about running extreme adventures that raise money for charity. While the
adventures and the teams raise money for the official charities, in this
case Pedal Walla is going to donate a percentage of profits to initiatives
and charity projects in India supporting Rickshaw drivers - the pulling,
cycling and driving kind. A relevant and massively worthy cause which will
have knock on benefits for the families of the drivers and their own
Cheers for your help. Grovelling apologies to anyone I haven't been in touch
with for many moons, I hope you're well and would be great to hear from you.
Back in 1996, having just finished my University finals I set up the "Wedgwood Family Worldwide" Genealogy Pages. Hosted free by Geocities until last year they grew steadily, and ever more contacts were made with kith and kin around the globe.
I am not able to spend nearly as much time as I would like developing the pages further.
In 2009 Geocities free sites have been ended - a new site http://www.familyhistorian.info has been set up and material is slowly being migrated. This new 'Wedgwood Portal' links to Genealogical Database options, notable biographies and this blog. These links are replicated below.
I set up this blog to enable me to regularly, and easily post news, genealogical tidbits and updates to the site whilst still retaining access to the old pedigree charts and links to Philip Richards' database, which is the most up-to-date anywhere.
Please enjoy the site, do get in touch and consider joining the Wedgwood-L mailing List to keep in touch with the global family. Finally, apologies in advance if I am tardy in my responses, I am part way through a part-time Ph.D, and I work full time. I will get to you eventually, but don't be shy in re-sending, with a sharp word!