Saturday, 21 February 2009


Today we have been raising funds to help us find a bone marrow match for Julie. Venues need paying, advertising needs to be done and The Anthony Nolan Trust needs more money. So lots of Julie's friends got together under the supervision of the lovely Helen and sold toys, gave away stuff via a tombola and raffle, sold hot dogs and made tea/coffe and generally had a great afternoon!

'Welephant' made an appearance (Julie being married to a fireman we'd expect no less!);

Nathaniel got to go in a BIG fire engine;

The girls got to play with a big hose;

They queued for ages to get their faces painted;

And here is Jemima (Julie's older daughter) to remind us what all the fun is for;

Not sure how much money we managed to raise in total but will let you know.

I have had a blog post ready and waiting in my head for a few days but events have over taken me somewhat this week. Normal service will resume (hopefully) next week and the "Cow Slippers And Football Pants" post will be published!!

Daisie xxx


Jude said...

Brilliant, I'm sure you raised loads of money, it's for an excellent cause.

MollyandIzzie said...

What a lovely thing to do! I hope you raised lots and lots of pennies x x x x

twiggypeasticks said...

Well done to you all, hope you raised loads!
Twiggy x

Sweet Mess said...

It looks like a great time for all! I hope that tons of money and support was raised for your dear friend.

Hannah said...

Looks like a good day was had all round! Send my wishes to your friend Julie. I really hope that all your hard work helps find her a donor and raises lots of money. xxxxxxx

Helen said...

Ah this is lovely!!! We raised over £1000 which was double what we actually needed to keep moving forwards so the pressure is off to raise money and we can concentrate on the more important task of finding a bone marrow match for Julie! The photos are lovely!! The face painting queue never seemed to go down - the children had a wonderful time and so good to see so many people helping and pulling together - had a warm snuggly feeling that night (for a whole 5 minutes before I crashed out on the settee exhausted lol!!) xxx

Tip Top said...

Heheheh! Just look at him in his 'new' coat!! And very lovely facepainting!