I’ve run out of toilet paper. Goodbye socks!
This is my current Facebook status. For those who have already been fooled by a status similar to this, you know it’s part of the latest Breast Cancer Awareness game. For the uninitiated, anyone who comments or likes my status then has to update their current status from one of seven random, awkward or randomly awkward status’ and so it continues. Brilliant campaign…. Although now my mind is racing as to who saw my status and thought “I’m never shaking her hand again!” but didn’t comment or like. They will never know it was a joke and privately – thats the worst part, forever question my personal hygiene standards. (…No comment necessary Husband) The best part at least will be the money and awareness raised for Cancer Research.
On the other (clean and sanitised) hand of the February tis Charity season spectrum is the Dettol Baby Blanket drive. Following in the footsteps of Rachel Stevens, oh yes, I was also asked to donate a blanket to the Dettol Baby Blanket Donation campaign. Each blanket donated will find new homes with families and babies who really need them, moreover for each baby blanket donated Dettol will donate £1 to the Sparks Children’s Charity.
Just like the Breast Cancer Awareness game, of course, no modern day charity campaign would be complete without a social media “presence“. The #sharethememories hashtag encourages parents to share special baby and blanket memories and photos on twitter et al before donating their blankets. Yes absolutely lovely idea! Yummy Mummy Alert etc.. But after eagerly donating one of little man’s blankets, why didn’t the relentless proud parent posting and hashtagging follow suit, yet I didn’t hesitate to choose one of the most embarrassing status to share with all my friends? Alas.. It seems that motherhood hasn’t quite straightened out my “quirky” sense of humour just yet.
This Friday is the last day to donate your old baby blankets to the Dettol Campaign.