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So, on March 6-7, 2009, I am going to be taking part in Trócaire's 24-hour fast. I've already convinced Mum to sponsor me €10! Score.

I'll ask in work on Friday, if anyone wants to sponsor me. I'm thinking about going around the estate to ask, too.

And of course I'm going to ask y'all, too.

You can make a donation via debit/credit card (er, I'm sure, outside of Ireland, they'd probably only accept credit card, but. Yeah.) at my "personalised" Trócaire Sponsorship Page.

Ahahaha. :D

Anyway! I got my sponsorship kit today, and here's a list of what sponsorship money could do:

    • €20 would provide an olive tree for a family in Palestine, helping them to earn an income, and replacing ancient olive trees destroyed during conflict.

    • €35 would provide seeds and trees for a family left impoverished by the conflict in Uganda. This would help them to grow food and provide wood for construction and fires.

    • €60 would fund business training for a woman widowed by the conflict in Uganda, helping her to set up a small business and support her family.

    • €100 would buy enough rice to feed a family in India for a whole year. This would help them to cope with food shortages and rising food prices.

    • €200 would provide eight people with 30 hours of literacy training each. There are 876 million illiterate adults in the world, and this is one of the main factors that keep people poor.





So! More than likely, a week on Friday, there will be lots of Twitters and LJ posts of, "OMFG AM STARVING." and y'all have that to look forward to.

I remember doing a fast when I was... 13? 14? I was in high school anyway, and because I was under 16, I was only allowed to do 12 hours.

24 hours is going to be a lot more difficult.

And yes, I'm down on my knees here, looking for your help.

Anything you can afford. Y'all know how much I love my food. And I'm willingly giving it up for a day to help the poor and the less fortunate and those starving African children my parents were always telling me about when I left some mashed totties on my plate when I was younger.

... Sarcasm aside, anything you can afford would be greatly appreciated, I'm sure, by the people who would be helped by it, and by me, because as I mentioned before, I am, by my own choice, giving up food for 24 hours to try and help other people.




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Date: 2009-02-25 12:27 am (UTC)
lettie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lettie
24 hours sounds much more doable than 40 hours.

40 hours was DEATH.

Date: 2009-02-25 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thiskindalove.livejournal.com
I've done a 24-hour fast before when I was sick and was starving the damn thing out, but that was mostly accompanied by lots and LOTS of sleep. This time, it's on a Friday when I'm working. XD



What was the 40-hour fast for? Because YES. 40 hours = a long time.

Date: 2009-02-25 04:04 pm (UTC)
lettie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lettie
It was for World Vision to raise money for ... a school in Thailand our HS was building, I think.

LONG, LONG TIME.

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