Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Our First Fundraiser

Good Morning All

On a side note, yes the 'lifestyle change' is still going well - weigh in tonight will let you know how it goes!!

Very excited this week as we embark on the side of 'KidzGrab' that I have been most looking forward to.  I was approached by Sands Manukau a few weeks back now and asked if we would be interested in helping them to raise the 30k it needs to fund the amazing work it does.  For those of you who don't know who Sands are, they are a registered charity who does what I believe has to be one of the hardest jobs there is and that's supports parents who have either lost their baby in pregnancy or during the first year of their little lives. 

What is truly amazing about this group of helpers is that whilst they are helping others with their bereavement most of them are also mourning the loss of their little one too. "We believe that making memories is a critical part of the grieving process and allows parents the opportunity to bond with the baby in the short time available.  We provide Care Bags for all families that come through Middlemore Hospital, as well as offering phone support, monthly support meetings and a bi-monthly magazine"

To most of us I know this is one of the most unbearable thoughts, losing a child is a loss that no parent should have to endure.  I know personally speaking just the thought of such a loss makes me want to hold my children and never let them go.

Since I started KidzGrab it has always been our intention to help in the community and I hope this will be the first of many charities we are able to help through our site.

I am so nervous for them, the deal is in place, pictures taken and text loaded.  Now I just hope they get the support they deserve and that our Kidz Grabbers will grab the deal and make the fundraiser a roaring success for them.

We are selling a really cool little product for them ($20).  I had a chance to test drive it myself this week and it's very clever.  It is an inkless hand and footprint set for saving those precious memories for a lifetime.  Rosie and Charlotte had a go and all you have to do is put this wipe over the hand or foot (you can't see any ink which is weird!!) then print away.  Leaves gorgeous clear images with such details.  These would make a gorgeous gift for new parents, christenings, birthdays they are just so sweet!

I am hoping that people will tell their friends and that facebook will do what's it's so good at and spread the word!!  If you are reading my blog today, perhaps you could just tell even one friend for us to log  over the next month to and grab themselves one of these little kits!


Have a very awesome day!  I think the Sun is going to put an appearance in today!!

Kate x

1 comment:

Would love to hear from you!