A plea for some $$ and ££s for a friend dandering for dosh

In this connected “social” world of the internet that I and the ever patient and uber tidy Valerie (aka Slightlydoolally) inhabit on Twitter Facebook etc, there comes the occasional moment when the day to day stream of news, geek miscellanea and in my case downright weirdness takes a bit of a back seat and something important comes along and this is one of those occasions.

You may have noticed, I am a danderer, I love a bit of a plod around the countryside taking pictures and generally making a nuisance of myself by looking over fences and shouting MINT SAUCE at passing sheep so I take a keen interest in places my chums go for a dander. So it was with some excitment in Casa McDonagh that we noticed one of our  online chums Jules is doing the INCA TRAIL in Peru!! Setting aside for the moment that this is one of my “bucket list” danders and the jealousy quotient was immediately off the scale, Jules is doing this to raise some cash for a very important charity The Children’s charity.

The Children’s Society

is committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways. They give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers. Through their campaigns and research, they seek to influence policy and perceptions so that young people have a better chance in life.

TheSprog © (aka Niall McDonagh) can be a right royal pain in the arse, infuriatingly childish and yet thoughtfully adult in equal measures and his road to adulthood has been both fun and difficult for him and us his parents. BUT and this is an important “BUT” many many children do NOT have the fun bit in their lives, for them it is just difficulty heaped on difficulty that that is quite simply WRONG! That is why Val and I are right behind Jules in her effort to “Dander for Dosh” for this important cause.

Now I know times are tough for us all just now and demands on our purses are many, however if you motly collection of family, friends, colleagues and fellow geeks could spare just a couple of £s or $s today to help Jules raise and pass her target of £3950.00 for this very important charity, it would be the best couple of clicks you could use your mouse for  on this Easter Sunday. So Please please please please click here and give Jules as much as you can … one less pint this evening and you will be helping to bring smiles back into the lives of some kids and you can’t really say fairer than that!

Happy Easter to you all  – Steve and Val



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