Thursday, November 16, 2006

Like Christmas but Donated

I couldn't sleep the other night. I felt that something wasn't right. Then it came to me: Christmas was just round the corner. I thought, do I really need more stuff? The answer was plain enough: no!

So there and then I took the decision that I needed to get people to donate money to the charity of my choice, instead of buying things for me. This blog was the perfect vehicle for doing so. As of yesterday, it now contains a link to my page on

I thought about the charities I could benefit and it didn't take long to decide to back Oxfam. After all they started locally in Oxford, which isn't far from West Berks. Their mission is simple:
  • Saving lives by responding swiftly to provide aid, support and protection during emergencies
  • Developing programmes and solutions that empower people to work their way out of poverty
  • Campaigning to achieve lasting change
They actively campaign to produce a fairer, more just world, where people can reach their potential on their own rather than exist on handouts. So, go on, please help by donating where you see the Justgiving logo, or follow the links in this post.

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