Sunday, May 04, 2008

MS Readathon - The Boy Is Fundraising

When I was a boy, some time ago now, all the kids in school were invited to take part in the MS Readathon. It's a charitable event whereby you read books and gather sponsorship money. All the money raised goes to the MS Australia - Multiple Sclerosis Australia. Back in my day you gathered sponsorship for each book that you read. Once your month of reading was done you collected the sponsorship money and handed it in. If you reached a certain level of sponsorship you received a prize which gave you an incentive. I read a few of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy books, among others. The first novel took me only two days as I was so keen.

Yu-Jin has decided to take part in this years MS Readathon which is very pleasing. In the first two days he read three books! Alas he only received one donation, which was mine to kickstart him, and he's eagerly looking for sponsors. If you would like to sponsor Yu-Jin please go to his MS Readathon Homepage - - and you can use a range of credit cards to do so. Remember, if you are an Australian taxpayer any donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. I'll keep a list of the books he has read updated.

Just this morning we checked his fundraising page and some dear friends, the Cutlers, had donated $20 each! Well, that perked the boy up and he's read another book this morning and is starting a second. And they rubbed it in that the "old man had to dig a bit deeper".

Even if you can afford only a couple of dollars that will help. If not, send some encouragement.


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your boy!! Cool plates. I got to see one that said Wa2go!! and one that said Mytoy, Barbie and ect... US

Anonymous said...

Good luck to your boy!! FRom the USA

David (Staypuff) said...

Good luck Yu-Jin. I remember doing MS-Readathon when I was in school and doing fairly well myself. it's a great cause and you're making a difference.


Hammy said...

A big thank you to Mr Staypuff (Dave) and Hammy's Mum for sponsoring the boy in his MS Readathon endeavours!!