TOTAL IN… £3008.23!!
(Paypal, cheques, Bank Transfers)
Less postage… £233.69
TA DA! £2774.54!
Once again, the most enormous THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Sale in any way, shape or form. Our accounts look like this, let us just say how blown away we were to have broken that 3K mark!
From this, £75 will go to the Sick Children’s Trust for the Chess Set, then the remainder will be split between CarersUK and the Honeypot Charity for Young Carers. Just fantastic. Thank you doesn’t even come close really! xxxx
This is what we did!!
We are really pleased to be announcing our Woolly Hugs’ Christmas fundraiser for 2015. We hope that you will be able to help us in some way.
Caring is such an important part of life. It’s simply part of being human. All over the UK, fabulous carers work tirelessly, holding their families together, enabling loved ones to get the most out of their lives. This can be very hard, physically and emotionally, and has a considerable effect on the carer, whatever age they may be. They are often unsung heroes, and yet what they do is utterly amazing. Stars, all of them.
This year we are hoping to do something a bit different, we would love to be able to support _two_ brilliant charities – CarersUK and the Honeypot Children’s Charity for young carers.
CarersUK understand the pressures on families, they know how being a carer can be exhausting, worrying and isolating, and how people can be stretched to the limit, juggling families and work to support a loved one who may be older, disabled or seriously ill. CarersUK are there day and night to make life better for the carer, they listen, offer expert and tailored advice and are a very welcoming, supportive community. It is very reassuring for those they help to know that they are not alone.
The Honeypot Children’s Charity offers respite breaks and outreach support to young carers, children who have to give support to someone they love, this may be emotional support, or more physical care with medication, household chores, or help with personal care. Young carers often have to cope with adult pressures and they can have an unbelievably tough time. Being a young carer can impact on a child’s education, and often leaves no time for making friends or socialising with their peers. The Honeypot Children’s Charity offers great support and helps children enjoy being children away from stressful responsibilities they face at home. Young carers enjoy a rare opportunity to play freely in a therapeutic environment, and have great fun with others going through similar difficulties..
We want to help them both, we hope you will join us. Here’s how.
We are aiming to make and sell small/lightweight Christmas craft items, and to keep postage costs to a minimum we ask that ideally anything made can be sent on to a buyer in a large envelope. Some suggestions for you, but we are very open to others too…
* Stocking fillers, although obviously Father Christmas is REAL, this is just to help.
* Christmas tree decorations, bunting, garlands.
* Small gifts – Little bags, gloves, purses, brooches, hair accessories, key rings, gift bags, tags, lovely lovely things!
Woolly, fabric, embroidered, all crafty crafts welcome.
Items from last year can be seen in our Christmas albums on our Facebook page, Woolly Hugs.
Last posting for crafts to be Saturday 14th November please. But do post earlier if you are able to, we are ready, so any time! Please PM for the posting information.
If you would like to contribute funds to help others craft we would love to hear from you. Our Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event itself…
Our Christmas Craft sale will take place ONLINE between the evening of Thursday 26th November and run through to Sunday 29th November. It will be organised through an Event page linked to our Woolly Hugs’ Facebook page, as we have done before. In addition we will be auctioning a range of items through our website which will help folk not on Facebook, or those who prefer to take part in this way.
Huge thanks once again.
Woolly Hugs on FB, @Woolly_Hugs on Twitter