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SoSueMe’s Pay It Forward Challenge


With all the Ice Bucket Nominations doing the rounds at the minute, it seems a good time to jump on board the charitable spirit that’s rapidly spreading on social media and launch one of our own. First off, I must confess this isn’t an original idea, it’s something I saw on Facebook some time ago. It is however a really really nice thing to do, and if we can get the reach out to most of our followers (you guys!!!) then it may just brighten up the day for someone who really needs some kindness and happiness in their life.


That’s why we’re launching our own SoSueMe Pay It Forward challenge. How it works is simple. We’ll choose 5 people who comment below here (on the blog, not the facebook page) will each receive a present from Sue, as well as some kind words. It could be anything like a token piece of make-up, a book, a bag, or even something with a more personal touch. The present will be sent to you sometime before the end of the year so that some day you’ll just get something nice in the post to spread a little happiness. The only condition is that you post a status of your own on Facebook and do the same thing for 5 of your own friends. Before the year is out you must send out 5 little presents and help put a smile on someone’s face.


For those of you looking to be our lucky recipients, please put your name, county and an email address or twitter name or something so that we can contact you and get your home address. Remember peeps, the only way this works is with a little kindness and trust so please do the same for your own friends, it could really make someone’s day and you never know what a little love and happiness can do for a person.

Let the challenge commence!


(Images courtesy Suzanne Jackson, Tumblr)



  1. Lizzieloo
    27 August 2014 / 09:52

    Liz Higgins, Cork.. [email protected]
    Simply Beautiful Idea 🙂

  2. shaunalenora
    26 August 2014 / 15:37

    such a simple yet amazing idea …<3 @shaunalenora 🙂

  3. Louise Casey
    26 August 2014 / 13:34

    Louise Casey, Toneygarvey, Glaslough, Co.Monaghan,
    [email protected] 🙂

  4. fgobserver
    26 August 2014 / 12:43

    Fiona Gilmore, Rathfeigh Co. Meath, [email protected]

  5. Sonya A Morrissey
    26 August 2014 / 12:27

    Sonya Morrissey ardfinnan Co.Tipperary [email protected]

  6. Caitriona
    26 August 2014 / 12:27

    Caitriona Lonergan
    @caiitriona /Twitter

  7. Megan Balfe
    26 August 2014 / 12:23

    Megan Balfe
    [email protected]
    @Megan_Balfe / Twitter

  8. Aisling O'Connell
    26 August 2014 / 12:23

    Aisling O’Connell.
    Douglas, Cork
    [email protected]

  9. Sinéad
    26 August 2014 / 07:02

    Sinead Lyons, Westmeath.
    [email protected]
    I did this the week before last.. Have my 5 recipients already ☺️

  10. francine
    25 August 2014 / 23:39

    Francine Moynihan castleisland co.kerry :)) this is a fab idea so nice to give a little gesture and make the closest to you smile 🙂

  11. Tabitha McCallion Smith
    25 August 2014 / 23:37

    Tabitha McCallion Smith
    Co. Cork
    [email protected]
    I’m already doing this on facebook and thinks its an absolutely fabulous idea. I love the idea of pay it forward it really shows that the small things can make a huge difference in someone’s life 🙂 xx

  12. Kellie Kearney
    25 August 2014 / 22:59

    Kellie Kearney Dublin

  13. Karen
    25 August 2014 / 22:36

    Karen Connolly, Kerry, @karrie_cee

  14. Karen
    25 August 2014 / 22:36

    Karen Connolly, Kerry, @karrie_cee

  15. Leah kirk
    25 August 2014 / 22:04

    Leah Kirk
    County Antrim

  16. Jade kearns
    25 August 2014 / 21:51

    Jade kearns

  17. Heather
    25 August 2014 / 21:47

    Heather Mawdsley

  18. Jennifer
    25 August 2014 / 21:46

    Jennifer Robinson
    Co. Leitrim
    [email protected]
    🙂 xx

  19. Marian
    25 August 2014 / 21:43

    Marian O’Donnell, Tipperary! @odonnellmarian- Twitter! Such a beautiful idea 🙂

  20. Kim Corless
    25 August 2014 / 21:40

    Fabulous idea sue! Would love to get involved! I loved the random acts of kindness (rak nominations) this year! Xx

    [email protected]

    Santry Dublin

  21. Ava Ryan
    25 August 2014 / 21:35

    Ava Ryan, Limerick, [email protected]. This is so cute… I feel like I should be doing this regardless of the competition… Great idea 🙂

  22. niamh murphy
    25 August 2014 / 21:33

    What a fantastic idea, so kind and considerate.
    Niamh murphy Limerick [email protected]

  23. Audrey Taylor
    25 August 2014 / 21:32

    Great idea @audreysmoult dublin

  24. BennyMCCServiceDog
    25 August 2014 / 21:21

    What a fantastic idea, would love to hopefully participate 🙂 Co.Kildare
    @BennyServiceDog – Twitter 🙂

  25. Edwina O' Leary
    25 August 2014 / 21:21

    That’s Great Sue your so amazing count me in Edwina O Leary 32 Chapelwood kilmuckridge Gorey co wexford #suchawoman #ladyboss # inspirational

  26. Lisa power
    25 August 2014 / 21:19

    Love it,, have done it before and do it every so often for the less fortunate! Great sue 🙂 Lisa power email [email protected]
    Facebook Lisa power

  27. niamhy
    25 August 2014 / 21:17

    great idea sue would love to help Niamh Lee – Co wexford [email protected]

  28. Christine O Donovan
    25 August 2014 / 21:17

    Christine O’ Donovan Meath [email protected] great idea 🙂 xxxx

  29. NiamhO'Mahoney
    25 August 2014 / 21:16

    Niamh O’Mahoney, Galway. [email protected]
    Love this!x

  30. niamhy
    25 August 2014 / 21:15

    really clever idea would love to be a part of it Niamh Lee – Co. Wexford

  31. Ali Golden
    25 August 2014 / 21:15

    Ali golden, Dublin 7. [email protected]. Such a lovely idea sue 🙂

  32. sheeny
    25 August 2014 / 21:14

    What a brilliant idea!!!! I live in NZ and moving home soon but have realised when I get post from home its always that little bit more personal and makes me happier than receiving a message on facebook or the likes!! Defo up for this challenge! Would love to do the same for others!
    Róisín Power
    [email protected]

  33. 25 August 2014 / 21:11

    This is a really nice idea.
    Karen – Co Kildare – @beautybaggage:disqus

  34. Ruby-Lou
    25 August 2014 / 21:06

    Ruby Tysall, Laois. [email protected]
    Love this idea. Absolutely fantastic way to make someone’s day

  35. Siobhan
    25 August 2014 / 19:10

    Siobhan Hurley cork siobhanmhurley@gmail

  36. Aisling O Dowd
    25 August 2014 / 16:57

    Aisling O’ Dowd
    Co. Sligo
    Email: [email protected]
    Twitter: @AislingODowd

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