More funding coming in! For the River Gambia Expedtion 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey

We are immensely grateful for yet another donation – this time, from Thelma & Sandy Youngson, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK.

As with our 2009 expedition donors, the Youngsons will get to choose an Exclusive Limited Edition Fine Art Print (please see following example ‘Herouna with his White Horse), from the 2012 expedition series – signed by Jason Florio – as a thank you for their donation of over $100 / £65 (the size of the print depends on how much is donated – please see our ‘How to Donate & Wish List’ page for details). They’ll also get their name on a banner, photographed, and put up on the blog and our other social media sites – FB, Twitter, Tumblr

Herouna with his horse

‘Herouna with his white horse’ The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio
From his award-winning fine art photography series ‘Silafando’ – taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 920km African odyssey’

BUT: For those who haven’t got a $100/£65 + to spare, don’t worry, as every penny and cent will count. Donations between $20 USD/£13 GBP – $99/£65 you will be added to the blogroll list of thanks   and get your name or the name of your company/website link out there (see attached image) on the blog and social media sites too because, once we are on the expedition, every single donor will receive have their name, or company name/website, written (in BOLD) on a piece of card, wood, fabric, the canoe paddles, if it comes to it – basically, whatever we can find! One of the team will then hold it up and a photo will be taken – whether we are in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, rowing through hippo-abundant waters of Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal, or standing on the historical Kunta Kinteh Island, in The Gambia. The photo will then beposted onto the blog, twit-pic’d, Facebooked, Tumblr’d – the lot! (as soon as we can get an Internet connection down there, that is)

Your name/company name/website on a banner


Image © Helen Jones-Florio: Jason Florio – Karantaba, on the River Gambia, The Gambia – 2009

Thanks again, Thelma and Sandy!

Love and respect

H & Flo xx

*Please let us know when you donate, if you prefer you donation to be anonymous

Please click on the image below to watch Jason Florio as he explains how you can own one of his fine art photography prints, from a series of images he will take whilst on the River Gambia Expedition 2012:



About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) (under 'Projects') 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km
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