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Tears and Smiles….

I do this for a reason. I want you to donate to a children’s charity and write to me. Please see the About Lesley page or read the instructions at the end of this post…..

There is only one person to blame for this post and that person isn’t me. This post is laid firmly at the door of Brian, a friend of mine from that Twitter (@BrianDLondon if you wish to follow his nonsensicals).

Brian is also one of that select band, using the term loosely, that I have met in real life. He is a warm and slightly bonkers person with a love of cycling and, as I found out at the last tweetup, of rollerblading. As I said, bonkers:)

Brian also raises a lot of money for good causes through cycling, sponsoring and being an all-round good egg. He will  hate that I said that but this is my blog and he will have to live with the notoriety. A cause very close to his heart is Operation Smile. Brian has raised significant amounts for charities that deal with cleft and lip deformities and has talked about this in the comments section adding a large total to the blogroll for which I am very grateful.

Most recently Brian shared a YouTube video with me and that is the point of this blog. I would like you to watch the video, less then four minutes of your time. If this doesn’t make you cry and smile then you are made of sterner stuff than me…..

I don’t need many words tonight as the video says it all. My few words – there are thousands of children born with lip and cleft deformities every year. In many countries these children are shunned and even their families may see them as a source of shame. They can fail to thrive due to feeding problems. The amazing thing is less then one hour can change this. One hour and about £145 – wouldn’t you like to make a little princess smile?

I close, as always, with this:-

  • Please donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice.
  • Visit this blog and comment about your donation. Please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I still want to collect those tales and hope that some child will read about your words and deeds and want to do the same when they are older.

I will:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • Store all comments so that everyone can read them.

Thank you for reading.


May 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment


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