We raised £852.19 (2-month Christmas special)
Here are some photos from the 'big mail out' for the Post Pals Penguin Amnesty - meet some of the Pals who received these penguins, toys and gifts for Christmas 2012, and hear what their parents had to say: Where did all the penguins go?
Our special Christmas campaign to fundraise for Post Pals (charity number 1137175) will run throughout November and December 2012. Post Pals is a small charity run solely by volunteers who are dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile and feel less isolated by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship. Fearne Cotton has been the Post Pals patron since 2007 and in 2010 they were featured on Russell Howard's Good News.
How does it work?
The concept is simple… Post Pals features children on the website with a forwarding address, their interests and stories, and invite members of the public from around the world to log on and send cheerful post, as well as sending items themselves. Volunteers range from toddlers drawing pictures, right up to an 106 year old who knitted finger puppets. Post Pals also provides 'Extra Smiles' for the children where they can, which might be days out, concert tickets, or granting a wish. Siblings are supported too as illness affects the whole family.
All of the money we raise will be donated to Post Pals and some of the funds will be used to support a special project called the Penguin Amnesty, run by Mum and blogger, Kay Wilkinson. She has taken it upon herself to collect penguin items like toys, books, jewellery and clothes specifically for Post Pals children. She's already had more than fifty donations of penguins and because we think her efforts are quite remarkable, part of our donation will go to funding her penguin postage. Remaining monies will be used towards the general Post Pals cause.
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[Update January 2013] This campaign is now closed.