Saturday, 21 May 2022

The Ration Challenge 2022

 

I've only gone and done it again ... I've just signed up for this years Ration Challenge.

 I missed out on last years because of health issues but I should be fine for this year and I'm determined to do it.  Hopefully I'll be able to bring into play all the things I learnt from my last two goes at it.  This year the official week is from 19th until the 25th June although it is possible to do it at any time if those dates don't work out for you.  

THIS  ... explains how it all works so much better than I could.

My fundraising page is HERE,  

The idea of fundraising early is so that you can 'earn' food rewards for passing various levels.  So I am mentioning it here and on my Facebook page in the hope that I might be able to earn myself a vegetable, or even a tin of tomatoes.  Up to now I have a spice, a single clove of garlic and salt to add to the basic rations.  😀

I last did the Ration Challenge in 2020 and my first go at it was in 2019.

Both times between us we managed to raise an amazing amount of money.  The first year we raised £780.90 and then in 2020 we went all out and managed a magnificent £1,650.00. 

I will try not to be begging for money every day during the Challenge as I do realise what tough times we are living in, but it would be brilliant if anyone can spare a pound or two.  You really do not need to donate the large amounts that appear on the donations page you can choose to donate from as low as one pound and with gift aid even that would be raised to £1.25 if you are a UK tax payer.

Now all I have to do is to decide whether I post all about my exploits on this blog or instead go over to my Challenging Myself blog and use that again.

So much to think about.

If you fancy a go yourself ... and it is for a really good cause ... copy and paste this to take you to the signing up page. 

 https://www.rationchallenge.org.uk/signup?ref=dd033760-d8f7-11ec-a872-db633208bce4

Let me know if you do sign up and I'll be straight over to sponsor you.  It's a cause that is very close to my heart.


Sue xx




14 comments:

  1. Good luck Sue. It is heartbreaking that the ingredient restrictions you will be taking on voluntarily for a week are as much as many people will have all the time. When the gas/electric prices go up again later this year even more people are just not going to be able to manage at all.
    I'd like to see Boris and Sunak manage this . . . perhaps someone should suggest it to them 😡 🤬 🤯

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    1. Thank you. I honestly think that Boris and Sunak would ignore all suggestions and pour another glass of something tasty to go with their Fois Gras, whilst sitting with the heating on at full blast to warm their icy hearts.

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  2. Good for you! I am impressed at your empathy for others
    Times are hard, money wise, for most people, but nowhere near as tough as refugees experience. I hope that you raise lots of cash.
    Good luck with the challenge. Carole.

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  3. Sue-I am trying to sponsor you but seem to be doing something wrong? Catriona

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    1. Thank you for trying, it can be confusing at first so don't worry.

      The simplest way is to click on the word HERE, where I have typed 'My fundraising page is HERE' on this post. Then no matter whether you are on a phone or desktop simply scroll down past the total up to now (which is in a green box) and 'Please sponsor me' until you get to the box marked 'OTHER' then just type in your amount. If you are a UK taxpayer you can then choose to Gift Aid your donation or if you are not just ignore this. Fill in your details or choose to remain anonymous it is completely up to you. If you go over to the page now you will see that I have just made a 'Test £1 donation' following all my instructions here and to make sure that this amount is allowed ... IT IS :-)

      I will add a link to my fundraising page at the top of the right hand sidebar in a few minutes to make this process even easier.

      As I said, thank you for trying. xx

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    2. You managed it and I really, really thank you. xx

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  4. I've just made a small donation, Sue, but I don't pay tax so can't Gift Aid it. It all adds up though doesnt it 😊 Hats off to you once again for taking part. I'm looking forward to your posts and the meals created. 🤗x

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    1. It all really adds up and I thank you both so much.

      No donation is too small every single £1 counts and goes towards the total. When you think that just a £1 donation will feed a refugee for TWO DAYS it puts everything into perspective.

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  5. Good luck Sue. I know you will be able to do the challenge with bells on.

    God bless.

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    1. I am making my plans, I want those bells to ring :-)

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  6. How did I miss this? Really sorry, I've been a but slapdash about reading blogs over the past few days. Thanks for the link and I look forward so much to reading about how it all goes. A wonderful thing to do. xx

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    1. Because you have been enjoying a well-earned rest!! There's no pressure, and thank you so much for your donation.

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