In the past twelve months I’ve discovered just how powerful and far reaching NorthHantsMum really is.
The Christmas Food Box 2014 appeal really brought this home to me. I was stunned and delighted to see how the NHM Community pulled together to help those less fortunate than themselves. We helped the team at Basingstoke Voluntary Action smash their previous Christmas box collection. I’m very proud of how many NHM Readers contributed to this appeal.
The NorthHantsMum Christmas Expo was also a resounding success and it was so fantastic to see so many parents and children having a brilliant time. A highlight of that day was when we went for dinner that night with friends who were visiting from “Up North”. Miss NHM still had her face painted from the morning and the waitress asked if we had been “at the event at Playdays”. I was so excited that she knew about it, I nearly hugged her! lol.
I have also seen several local businesses thrive because their Guest Post on NorthHantsMum has been so successful.
I know it’s a huge responsibility to have the influence that NorthHantsMum has and I do my very best to use this influence wisely.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to give back more to the community and also about my “word” for 2015.
My Sky Dive
This year I’ve decided to do a Sky Dive for charity.
It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time and I’m not going to put it off any more.
The charity that I will be jumping for is the Bluebells, which is in North Waltham (next to the Wheatsheaf pub on the A30), and part of Sebastian’s Action Trust.
Sebastian’s Action Trust provides respite holidays and vital support to seriously-ill children and their families. The Bluebells is a purpose-built holiday house that was opened in 2011 and is a place of laughter, love, noise and fun. They aim to welcome 100 families for holidays and 500 individuals on day visits each year.
I first visited The Bluebells in 2013 and it had a massive impact on me. It brought it home to me, that you never know if your children might need a place like this.
We are very lucky to have such a facility like this on our doorstep. It’s not government funded and is maintained via fundraising and public support.
Everything that I raise will go directly to helping this facility continue.
If you would like to sponsor me then this is my fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/Louise-NorthHantsMum
Anything you can donate, no matter how small, will make a difference to many children and their families.
My Sky Dive is scheduled for Sunday 24th May 2015. You will probably hear a lot about it in the run up to that date ;-).
Did I mention that I’m not a big fan of heights?