More interest than the Bank of England

December 21, 2012 at 12:43 AM

This week I’ve been starting to ask people whether they’d like to pledge to donate 1p per clue for my 2500 Clue Challenge, and I have had a fantastic amount of interest so far. I am blown away so far! I’ve currently gathered pledges to the tune of 27p per clue, and I’m fully confident that this will increase throughout the challenge. I was initially hoping for 25p per clue, but now I’m setting my sights on 50p per clue, which would raise over £1000 for Rethink. If you’re interested in donating, then email me at, and I’ll get back to you.

What’s been really interesting for me has been that the vast majority of people have said “I have (or have had) depression” or have had experience of depression through the family. About 30 people have pledged or donated, and only 1 or 2 people HAVEN’T said that to me. The amount of support and positivity that I’ve received for the challenge has been fantastic, and I haven’t started it yet.

All in all, this is looking quite promising as a challenge. Throughout the year, I hope to say how I’m coping my depression. I certainly haven’t beaten it yet, but I’m slowly getting there. I don’t really plan on saying why I have depression, for me that’s personal and a very very long story with no one single thing causing it. But I want to say the impact depression has had on my life and how I have, and haven’t, coped with it in recent years.

I did a test week recently for the 2500 Clue Challenge in which I solved 54% of the clues. This past week… erm… less than 25%. I think it’s going to be a close run year to 2500.

If I don’t blog before then, I hope you have a Merry Christmas. I’ll certainly blog before the New Year, whilst I still have my faculties.