Charity Tuesday

I keep coming across people who are doing amazing things for brilliant charities. It’s easy at this time of year to get sucked into the hype of wanting ALL OF THE THINGS. Donating a small portion of your Christmas budget to one of these amazing causes is a way of offsetting some of the I WANT and helping people less fortunate than you so I’m using today to promote three worthy causes. Please donate if you can.

Lola’s Wish

Scott is an old school friend who I’m friends with on Facebook. I came across this and it broke my heart a little bit (and I can’t even begin to imagine how he and his family are feeling right now).

He lost his daughter to Mitochondrial Disease less than a week ago and he’s already started fundraising to raise money for research into a cure, in order to help others. Please check out his Just Giving Page – they’ve raised nearly £3000 in 6 days.

Kenny’s Marathon

Kenny is one of my brothers oldest and best friends and he’ll be running the next London Marathon. He’s running for Get Kids Going, a charity that gives disabled children and young people the opportunity of participating in sport. They provide them with specially built sports wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many many sports.

With the olympics looming this is a wonderful charity that promotes equal access to sports and, from my own couch potato perspective, I think anyone who volunteers to run 26 miles is a bit bonkers so that’s worth some sponsorship money.

Kenny’s page is here

Feel Good Friday

Facebook friend and all round good egg, Lara, is coordinating Feel Good Friday on behalf of The Samaritans.

Samaritans is calling on employers and employees across the UK to get involved in their brand new workplace fundraising day, Feel Good Friday, taking place on Friday 3 February 2012.

The charity is asking people to visit the website http://www.feelgoodfriday.org to find out how they can raise vital funds for the helpline service that answers more than 5 million calls every year.

3rd Feb is a way off yet but the Samaritans provide a crucial service at what is often a very difficult time of year for some people so while you’re thinking about what to do for Feel Good Friday, pop over to the Samaritans website and see how you can support them.

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