Our aim is to raise
funds to build a Police Phone Box much like the TARDIS from Doctor
Who, complete with lights and sounds. We aim to take this around the
United Kingdom to various events, children’s hospitals &
hospices, schools, along with taking the TARDIS to children's
birthday parties, conventions and more.
Last year I was lucky
enough to have been chosen to run with the Olympic Torch in my home
region, the response and experience was amazing.
I spent the next 12
months travelling the United Kingdom with the Olympic Torch raising
money for various charities, along with visiting terminally ill
children who's wish it was to see the Olympic Torch.
Travelling with the Torch, along with the community work which we do
on a daily basis, has allowed me to meet and work along side some
amazing people of all ages, from speaking to people on my
journey, just about everybody wished to have their photograph taken
next to the TARDIS, from young to elderly, the TARDIS is a timeless
icon which links generations together.
This year, Think Events
are putting on a fireworks display as part of a joint Halloween and
Fireworks event in my home town in Northumberland, which falls in
line with the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who in November.
We have a group of Daleks coming along, so our aim
is to get the TARDIS completely ready for then. We have some other events towards the end of October, if possible it would be
great if we could have the TARDIS appear there as a surprise.
The TARDIS, complete
with electric lights and sounds, will be constructed by a group of
young people whom we teach Sport and Video Games Design to, whilst
a local craft company will be on hand to help out with the
Our design and size
will be built to scale with the current TARDIS exterior. We have
planned for our design to easily be folded into small sections to
allow easy transport around the United Kingdom.
We already have the
trailer to transport our TARDIS, and our compact design will allow us
to transport it around with ease. The electrics will also feature an
infra-red control sensor which will be controlled by a Sonic
Screwdriver Remote Control, so all the lights, sounds and smoke
machine can be controlled with the 'Sonic'.
We also plan to provide
young people at each event with Doctor Who themed 'goody bag'
including Dalek, TARDIS, Cybermen, K-9 and Sontaran shaped biscuits,
cakes and chocolates. (subject to allergies and parents permission).
Years ago, my
Grandfather and great Grandfather ran Martino's Ice Creams in our
local town, even today, people still talk about it. Along with the
chocolates and cakes, we will take Ice Cream, made from our families
top secret recipe, along to the Spring and Summer events which will
introduce a whole new generation to some real local history.
A local artist, who
does 3D street art, will paint an inner board which, when the doors
are open, give the illusion that it is actually bigger on the inside.
We have spent months
researching the TARDIS and various TARDIS building guides to ensure
our build is of the highest quality, with a local sign maker creating
all the signs required with high quality aluminium, the 'Police
Public Call Box' signs will feature translucent text for
Finally, Aspire 2
Achieve and Think Events North East are not affiliated at all with
the BBC, to whom the copyright for Doctor Who and images of the
TARDIS belong. No profit of any kind will be made from this project,
all funds raised via this process will go into the construction costs
of our TARDIS. This is purely a fan built project, for the
entertainment and enjoyment of fans, no infringement is intended.
Please help us
celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and help us
allow people of the United Kingdom get up close and personal with our
TARDIS. Every contribution will be gratefully received, and we
sincerely appreciate all your support. Thank you.
If we are lucky enough
to go over our funding target, with any overspill we aim to buy some
Ride in Daleks for children to ride at all the events the TARDIS is
Risks and challenges
As with any work in progress there are unforeseeable challenges that may arise between now and then. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities or equipment to complete this build on our own premises, however we have the support of a local company who will loan us the tools required and allow us to store our TARDIS in their secure storage facility whilst we carry out the work.
We have events before November which we would like the TARDIS to be at, I believe once we have the funds work will be completed on time, we are all fully committed to this project and will work tirelessly on it.
TARDIS Engineer Certificate, Photographs of TARDIS at Fireworks and Christmas events, 'TARDIS Team' Poster, Key Ring, Tee Shirt, Special 'TARDIS Key' prop, your name and web site listed on our web site, Special TARDIS manual – Includes full design plans of our TARDIS, in progress photographs and information, and images of the final build at events.