I had a real shock last night.
I try not to be on social media much at weekends and when I turned my just recharged phone back on I found an email from Concern Worldwide and the Ration Challenge Team informing me that I had just surpassed the £850 level and had thus earnt myself the luxury of a £3 'treat' to be eaten or drunk within the Ration Challenge Week.
I scrolled down and found a very large donation from a long term blog reader, thank you Sue. You made my heart swell. What a wonderful bunch of people I have around me. I am still feeling emotional today and have no idea what to post about other than my thanks and my gratitude to each and every one of you for your support both monetary and emotionally in the build up to this Challenge.
I have no idea what I am going to spend my £3 on ... what would you spend yours on if you were given such an important amount of money during a week of such hardship?
To quote Eric from the email:
What can you choose? It’s up to you. But it can only be one item, and it has to be used in just one sitting. Last year our team chose things like cheese, a chocolate bar, a bag of chips, an apple, and a barista made coffee (oh the caffeine)!
Last year I didn't manage to get to this level so I can't replicate this at all. My mind is currently a blank, so your help would be really appreciated.
And even more importantly between us we have now raised enough money to feed FIVE refugees for an entire year. And we are less than £61 short of making that six refugees. What an amazing achievement.
A very humble and thankful