OK. Yes I was feeling dismal yesterday. But all your comments have helped. And so has seeing Rosie’s friends Amy and Mike, paying all our bills which had been sitting in a cross heap on the window sill, seeing all the flowers which people have put on Rosie’s grave in the last 24 hours, planning some more TKOE developments, and best of all writing out cheques for . . .. . . . . . drum rolls please . . . . . .
£1000 Willow Foundation – because they arranged for Rosie to have the best day of her life at the Harry Potter Studios
£1000 The Forget me Not Trust – because it is in Yorkshire and was the next charity Rosie was going to donate to
£1000 University of Birmingham for their research project into how to better treat young people with the type of cancer Rosie had
£1000 CLIC Sargent because they gave Rosie money when she was first diagnosed which she used to buy her laptop which started her blogging and TKOE and the rest is history. And they sent us a cheque out of the blue to go towards Rosie’s funeral expenses.
£1000 to the Birmingham Young Person’s Unit, which was where Rosie felt safest when she was ill.
So all of that should help other people, as Rosie wanted. And there’s more to donate – we are just waiting for cheques to clear.
One of Rosie’s plans at the start of the year was to try to raise enough money to make a donation of £1000 a month this year. If we include the Zumbathon tomorrow, and the money we are waiting to clear, plus more we expect to raise in the next few weeks, and if my adding up of what has already been donated is right, then she’ll have done it. And more to the point, all of you will have done it. Yay!
And last thing – ooh, I pressed something and all the letters went blue and flashy. Then they stopped. Don’t know what that was about. Anyway
DON’T FORGET THE ZUMBATHONNNNNNNNN.
tOMORROW. 1.00. sHARP.
I meant to do that. 🙂