So I can cross off the 24 hour sponsored silence for Children in Need off the 100 Charities Challenge! I did it yesterday (11/11/2012) and my God it was hard! Seriously. I started off okay but then when it came to your everyday communication, it was pretty tough. And when things fell on me from a shelf, my God it was hard to not curse or speak or anything! I just had to exhale deeply and try not to lose my rag. There were times where I almost slipped up, but I didn't!
If you didn't sponsor me, you still can! Just visit this link or text SHHH55 £1 to 70070. My dear friend, Jess, will be doing it this Thursday and we're sharing the same sponsor page so you're getting 2 for the price of 1 here, people!
If you're going to do a sponsored silence, here are my tips for you:-
- Notify people that you're going to/are doing it- I was outside my gran's flat, waiting for her to come back from the shop and her neighbor passed me and tried talking to me... yeah... I tried pointing to my Children in Need t-shirt and miming to her, but it didn't work. Thankfully, my gran came back and told her what I was doing.
- Get Pen & Paper/ whiteboard & pen- It's hard communicating without your voice and I didn't have either of these things because I just forgot. They are always useful.
- Advertise what you're doing- Pretty obvious, if you ask me. Don't feel too shy, either. You really need to push yourself. Be it on a social networking site, on your blog, posters in your school/college/workplace, notice in your window- BE HEARD.
So yeah, that's pretty much it! Thanks to all who supported and sponsored me!