Just a quickie tonight as I’m exhausted and leaving for a little Christmas ski trip in the morning, but I had to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Menu for Hope which finished in the early hours of this monrning. Thanks to the generosity of all those who donated prizes, and the incredible outpouring of cash from all those who bought tickets, we raised a stupendous total of just over $83,000.
I am stunned, amazed and quite emotional that a community of people who have for the most part never met, and who 5 years ago did not know each other, are able to come together for a few short weeks in a year and amass this much money for an excellent cause. For those of you who don’t yet know, the mony goes to the UN World Food Programme and has been allocated specifically to a school feeding programme in Lesotho, a little mountainous kingdom in the middle of South Africa.
Pim and her team of IT boffins will be entering the data into the programme that randomly selects winners, and all those of you who bought tickets shodul check her site on 9 January to see if you are a winner.
But it’s the people of Lesotho who are the real winners.