Tuesday, 27 April 2010

I need to make £100 - any ideas?

I went away to Spring Harvest a couple of weeks ago and it was a wonderful experience. 3000 or so mad Christians taking over the whole of Butlins and worshipping God for a week, in my world it does not get better than that!

Anyway at the evening celebration on the last evening a man came and spoke to us about a charity he had set up about 10 years ago, it is called Hope HIV and it is a charity which helps children and young adults in Africa who are suffering from the effects of living with HIV.

What I found amazing is that this guy had taken a bank loan and with that bank loan he gave every adult at Spring Harvest a real £10 note. He asked us to do one of three things with the money -
1. Give the money back as we leave the Big Top if we did not think we could help
2. Do something to turn that £10 into £100 and then send it back to Hope HIV to help more children
3. Keep the money and spend it, if we really need it more than those children in Africa

Don't you think this is amazing? I do. What faith. This man must have given away at least £10,000 that night. Just think how much will be raised if even half of us rise to this challenge. WOW

So now I have the dilemma of what to do to make my £100. I need to send it back to Hope HIV by the end of July, so I have about 3 months. I am toying with the idea of having a raffle at work to raise money form the ticket sales. I make bracelets (mock Pandora ones) and I have made a few up and wondered about putting those into the raffle and then asking colleagues and friends and family if they have any donations for me. I am pretty confident I could raise £100 this way but I wondered what great ideas some of you might have? I know bloggers are a pretty inventive lot and it would be fun to do something a bit different and if I can raise even more than £100 then all the better.

So come on and give me some ideas please....

A naff photo (sorry) but this shows the kind of jewellery I make and could put into the raffle as part of my contribution to the £100.
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