Friday, 1 November 2013

Miriam Dean fund

Thursday's jumble sale at St Nic's was in aid of the Miriam Dean Fund, a small charity that helps some of the world's poorest people. Started by a baker just after the war, the charity now sends an amazing £150,000 overseas every year.

So, I was thrilled to be able to help by eating lots of yummy cakes, buying a couple of candles (for the power outage that I'm obsessed with) and some children's paint for McBaby. My elderly friend MrT also bought my mum a comedy book on how you lose your memory as you get older. I was hoping she'd forget to take it with her for comedy value, but she remembered on this occasion!

Go Sober for MacMillan

Wahoo! We made it! There have only been one or two days where I've felt like reaching for the wine, but having quit my job where I had a manager who could not hide her dislike for me, those days were now few and far between!

I'd like to do this again after Christmas and am fairly sure that other charities will run similar fundraisers, so please let me know if you hear of any next year.

Thanks so much to my sister for sponsoring me!