but they response to this has been overwhelming. Overwhelming to the point of several outbursts of tears. For good and bad reasons if I am honest. But even from the bad came good so what am I moaning for?
We have reached £1032 as I type ($2000) with donations ranging form a wonderful £2 to a breathtaking £100. I will be going through all the donations today to thank you all personally and I will try my hardest to plough through the many gorgous emails I have received. Even Elie had a few yesterday - she felt so important. Well, she is isnt she?
I have had many offers of hand made mini books to jewellery to handmade aprons to artwork being donated for the grand raffle of all grand raffles (opeThis is not including some samples of new release donations from CHA (which I will collect personally). Maya Road have got some stuff together too! SO FAST! There are people out there organising stamp sales from their own stash to whip rounds at work. I also believe Radio Leeds gave this a shout out - but that is to be confirmed. Radio Leeds? So random and so GOOD!.
At this rate we will be able to register the charity for GOOD which really puts me at ease. Not sure if you are aware but you cannot register a charity until you have raised over £5000 ($10,000 or there abouts). I cannot even register Ellies fund in a "just giving" webpage as you cannot collect for one single person on there. Both Mark and I felt that was so important to point out. And of course we want to make an expenditure list made available to all the donators, should any of them wish to view how we have spent the money (when we do spend it of course).
If you missed what I am talking about - please go to the post below. I will film Ellies progress as we go along and get her to thank you all for everything so far via YOUTUBE clip. I would also like to point out that Ellie practiced what she wanted to say on yesterdays clip but spoke in her usual sweet and shy way - the lines "thank you dearly" we not rehearsed at all.... that wee girl makes me laugh.
Be back soon xx