One of my colleagues is currently raising money for a charity helping the widows and orphans in Syria. She organised a day last week to sell samosas, spring rolls, and raffle tickets. I helped, along with two other colleagues.
The four of us spent the whole day walking around the site raising money. We didn’t even manage to get to all the departments. We raised over £600 in one day, and we are doing it again tomorrow.
People jumped at the food – everybody loves samosas! But many people were putting their hands in their pockets and giving us handfulls of coins, and notes of all denominations. On top of this we had a colleague who runs a restaurant part time donating a meal for two. We were then donated another meal for two by a colleagues cousin. We were already selling raffle tickets for a big hamper – all the items in it new and donated. So we have two more prizes to raffle off tomorrow.
I would definitely recommend rasing money for charity if you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps. It was so nice to see how caring people are and how generous we can all be. It lifted my spirits, and I’m pretty sure my colleagues would say the same.
It was a very tiring day. I could hardly walk when I went home. Had to put my feet in the foot massager for 1/2 hour. I was absolutely fine the next morning. Had a lovely cheer-up too. One of my colleagues who had helped with the fund raising is a fit young guy in his twenties. He said he was still knackered! Made an old gal like me feel so much better.