From the 3rd to the 23rd of October I did yoga every day to raise money for the wonderful debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty who rescue people from the crushing misery of debt. CAP is 20 years old and to celebrate, they and their supporters are doing 20fortwenty challenges for 20 days. I signed up for yoga even though I’m fairly new to it and usually only do it once a week. I’ve been stretched in every direction and ached in muscles I didn’t even know I had.
Here is a selection of pics from my twitter feed @eatwellcoach.
Why would I put myself through this?
Because of people like D who came to my local centre. Health problems and hospital visits meant she was down graded at work and lost income. Her son wouldn’t look for work and her youngest had irregular school attendance; thankfully her eldest daughter helped and supported her. D pared expenditure down to the bone and worked diligently with CAP on her finances. In August she became debt free and now has a house and a new start in another town. She found faith at a discovery break and is off the anti-depressants she took for nearly 8 years.
You can see some more stories here – check out ‘Break the Silence’.
You know my passion for eating well – people in debt often miss meals. My book Survival Guide for the Skint talks about priorities including food and CAP’s budgets always allow people to feed their families.
Even though I’ve finished the challenge, I’d be thrilled if you’d sponsor me to help clients like D. Here’s my Just Giving page. If you see me in town, I’ll have a paper sponsor form with me.
Thanks already to Christine, Tim, Heather, Brenda, Cathy, Tom, Jean, Julie, Garry, Brenda, Maurice, Joyce, Janet, Barbara, Jackie, Tony, Sarah, Hilary, Robert, Alec, Caroline, Clear North, Glynis, Pete and Heather, Wolf, Betty, Pauline, Cyril, Suzanne, Davy, Vera, Lindsay, John, Carolyn, Brenda, Cynthia, Val, Jane, Betty, Barbara, Anne, Warren, Jennie, Alan, Val and anonymous donors!
My total to date is over £400.