By a combination of RFID tag sales for the prize draw and accosting people who were injudicious enough to turn up at the lecture carrying money (I did let one lad keep his bus fare home though) I was able to take 210.90 pounds in cash down to the bank this morning and pay it into the prize fund.
Added to the amount given by my wonderful sponsors, this takes the total to 984.98. Just fifteen pounds and two pence short of me having to wear a tutu for the lecture.
Talk about precision planning. Go me.
If you haven't got round to sponsoring me and want to send me over the edge, so to speak, you can still donate at: http://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/robmiles
Joost has just taken me over the target. Thanks so much. What a pity it's too late to wear the tutu....