Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This Year it's Personal

I simply can't believe that it's the time of year again! Yes, that's right, it's time to sign up once again for the Race for Life.

I shall be trying to come up with new ideas for fundraising this year, being mindful of course that we are all economising one way or another at the moment.

Little did I think when I ran last year that cancer would strike so close to home. Life's not fair sometimes, but adversity can bring out hidden depths in people. I am very very proud of my nephew.

You'll notice the widget in my sidebar. It's not there because I expect all of you to sponsor me, not at all.......... but if you did it would be very very nice ;-)

What I am going to do is hold a virtual coffee morning on February 16th - my nephew's birthday. Anyone sponsoring me the price of a cup of coffee before then will go into a draw, the prize being a £10 voucher to spend at Socktopus.

There will be more fundraising soon :-)

*Important* A friend has kindly passed some important information on to me. Sadly, because I am offering a prize, it seems that anyone who sponsors me to go in the draw for the Socktopus voucher will not be able to gift aid their donation. It's explained here and I am sorry that I had not taken the time to find this out first. I'll still hold the draw though, but will have to put my thinking cap on for anything in the future. I'm always so grateful when people sponsor me, a little reward or incentive is my way of saying thank you.


Justine said...

oh 'eck! I can't see your widget-thingummydoodle. Could you please point my in the right direction?

Aknita said...

I've emailed you Justine. I hope it's visible, it is on my screen.

RooKnits said...

I'm going to run it too. I booked my place yesterday - 18th June in Wolverhampton. I'll be there for the virtual coffee morning. Hugsxxx

ambermoggie said...

I've donated and good luck Joy, sadly I can't run or I'd be doing same. If you are doing some kind of a giveaway I'd be pleased to offer 1 of my femmes as a prize.

Diane said...

I'm in! Good luck, and all the best for a successful recovery for your nephew.