I just wanted to thank all of you who have donated to my sponsored diet. I cannot believe how generous so many people have been. On Thursday I set a target of £2,500. The total already stands at less than £100 short of that, at £2,417. So I have decided to double the target to £5,000. My own personal target is to get down to 16 stones by 30 November. I'm delighted to see Rob Halfon, Jonathan Shephard and Mike Rouse have all followed suit and launched their own sponsored diets. I am tempted to suggest a joint weigh in, but that would only provoke some sick jokes, wouldn't it?
Every single donation is appreciated, whether it is £5 or £250. You can see who has donated HERE - there are some famous (and surprising) names there too (hint hint to diary columns :)). Michael Ashcroft has also just pledged £250, so that pushes me over £2,600. Anyone care to beat that?
Help for Heroes is a great cause and this amount of money will have a serious impact. Do click below to donate if you haven't done so already.