I can't remember now where we first saw it mentioned but Eleanor and I thought the RNLI's H2Only campaign at the beginning of the month was a great idea.
H2Only was a ten day challenge set by the RNLI to drink only water, to raise money for this deserving charity. I didn't take up the challenge but Eleanor did. She did really well and drank nothing but water for the whole ten days, there was no cheating at all. I was quite surprised that she managed it really as she does like her fizzy, sugary drinks. It saved me some money not having to buy Eleanor's favourite drinks when I did my shopping so I donated what I'd saved to the RNLI.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution provide a 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland as well as a seasonal lifeguard service. It's funded by charitable donations and has saved over 140000 lives since it was founded in 1824. A very worthy cause.
what a great challange and did she she any better for it :-)ReplyDelete
I thought it was a great challenge, especially for people who drink lots of tea, coffee or alcohol, harder things to give up for a period of ten days. I don't think Eleanor felt any better for it, it just made her more moody as she couldn't drink what she wanted.Delete
A very good cause. Imogen drinks water most of the time so would do well with this xxReplyDelete
I didn't drink anything but water when I was a child. I didn't like orange juice or hot drinks, I still don't drink coffee and only occasionally tea, I've never drunk milk and we rarely had fizzy drinks back then.Delete
Well done to Eleanor and to you for donating the money you saved, Jo! A very worthwhile cause! :o)ReplyDelete
There's so many people who volunteer to crew the lifeboats risking their lives every time they're called out on a rescue, the least we can do is support this very worthy cause.Delete
Well done both of you. The RNLI is indeed a very worthy cause. Flighty xxReplyDelete
I don't think any of us know when we or one of our loved ones will have to call on the services of charities such as this. It's comforting to know that they're there should we ever need them.Delete
What a great idea! My youngest will only drink water so it would be no hardship for her, but my eldest likes a glass of fizzy something or other every now and again so it would have been good for her to do it xxReplyDelete
I think these sort of challenges really capture the public's imagination. Eleanor decided to do it as soon as she heard about it.Delete
What a brilliant campaign, good for youngsters to understand just how much fizzy pop they get through. I prefer water to fizzies.ReplyDelete
I sometimes drink fizzy drinks but I also drink lots of water too.Delete
I would find it hard to do, as I simply don't like drinking water! However I drink diet fizzy, so don't feel quite as guilty. I do love a good cup of tea, but I rarely drink coffee - I don't mind the taste, but don't find it thirst-quenching.ReplyDelete
I love a cold glass of water, especially on hot days, I don't think anything quenches a thirst as water does.Delete
Such a good idea, some people get addicted to these fizzy drinks don't they.ReplyDelete
I used to drink lots more water than I do now, a cold glass on a hot water is heaven!
I must admit that I used to drink more water than I do now too, I should follow Eleanor's example and make more of an effort.Delete
She very well didn't she. I wouldn't cope without my teaReplyDelete
I think the main problem is that water can become a bit boring but I think we should all try and drink more as it does us good.Delete
Well done to Eleanor, it is a very worthwhile cause indeed! xxReplyDelete
I'm pleased that she made the effort for the full ten days, I'm trying to encourage her to contine now and cut down on the sugary drinks.Delete
Well done to Eleanor! I'd find this very difficult, I do like my tea and coffee! xxReplyDelete
I think most people would find it quite hard, water can be very bland. I've always encouraged water at meal times though.Delete
What a very good cause ... and a good way to raise funds.ReplyDelete
We are far better drinking water and avoiding fizzy drinks - and some of the younger generation can sometimes find this hard to do.
I raise a glass of water to Eleanor and say 'Well Done'
All the best Jan
I think it's a great challenge for anyone to set themselves. I know Eleanor struggled with it on occasions but she stuck with it, she did very well.Delete
What a great challenge, and well done Eleanor for meeting it!ReplyDelete
Happy weekend :-)
I hope the RNLI have raised lots of money from this challenge, it's such a worthy cause.Delete
That's a great challenge to try. Congrats to Eleanor.ReplyDelete
She did very well with it, I just hope she continues to drink a little more water than she usually does now.Delete