I thought that MMTO was just about keeping a promise because no one else was able to.
Recently, I’ve realised WHY I’ve felt such a call to build this home. It’s reflected in the UK non profit I have (almost by accident) set up too, Plucky Us. During the previous MMTO campaign (back in 2014) I also became vegan, purely because I didn’t like the way that animals are viewed almost as consumer products rather than sentient beings. Not wanting to pay money into a factory line, I made a personal choice. I won’t campaign my veganism or tell others what their personal choices should be BUT the point of this story is…
It made me realise WHY I’d committed to building this home & why I hadn’t given up.
My drive in life is to help balance the odds for everyone (humans and animals alike) to allow everyone a fair chance to live life to the fullest. Whether the odds are stacked sky high up against them or whether they just need a helping hand, I want to ensure that they’re given the same chances as everyone else to live life on their own terms.
That’s what MMTO Swapsies is based on. Giving these youngsters a fair shot when the odds ARE stacked against them. With a home, healthcare and a chance to be happy, they can make of life what they will…
So I’m relaunching MMTO by heading off on the road (instead of campaigning almost purely ON-line) in a Campervan called Mill(y)onaire Milly - not such an unusual name, given the £1,000,000 goal!
If you’re an ORIGINAL DONOR reading this, your donation from the original campaign is still set aside, ready to go towards the home. Campervan Mill(y)onaire Milly - #MissionMilly - is set up to be a Coffee Shop, Mobile Office, Merchandise/Fundraising Stall & Teeeeeeny Party Venue.
I am writing for 3 magazines, Richard E Grant & Leon Taylor are (so kindly) my Patrons & I have loads of events lined up through December & into January, with more already being organised into Spring.
Milly The Van combines my passions in life perfectly since not only do Coffee Shop profits go to MMTO but the Coffee Shop’s also vegan. As well as this being personally very important to me, it’s also far more practical to be vegan since food hygiene standards for Dairy Milk are hard to maintain under Campervan circumstances whilst Nut & Koko Milk are far easier and - believe me, I drank a lot of coffee before turning vegan - with the right milk it’s hard to tell the difference. I am working with some gorgeous vegan brands, like Moo Free Chocolate, Coco Caravan & Elements For Life. Bird & Wild Coffee & UK Loose Leaf Tea are also working with me.
I’m on the road for 3 years, heading off 30th November, giving myself that time to make the £1,000,000.
I’m looking for the last few PARTNERS who want to sell their products/services through the van (anything that lifts people up in any way) or who’d like to book a COFFEE/TEA/CAKE in Campervan Milly OR just help me build this home. For every donation you make, you get an extra ticket to win a £1,000,000’s worth of PRIZES…