Hello and a very warm welcome to my newly relaunched blog. I'm Paul a 40 year old family man from the UK. In this complex, information overload 21st century world, too often we lose sight of what's really important. Here I want to celebrate life, share inspirational stories, throw the spotlight on charities and causes close to my heart. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you all.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

June's donations

Once again apologies for the less frequent blogs these days -it's a tough balancing act at the moment with family and work commitments but I'm certainly not about to start walking away from what I've set out to do.

This is always my favourite part of the month where I get to share the details on my latest round of donations of my on-line earnings. This month, I've managed to collect in another £30 via payouts from surveys and quidco cashback, and I'm very close to reaching a couple of other thresholds.

I've decided to split the donations 2 ways between these 2 extremely good causes

1) British Heart Foundation

Another good friend from the dooyoo review sites Tim Webb has just followed in the footsteps of Ivor's epic journey from London to Brighton, this time using pedal power. 55 miles cycling in a single day is some going though ( I did a 40 mile ride for BHF a few years ago and even though the finish line was less than half a mile from my house I had to be taken home in a car!) so congratulations to all involved in the Stamford Lions group and I hope they can achieve the target of £5000

Please take a look at


About the charity:

The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity.

Every day they save lives, through pioneering research, providing vital information to help people reduce their own heart health risks, campaigning for change and supporting and caring for heart patients.

Charity Registration No 225971

2) Soccer Aid

Well since I wrote my last blog world cup fever is truly upon us now, (well maybe not for the woeful England team!)

With that in mind, my second donation of £15 is to  Soccer Aid, raising much needed funds to provide basic human needs on behalf of UNICEF.


From the website

"Soccer Aid raises money for UNICEF to help children around the world. Previous events have already helped to improve the lives of more than one million children, and we hope that through Soccer Aid 2010 we can help many, many more children!

Every minute of every day, children die from common diseases like measles, diarrhoea and malaria. Millions of children don’t go to school, or have food, shelter or clean water. Children all over the world suffer from violence, abuse and discrimination, are forced to work in dangerous conditions and denied the chance to play. This is wrong. We need your help to put it right.

By making a donation you can help UNICEF to transform children’s lives by ensuring that their rights to things like education, health care and protection are met.

Please take a look at the website at

https://socceraid.unicef.org.uk/ and make a donation if you can.

Hope to be able to catch up with more of you next month!


  1. I admire your williness to give,good work.

  2. Hi Paul,

    I have been keeping well but busy as always. Sorry for the late reply again. Oh, yes! Amanda has certainly done a very good job in promoting epilepsy awareness and she deserves all our assistance in highlighting her cause - an invisible medical condition that has affected her so much.

    Hope you have been well also and God bless you for all the great things you have been doing and contributing towards society.


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