Remember my Challenge in October of last year the 'For the Price of a Coffee' challenge.
If you hadn't found me or didn't read this blog back then HERE is the start of it, and you can read through by clicking on Newer Post at the bottom of each days post.
Well anyway to carry on, Nikki a participant on the Ration Challenge mentioned on someone's query about fundraising that the weekly amount of food for an average refugee costs £3.25 ... virtually the same as lots of people would spend on one fancy Costa Coffee.
And it got me thinking ... if by any chance you haven't sponsored me yet and were waiting until nearer the Challenge week, why not pretend you are taking me out for Costa Coffee this Bank Holiday Weekend ... it's looking like it going to be a traditional British weather bank holiday anyway, so we might as well spend it drinking coffee and having a chat.
So if you are going out for a coffee with family or friends over the weekend have a look on the price list at your local coffee shop and notice the amount it would cost if I were there with you ... I would be good honest and just sit quietly in the corner gently blowing and then slurping at my coffee ... then either pull out your phone then and there or be a tad more polite and wait until you get home ... and send the cost of my coffee straight onto
Looking at the UK Costa Coffee price list on their website my drink of choice, a medium Americano is £2.20. There, I'm a cheap date ... no top of the range marshmallow floaty cream topped concoctions for me 😆😃
But if you do want to treat me to one of those ... go ahead 😃
It's thought provoking and very humbling to think though isn't it, that the cost of that one fancy coffee could keep someone fed for an entire week!!
If you go over to my page for a little look you will notice that I have just updated my target.
My new Ration Challenge target is £1,256.00.
Which is enough to money astonishingly to feed 8, yes EIGHT refugees for an entire year ... and I am just over £75 away from it!! This is the last time I am increasing my target, if it goes over, it goes over. I simply wanted to round it up to an amount that really means something to me, and that it's you lovely lot and my family and other friends that have raised this magnificent amount of money to feed these very deserving people, warms my heart and makes me feel so very grateful.
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday Weekend ... it's the last little splurge of a Summer we've barely had, it's almost our duty to enjoy it the best way we can. And then for me the Ration Challenge Week is just two weeks away and I am itching to get started 💖