Archive for April, 2010

Hello All….

A very quick post from me to let everyone know that I will be doing a bit of a re-org on the blog over the weekend. I am aiming to make the blog more ‘user-friendly’ and easier to navigate. I will be following the normal messages of:

  • Choose your favourite children’s charity and then donate to them directly. I am not after your money, I just want to prompt you to make a donation
  • Come back to this blog and leave me a comment on which charity and why you chose them. I would also love it if you wanted to let me know what you wanted to be when you were 8 and even what you are now.
  • Please let your friends and family know about this blog and see if they want to donate to a charity of their choice and write to me too
  • I will keep totals for all charities donated to and also keep everyone posted on the lovely stories I receive…..

Beyond this, I want to organise the blog so that you can access any comments to date for a quick read and have a good tidy-up generally. So please check the blog out again soon and please write to me once you have made you donation.

Thanks and take care.


April 28, 2010 at 9:19 pm 4 comments

Soooo, £35 and counting

A little post before I sign out for today. I want to say thanks to all who check out the blog; I do hope that you will read my blog and want to donate to a children’s charity.

April 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

It is silly to be so excited but….

I have had my first message about a donation to charity prompted  by this blog. I am like an 8 year old at this point in time because even though you think you have had a good idea you worry that people will think you are just plain daft. On this point I can confirm that I am indeed plain daft but I am comfortable with it. This old dog isn’t going to learn too many new tricks….

Soooo, please note the implied fanfare of many trumpets and drums – the first donation is from Lynn and she has send 5 pounds to the CLIC Sargent charity. Many thanks to Lynn for the donation and the fact that when she was 8 she just wanted to be 8 and get a pair of roller skates! I really like this comment as it tells to me the truth of what I am trying to do. Children need to be allowed to be children and have roller skates; this is the perfect illustration of the aims of my blog.

Tell me what you think, am I too optimistic about people? I don’t think so, I think we can be kind and generous and I think that if I can get some momentum with this blog then it is worth my efforts (as I sit in my kitchen on a Saturday morning in my dressing gown with a cup of tea). There are other things to do of course, the kitchen is looking at me with a very accusing glare but you know what Katherine Whitehorn said about housework, you do it all only to find that 6 months later it all needs doing again….

I will sign off now with the running total start-up – 5 pounds sterling to CLIC Sargent.

I hope you all  have a lovely Saturday.

Take care, Lesley

April 17, 2010 at 8:55 am 2 comments

Consider this if you will

I went back to work today after a lovely long weekend so only a quick post from me today. I love my work and between work, family and friends I am kept pretty busy. However, this blog is important to me because I believe that people are kind and generous with their time and money. I did receive a comment that I shouldn’t forget those who volunteer time and I agree – there are so many people out there using their time to help others and I applaud all of them. For my part, I have volunteered my time previously but I wanted to put my time to this for a little while as my hope is to prompt those out there in the world to donate a little money, tell me about it and then tell their friends about my little ‘initiative’.

As you may know from reading this blog I had tried doing this by approaching those in the public eye previously. However, I have taken a new tack and am approaching you all in the world at large. You can hopefully tell that I am not trying to solicit money from you, just the words and your word of mouth. I don’t want to pressure anyone who cannot afford this, I only hope that there are people out there who like my idea and would like to:-

  • Donate one unit of currency to a children’s charity of your choice. This may be a pound, euro, dollar, yen, whatever currency is yours
  • Please write to me and let me know what currency and charity you chose. I will then keep a record of the donations and publish updates on the same so that we can see what successes we may be having
  • If you choose, you may then tell me either how this made you feel and/or what you wanted to be when you were 8. I am interested to hear from anyone out there from anywhere at all as I would love to see if we can have some effect on raising revenues for any children’s charity you like

Okay, I have to sign off now. It is my husband’s birthday and I want to go and make sure that he donates one pound (or a bit more) to a children’s charity and then writes to me. I reckon I ought to be able to nag him a wee bit on his birthday:-)

Take care of yourself out there – Lesley

April 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm 2 comments

Just in case you look at this Blog


My request is simple. Please donate one unit of your currency to a children’s charity of your choice. Once you have done this please let me know which charity and currency by commenting on this blog. You can also tell me how it felt to make a donation and what you wanted to be when you were 8.

I only want to collect your words and let the charities out there collect your money. I hope that this isn’t a big ask for all of you. If I can prompt enough people to do this then a difference will be made to a child out there and that would be a good thing.

Thanks for checking out the blog, Lesley

April 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm 2 comments


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