A Blog A Day – #Wave1000Faces and My 2017 Reading Challenge

At the beginning of the year I saw quite a few posts pop up with people saying that they would be putting a pound aside for each book they read in 2017 and I thought that was a good idea – I usually read 90-100 books per year, so why not save £100 to blow on books at the start of 2018?

Shortly after my making that decision, my local radio station, Wave 105, began recruiting for their annual 1000 Faces campaign, so I rethought my plans. If you’ve not heard heard of 1000 Faces, the premise is simply that instead of getting a few people to raise a lot of money, why not get loads of people to raise a little? The station then recruits 1000 people who will each pledge to raise £100 over the course of the year so at the end, £100,000 can be used by the charity Cash for Kids on projects that benefit disadvantaged and disabled children in our local area.

I duly signed up and am now Face Number 322 – do have a look at my fundraising page if you’d like to see how I’m getting on, or if you’d like to donate.

There are many reasons why Cash for Kids is a great charity to support, but the main reason I decided to support 1000 Faces, and that I also support the Christmas toy appeal, is that although the charity is national, funds raised in this area stay in this area. Ultimately there are so many charities, big and small, that are deserving of support, it’s really difficult to choose just one, or just a handful, so every charity choice is going to be down to your individual circumstances I guess…

So, how am I getting on? So far, I’ve read 19 books in 2017, and been topped up by my mum (Thanks Mum!) so that’s £29 in the pot for 1000 faces, and well on track for £100 by the end of the year.

As I said, you can keep up to date with my progress on my dedicated 1000 Faces page, and I’ll let you know how I got on at the end of the year.

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