E is Easter. Yes it's been and gone this year, but in the midst of all that chocolate, bunnies and suggestive fertile imagery, there's fundraising going on too.
One of our favourite Easter appeals was from a chap called Marc. He asked his friends if they felt guilty gorging themselves on chocolate wrapped in extravagant flashy boxes and prompted them to donate the cost of an Egg to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal London Hospital. Inspired stuff.
E is also for Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Marathon is always big and only happened the other week. Carl embarked on 'the biggest challenge of his life' by taking part when only in October he was a long way away from being 'race fit'. Cris and Nancy ran for the MicroLoan Foundation and raised nearly £1500 this year.
Let's not forget the Edinburgh MoonWalk either. The London event was another roaring success but the Edinburgh Moonwalk takes place in a few short weeks. Joanna and the Silver Bullets team are nearly at their target, and Georgie and her team are nearly there too along with hundreds of others. Moonwalkers have raised more money online this year than ever before.
E is for Espanol. Thanks to Adriana's Great North Run page we now know that solo haz click donde dice is spanish for all you have to do is click where it says. Useful when on holiday. Roberto also educated us with por favor patrocineme en linea, which is the most important phrase of all: please sponsor me now.
Finally E is also for envelope stuffing. There's quite alot of it going on at JG Towers, mostly by the intrepid finance team. Here's a picture of lots and lots of Gift Aid claims:
We're never put off by our Gift Aid mountain. They get stuffed into envelopes and off they go.
One day we hope all the paper won't be necessary. Jonno's back with the big F-words soon.