AJokeADay

by sjg in Burwell

AJokeADay
We did it
On 7th January 2014 we successfully raised £1,800 with 18 supporters in 28 days

Alzheimer's Research UK fund raising project. I have posted a joke a day on Facebook throughout 2013 - the aim of this project is that, with your support, they will be published in a book in early 2014, to be sold in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK. With your support, the entire proceeds of each book sold will go to the charity, to help fund their incredible work.

by sjg in Burwell

When I said "It's a joke every day"

Many friends said there's simply no way!

The finish is near,

The aim now is clear:

All I need is for someone to pay Wink

Thanks to the support of (primarily) my Facebook "family", I have been posting a joke, limerick of humorous (!) item every day of 2013.  As I type this, there are less than 25 days to go, so I am able to start work on the ultimate aim - to enable a book of the year to be published and sold, 100% in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.  The financial target will ensure that a top quality product (the book) is published, and in enough numbers, to ensure a serious fund raise (assuming decent sales) for ARUK - again, ALL proceeds of the book will go directly to the charity.

The postings have been a combination of self-penned jokes/limericks (more than 10%) and jokes old and new.  For the latter, they have been gathered (and in the main told) since I first tried to "entertain" people when I was just 18.  Some are from famous comedians (Cooper, Dodd etc.), others I have no idea where or when I first heard them, and some are amalgamations of an old joke and my new twist on it.

As to the project image, let's just say it's all about what I am raising funds for - the future!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A personalised limerick! I will send this to you in January ...

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Your donation means the book gets published - so your reward is a copy of the book!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A copy of the book signed and inscribed to you, or to a friend if you prefer, including a personal limerick.

£70 or more

2 of 12 claimed

£70 Reward

For this generous contribution the reward is one of 12 original pieces of artwork for the book, signed by Paul Fisher and Simon Gibson.

£200 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£200 Reward

A signed book, of course, your name in it as a top supporter, AND a ticket and a place as one of the guests of honour at the book's launch party (date to be confirmed). The latter will be in the Cambridge area ...

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