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Friday, February 03, 2006

Please sponsor me!

The title of this post links to a webpage with information about the fundraising appeal of the St Edward Brotherhood. They plan to build a new monastic house to better enable them to continue their incense and candle-making, icon-framing and book-binding, and to better serve the pastoral and administrative needs of the church community that they have built up over the years.

As I still have just under 4 stone to lose before I get down to my ideal weight, I have decided to make this a sponsored effort. My current weight is 14 stone and 12 pounds (208lbs.) and my desired weight is 11 stone (154 lbs). I started at 16 stone a month ago and my goal is to reach 11 stone by Pascha, which falls on the 23rd of April.

I have been in touch with my parish priest about this and he will contact Fr Alexis at the monastery so that they will be aware of this. I also plan to place sponsor forms in some local parishes and other organisations.

If any of my online friends and readers are able and willing to give to this cause, please do get in touch and let me know. The monks will be very grateful, I'm sure, and I will be pleased to have the added incentive to keep on with my diet. I'm trying to keep this 2003 photograph of myself in sight to remind myself of my goal.

The King Edward Orthodox Trust Company Ltd. is a registered charity (no 284929/0). If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to contribute, please enable to Brotherhood to reclaim 28 pence for each £1 that you give, at no additional cost to you, by choosing to Gift Aid your donation. Please contact me using the e-mail link at the right-hand column of this weblog for details of how you can donate.

Many thanks in advance for your contributions and may God richly bless you!

2 comments:

ferijen said...

Good luck!

Michael said...

Thanks, ferijen! :-)

There are sponsor forms in one or two parishes already and I'm working on a third. Let's see how it goes.