I launched Banana Crumble using some money that my Grandad had left me, wanting to prove that life wasn’t all doom and gloom and wanted to prove that people can do good things and are not all bad or in trouble. I wanted to raise money for charity and to give people a chance to take that first step on the ladder. Perhaps this was a dream too far?
We have featured musicians desperate for that start, sportsmen trying to raise their profile, people trying to raise funds for so many amazing causes. We have had stories where people have overcome such difficulties and managed to turn their life around. We wanted to give people the chance to win a small amount of cash – we knew it wouldn’t change their life but we were hoping that everything we did would bring a smile to people’s faces.
Everything we have done is to try and inspire and to help people to become the best they can, concentrate on the positives and look forward to new challenges rather than turn them into negatives.
Everyone gives us great feed back and we know that we have helped lots of people. The messages saying that we helped one winner afford to buy Christmas presents for her children, another saying it meant that they could afford food for the week really does make all these things worth while. With the money we have raised from our own fundraising and from the unclaimed prizes we handed over a cheque for £5000 to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. A total that I am so proud of and one that will certainly be legacy that my Grandad would be proud of.
The money we give away in prizes was supposed to be covered by the advertisements on our site. Every time people read our articles, like, share or click on adverts this is how we were supposed to raise these funds. Unfortunately this hasn’t proven to be the case!! Predicted advertising revenue rates have dropped dramatically. We thought we would be able to offer new businesses or start ups the chance to advertise at a very competitive rate giving them a chance of national exposure and being able to get their businesses up and running. Yet again people think this is too good to be true and don’t want to take that step to sign up with us.
There actually isn’t anything to lose by signing up. There is no catch and everyone who is a Banana Crumble member can vouch for this fact. When we ask people to sign up most are suspicious and won’t believe us. What a sad state of affairs that everyone thinks automatically that we are a scam.
Our numbers have grown and continue to grow each week which is great but for us to continue we need our membership to grow and for people to be active on our site. Can you help us spread the word so that we can continue to raise money for Charity and to be able to spread our own form of happiness? We need a sponsor or people to help us with advertising as well as new members so please can you help us.
Please help us prove that we are not too good to be true.
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Sign up today for FREE for your chance to win £25, £50 and £100 each and every week. Sign up takes 2 minutes. All unclaimed prizes get donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. By signing up, reading, sharing and liking our articles, you are helping us raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust! Thank you!