Raising money for different charities is something that I love to do. I like to sponsor everyone I can that I know that run crazy races, do Tough Mudders and everything else under the sun! I ran a Marathon in A Month for the British Heart Foundation last September and really enjoyed it. I love doing something with a purpose so when I heard about the Blooming Great Tea Party I was in!
It’s official, we can 100% talk about Christmas now because we’re well past Bonfire Night and there are no more specific holidays or events to come before the big C. Yes! Well, I’ve already started my Christmas shopping because I like to spread the cost and I like to pick things up, as and when as I see them. How do you shop? Are you a last minute shopper or a ready-since-August kinda person? Either way, I like to get a few off the wall gifts when I’m shopping for my family and friends!
Since signing up for my British Heart Foundation Maraton in a Month I’ve been thinking more about charity and what everyone can do to help so when Tetley (yep, the tea!) contacted me and told me all about their The Tetley Smile Challenge I knew I had to share it! It’s a major new campaign to celebrate a $1 million donation by Tetley and Tata Sons to The Smile Train cleft lip charity. The aim of the Smile Challenge is to capture one million smiles to help support Smile Train, which funds life-changing surgery for children born with a cleft lip or palate.
Did you know that every 25 seconds a young person contacts ChildLine, the service provided by the NSPCC to offer advice to children about everything from bullying to low self-esteem to body image issues. This is such an important service for kids these days with increasing pressures from social media, friends and school. The ChildLine volunteers are there to listen to everyone but unfortunately only 3 out of 4 young people that are calling ChildLine are getting through due to a lack of phones and staff.