Over the 62 months, I’m aiming to raise directly, or indirectly, £1million pounds (or currency equivalent) for various good causes. That’s a huge £16,129 per month, or on average about £537 per day.
I’ve mentioned indirectly, as some activities will be about raising awareness of existing fundraising, or using hashtags in Mum’s memory to encourage people to sponsor someone or make a donation. All too often we get emails or social media posts from friends who are undertaking challenges and need sponsorship, and we think ‘yep, I’ll go online and sponsor them when I get home/get paid/whatever’, so encouraging people to do this on certain dates will be a prompt.
Several of the 62 challenges also involve me making a personal donation, including percentage of profits from my publishing company, or donating my time to help with grant applications. In the past my job roles have included writing successful grant bids for six figure sums for capital projects, which will come in useful for a couple of the challenges that I’ve included.
There will be different charities helped throughout the 62 months, and I’ll be regularly posting updates of progress against the target here on this blog and also on social media.