Sunday Mail Column for Sunday 2 January 2010

Here we are with a fresh, shiny year in front of us.  A year plump with possibility. A highway of perfect days ahead. The truth is we’re standing in the middle of a golden opportunity.  Readers, I have an idea.

This year I want to bring more meaning to my life, be a part of something good. I want to help bring about change. So this year on the first Sunday of every month I’m going to ask you to join me in donating $10 to a specific cause. It might be global one month, local the next but once a month I’m going to ask you to find just $10 and give it to an organisation to help them make a difference.  Ten dollars is a small amount but it’s enough to change a life.

Maybe only ten readers will join me. Maybe 100,000 readers will get on-board. But I think as a group – no matter how big or small – we can have an impact. Lets see the good we can do with ten bucks.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof recently said,  “The best way to fight poverty and extremism is to educate and empower women and girls.”

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  1. Julie S. on January 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

    “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something, and will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” (Edward Everett Hale.)

    Congratulations Bec on a fantastic idea. I am proud to be a part of the First Sunday Club. Regards, Julie.

  2. becsparrow on January 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks Julie! The response from readers has been wonderful and very inspiring. Thank you so much for getting on board!

  3. Judith John on January 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    It is great to see passion for another’s cause and evidence of the power of one at work. My work with Rotary brings me in touch with other like you, so I know the world is in good hands for the next couple of generations. Perhaps you would like to meet some of them some time?

    Congrats on your initiative

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Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living as a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a radio producer, a newspaper columnist and as an author.

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