Alex Hughes


One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.
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Give It Up Sugar... Give It Up For One25!!!

Alex Hughes

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Hi and thanks for visiting my "Give It Up Sugar... Give It Up for One25"fundraising page! 

This year I decided that I wanted to raise money for a charity very close to my heart, One25 in Bristol. One25 is a Bristol-based charity, specialising in enabling women to break free from street sex-work, addiction and other life-controlling issues and build new, independent lives. One25 offer incredible services to vulnerable women trapped in sex work and in desperate situations. These women experience a huge amount of abuse, violence, rape and are often treated by society as worthless. No human should ever feel like that. 

In my opinion One25 offers a new start, mends broken hearts and helps save lives. To be honest I could spend ages telling you all about what an amazing charity this is, but If you want to know more about the work that One25 do, check out the link below…

So Give It Up for One25... what is it I’m giving up?

Those of your who know me well, will know how much my life pretty much revolves around cake. I am a self-confessed Cakeoholic and total sugar addict! So to raise money for One25, I have pledged that from January 1st 2015 until January 1st 2016 I would give up cake… along with chocolate, sweets, biscuits, puddings, ice cream… basically all sweet food and where possible all other forms of sugar and sweetener (with the exception of fruit). And to make life even harder for myself I have pledged to make 365 cupcakes (to represent each sugar free day) to sell on behalf of One25.

So far it has been almost 7 very long months. I’d love to say that I no longer crave sugar, but in truth, I still wake up craving cake!  I have turned down many slices of birthday cake (most of which I made myself), banned Easter Eggs, avoided the  free ice creams being passed around the office at work during scorching temperatures and am preparing for my first chocolate and mince pie free Christmas! This has been a huge challenge for me and I’m happy to say that an experience I have learnt a lot from.

If you’d like to support me through my sugar free journey and support this incredible charity, please feel free to donate any amount that you can afford.

Much love,

Alex xxx

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Recent donors

26.02.16 With love from Nanna xxx

12.01.16 Wow, such an impressive achievement and for such a great cause. You are flippin excellent!

06.01.16 10p for each and every day you did this for One25!!

01.01.16 Really really well done!! I think you are my idol - I don't think I would cope without sugar for a day let alone a year! Xxx

01.01.16 Well done, such a worthy charity xx

14.12.15 Lots of love. Xxx

31.10.15 Well done, So proud of you. Always was and always will be. God Bless

30.10.15 So proud of you! True inspiration Jen & Mark x x

27.10.15 Hey well done hun xx

05.10.15 Way to go Alex, i couldnt do it. A worthy cause too! xxx

03.09.15 Very well done. Keep up the good work, for such an amazing charity. So proud of you. xxx

02.09.15 I know you'll reach that target

02.09.15 Well done Mrs Xxx

02.09.15 Ledgend! Will you keep eating the green grunge when the year is up?

30.07.15 Well done Alex. xx

30.07.15 Well done Alex, keep up the good work. Not only helping yourself but a very worthy charity. We're very proud of you.

14.07.15 Isn't this is the Charity that your AMAZING Nan was so proud of you for working at.. ?


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Una Hughes
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