I need a corporate sponsor..

carolyndonateI’ve started training for ‘The London Marathon 2017’.

I am part of ‘Team Legion’ at this amazing event and I have promised to raise £2000 for the Royal British Legion. For anyone who has done fundraising for a cause before you’ll know how difficult this is! I have some ideas I am implementing and am currently working on my first cook book (full colour keepsake recipe booklet with 40 pages and there will be a series of them) which will be on my blog for sale at the end of January (watch this space!). For every booklet I sell, £1 will be donated to the Royal British Legion. They called me today and are sending me bunting, posters and donation buckets so I do hope to get in a couple of fundraising bake sales before the big day in April too!

BUT what I REALLY need is a corporate sponsor who is willing to donate a good portion of the £2000 I am aiming to raise so I am asking you to please help me spread the word.

As a CORPORATE sponsor you will…

– Be associated with my blog for one whole year (there will be a colourful clickable ad that will always be displayed in my blog side bar top right)
– EVERY blog post I make until the end of April 2017 will contain your logo and link to your website.
– You will be personally mentioned in 10 blog posts on the lead up to the London Marathon.
– Your logo and link to your website and a personal mention in every newsletter I send out to subscribers (currently at 477).
– Your logo and link to your website will appear in all videos I produce and post to my YouTube channel until end of April 2017.
– You will be recognised via Facebook (2616 subscribers), Twitter (355 subscribers), Pinterest (1,100 followers) and Instagram (448 subscribers) every week on the lead up to the London Marathon.
– Your logo and website will be recognised on my Virgin Money fundraising page at www.donatepoppy.uk
– If you sign up as a corporate sponsor before January 20th 2017 your logo and web link will appear in every copy of my first cook book that I sell & market from my own blog.
– I will create a t-shirt with your logo and website address and wear this to all gym and training workouts on the lead up to the London Marathon.


How popular is my blog, who visits it and will your business be a good fit?

The 1940sExperiment receives between 40,000 to 123,000 visits per month and on average about 850,000 visit per year with over 4 MILLION visits to date!

Females between the ages of 35 – 55 make up 50% of visitors.

1/2 of all web traffic is from the UK. Nearly 1/3rd is from the United States.

The 1940s Experiment is popular in the media especially in newspapers and magazines. CLICK HERE.

If you are interested in sponsoring me via my blog to raise money for the Royal British Legion please contact me ASAP on 1940sExperiment@gmail.com



Double bra’d and not self-conscious at Poppy Run.


So today we ran a Poppy Run to raise money for the Royal British Legion as part of my main London Marathon 2017 Fundraiser at www.donatepoppy.uk

Despite my wobbly 260 lbs (yes I’ve put on about 10 lbs recently) I jogged the 1st mile without stopping in a respectable (for me) 12 minutes and completed the rest by jogging the downhills and walking the rest. It took 44 minutes.

Beyond the brilliant atmosphere and the great cause there was something else that made this a happy day for this ‘big girl’ and that was it was a day where I didn’t once feel self-conscious. Not once!


It wasn’t so long ago where I found it impossible to jog outside in front of people. But then I started jogging a minute or two on most of my numerous evening hikes this past summer and as most of these were done in parks with not many people about, slowly I found myself getting used to running past people and when they looked I smiled. Soon after I tried a few morning 5k park runs. It was quite hard to do this as there can be many hundreds of people taking part and some of them are fantastic athletes. BUT so many people at the Park Runs are so encouraging and coming last just about every single time hasn’t been discouraging at all!

I think what I am trying to say is that part of my long meandering weight-loss and fitness journey is that to become more successful you have to absolutely say F*** it! You have to be able to not give a damn if you jog slow, if you sweat and turn bright pink, if you have boobs that bounce dangerously everywhere even if you’ve double bra’d or if you always come last.

Every day you get out there and do something you will care less and feel better about yourself and proud of what you are achieving. Please never give up, just keep going. Please take this advice from someone who has spent at least 20 years struggling against this thing called obesity….

Love and hugs and here’s to not giving a damn and never giving up!

C xxxxx



Poppy Fundraiser for Team Legion


So as a London Marathon Charity Runner for ‘The Royal British Legion’ I have committed to raise £2000 by April 2017.

To achieve this I’ve got to think of ways to get to this goal so I can do my bit for this excellent charity. I now have my main fundraiser 80% planned (taking part next year) which I am incredibly excited about and which I will have all the details of the event on my website in a few weeks.

13516644_1756323724611743_1758006240145534818_nLast night I was walking on the treadmills with my gym buddy ‘Bertie Beattie’. Bertie is an incredibly passionate and talented glass artist and as we got sweaty and giggly (as one tends to do at the gym when you are having bizarre conversations at 5.5 km an hour on an incline) Bert tells me she has made some glass poppy brooches and she’d be happy to donate half her profit (20%).

I thought this incredibly generous…

So Bertie is busy making poppies and I’d love it if you would support independent artists and ‘Team Legion’ by purchasing a red glass poppy. The poppy brooch measures about 30 mm across but will vary as all are handmade.

You would be dealing with ‘Bertie’ directly and please use one of the LINKS below to place your order. Remember £2 of each poppy goes to ‘The Royal British Legion’ via my London Marathon Fundraising page.


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 1 GLASS POPPY + Worldwide Postage and Packing via PAY PAL

Thank you so much!

C xxx