Saturday, January 26, 2013

The 24 Hour Readathon Returns

So a couple of years ago (9th April 2011, to be exact) I read books for twenty four hours straight. I did nothing else all day, but read. I did this to raise money for the Scottish Association of Mental Health, a charity that does great work to eliminate stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues. This year, I'm doing it again. On Monday 11th February, just a couple of weeks away, I will again read and read all day long.

From the Scottish Association of Mental Health:
One in four people in Scotland will have a mental health problem at some point in their life. This means that you may know someone with a mental health problem, or maybe you're worried about your own mental health.
At SAMH we believe there is no health without mental health. We're here to provide help, information and support; to campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems and to raise money to fund our vital work. We're here for everyone, and we're here for you.

Last time my target was £100, and I managed to raise £120. So this year I've set my sights slightly higher, and I'm looking at raising £150. But I can't do this without your help.

Any Tweets, Facebook shares, chatty conversations, will help to spread the word of what I'm doing. And, of course, any donations are greatly appreciated. You can read more about this event, and you can donate at this webpage here.

I'll be updating my blog very briefly along on the day too, so you can check in on my progress - I hope to beat the 1099 pages I read last time!

Thank you for all your help - it means a lot x