Have you ever read a book that has inspired you to do something?
I am currently reading ‘Girl on the Run’ by Jane Costello and am absolutely loving it. However, I am only 33% of the way through and it has already really inspired me to do something charitable.
I have so much respect for people who raise money for different charities, and I would absolutely love to do it myself. My family have taken part in Race For Life over the years, which I have sponsored them for, and I have done a sponsored silence a few years ago in which I helped raise money myself. Of course, I occasionally drop change into the little charity pots left by the tills in stores, but that doesn’t exactly add up to a huge amount. However, I haven’t done anything big for charity in which I can get sponsored for in a very long time, and now that I have finished university and have free time, I’d love to be able to work towards something.
In ‘Girl on the Run’, the main character Abby – who shudders at the thought of exercise – decides to aim towards doing a sponsored half marathon to help raise money for multiple sclerosis. This really has inspired me to doing something charitable myself, but my problem is what should I do?
Of course, I could do a sponsored walk or run, but I’m a very slim girl who wants to do anything possible to avoid losing more weight, therefore I’d like something different to do.
I would really appreciate it if you guys could drop me some suggestions of different things I could do. I have a couple of charities in mind, but I need to choose something to actually be sponsored for in the mean time.
Thank you in advance for your help – all of your suggestions will be considered 🙂