May 20 2013 Latest news:
by Tim Lamden
Monday, May 28, 2012
A TV personality from Crouch End is planning a tour of different countries for each letter of the alphabet in aid of this year’s Children in Need.
Steven Anderson, 39, of Mount Pleasant Villas, is aiming to raise £250,000 as a result of the trip, called From Austria to Zanzibar.
During the trip, set to begin on October 1, Steven will visit 26 countries each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.
For each country he visits, he is hoping to get a company beginning with the same letter to sponsor him.
A request has already been sent to Arsenal FC asking them to donate to the inaugural trip to Austria.
Other companies approached for sponsorship include Marks & Spencer for Malta and Dunns bakery, in The Broadway, for a trip to Denmark.
Steven, who has starred in television programmes such as BBC drama Casualty, said: “I want to get all the Crouch End businesses involved, I want it to be a village community event.”
The aspiring comedian, who will be self-funding the cost of the trip, successfully completed a similar alphabetical adventure in 2000.
He said: “The trip in 2000 was a record – no one has ever done it purposely as a quest. That time I was quite decadent, two or three days here and there.
“This time it’s going to be a case of one departure lounge to the next. I know we will get £250,000 – I have a lot of friends in television.”
To sponsor Steven, call 0754 6265768