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On the first working Monday of every month (Monday is one of my busiest days) I will donate the daily income of Chocolate Tortoise to a selected charity, and post to this blog detailing the charity chosen. This blog is not intended to tell the world how generous I am. I am less generous than many people. The blog is intended to firstly log who I have donated to, and secondly to hopefully inspire others to do the same, or similar. For more information, see my first post.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

March & April 2016 - Sands, stillbirth and neonatal death charity

The Donate a Day charity for March and April is Sands

I've been falling behind with my donations this year and hadn't donated anything in March or April, and it is already nearly May - unforgivable!

It was very timely that something popped up on my Facebook feed, indirectly, that a previous colleague of mine, Adam Leyton, is attempting to break a world record next month and in the process raise a bit of money for a very worthy cause.

He is planning to visit 12 countries in 24 hours using just public transport. The current record is 11, set in 1993.You can track his progress on his blog here:

He is raising money for Sands, a charity that offers support and counselling for people affected by stillbirth and neonatal death: https://www.uk-sands.org/

Good luck Adam, and whether you make it or not, you have raised money for, and awareness of, a worthy cause, so well done!

UPDATE: He did it! 12 countries visited in 23 hours 52 minutes. A fantastic achievement, and he has raised a large amount for a worthy cause. And judging by the exposure he has received in many different countries' media since he did it, Adam has given the charity great publicity too! Well done Adam!

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