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    • mum2one
    • By mum2one 16th Sep 15, 11:49 PM
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    50 things in 2 years - for what would have been my sisters 50th birthday
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    • 16th Sep 15, 11:49 PM
    50 things in 2 years - for what would have been my sisters 50th birthday 16th Sep 15 at 11:49 PM
    AI have just had a mad idea tonight, its a weird one how it came about, my parents lost their 1st daughter with cancer, she was only 18 mths old, and this month she would have been 48. Its weird as I was born 2 years and 2 days from when my sister passed away, my daughters birthday falls on 2 days later than what would have been my sisters bday.


    So I am setting myself a challenge to do 50 things for charity, by September 2017 (her 50th).

    Thinking...
    Cancer - she passed away with cancer,
    Dogs - She loved dogs, the dog my parents had when she was born, he then became my first dog.
    Baby/Child - She was diagnosed as a baby when diagnosed

    Its not going to be great feats like climbing everest/ raising 10k, more on a personal level, whether taking bag of items to charity shop, knitting blanket for dog, giving towels, bedding to dogs home.

    In planning mode at mo, doing palm reading at swishing event, for kids mobility charity, crochet 10 blankets for charity - for babies that are born sleeping..., next charity shop trip, drop off a bag at hospice shop.

    xx

    1 - took bin bag of items to childs charity shop
    2 - Brought bag of dog biscuits - homeless mans dog
    3 - 8 bags to charity shop
    4 - hire stall at dog charity
    5 a attended Xmas fayre - dog charity - made donation
    6 - bin bag of clothes - local charity shop
    7 - Sourced prizes for Christmas fayre
    8- donated tree/ decs etc - to someone who needed a pick up
    9 - mass donation to local doggie charity
    10- Another charity run - local doggie charity
    11 - doggie charity shop drop - be having my own parking space soon....
    12 - 25 hats and 5 blankets - angel babies
    13 - Given an interview to McMillain re cancer / grants available / costs etc
    14 - crocheted blankets (mum) and towels - dogs trust
    15 - Took 6 bin bags worth shoes / clothes / smellies etc - doggie charity
    16 - suitcases etc - doggie charity
    17 - sheets / towels - dogs home
    18/19/20 - 3 more visits to doggie charity
    21 - lent a family the shower on hols.
    22 - batch 2 baby charity (fb group), 20 pairs of knitted booties, angel dress and
    bonding squares
    23 - 3 weeks away over summer, - every time I had change in shop - change
    (bar £1 coins) were all put into the charity boxes at tills (cancer / children
    /animals
    24 - 2 x quilts, sheets, pillowcases, quilt covers - doggies
    25 -3 x premier knits -cardigan, nappy cover, socks, bonding squares - facebook group
    26 - books to vets - sell them to raise money for guide dogs
    27. Cash donation to dogs trust - in memory of dad
    28. Donated items for raffle at dogs trust
    29. Books to vets
    30. Xmas tree / decs / lights - doggie charity
    31
    32. Bedding to doggies
    33. From daughters bedroom - charity shop x
    34. Bedding / clothes - charity shop
    35. Vets visit for books
    36. Quilt/ blankets / towels - doggie home
    37. Sponsored friend race of life, in
    Last edited by mum2one; 19-05-2017 at 1:17 AM. Reason: add in
    17 crafts in 2017 = 0/17
    Sisters legacy -50 charitable acts 43/50
    Tackling the debt free life one day at a time xx
    RIP Dad, - Always love you, - He was 1 in a million xx
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    • Anglea
    • By Anglea 18th Sep 17, 1:35 PM
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    Mum2one, I'm sorry you had a difficult anniversary this year.

    What did you mean by now having to give up hoarding? Does this mean you were buying more this past year or not moving forwards on previous plans of decluttering?

    You're doing so well with knitting.

    • mum2one
    • By mum2one 18th Sep 17, 2:05 PM
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    mum2one
    Mum2one, I'm sorry you had a difficult anniversary this year.

    What did you mean by now having to give up hoarding? Does this mean you were buying more this past year or not moving forwards on previous plans of decluttering?

    You're doing so well with knitting.
    Originally posted by Anglea
    I think it was a bit of everything, I know we did a clear out when we first lost dad, it's been harder when we find stuff, so it was a case of putting back and dealing with again. I think we just never really got sorted, getting there slowly...

    Next job is post the knitting, made 100 cardigan sets for premier babies, next challenge is 50 premier dresses....

    Xx
    17 crafts in 2017 = 0/17
    Sisters legacy -50 charitable acts 43/50
    Tackling the debt free life one day at a time xx
    RIP Dad, - Always love you, - He was 1 in a million xx
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