If you don’t have $100+ to exchange for one of Jason Florio’s limited edition prints, $25 could get your name on a banner, photographed and blogged about, from the middle of the River Gambia, West Africa! Read on…

This could be your name/website on the banner.
Jason Florio on the banks of the River Gambia, at Karantaba, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio, 2009 – taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’

So, you don’t have $100/£65 + to spare? That’s all good too…because every penny and cent will help us get this River Gambia Expedition 2012 rolling. OK, it won’t get you one of Jason’s prints – as with the ‘An Exchange’ deal, but every single person who donates, even with $25 USD/£16 GBP, will have their name, and/or your company website, linked, added to the blogroll list of thanks and all on our other social media sites (such as Twitter & FB).

PLUS, PLUS, PLUS each and every donor – regardless of whether its $25/£16 or $1500/£970 – will get the following:

Your 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 raw materials we can find when we’re down in West Africa!

One of the expedition team will hold up the banner and a photograph will be taken – whether we are in the Fouta Djallon highlands or paddling through hippo-abundant waters Niokolo Koba National Park, Senegal, or standing on the historical Kunta Kinteh Island, in The Gambia – said photo will be posted onto the blog, twit-pic’d, Facebooked, Tumblr’d – the lot! (If you prefer not to be social media’ed, that’s all good too – just let us know when you donate).

To find out why we are doing this and why we need your support, please click here and here

Image © Jason Florio 2009. Chief Landing Jammeh – one of the award-winning portraits - ‘Silafando’ - available in ‘An Exchange’ (donations of $100 +) from the 2009 expedition

To support the ‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’, please go Paypal to create an account. But, if you already have one, then all you have to do is click on the following Paypal icon:

1. If you aren’t registered for PayPal you need to register an email address and password – it takes 2 minutes. You will then receive an email from PayPal asking you to confirm your account

2. Once logged in – from ‘my account’ page go to ’send money’ tab on the left of the top tool bar

3. Enter ‘who to’ – the expedition email address – : 700miles@floriophoto.com

4. Enter Amount: scroll down for relevant currency

5. Choose ‘personal’ tab then ‘gift’ then ‘continue’

6. Check amount and then press ’send money’ tab

And that’s it! It takes but a few minutes. All additional, or unused, funds raised over our target amount will be donated to our partner charity – please email helen.jones@floriophoto.com for more information on the charity we support.

And, if you do find yourself with $100/£65 + to spare, then check out ‘An Exchange’ to see how you can get one of Jason Florio’s exclusive, limited edition, fine art photography prints from the forthcoming River Gambia Expedition 2012.

Here are just a couple more of Florio’s fine art photography prints from the 2009 expedition ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’

‘Kunta Kinteh Island at Dusk’ (formally James Island), Juffereh, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio 2009

‘Children standing on the scared stones at Kerr Batch’ The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio 2009

L-R: Alkalo Dam Sallah, Kerr Sait Maram and Alkalo Fatou Dansu, Kabba Kama, Basse, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio – one of the award-winning portraits available in ‘An Exchange’ (donations of $100 +) from the 2009 expedition. ‘Silafando’

Check out Florio, talking all things River Gambia Expedition on YouTube

Please click image to watch the video

A massive thanks to everyone who has supported us so far – with $25 and upwards – you are all helping to make this journey possible and, for that, we are eternally grateful.

Big Love

The Florios (H & Flo)