I’m aware, as I write this post, that it’s probably an inopportune time to be entitling a post ‘The Happy Badger.’ I apologise, but that’s just the way it is.
Anyway, I recently became aware of the Happy Badger, who works with ao.com (formerly Appliances Online), to spread a little happiness across the blogosphere by donating £50 to a charity of the blogger’s choice.
When I first heard about it, of course I wanted to get involved. I’ve had ‘Do Something Amazing for Charity’ on my birthday list for two years in a row now, and I still haven’t worked out what I want that amazing thing to be. It will be going on next year’s list too, and I’m going to try doubly hard to get it ticked off before my 32nd birthday!
I decided a while ago that my something amazing would probably be an awareness thing, rather than a fundraiser. I would love to raise lots of money for my chosen charity, but I think it’s getting harder and harder. My Facebook feed is full of people doing lots of wonderful things for lots of wonderful charities, and it’s impossible to support them all. So I have my thinking cap on for something I can do to raise awareness for a charity that is close to my heart.
In the meantime, my chosen charity for the Happy Badger to donate to is Farleigh Hospice, which is an Essex-based hospice.
Farleigh Hospice relies on fundraising and donations to raise the £7850 it needs daily in order to meet the needs of local people with life-limiting illnesses. That’s a huge amount of money, and as someone who deeply appreciated the help that I received from the hospice on the worst day of my life, I am forever committed to helping raise money for them.
So the £50 that the Happy Badger very kindly offered has been donated to Farleigh Hospice in the hope that they can continue doing the very important work that they do.
If you would like to be visited by the Happy Badger (which sounds all kinds of trippy, I know), you should visit the website and check it out.