EASTER IS ABOUT PJ's AND GIVING
Have you noticed that it has become a bit of a thing now, people giving PJ's at Easter. I don't know where it comes from. Was Easter bunny in PJ's when he delivered the eggs? Although I don't know where it stared I love the idea of the gift giving not being about receiving a kilo, or six, of chocolates!
So Easter is about time off, PJ's and chocolate. But what if you are a kid in hospital. Your Easter would not be quite as fun.
With the help of Warming Beautiful Souls we have given some kids in the hospital a little bit of Easter fun.
Warming Beautiful Souls is a wonderful charity started by Tash in honour of her little girl Maya, who had a long stay in hospital battling cancer. Now, nearly 18 months after Maya's passing, Tash has a who group of representatives helping Warming Beautiful Souls. There is one in every state, so that they can collect and distribute a wide range of fun and useful things to the kids in the hospitals around Australia.
We thought it was a fantastic idea and we sent them some PJ's
... and some of our favourite TOYS.
Every time I think of these toys going to kids stuck in hospital it makes me feel so excited!
I have volunteered in the Royal Children's Hospital. It was when I had time, way back in the old building, before I had kids. One of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Not sure I could do it now that I have Mother as one of my roles. A bit too close to home. It was hard even when I wasn't imagining the child being mine.
During that time I often hoped that I wouldn't see some kids during my weekly visits, hoping they had gone home. Unfortunately some kids have to be in hospital for a long time, and sometimes it's over special days like Easter.
It always struck me how kids are so good at not feeling sorry for themselves. I remember so many smiles and those kids being silly and cheeky, any chance they get they want to play and have fun. I love to think that this box of goodies will help some kids to have giggles and grins and forget where they are for a little while.
Check out the Warming Beautiful Souls Facebook page - there are people donating all the time. Gives you a great sense that there are many good people in this world.
Also a huge thank you to MyHoopla who heard we were giving some toys to the kids in hospital and gave us some of their DIY super hero capes to add to the pile.
Lucas Loves cars supporting Love Your Sister.
What would you do if your sister was terminally ill?
Samuel Johnson’s sister Connie is dying of Breast Cancer so he’s setting out on an epic challenge. He’s riding around Australia on a unicycle!
and a million dollars for Breast Cancer research
We have been inspired by everything about Love Your Sister.
So we have decided to put our money where out heart is!
We will also donate an extra $1 for
every Pink Go CAR or Pink Race Car sold in September.
Order now to help us to raise a huge donation. Of course, we will update this page at the end of September and let you know how we go.
While you are here, why not follow all the Love Your Sister news via Facebook
You can make a difference and make a donation HERE
Or buy some fantastic Love Your Sister Merchandise HERE.
With your help we raised an amazing $510
which has been donated to the Garvan Institute for research.
The Love Your Sister campaign has made over $828,000 and is still going strong. We are certain that they will reach their goal of ONE MILLION dollars.
It's not all about raising money though, it's also have increasing the awareness the importance of early detection.
BE BREAST AWARE
Thanks to Connie and Sam for fighting this fight, and for taking time to have a photo with me and my Lucas loves cars cheque!
- Helle Warming
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