One of the things on my 40 Before 40 List is doing a chocolate fast for charity. I think it’s about time I stop talking about it and just do it. That’s why I am giving up chocolate in 2018 for the National Autistic Society.
It’s been two years now since my gorgeous wee boy Luke was diagnosed with autism. It’s been full of ups and downs but ultimately the diagnosis has been a positive step and has helped us to move forward, get some much needed support and to plan for our future.
The National Autistic Society have been an invaluable source of support for us. Because of their advice we’re financially better off and their support gave us the strength to fight to have Luke placed in a special unit within a mainstream school that specialises in educating children with communication difficulties, where he is thriving. I want to give something back to say thank you for their help. So, I am doing a chocolate fast during 2018!
Anyone who knows me knows what a sugar addict I am so this will be a real challenge. I spend roughly £100 a month on chocolate and chocolate flavoured products. I am hoping to raise £1 per day during the year. Luke is going to be a great source of support in this challenge as he HATES chocolate and will help me stay on the wagon.
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I am pinching the golden ticket idea from the Go Sober For October campaign and each time someone donates £15 or more, I can have a cheat day or “golden ticket day.” If I don’t get enough £15 donations in time, I don’t get the cheat day.