I hope everybody had a Happy Easter. We had a good Easter with my sister Claire and her gorgeous family but it is still extremely strange without mum! It’s like something’s missing and I want to just say ‘Ok enough’s enough now, come back!’ I know she’s not going to come back! But what is keeping me going and spurring me on is the fundraising for The Shannon Bradshaw Trust and the absolute kindness and sheer selflessness of people who are involved in our fund raising extravaganza for the charity. This fund raising extravaganza is due to be celebrated with the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on June 13th where I will have an indication of the amount raised.
I wanted this post to be about another one of those selfless people. Jill Jaeger is a Teaching Assistant at the school I’m deputy at. The phase she works in has decided during Make a Difference (MAD) week to raise money for The Shannon Bradshaw Trust. Each phase within our school has chosen different charities to link in with the curriculum.
Jill has spent most of her Easter holidays crocheting the most amazing products and posting them on Facebook. She has collected wool and different materials in order to make the products and is auctioning them off in the run up to MAD week with all proceeds going to The Shannon Bradshaw Trust. Through posting her creations on Facebook, there was a request for a pink blanket to be made, again with proceeds going to the charity. This blanket is just beautiful!
I am so grateful to her for this and cannot believe how much this means to our family but more importantly to the charity. There are going to be so many children with life threatening conditions and their families who will benefit from this money and Jill’s hard work. So thank you Jill! I’ve included some pictures of her work, she is one talented lady. If anyone wants to bid for any, let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org