Have been part of MN since 2003 but broke my addiction (thanks to demanding uni course and mum being quite ill) about 2 years ago and only made it back a handful of times since. Come on to lurk every now and again but by the time I read through tonnes of interesting threads I've lost the ability to post .
But just signed up to do a sponsored abseil of 177ft for Marie Curie, after my mum and 3 friends have been diagnosed with various cancers throughout the last few years so am now shamelessly plugging it everywhere I know of (or may be vaguely known at) for as much cash as possible.
AIBU to pop my head up again and finally get round to posting just to ask for money?
Maybe. I'm not sure. I just don't like asking people I don't know for sponsorship.
I just get fed up of being constantly rung up, or stopped in the street or people knocking on the door for money for charity, that I feel that being asked on a website for money is just another variation. But IA probably BU.
I know I sound like a mean old hag, but I do 'get' why your doing it. My brother lost his wife to breast cancer at age 42 when their children were just 9, 13 and 15 and I would not wish anyone to go through that. But because of that I already give regularly to a cancer charity, so I just don't want to be asked for money by people I don't know.