This year, Bobby, my son and the reason behind this organisation should have been turning 10 years old on the 4th of November.
Instead, it will be 10 years since his death on the 3rd of July.
I have always wanted to do ‘something’ to mark this year, as to me, it’s a mammoth milestone to have reached. I remember joining every single loss group that I could in the very early days and reading posts and advice from ladies who had lost decades previously; admiring them and thinking ‘I can not imagine what it must be like to have lost so long ago” … and well here I am.
I was asked a few time during yesterday’s volunteers event and I’ve since received messages asking where I get the money to post the boxes.
The truth is that I fund 90% of it myself from my own wage. Those who have recently joined may not be aware that I work Monday to Friday full time, that I have a 5 year old and a husband who works shifts, so thinks are sometimes a juggling act. This is why I often reply to messages at the most random of times and why I have a permanent look of ‘I have no idea what’s going on’ on my face most days to those who know me personally.
I have never thrown myself into fundraising like other organisations, because I simply don’t have the time.
So, in order to mark my little man’s 10th year, I am holding my first ever fundraiser.
It doesn’t involve shaving your head or running; as many of you know the last time I ran (for a bus) I torn my knee. Hell no! this one is being held in the safety of our Just Giving Page.
All monies raised will be put straight into UBW to be used on postage, packaging and the cards and leaflets that’s we send with every donation.