THIS IDEA WILL BE REPEATED EVERY YEAR UNTIL I CAN'T WALK
SPONSOR ME FOR ONE PENNY A DAY IN 2013
EVERY PENNY GOES TO THE NEUROPATHY TRUST
UNFORTUNATELY MY ATTEMPT TO LIGHT THE FUSE ON THIS IDEA DIDN'T HAPPEN PERHAPS I'LL BE LUCKIER THIS YEAR
You remember I told you of an incidence just before Xmas 2012 our doorbell rang, and when I opened it there was a delightfully happy face looking at me - you could almost see the young lady's soul so bright was her smile. It appears this young lady was trying to drum up support for a sponsored run she is doing that month for cancer charity. I didn't hesitate, but told her I couldn't give her any money at the time, but as soon as I went out next - I didn't drive myself - I'd see a fiver was put aside for her good cause - I've put away a tenner really, but she doesn't know. Now this short but happy encounter caused the rusty ol' cogs in my brain to work over time, and before I knew it a bold plan was already hatched. Now you know me I'll gab about anything especially a charity close to my heart, or should I say my legs. So with all the cheek in the world that's what started this new campaign.. Remember? I went on to tell you the Neuropathy Trust would receive the cash, but I might as well have been taking to the moon as it appears my enthusiasuim was far greater than the will others had to help me out. Although I'd like to thank all those people who contributed to raise that £260 in 2012.
Now rather than call it a day I've renewed my faith in all you givers out there, and I'm keeping the page I made for the Neuropathy Trust open. I assume everyone knows the love of my life slipped away from the girls and I on January 24th this year - it has been almost impossible to come to terms with - I can only except it if I tell myself she's around - I sense she is, and get constant reminders she isn't far away. Of course on the plus side - what am I talking about - there is no plus side without her here, but to dwell on that would finish me - I have to do exactly what Irene would expect me to do, and soldier on - after all there is such a lot of time to fill so I'll make as good use of it as I can.
Living on your own is such a test of character - I didn't realise what it would be like - because apart from two years I spent as a conscript in the Royal Air Force we were together constantly - everything I needed was here, but now I find myself talking to her - explaining everything I do - believe me it helps. I will continue to carry on breeding the dahlia, making sure our girls are okay, and support the famous five charities I chose when Irene was here in the flesh. Of course if any dahlias are over these will be used to good affect helping other worthwhile charities - of which there are hundreds - every day another worthy cause hits the headlines.
You take care, and come down and see us sometime - you will of course only see me here, but rest assure I wouldn't be able to do it all without Irene's help, and encouragement. Oh and before I forget - although I don't own a mobile phone many people do, and with this in mind I shall endeavour to add a new way to text a donation - remember pennies make pounds.
Please click on their name Neuropathy Trust even small donations are welcome.