Annie’s Resolution is Choc-ing up the £££s
It had just gone midnight on New Years Eve and 12-year-old Annie Miller was celebrating when her friend got a message from someone saying they’d managed to give up chocolate for a whole year.
“I thought, I could do that,” said Annie. “But why not make it bigger?” And so began Annie’s year-long challenge to abstain from all things chocolate and raise funds for North London Hospice and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. That includes not only giving up chocolate bars but cakes, biscuits, chocolate ice cream and her beloved hot chocolate.
And the daughter of NLH Family Support Worker Nicola Miller goes to great lengths to make sure she doesn’t accidentally eat any chocolate. “I check the ingredients of everything I eat and if we go out for a meal we say I’m allergic so I don’t get given any by mistake.”
Seven months into her challenge and Annie has raised a fantastic £762 for the two charities but she’s hoping to top £1000 by the end of 2019.
North London Hospice is close to Annie’s heart, having cared for her grandma, Nicola’s mum, in 2012.
As well as fundraising, Annie is also donating a hamper of chocolate goodies each month to good causes, which have so far included Barnet Food Bank, Grief Encounter, Spread a Smile and the staff on the children’s ward at Barnet General Hospital.
To support Annie and help her get closer to her £1000 target visit her VirginMoneGiving fundraising page: https://bit.ly/30WJS6a