Well, I'm now 10 days into Dry January and it is a lot harder this year than last. As we approach the anniversary of Evie's death tomorrow, a glass or three of red wine would have been great. If only a great place to hide for an hour. But I know that she would have given me a hard time, so I'm sticking to it for her.
As I mentioned in my previous e-mail, I have set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving because I am splitting the income between Evie's Gift and my work charity the Rainy Day Trust. As you know, both charities mean a great deal to me for very different reasons. When Evie was ill, the support that I received from my Board of Trustees was incredible and took away an awful lot of stress and worry, allowing me to focus my attention entirely on Evie. Evie's Gift is growing steadily and we have now helped 54 families directly, with 3 more in the pipeline.
The link is below, so please donate a few bob to make it all worthwhile. It doesn't have to be lots, though lots would be nice!
If you can't donate, then maybe you could think about running a small event of your own? The Evie's Gift website has some ideas. Why not take a look? Why not do both???