Sales Bonanza

14 Jan

You are all so quick – Rocks for Rosie sales take off, and it’s only been open a few days. In fact, I don’t quite see how, unless Celia is indeed a time lord, she can have started up on Facebook, made them, had them ordered and they actually arrive at people’s houses, in the timescale it’s been.

Here’s another picture,(subliminal message to Chris, I like these very much and Valentine’s day is soon)

but there are many more here http://www.facebook.com/#!/RocksforRosie, and another on Michelle’s comments on the last post.

And you just look at the pictures, choose what you want, (as a thrilling extra, the stones all sound like they are jewels from Harry Potter) and then email celiaebutler@yahoo.co.uk and she sorts out the rest, in true TKOE fashion.

There’s two other fundraising things being planned, which I really really want to tell you about, but I’m not allowed to yet. Both are really exciting and sooooo Rosie. If I typed them now, without looking at the screen, would that count as me not telling you, but my fingers doing it without me knowing? Nope, I must stay quiet for now.

12th was a bit sad. Today though we watched a DVD today from 2001 and 2002 which were films which Rosie had made at Sue, Dave, Evie and Gwen’s house, which they sent us for her birthday. It was one of those so glad we had it, laughing, crying times. Cal was fascinated because he is only 8/9 and has this tiny, squeaky voice.

The other thing which has happened since the last post, is that we have had two more donations, one from the staff at Newent School – thank you – and one which was a totally unexpected sum from Thorntons, because Rosie died in service. We’ve decided to donate something from this. So, we now only have to raise:

£17,026

We’ve thought long and hard about which charities to support through our £20k challenge, and we’ve decided they will be:

Little Princess Trust – Rosie’s very first worry about having cancer was what would happen to her hair, and she lost it all twice. Trying on wigs and then having one, was both the saddest of times and the funniest, and we know what difference it makes to the whole family and friends. And they are based locally.

The Birmingham Teenage Cancer Trust Young People’s Unit – they supported all of us, and this is a regional centre for us, which makes a difference nationally.

The Forget me Not Trust – so we keep Rosie’s Yorkshire connections and because they are doing things for families and friends which Rosie would totally approve of

The Willow Foundation – because they help everyone by sorting out amazing days out. If it weren’t for them, Rosie and Toby would never have met David Yates and Daniel Radcliffe, or had the best day of her life.

Don’t worry, we’ll still be working with Hope, but we needed help and support from so many different places and we want other families to have that too.

Well, this is a surprisingly long post, so I’d better stop now.

Byeeee

Jo

 

 

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5 Responses to “Sales Bonanza”

  1. celia butler January 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    We love long posts! (but we love short ones too).
    Sadly, I’m not a time lord (quite the opposite in fact). But I had been making the jewellery over the past few months and once I decided on Rocks for Rosie started to make a Facebook page earlier in the week. But as my technology skills are fairly basic, I didn’t realise that the page would go ‘live’ straight away – so had to get my act together quickly to have something on it! The rest is down to the lovely TKOE ladies who wasted no time in placing their orders (thank you again) and Royal Mail being very efficient. So that’s the story. I will be adding new things regularly, so please keep checking in (and buying, of course).And thanks to everyone for all the ‘likes’.
    You have of course chosen the perfect charities to support. They feel very personal, and the money will make a significant difference to all of them. The progress towards the target to date is nothing short of awesome, and I can’t wait to hear what these events are that are being planned. But will wait patiently…
    Lots of sad times, and happy/sad times too. Hoping that more of the happy finds its way in gradually. Love to you all. x

  2. Corrine January 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    This all sounds brilliant! & the jewellery is beautiful 🙂 Please let me know if you need help with any of the fundraising events! Whatever they may be 😉 Much love to the Kilburns, Corrine xxxxxx

  3. Michelle January 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    How amazing is that, you’re well over target so let’s hope that this keeps going.
    And how could anyone resist Celia’s Rocks. Because Rosie, and Team Kilburn rocks 🙂
    Also spoilers, as River Song would say, well, we’ll just have to wait. It’s exciting 🙂
    And the charities seem just right. Good choices.
    Lastly, Steve and I raised our glasses of Beech Leaf Noyau to Rosie, it’s rather lovely (says she, who doesn’t like gin 😉 )
    Cheers to all at Team Kilburn, may your hopes and expectations be exceeded.

  4. Chloe Taylor-Jones January 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    You have picked the perfect charities for the 20k in 2012 fundraising challenge and I look forward to helping you reach the target once you can tell us what is planned!

    Lots of love from Chloe X

  5. Jane January 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Dear Jo, what a great start to 2012 well done everyone! Following on from the table-top sale we organised last year Lucy and I have decided to collect stuff and go along to as many table-top sales as we have stuff for and raise funds for TKOE that way. So if anyone has anything they would like to donate for us to sell I can go get it from them, just email me janehenderson03@gmail.com . We already have a little pile of sellable goodies building up (unwanted christmas presents are popular!!) and hope by the end of the year to give you a decent amount. Much love to you all Jane 🙂

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