Helen Hamston from Mummy’s Gin Fund has sent me the story of Meet & Treat. The idea is to setting up a meeting place for local babies, toddlers, children, friends or self to one of their super friendly and yummy cafes / pubs and join them for a drink and a chat; and as well as bring a gift to treat a local charity called Her Centre in Greenwich. The Her Centre provides a vital service to women and children for a mum or child who had survived domestic and/or sexual abuse. Their event were held during #knowvember, World Kindness Day and Christmas period. It was a huge success and the overwhelming gifts were pouring in. They were greatly received by the people who uses the service at the center. Do check out their YouTube video too.
If you are seeking some guidance on how to go about holding a successful event like this one, then take a look at Jane, Hodge Podge Days, who has made some pointers of How to organise a successful charity bake sale. Her last cake sale raised £275 in a little over an hour! Oh my! Very well done indeed! Talya from Motherhood: The Real Deal also listed “10 ways you can fundraise with children“. Perhaps, you might want to book mark these lists somewhere. They are very handy.
Terri from The Strawberry Fountain has shown us how it’s done when they joined Claire House 5th Anniversary Splash Dash Event last year. They help to raise fund for families with children who are seriously or terminally ill, where they can receive 24 hour care from dedicated and qualified staff in a loving, fun and safe environment. This is such a great event for all family members (usually from 5 years old) to join in the fun too! They are such inspirations. I think I’ll have to do some googling to see if there’s a similar event going on over where I am as well.
Talking more about fundraising, Eva from Captain Bob Cat wants to speak out about her friend, Kate and daughter Poppy. Poppy is a “butterfly child”. Her condition of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) also known as butterfly syndrome has a delicate and fragile skin as a butterfly’s wings, the slightest knock or bump can result in the skin either blistering or tearing away. Kate decided to raise money and run the London Marathon this year for The Sohana Research Fund. A charity dedicated to finding a cure for this dreadful condition. They are an amazing charity, run by the parents of a little girl with EB. Every penny that is donated goes directly in to research. With all the recent publicity we are now much more hopeful than ever that a cure can be found but it needs the funding. Please, do read Eva’s blog page and give what you can to help to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Last but not least, Kate Eccles from Along Came Poppy has informed us of the International Book Giving Day happening on 14th February 2018. If you have’t heard of this before then read on. Kate explains – IBGD is a volunteer initiative, which encourages people to give a book to a child each year. The aim is to increase children’s access to books and enthusiasm for reading. It is celebrated all around the world. Last year Kate gave out books at their local library and Children’s Centre; posted books to their youngest family members; and gifted books to several friends that were expecting their first babies to kickstart their libraries! This year they hope to leave some wherever they visit that day. Just remember books do not have to be brand new, you can give out a mix of new and gently used ones. Check out the Book Giving Day website and, if you do get involved, why not share your story using hashtag #BookGivingDay on social media too. So look out! Books about!
Thank you for joining us again. I love reading your charity posts and always wanting to know how you’d inspire others to change the world for the better.
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Until next time! x