Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Weekend Break - No Way!

I've had quite a few people asking me about what's happening at weekends, so I thought I should take some time to answer it in a post instead of putting it in the FAQ section.
I work at weekends, back home in Guildford, and because it's my job, I can't just quit because of this challenge. My parents understand this and they want me to keep working as much as possible, so they have offered to pick me up from Uni and drop me back every weekend. Seeing as it's only a half hour drive they are happy to do it, as they also enjoy having me home at weekends (although I'm still not sure why :P lol). They did this all year last year for me before I passed my test, and so have no problem doing it this year as well. The £10 a week will include weekends, so obviously I won't be allowed to spend any money at weekends. The weekends will not be a 'break' from my challenge, it will still continue...for example; usually I buy magazines to take to work with me and read, but with living off £10 a week I won't be able to do this.

Also everyone make sure you let me know what you think of my Australia issue, there's a poll for it. It takes 2 seconds to tell me your opinions so please do it!
And please, remember to donate! You can find the links/widgets to the Just Giving pages at the side, and there's a post below which tells you all about the charities and why I have chosen them.
I'm needing motivation here people...the mid season sales are on!! The more sponsorship donations I get the more I'm likely to succeed!

If you live in the Guildford area, make sure to check out the Surrey Times next Wednesday...I may be in it as I was interviewed by a very nice lady yesterday about my mega £10 a week challenge!


Monday, 27 September 2010

Starting Line

So today is the day I begin my £10 a week challenge! This morning I withdrew £10 from the ATM...and that has to last me the week. Each time I spend money on something I will put on here exactly what and how much. I don't think I'm going to spend much this week because my Mum insisted on buying me a 'big shop' last week before I started, so my freezer draw and my cupboard are pretty full, I'll probably just be buying fresh food and fridge food over the next couple of weeks. I did insist that she buy me just the Sainso's basic foods though instead of the premium brands she usually buys...so it's a start!

I'm hoping people will start donating soon, to give me a bit of will power and to encourage me to actually keep doing it, because obviously if people don't donate there's no point in doing it.
So please everyone...donate whatever you can! And remember you don't have to donate to all the charities, you can just pick one.
I'm a bit disappointed that SARAID haven't sorted out their just giving page yet...after all I have given them about 6 weeks notice! So if you do want to donate to SARAID let me know and you can send it or give it to me, and I will give it to my cousin, as he is a volunteer for them and can therefore pass it on to the fundraising department.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section down the bottom, and if your question isn't answered there then email me or facebook me :)
Also if you have a Blogger account, don't forget to follow me!
Everyone make sure you spread the word and tell everyone about this, and feel free to comment on posts, set up a Blogger account in order to follow me (it's really quick and easy!), and of course DONATE!


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Facebook Group and Twitter!

So I've FINALLY set up the Facebook group and Twitter account! 


I was a bit annoyed at Twitter because someone had already taken the username '10poundpom' and 'tenpoundpom' so I had to take '10poundpomCL'...which I think is a bit silly. But oh well, nothing I can do about it! 
Also, I can now proudly say that I am doing this because I WANT to and not because I have to! The other week my dad offered to set up a monthly direct debit thing so I wouldn't have to live off £10 a week, but I turned it down because I said I wanted to do this :)
So I am now doing this purely for the four charities! And I am very proud of myself for turning down the offer of money each month...my boyfriend thinks I'm crazy!! 

AND It's less than 2 weeks until I start!! Scary! 
So everyone join the Facebook group, follow my Twitter page, and DONATE!