What can you get for £1 in these days of cuts, recession & austerity?
Go to a Poundstretcher-type shop & get something that’s useful but for only a short time? And is probably half horse? Perhaps.
Half a lager, or a small glass of wine? I don’t know about you but I’d rather have a pint, or a large one.
A supermarket trolley? Yes, fun for a while, but you really should give it back
An hour’s parking in town? I usually need more.
A bus ride? Sure, I love standing out in the cold & rain for ages until 3 turn up at once, then sitting on a pile of chewing gum surrounded by schoolkids sharing the latest tasty beats on their ‘phones at max volume.
A loaf of bread? A pint of milk? Fair enough; we all need food & drink.
But I have a better idea.
£1 could pay for a child in Uganda to be tested for malaria.
It could Save. A. Life.
For a child’s life.
I call that a bargain.
£1 could buy books for the children Mummy Barrow from #TeamHonk met in Ghana recently. Enough for a whole year.
5 £1s could pay for a vaccine to help protect a child in Malawi against killers like tetanus & hepatitis B. Saves A Life.
Or buy a mosquito net to protect against malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Saves A Life.
30 £1s could train a volunteer to provide support & advice to an isolated elderly man or woman in the UK.
That’s why I’m doing what I’m doing this weekend: climbing Mount Snowdon in north Wales with a bunch of other parent bloggers for Comic Relief. It’s bonkers. It was -13 on the weekend with high winds. There was snow. It’s 1 kilometre UP. We’re wearing red pants.
But if we can Save A Life, many lives, help people who badly need our help, then it will be worth it.
So will you join me?
I have over 500 followers on twitter alone. If all of you just gave £1 think of what we could do!
All you have to do is click the pic:
So what do you say?
Or you could enjoy one of those lovely horsemeat lasagnes. It’s up to you :)
- One Direction break down in tears on Comic Relief Africa trip – pictures (digitalspy.co.uk)