Change for Charity Challenge:  Fundraising to Honor British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday on August 22nd, 2017, August 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1085)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday is coming up on Tuesday, August 22, 2017—the day after a solar eclipse.  Hmmm.  And with RA’s earlier character portrayal Sir Guy (below via RAnet, Thanks!), he is no doubt familiar with that phenomenon.

Richard Armitage portraying Sir Guy of Gisborne startled by a solar eclipse in Robin Hood, series 3, episode 1 (image courtesy of RANet, pix 197)

But with Richard Armitage, nothing solar or otherwise eclipses his talent, drive, charm, handsomeness, and his charitable giving compassion.


So as you know, I launched my suggestion of RA Fans who wish to participate gathering our loose/spare change and donating it to a charity in honor of Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday this coming August 22nd on July 26, 2017 with Change for Charity.  The wallpaper below may be printed out at half paper size, cut out, then wrapped around your change can/jar (see mine at right):



Apart from him being a wonderfully talented actor and storyteller, Richard Armitage is also a compassionate charitable person who set up his Just Giving site years ago as a way for his fans to make a lasting contribution to charity, rather than sending him a gift.  And that is wonderful of him!

And there are probably many of us who also support international charities like the Red Cross, UNHCR, or UNICEF and other organizations that help our neighbors around the world.  And whether our donations are modest or a bit more, every level of giving is wonderful.  Because when many people’s charitable donations are added together, they can really make a difference in individual’s lives.

And sometimes, we can actually see our donations make a difference when they are closer to home–in our communities or home countries.  And these donations are just as worthy of our support and financial contributions.   And as I mentioned to one person who indicated that she was going to try my Change for Charity idea and donate in her home country, that old saying “think globally, and act locally” is certainly a very good thought.


So wherever you plan to donate your Change for Charity in honor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday, thank you in advance.  XOXOXOXOXOXOX


Change for Charity Challenge
And I hope that you will let me know that you are participating in my Change for Charity fundraiser, because I have a challenge for you.    In addition to my donating whatever the amount of my spare change collection ends up being (with my hubby’s spare change helping to boost my totals) to Richard Armitage’s Childline charity on his Just Giving site, I will make an additional donation of $1 each for the first 25 people who let me know they are participating in Change for Charity, by their making a comment below this post–or privately via the Contact Gratiana Lovelace link above.  And you don’t need to tell me how much you are giving, it is truly the thought that counts.   So I’m making a Change for Charity Challenge of $25 for 25 participants.


I already have about five people who have indicated to me that they are participating in Change for Charity—my great thanks to Guylty (also see her fundraiser here), Violet, Glady, Laurie Michaud, and MadGeorgiaPeach—with several more ladies really liking my Change for Charity idea on twitter when I announced it there, but they didn’t state directly that they were participating.  So there might be more individuals to help jump start my additional donations challenge.


I’m initially starting small with a $25 for 25 participants Change for Charity Challenge for a couple of reasons:

1) I’m not sure how quickly 20 additional individuals might let me know that they are participating in Change for Charity;

2)  I am willing to increase my additional donations challenge by another $25 to a total of $50 for 50 participants, if we do reach $25 for 25 participants quickly (a relative term, Ha!);

3)  and, even with great health insurance I’m still wincing from the past year’s out of pocket medical bills that we paid–we could have bought a small used car–but I will find a way to further the Change for Charity Challenge, if we hit the second target of 50 participants;


So for all the joy that his storytelling brings us, are you ready for the Change for Charity Challenge to honor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday on August 22, 2017?


Go for it!   Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->

(image above at Audible, via Valentina A.  Thanks!)

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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12 Responses to Change for Charity Challenge:  Fundraising to Honor British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday on August 22nd, 2017, August 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1085)

  1. Guylty says:

    We are almost half way through the change collection, and I was looking at my jar yesterday wondering how much was in it… Hope a little more finds its way into the jar…
    Oh, and thank you for the link love, Grati.

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  2. Andrea Númellóte says:

    I am not participating directly, as you know, but will donate small amount separately. And I have posted on some FB pages link to this so people can see it. ;) *hugs*

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Andrea, Thanks for your very nice note! That’s great that you’re making a donation, even if you’re not participating with my Change for Charity fundraiser! And thanks so much for sharing on FB about my fundraising idea! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->

      P.S. Just to clarify for folks, I’m not receiving anyone’s change collection funds and then donating them as a lump. Each individual participating in my Change for Charity fundraiser is sending their collected funds on their own directly to a charity of their choice. ;)


  3. August 10, 2017–Thanks for liking/voting for Post #1085 about my Change for Charity Challenge! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers! Grati ;->

    Guylty, Herba, & discovermarche


  4. For grins, I checked my Change for Charity jar total so far at lunch time. It is up to $5.41 and counting. Ha! I rarely use cash, but my hubby does. So hopefully, he will help me build my change jar. He has already made one donation to it.

    And I have a planned higher target donation that I will make, whether or not my coins add up to it. But I’m going to keep scrounging for change. ;) I found 3 pennies on our driveway alone! I will have to be mindful to look down near my feet to find more treasure wherever I walk/roll. Cheers! ;->


  5. Thanks so much for people letting me know that they are participating in my Change for Charity fundraiser, via a tweet they sent me:

    As noted in my post above: Guylty, Violet, Glady, Laurie Michaud, & Mad George Peach

    Additional tweeters participating are:
    Claudia Schwiegel


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