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SPAMuary!

Instead of a New Year's Resolution, in January 2013 I will be aiming to eat 1 meal containing Spam, every day for 31 days. I'm going to be posting pictures of each meal I make/eat, (with some amusing commentary), and by day 31, I imagine I'll have to get very creative! There are some great recipes out there but any other suggestions are most welcome!

I am fundraising for the charity Mind. This is a cause close to my heart. I believe that they do a great job of providing access to care and services across communities, and also think it's very important to challenge the stigmas and taboos surrounding mental health issues. 1 in 4 adults experience a diagnosable mental health condition within the course of a year, and 1 in 6 at any given time. This could one day, (or even right now), be yourself, a friend, colleague, or family member. I am comforted to know that there is a support network for people who face these challenges daily, so they do not have to be defined by their illness.

So please support my 'crazy' challenge, to help support those who challenge the misconception of 'crazy'.  

Go to http://www.mind.org.uk/ to read more about their work.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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So please dig deep and donate now.

Updates 10

SPAMuary has ended! £200 target reached (and exceeded!) Still time to donate - page closes 10th Feb! Thank you all for your support and encouragement! :-) x

31/01/13 22:50

Mind retweeted my £150 update!! (now £160!) 6 meals to go, quite sad it's ending really... enjoyed this so much!

26/01/13 13:22

New target set... £200! Keep the donations coming, still many days to go until it's over. Keep me inspired :-)

04/01/13 19:53

IT HAS BEGUN! Decided not to post the pics individually to the JustGiving gallery as I've already got links to my PUBLIC facebook album. So keep checking there for progress! Also, 90% of target raised so far! Very impressed, keep me motivated! ;-P

02/01/13 00:26

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151284252001201.510532.513621200&type=1 PUBLIC FACEBOOK ALBUM NOW ACTIVE - CLICK FOR PREVIEW PICS!

29/12/12 17:55

Raising money for

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

Charity Registration No. 219830

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

Donations 23

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Had to give something after seeing your last 'meal' photo on facebook - Disgusting but amusing too! Good going!

Donation by Daniel Blake on 01/02/13

£5.00

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Well done Helen :D

Donation by Kelly Halliday on 31/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done, Helen!

Donation by Sarah Glenister on 31/01/13

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Donated on behalf of my parents who handed me the cash! Thank you so much for supporting me this whole month!! xx

Donation by Helen Wylie on 31/01/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Donated on behalf of Auntie Elsie, who gave my parents the cash to pass on to me. :-)

Donation by Helen Wylie on 31/01/13

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 31/01/13

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Certainly enjoyed seeing your different meals on my facebook page every day, so I thought it only fair I donated too :)

Donation by Emma Ellinson on 25/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Happy Spamuary!! Well done Helen - a brilliant cause. You are a modern day Spam Superhero. We are extremely happy to support you :) xx

Donation by Matthew, Emma, Holly, Evie, Gizmo, Panda on 16/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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On behalf of Helen Herbert who handed me the cash! Thank you, much appreciated :-)

Donation by Helen Wylie on 16/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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On behalf of Sarah Matthews & Rachael Moreau who handed me the cash! Thanks ladies :-)

Donation by Helen Wylie on 15/01/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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from me Adrian Blake and my man. well done and good luck with the rest of the month xxx

Donation by rebecca beeres on 09/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 09/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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A charity close to my heart, hope you don't get ill :- s good luck! xxx

Donation by Victoria Grealish on 05/01/13

£5.00

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I want to see a spam curry at some point!

Donation by Richard Hulin on 04/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

An amazing charity! Have no idea how you'll be able to eat spam for a whole month!! Good luck! :) x

Donation by Stephie B-C on 01/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Rather you than me, but fantastic charity, good luck xxx

Donation by Catherine Harper on 28/12/12

£5.00

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Needed to round it up to £75! Last comment looks like I'm donating TO me. I meant FROM me! All proceeds go to Mind! :-)

Donation by Helen Wylie on 13/11/12

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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Thought I might as well donate to myself!!! :-D

Donation by Helen Wylie on 13/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Go for it Helen!!! You can't beat Spam fritters and Branston!!! Great charity that you're supporting.

Donation by Aunty Netty and Gus on 13/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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The thought of it makes my insides quiver in fear... You can do it! Enjoy :-)

Donation by CB2 on 12/11/12

£20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 12/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Gemma Kiel on 10/11/12

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Bon appétit!!!

Donation by Rose Wylie on 09/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£210.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£210.00
  • Gift Aid£43.75

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