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Penny Fordham

Penny's Giving It Up To Beat Cancer

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]With the beginning of a new year come the resolutions we make (and break!) to lose weight, get fit, start a new hobby etc., however, I decided I wanted 2014 to be the year I do something positive and try to make a (albeit very small) difference in the world.[/p] [p]I think most of us have been affected by Cancer at some point in their lives.  I myself have lost several people I love to this horrible disease – my nan, granddad, aunt, uncle and godmother – but, I’ve also been lucky enough to see my mum beat it and my best friend’s aunt is currently winning her battle against it too.[/p] [p]The two charities I have chosen to raise funds for this year represent both sides of the Cancer story – Cancer Research UK working with scientists to find cures, and Macmillan providing much needed support to those suffering with the disease and their loved ones.[/p] [p]So, what am I going to be doing over the next 12-months to warrant you donating your pennies?[/p] [p]Well, each month I’m going to be giving up one thing that I love; some of them may not seem much to other people, but these are the things that play a part in my life (mostly foodstuffs, ha!) and I’m [i]definitely[/i] going to miss having them for a month![/p] [p]JANUARY:  Alcohol[/p] [p]FEBRUARY:  Crisps[/p] [p]MARCH:  Music (no playing it myself/listening to the radio – can’t help if it’s on in a shop etc!)[/p] [p]APRIL:  Swearing (I’ll donate 10p myself every time I slip)[/p] [p]MAY:  Bread[/p] [p]JUNE:  Flat shoes (which I rely on most days since I damaged my Achilles)[/p] [p]JULY:  My car (the only exception being commuting)[/p] [p]AUGUST:  Tea/Coffee[/p] [p]SEPTEMBER:  Potatoes[/p] [p]OCTOBER:  Jewellery[/p] [p]NOVEMBER:  Chocolate[/p] [p]DECEMBER:  Reading the news[/p] [lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]I love all of these things and can’t imagine going a month without any of them![/p] [p]I decided to use Virgin Money Giving as they are a not-for-profit organisation unlike some other fundraising websites, so more of the money goes to the charities.  Also, if you’re eligible for Gift Aid please do click the button as that means the charities receive an extra couple of pounds and every penny really does count in our fight against Cancer.[/p][p][/p] [lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]Thank you to anyone who donates, it really does mean the world to me![/p] [p][/p]

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Aug 19, 2014

Mr and Mrs Bird

For someone who keeps 'doing' it's the least we could do.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 19, 2014

Natalie x

You can do it Pen xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 7, 2014

Haydy xx

Well done so far and good luck for the rest! Proud of you!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 1, 2014


10p for every time I slipped up during my swearing ban in April.

£2.90 plus £0.73 Gift Aid

Mar 21, 2014

Jen s-c

Well done chick xxxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 3, 2014

Carly O

Have a quaver on me dude. Well done x

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Feb 2, 2014


Well done for completing Jan, now here's to Feb! Who needs crisps anyway each bag contains 1/12 teaspoon of sugar.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jan 31, 2014

Carly O'Connor

You have had more will power than I could ever dream of having. 1 month down 11 to go!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 14, 2014


Enjoy a glass on 1st Feb

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Jan 10, 2014


Brill idea for an amazing cause, keep it up :) x

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid