Sunday, 8 March 2015

The 2015 Plan

So now I've changed my plans for fundraising this year, it's time to look at what I'm actually going to do. Here's the list:

Signed Suitcase
I was trying to think of ways I can incorporate going to conventions with my fundraising until it occurred to me that it was simple. I will go to events with a suitcase and a Sharpee to get autographs to cover the suitcase with. When it's covered, I will auction off the suitcase to the highest bidder. Note: I will let signers know what the suitcase is for.

Cross-Dressing Fundraising Party
It's a party! Come along to see creatives perform, a jewelry auction, a few stalls and more for a small price. Come dressed as someone else for a night and let your hair down for a good evening.

Nerd Quiz
I'll be hosting a quiz with nerd themes. Small teams will go head to head. The winner will win a prize but all who participate will gain the fun. There'll be a fee for teams to join. I will open up the ability for teams to join when a venue is confirmed/booked.

With all of these, all of the proceeds will go straight to Rape Crisis. I may have had to change what I wanted to do but I'm determined to continue to raise money for this excellent charity and continue to raise awareness to try and end sexual violence.

If you have any further suggestions for fundraising you think I could do, please let me know!

Lots of love and solidarity. Always <3 XXX

Whilst I Was Away

So I've been on a kind of hiatus from this blog. It wasn't intentional at all but it became very necessary.

Long story short: my life got a bit chaotic and therapy became incredibly challenging on me mentally. Whilst it's been very beneficial to me in terms of facing up to things, it meant my mental energies were at an all time low. I realized I had to take a step-back in order to prioritize myself and make sure I'm okay before I can continue this work.

I now feel able to return to form but with a change in advertised activities.

I was going to embark on an ambitious charity challenge I'd called the 30/30 Challenge next month. Due to a lot of activity in other parts of my life, I've decided to postpone this until 2016. It means I've got a lot more time to sort myself out but it means I've more time to organise. This doesn't mean I won't be doing any charity activities this year. Oh no.

Some of the activities I had pledged to do as part of the 30/30 Challenge are going to happen at some point in 2015. It'll provide a good test for 30/30 but it'll also mean more money can be raised for Rape Crisis. More information will be released in due time but suffice to say, it's going to be interesting.

Stay tuned for more information and thank you for your patience.

Lots of love and solidarity <3 XXX