Hello friends, family and loved ones,
Some of you will know that it is my birthday next week. And whilst part of me wants to hire a bouncy castle and eat jelly and ice cream all day, I am going to be turning 29 years old and apparently that's not what people who are almost 30 do...
Since the start of the year I have been working with an amazing organization called Justice Now. You know when you walk in somewhere and feel completely at home with their values and commitment? Well that's how I feel about Justice Now. (It's how I feel about the 12Bar as well, but I digress).
After being an intern for the first half of the year, I became a staff member in August. Let me tell you, the work I am doing is rewarding in a way that I have never found in any job I've held before. I am surrounded by passionate, smart and empowered people who I learn something from every day.
So this year, instead of jelly and ice cream, I have decided to donate my birthday to Justice Now, and ask not for cards or presents, but for donations to support the work that means so much to me.
If you would have bought me a birthday drink if we'd have seen each other, I'm asking you to donate the cost of a pint. If you'd have sent me a card, would you think about sending the cost of postage to justice now instead? $5, 5 pounds or whatever you can afford. I'll know you're thinking of me on my birthday and we'll celebrate in person the next time I see you.
Click here to donate.
I love you all and really appreciate taking the time to get to the end of this. As a reward, here's a photo of me at my first birthday party. (You have to watch the video to get this treat!)
Thank you and see you soon!