~ My chocolate-free week for older dogs in rescue ~

Hello, I’m Angela and I’m a chocoholic! Not a day goes by where I choose not to have any chocolate. I also absolutely adore animals, especially dogs, so I have decided to take part in the September pledge for Oldies Club, a small volunteer-run charity that rescues and rehomes older dogs in the UK, by giving up chocolate for a week. Well eight days actually. The pledge is for each person taking part to raise £50, so that is the overall target I’ve set, but more is of course welcomed:-)

I have setup a fundraising page and I’d love YOU to sponsor me for my chocolate-free eight days. Please click HERE to donate – I would be most grateful. The more money raised, the more Oldies Club will be able to help older dogs. It’s a little dog rescue with a big heart and your support would be very much appreciated:-)

I will stop eating chocolate at the strike of midnight on the morning of Saturday 3 September 2016 and will not eat any chocolate (or any products with chocolate/cocoa in them) until the strike of midnight on Sunday 11 September 2016 – and probably right on the strike, followed by chocolate for breakfast!

11 September will mark five years since my precious Oldies Club boy, Jasper Bear, very sadly passed away and I am doing this in his memory as well as for all the older dogs Oldies Club currently cares for. You can see him in the photos. He had been taken to a vets to be put down and spent a night there:-(but thankfully the vets got in touch with Oldies Club and he came to stay with us for a night one New Year’s Eve … and never left!:-)He arrived, sad and confused at losing his person, his doggie friend and his home:-(but he really did learn to smile again and we did all we could to make his final 20 months or so as wonderful as possible. Amazing dog, who I miss so very much.

Back to chocolate … I love chocolate, so these eight days will be a challenge for me. I eat the yummy, dark, vegan stuff and treat myself to the lovely raw chocolate like Conscious Chocolate when I can. On a good day, I eat a vaguely sane quantity of chocolate. On a stressful day or when I’m feeling a tad emotional, I have the bar sat on my desk and eat far too much without really noticing:-(It’s a bit of a ritual to have the chocolate next to me as I watch TV and I’ll find myself going to the cupboard to grab a little piece by habit when I’m feeling anxious or upset.

Please support me in raising funds for the lovely dogs Oldies Club takes in!

Thank you, Angela xxx

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