Do you remember last year that in October last year I told you that I had been contacted via Facebook by a young woman, Phillipa Griffin, who asked me if I would be willing to help her Charity ... Festive Friends ... and make some Christmas cards for isolated and lonely elderly people in the Northwest UK
I volunteered all of you in the blog post ... "Will you help please ?" ... and I was so happy with the response you gave me as many of you said that you would.
Well today I have had a lovely message from Philippa and she has asked me to pass on her heartfelt thanks to all of you who sent her cards and here is the message ...
I wanted to thank you so very much for promoting my Christmas pilot project Festive Friends. I am incredibly grateful as your support proved very fruitful, helping us to receive over 270 cards for guests of Contact The Elderly in the Northwest UK
I was overwhelmed by the generosity and creative talent of so many of your readers who took the time and energy to produce simply beautiful handmade cards, and also to write such thoughtful messages inside. Cards also came from ten different countries, so a special thank you to those who sent cards from overseas!
I wonder whether you would be so good as to promote these words on your blog/website/Facebook group to communicate my heartfelt thanks to your readers? I wrote personally to volunteers who enclosed their address, but this was a minority so there are many that I cannot thank personally.
I am awaiting a decision from Contact The Elderly as to whether they wish to expand the project in 2015, and I hope very much that the answer will be Yes. If you would still be interested in supporting Festive Friends this Christmas (although it seems like last Christmas has only just finished!) please do let me know and I will keep closely in touch.
I would also welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions from readers. There are many things that I would try to improve for 2015, but many heads are always better than one!
With many, many thanks once again for helping to cheer the Christmasses of some of Britain’s most isolated elderly citizens.
Can I also add my Thank You to Philippas' message and I know you are all wonderful and so very good to me in the way you support me in my endeavors. And I am up for the challenge again this year and I hope you will be when I add the call again for Christmas cards this year
More tomorrow ...