Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I set out to raise £600, to pay for one Shelterbox, but as everyone's been so generous I reached that target within a couple of days. So now I'm aiming to raise £2360, to pay for more Shelterboxes.
I can't do anything energetic. It takes me all my time to totter down the garden, with my back, and my knees. I might totter a bit faster if there was less of me. It won't be easy to lose 4½ stone - I was 15½! - as I can't exercise, but it will be good for my health. As an incentive, I'd like you to help me to raise money for Shelterbox. The boxes provide shelter for people made homeless by disaster. See the Shelterbox website for more information.
So far, the money I've raised has helped people around the world. One recipient is in Haiti, where many people are still suffering from the consequences of the earthquake in Janary 2010. A shelterbox has been given to a family who've managed to secure some land away from the over-crowded, crime-ridden city. They wrote, "Thank you for this opportunity. Living in a camp is dangerous and I worry for my family's safety. Here we can start afresh and live in peace."
Other letters informed me that my fundraising has helped people in Thailand, "to assist those affected by flooding", and in Turkey, "to assist those affacted by the earthquake", among others.
Shelterbox's quick response to emergencies wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of their supporters. Donating on this page will ensure ShelterBox are always ready to provide shelter, warmth and dignity to families made homeless by disaster as soon as it strikes.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity. So please dig deep and donate now.
How am I losing the weight? With the eat less, eat healthily diet. It's the cheapest diet plan there is. I'll provide photographic evidence when I can.