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Introducing Skippy. The gloves a touch of irony. Fight like girls apparently. No concept of the Queensberry Rules. But this particular marsupial shortly to be a very well travelled kangaroo. Accompanying Emma, my trusty steed, and I all the way down Australia. Popping up in the odd video clip or photo as we go. Already done some TV work. No, really.

Skippy - web

Alas, no room in the bag for Skippy to venture into Alaska. Need the space for extra rations. Instead, she’ll be given to a good home. That of whoever donates the most to The Outward Bound Trust during my time in Australia. Otherwise its sausages. With baked beans. You have been warned. So, please read the terms and conditions below and then click here to donate. Help the funds roll in to enable young people to unlock their real potential.


Terms and conditions


To be eligible to be considered for the award of Skippy:

(a) Donations must be made via Ken’s page (, together with

(b) A valid e-mail address, visible to Ken as the page owner.

Donations are made strictly in accordance with’s own terms and conditions. They are not payment for a ticket, goods or services, nor are they refundable. Under any circumstances.

Donations made by, or on behalf of, Ken’s immediate family, employees and agents of The Outward Bound Trust are not eligible for consideration for the award of Skippy.

Awarding of Skippy

Skippy will be awarded to the person making the largest eligible donation between 6 March 2011 and Ken’s completion of the Australian stage of his expedition. In the event of there being more than one such donation, one will be chosen at random. Ken’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Notification of the award

The person awarded Skippy will be notified of their success via the e-mail address provided when making their donation. If the address is no longer valid, or no reply is received within 14 days, Skippy will be awarded to the person making the next largest donation.


Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure Skippy makes it safely across Australia with Ken, and subsequently to the person making the largest eligible donation, no liability will be accepted for failure due to cyclones, flooding, loss, theft, electronic problems such as website corruption or e-mail delivery failure, misplacement of the marsupial by Australia Post etc.. Remember, donations are just that. Donations.

Acceptance of the terms and conditions

The making of a donation is considered to be acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Applicable Law

These terms and conditions are subject to English Law.

Safety note

Finally, note that Skippy is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.


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