This took place over the weekend of September 5th-7th, with MiaFest September 20th-21st 2014. Huge thanks to all who supported this event!
We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce the final amount raised by our Craft Sale and Auction for Mia’s Wood!
Drum roll please…….
An extraordinary amount, folk are just amazing, mucho marvellous. Thank you, thank you xxx
The money has been transferred to the Mia’s Wood account this afternoon, sent with love from so many and always thinking of Mia xx
Tree planting at Mia’s Wood
As part of MiaFest we were able to help with planting the new acer trees which were bought with some ofthe funds raised at our Woodland Craft sale. A real privilege to do so on everyone’s behalf. Magic. Their Autumnal colours will be utterly glorious. There will be bulbs planted too – snowdrop, narcissi and crocus.
This is what we did!
Woodland Craft Sale for Mia’s Wood
Mia’s Wood is an area of woodland bought in memory of beautiful red headed Mia who was just 13 months old when she died in October 2011. Many of you will have read MiaAlexandrasMummy’s beautiful words about her daughter on her MN threads. The family are developing this natural space for the local community around Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire to love and enjoy, and already trees and flowers have been planted. The family have great plans to take this forward and develop the site further, making it truly magical, it really is such an inspirational and fantastic project, and in September we are planning a fundraiser to help them do this.
What the family say about Mia’s Wood
Mia’s Wood hopes to pass on Mia’s love of nature to local families, children and young people, and especially to bereaved families. At Mia’s Wood, we want to create an environment which promotes an innocent wonder of nature, to stimulate curiosity and imagination, to encourage children to preserve our fragile natural woodland through both visits and special events. For bereaved families in particular, we would like to think that visits to Mia’s Wood will provide both hope and solace.
Here’s how to join in…
We are going to run an online Woodland Craft sale in a very similar way to our successful Easter craft fundraiser. We will also be auctioning a beautiful Autumnal Woodland themed Woolly Hug as part of our fundraiser.
We are looking to make and sell small/lightweight Woodland/ Autumnal items, sewn, crocheted, knitted, crafted, the how is up to you! To keep postage costs to a minimum we ask that ideally anything made can be sent on to a buyer in a Large envelope, which is 35cm by 25cm, no thicker than 2.5cm, 750g max. Or smaller obvsSo we are thinking :
Leafy and trees
They have sheeeeeeep!
Other lovelies 🙂
Contributing funds to enable others to craft
If you’d like to contribute funds to help others craft, then we’d love to hear from you. Our paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
and make sure you add a contact name and note that it is for Mia’s Wood.
Last posting for crafts to be Wednesday 27th August. Please PM for the posting information.
The Craft Sale and Auction
The sale itself will take place between the evening of Friday 5th September and Sunday 7th September (tbc) and will be run through an Event page attached to our Woolly Hugs’ Facebook page. MNWoollyHugs.
The Auction for the Autumnal Woodland Woolly Hug will take place over the weekend, finishing on the Sunday evening at 9pm, tbc.
We will share all details here, on our Facebook page and Twitter feed (@MNWoollyHugs)
All craft sale will be sent second class during the week after the sale.
The Woolly Hug will be sent recorded delivery the same week.
Thinking of the beautiful Mia and her family. x
Huge thanks once again. Fingers crossed this will be a great success for Mia’s Wood.
Pistey and Knotty x