Friday, 1 January 2010

Papworth Trust £10 Challenge.. We did it!!

Regulars can skip to the last paragraph, as you will already know I have been trying to raise money for the charity I work for, the Papworth trust, who provide services to give more equality, choice and independence for people with disabilities.

At our annual staff conference in September, Papworth Trust gave each employee an envelope which contained a £10 note. We later discovered we were not to use it to go and buy a Cuttlebug embossing folder or a rubberstamp. Having got over that disappointment, I absorbed the fact that we were being challenged to use that money to invest in something.. anything legal.. and turn it into more moolah for the charity.

I developed a CD-Rom a few years ago for bridal couples with 100 handcrafted wedding invitation designs and instructions, with tips and resources and various other things, to enable even the most craftily-challenged to make their own wedding stationery and save pots of money.

They sell on Ebay when I'm lucky, but as £10 would cover the costs of producing ten CDs (not counting my time and development costs), I decided to offer ten CDs for sale on my blog, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Papworth Trust. The deadline was 31st December.

OK, regulars.. you can join back in now...

Well, guess what, you lovely people? It got right down to the wire, but thanks to the last person to buy one.. our Leanne in Dubai...

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Between us, we turned £10 into £110 (as two people donated an extra £5 each)!

Thank you so very much.. You are all stars.. Everyone who purchased a CD-rom, and all of you who so kindly helped me to spread the word on your blogs, Facebook and by word-of-mouth. Give yourselves a big pat on the shoulder! :o)

Now.. you can still donate to Papworth Trust through their website HERE, and you can still buy my CD-Rom on Ebay HERE.

We deserve a big group hug.. so consider yourself squunched!

Chris xxx

P.S. Ladies who've been helping me out with links on blog sidebars, you can take them down now. Thank you again. Mwaaa!!


  1. Yay!!!! Great news Chris.

    So pleased you reached your goal!!

    I hope you had a great Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year.

    I am looking forward to seeing all your 2010 creations.

    Love Jules xx

  2. YAY!!!!! Brilliant news!!!! How much did the trust make through this initiative? Do you know?

  3. Wahoo Chris that is fab news :) Well done! Kim

  4. well done congrats to you- hope you are having a wild New Year- mine was soooo wild... I spent it in my pj's hehe

  5. Congratulations on a great achievement and Happy New Year, I hope 2010 is a fantastic year for you.
    Jenni x

  6. well done on raising so much money for such a worthy cause....wishing you a wonderful 2010...happy new year....hugs kath xxxx

  7. Well done Chris, we never doubted you would achieve your goal.

    Wishing you a wonderful and inspirational New Year and looking forward to all your new creations.

    B x

  8. Just brilliant Chris! Well done.

    Lesley Xx

  9. fantastic news, Chris! congratulations! :)
    and what a great idea!


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