Updates about the “Change for Charity” RA Fan Fundraiser to Honor Richard Armitage for his 46th Birthday,  August 18, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1088)

The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday will happen in 4 days on August 22nd!


So various other RA Fan bloggers—such Guylty–have also organized various campaigns to involve his fans in fundraising and fun activities associated with celebrating his birthday!


So I wanted to give you an update for RA Fans participating in my Change for Charity donations.  So far six for so RA fans have made themselves known to me—and I make the seventh or so person.  And creating a change jar with the graphic below is fairly easy (I used an empty parmesan container for my Change for Charity jar (after I washed it, of course., Ha!):



So far, my loose change collection amount—with able help from my hubby emptying his pockets—has risen to $8.25 USD!    And I would love to hear from others as to how they are doing with their loose change collections, by their commenting below.


If you’re shy, you don’t have to say the amount that you have collected.  And no donation amount is too small–because when combined with other people’s donations at the charity of your choice, the donations can really add up.  Just think if seven people each collected and donated $10, that would be $70 for various charities—money that they didn’t have, nor expected.  So the donations—whatever the amounts and to whatever charity you choose–are all good.




And I thought that it would also be fun to “round” our collection amounts calculations to feature the numbers “22” (for RA’s birthday) and/or “46” (for RA’s age).  Some examples of rounded collection amounts appears below:


$2.20, or $22.00, or $22.46; or $4.60, or $46.00 or $46.22, etc.


My personal Change for Charity collection goal is $22.46—to be donated to Childline on RA’s Just Giving site.  We had well over $8,100 in out of pocket medical expenses this year—which precluded us from making anything more than modest donations to charity this year.


So though my donations with Change for Charity will be modest, they come from my heart.  Anyone of you might be in a similar financial situation.  So with $8.25 collected for Change for Charity to honor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday so far, I have four days to collect $14.21!  Pressure!  Ha!


Actually, I need to start stashing my Change for Charity collection jar more often.  Ha!  And Thursday night before I wrote this post, I had gotten cash back at the store earlier on Thursday—ostensibly for lunch out with my hubby, and such on the weekend.  So some of it will make it into my Change for Charity jar.


Oooh!  I just counted what I received as cash back today, added with the cash that I already had.  Guess what it adds up to?  $46!!!  I think fate and destiny are at work here.  LOL!


So I’m putting $10 more into my Change for Charity collection jar to bring my collection total so far to $18.25USD.  So with four days to go until RA’s birthday on August 22, I need to collect $4.21 USD  more in loose change to bring my collection total up to my goal of $22.46USD.  Snap!



I am also challenging more RA Fans to participate in Change for Charity—with them directing their donations as they wish.  So for every person letting me know they are participating—with 7 people so far, counting myself—that is $7 extra that I plan to donate in honor of Richard Armitage so far.  But I am happy to give a little more if others will let me know that they are also participating in my Change for Charity donations efforts.


And I will direct my Challenge donation monies in honor of Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday to a donation again to UNHCR for refugee relief, as I have several times the past year.  UNHCR helps families survive and thrive the unthinkable upheavals of having to leave their homes and their homelands.


So come on and please participate in my Change for Charity individual collections to honor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday, and make me donate a bit more to UNHCR.  Just let me know that you’re participating in a comment below. And if you wish, please indicate the charity that you will donate to.


Thanks and Cheers!   Grati  ;->


P.S.  Please note that no fundraising monies are to be sent to me/Grati.  You will each individually make your own Change for Charity donations to the charity of your choice, in honor of Richard Armitage.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 10: Richard Armitage appears to promote “Berlin Station” during the BUILD Series at AOL HQ on October 10, 2016 in New York City. (Original Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

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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11 Responses to Updates about the “Change for Charity” RA Fan Fundraiser to Honor Richard Armitage for his 46th Birthday,  August 18, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1088)

  1. Wendy says:

    Hi Gratitude, my shortbread tin is approx half full quite a large round tin. I have no idea how much is in it. Will take it to the bank on the 22nd for counting. I’ll round the total up to the nearest $10. My donation as usual will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust in honour of Mr Armitage and Shirley Nolan a wonderful woman who deserves to be remembered.

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    • Hi Wendy,
      Thanks so much for your update about your Change for Charity tin! It sounds like you might need help in carrying it to the bank. Ha!
      Good job! And you’re #8 on Change for Charity Challenge participants for my extra donation! That’s great!
      Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->
      P.S. Love the play on my moniker that you used, too!


  2. Guylty says:

    Nice! I haven’t checked my jar yet – hopefully there will be a few more days with change before it goes to charity.

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    • Hi Guylty, Thanks for your nice note about your Change for Charity glass jar that you created and shared earlier! It’s a beauty! Fingers crossed on how much you will find in there when you tally up your loose change collection! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->


  3. August 18, 2017–Thanks for voting/starring Post #1088, Updates about Change for Charity! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers! Grati ;->

    discovermarche & Esther


  4. August 18, 2017–And, I’m planning on creating a special RA wallpaper Thank you for those participating in my Change for Charity fundraiser. So don’t forget to let me know that you are participating. Thanks & Cheers! Grati ;->


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  6. LadyGrayse says:

    Hi Grati!
    Meant to post this yesterday but work got in the way.
    Anyway, I’m donating $25 to Young Minds. My jar had a bit less, but I like donating in round numbers so…
    Delighted to see/read all the posts to Richard yesterday. Think it was his best birthday so far, at least where his fans are concerned.

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