Friday, 31 May 2019

News of a Special Challenge


From 16th to the 23rd June I will be taking part in a new to me  Challenge ... the Ration Challenge.

So called because for one week you live on the day to day rations of a refugee.  You ask for sponsorship ahead of time and whilst you are doing it, to raise important funds to buy more ration packs ... because yes, the rations I will be living on are almost identical to those that are currently being handed out to Syrian refugees but in a larger box to last a family of six people one month.


This Challenge was started back in 2014 in small way and has grown, firstly in Australia, then including New Zealand and this year the UK arm of the charity Worldwide Concern have stepped in along with the USA one, to make this a much bigger and hopefully even more successful way of raising money to fund many, many more boxes of food being delivered and distributed to the people that are desperate for it.

Here is a link to my fundraising page if you would like to find out more about the Challenge or perhaps make a donation to sponsor me.  https://my.rationchallenge.org.uk/suehall

My lovely family have really stepped up to mark in a very heartwarming way and started my fundraising off brilliantly and I am totally on board to do this now.  I really do not expect large amounts of money,  if everyone that read the blog donated just £1 each it would be an amazing result.  I hope you don't mind me asking for sponsorship on here but it's something that is very dear to me, but don't worry if you can't sponsor me I won't be offended at all and will still be delighted if you follow along my week on this amazing Challenge.


If you are interested in taking part yourself you can also sign up from a link at the bottom of my sponsorship page.  If you do decide to give it a go please let me know and I can link to your fundraising page and/or blog and together we can give this lots of publicity.


I have a bit more reading to do to get all the information properly into my head, it's all fascinating stuff.

I'll post some photos when my ration pack arrives, and of course doing this Challenge will not impact on my current Down to Basics Challenge at all, as the few things that I need to buy for myself can be 'bought' from my own cupboards ... rice, flour, salt and cumin etc.

So it's going to be another Challenge Within a Challenge!!



Sue xx

17 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reading about this one. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you SO much for your donation, it's really appreciated ❤

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  2. Good luck with the challenge. I am sure that knowing it is for such a great cause will help you through.

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    1. Thank you SO much for your donation, I really appreciate it ❤

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  3. Thank you to 'L' for your donation. You're a star 💟

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  4. Really glad to be able to support this. Good for you.
    xx

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    1. Wow ... thank you so much for your donation Joy. ♥️🌹

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  5. Great cause. Can I donate from the US? It looks like it's only english currency? Thanks.

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    1. I'm not sure, but there are people taking part in this Challenge in the US so it should be possible 🙂

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  6. Many thanks to Christine and Gillian for your lovely donations. 😊

    I am blown away at the level of support for this Challenge. I'll owe you all some good in depth blog posts to thank you for your support 😀

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  7. Hi Sue, will you be mentioning this on your other blog as there may be people that don't visit both?

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    1. That's a good point Gill, I should do really. Thanks 😃

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  8. A HUGE thank you to my Anonymous donor for the very special and gratefully received donation. You know who you are, even if I don't and I thank you. 🌹♥️🌹

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  9. I will be looking closely at this challenge. We have many Syrian refugees here in Canada and it will be interesting to see the difference in rations.

    God bless.

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    1. The rations that I, and all the other participants will be living off for Refugee Week will be almost identical to those given out to the Syrian refugees living in the camps in Jordan. I'm not sure how they will differ from those given to refugees arriving in Canada. It would be interesting to find out 🙂

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  10. Another Anonymous donation gratefully received. THANK YOU ♥️

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  11. Yet another large donation from a lovely regular blog reader. Thank you B .. you are a star 🌟 ♥️🌹♥️

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