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It's official! Our Kickstarter campaign has come to an end but it's not over yet...Pre-order your Million Mile Light today!
It's official! Our Kickstarter campaign has come to an end but it's not over yet...Pre-order your Million Mile Light today!
1,231 backers pledged £48,547 to help bring this project to life.

Thank you!

Posted by Tom Lawton (Creator)
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Hello everybody,

Hopefully most of you have now received your lights? If you haven't then please let us know right away... but I wanted to say a huge thank you! Because of your support, faith, shares and pledges.. (it ALL makes a huge difference) we also managed to win the support of the Safer Roads Foundation who have committed to donating free lights to ALL the children at St Bartholomew's Primary in Wootton Bassett and Chalkwell Hill Infant School in Leigh-on-sea. The donations will be made in September and I will make a presentation in person.

We received so many deserved recommendations for schools to support and the decision was made by the SRF.

These are our pilot tests to see if kids wear the lights as we hope they will.

It's a sad story but when I was at school a girl from our village was hit and killed by a car while walking in the dark... it was a little stretch where there were no street lights or pavements. Rural communities can often get forgotten in the race to the city and this tragic experience stayed with me. So we will make the donation in memory of her and with the blessing of her family.

As the world seems to be ever conceding power to the motor car, part of my mission is to inspire more kids to make journey's by foot, reward those that already do and to let kids experience the magic of seeing their movement/energy as light. Little footsteps can make a big difference.

I am especially thankful to Wiltshire Council who have pledged to support us too. They are donating more lights to rural kids in villages surrounding my home town of Malmesbury.

Again, thank YOU for your support! I mean that from the bottom of my heart. My work would be impossible without your help :)

The real problem, however, is across the developing world... where kids often walk several miles to school in darkness, crossing busy roads, with no street lights, no pavements, no priority and not even reflectors or especially bright clothing! So once we have established whether MML is effective and kids actually wear them en mass... we have a humongous job as it will be decades before many parts of the world have safety provisions in place like pedestrian crossings or traffic calming... so there's a lot to do! 

But I'm up for it... thanks to you for lighting the fire!

Cheers,

Tom

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      Dave Newitt on

      What a fabulous project to be part of. I've used the lights both running and cycling, they're great. No more worrying about a battery running out leaving me in the dark. Hope your future endeavours are equally as successful Tom.

    2. Tom Lawton 3-time creator on

      Hi All, thanks again for contacting us. Once again we have emailed you all individually regarding your non-delivery. Please check your Kickstarter inbox's.

      If you still haven't received your lights please email us directly at support@batteryfree.com with your backer number, KS backer name and KS registered email. Thanks ;-)

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      Steve Tally on

      Tom, I did not receive my lights. Please let me know what we need to do to proceed. Thank you. Steve Tally

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      Rebecca Waters on

      Still not received mine yet.

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      Simon Roe on

      I also have not received anything. Simon

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      Tommy Croissant on

      Hello there, I have also not received mine yet! I was a little late on the reply confirming my address information initially, but that was a couple weeks ago now and have not received the light yet!

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      Mike Foster on

      None here yet.

      Mike Foster
      7 Holmesdale Close
      South Norwood
      London
      SE25 6PW
      England

    8. Tom Lawton 3-time creator on

      Hi All, thanks again for contacting us. We have emailed you all individually regarding your non-delivery. Please check your Kickstarter inbox's ;-)

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      Richard Tholen
      Superbacker
      on

      Likewise, I have not received my lights.
      Richard H Tholen
      2415 Zircon Lane North
      Plymouth, MN 55447
      dtmps@comcast.net

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      George Parrish on

      No delivery yet in Belen, NM.
      Please check if mine has been sent.
      If so, I will have to initiate a lost mail claim.
      Thank you.

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      Pierre Legendre on

      No delivery yet in Nantes, France.
      Can u check ? Thx
      Pierre

    12. Tom Lawton 3-time creator on

      Thank you all for your comments regarding deliveries, our team are answering you all individually so please check your Kickstarter inboxes. :-)

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      Chris O'Brien on

      No delivery yet in Sydney Australia. I haven't seen any sign of a shipping notification or tracking number, so haven't been able to check its whereabouts myself.

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      Rachel Stein. on

      I haven't received mine, I'm in Memphis, TN USA

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      Jenni Christian on

      Hi Tom I haven’t received my light yet either.

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      Declan Murphy on

      Hi no lights here yet Co Kildare Ireland.

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      Adrien Vercaempst on

      Hi
      I didn't receive the lights (Belgium)
      Could you check?
      Thanks!

    18. Jez
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi Tom, I haven't received the lights here yet in Australia

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      Sanluke
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi Tom, I hv not received my lights. Cld u check? Thanks

    20. Tom Lawton 3-time creator on

      @Parry Weare Give us an email with your new address and we'll obviously send you another set. Not that it helps but they we can tell that they were delivered... Hopefully someone is enjoying them :(

      @B. C. Tisdall We'll get one of the team to email you

      @Mark Gamble. Great to hear! :)

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      B. C. Tisdall on

      Still haven’t received mine in Canada yet.

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      Mark Gamble on

      Tom, the lights are great ~ gave the book and two sets of lights to my GD's primary school!
      Looking forward to the next revision with a capacitor cct built in mate!

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      Parry Weare on

      Hi Tom, my lights did not arrive :(
      I moved house around the time you mentioned dispatch and they failed to arrive before I moved out, and they have not been redirected to my new address. I have checked and the current occupants of my old flat have not seen them either. What action should I take next?
      Best wishes
      Parry

    24. Steven Moschidis
      Superbacker
      on

      keep walking mate :)

      they're permanently attached to my bag