You’ve helped to save the life of 14 children!!


It was all going so well. Until I cheerfully waltzed into the supermarket thinking I had amassed £1.12, rather than £1.09. After buying a carton of apple juice and a couple of bananas, I blew the budget by a whopping 2p – the shame. Oh the shame.

So as penance, I will be paying a £10 fine to Save the Children. Seems fair. Anyway, I’m back on track today – I bought an apple, some beans and a banana, as I didn’t really need much – still have porridge left, still have half a loaf of bread, still have biscuits, so was nice to buy some stuff without really thinking about it.


Would still like more drink though – the apple juice I bought yesterday is already nearly gone, and it hits home that some people really do have no choice. Picking something over water is the least of their problems – it’s pretty difficult to imagine really.

Yesterday I went back to eating porridge and a couple of sandwiches, along with my banana, again, and today has provided oven chips, beans on toast, along with said apple and banana. And as above, it’s just been nice to drink something other than water!


I managed to get in touch with the local paper to try and whip up some publicity to ask people to donate. So keep an eye out for me. At least 150 of you lot still haven’t helped me – if you came from Facebook you know what to do. I am not just going to go away – I’ll start harassing you by telephone next!! At the very least, please share this blog with your friends and family.

And text PHLL90 £3 to 70070. It’s free to text on any UK number, or you can also donate via my JustGiving page. You know the drill.

Ask me to the pub next week when it’s over, and I’ll even buy the drinks, so you’ll get your money straight back. Just help me to make a difference to Save the Children! Deal?

And finally: a MASSIVE THANK YOU to those of you who’ve donated. Thank you to the people I know and care about, the people I don’t talk to very often, and amazingly, the people I’ve never actually met before. I’m staggered by your kindness. With your help (and mine, now I’ve paid the idiot fine!), we’ve now raised enough money to pay for 14 life-saving courses of anti-biotics for infected new born children.

I don’t think I can say that clearly and loudly enough


How cool is that?


2 thoughts on “You’ve helped to save the life of 14 children!!

  1. So how are you feeling in yourself. Are you hungry all the time? Are you sick of the lack of flavors and variety you can have? Most of the food you seem to be eating tends to be yellow in colour.

  2. Hey,
    Thank you so much for the donation – I really appreciate it!

    I don’t actually feel too bad. It seems pretty tiring, but equally I’ve not had as much sleep as I usually would so that doesn’t help.

    It’s harder than I thought it would be – quite a lot. Everything is really dry, and obviously for the most part washed down by water. And it seems staggering to complain about that when you think of the spirit of the challenge – “oh there’s only a pint, two pints, an unlimited amount of water on tap. With ice..”

    But I really want a drink with some sort of flavour. I bought a carton of apple juice, having a drink of that a day, but that meant I couldn’t afford anything but two bananas on that day (from memory) – so really difficult to justify.

    And the food I’ve had is obviously v.dry as well. Had beans on toast on one of the days, and I’ve even had that with butter in the past, it’s just amazing how you take tiny things for granted.

    I miss a surprising number of things, and I didn’t think I would. It’s only ten days, right?!

    Somebody else here is doing a similar thing, and has managed to have a lot more variety:

    It’s interesting though – that’s only for five days, and with the £5 up front. She’s also extrapolated prices – 2p’s worth of jam because she only had a fraction, rather than including the cost of products in the volumes you can actually buy them.

    So seems a bit like cheating to me. I think I’d have walked it if I were doing things that way!!
    Sorry for the ramble.


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