Firstly if you haven’t already seen it you need to check out Dorothy Buddy ‘on location’ in Chicago.
Secondly, but no less important than Dorothy Buddy getting a trip to Chicago, all profits from all future sales of Myeloma Buddies will go to Phil Brabbs’s new Cancer Kicker Foundation.
You can see Phil’s kiddo’s with their Buddies, Karen & WCK’s buddies and Lorna & Mike’s buddies on the Myeloma Buddies tab at the top left-ish of the page.
From the ones I have sold so far this amounted to 74% of all monies received (including postage). I tried to check on the web to see how this compared to other charitable donations but I can’t find figures. Anyhoo, I worked out that if I make the heads four rows shorter I can push this up to 80% and the Buddies only look slightly odd. Just kidding!
Royal Mail put their postage up in April and neglected to send me a personal email informing me of this, so I’ve had to adjust slightly for that. I’ve sent them a strongly worded letter.
The other surprise was packaging. The plastic envelopes vary in price from post office to post office. I didn’t think they could do that but obviously they can and/or do. So I’ve worked out an, as waterproof, but cheaper alternative.
The fact that I was able to calculate, on Excel of course, what I’d received, fees, postage and material costs shows that I’m thinking more clearly although I did check it about 25 times to make sure as it seemed too easy, especially compared to the water filter jug!