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I know this is early but are we going to have an MN Christmas Appeal this year?

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NormaStanleyFletchachacha Mon 21-Sep-09 18:37:59

Just thought I would ask as the last one was launched on 1st Oct last year.

I suppose I am saying that if no-one more competent and organised than me comes forward, I am prepared to do it. But would like to speak to Soapbox, LL or StG for pointers before launch iyswim.

I find myself quite time rich over the next few weeks while my security clearance is processed for my new job.

So Wadda we think?

Salsavita Mon 21-Sep-09 18:39:56

<< sits and waits for an answer >>

I loved this last year - all the merriment and excitement for people receiving their parcels. Twas lovely.

I would happily contribute again this year smile

Knickers0nmahead Mon 21-Sep-09 18:40:14

It would be good if there was one again. There are a few people who I feel deserves things this year.

Was such a lovely feeling last year when we recieved something for dd that I would like to send something this time.

Flamesparrow Mon 21-Sep-09 18:43:15

I'm up for it, but I have a feeling few people will be... Moldies all kicking off, and the woman who had a teddy instead of a child put a lot of people off last year

NormaStanleyFletchachacha Mon 21-Sep-09 18:45:26

I hate that. Not saying you are wrong, but if they stop one of the best things about MN then that would be v v sad sad

StrictlyAvadaKedavra Mon 21-Sep-09 18:56:05

I wasn't here last Christmas, what's the appeal all about?

spookycharlotte121 Mon 21-Sep-09 19:02:01

I would like it if there was one this year. I would like to be able to give to some mn'ers.
I got some lovely gifts last year and sat sobbing because it was so kind and thoughtful. Would love to be able to pass that joy onto someone else.

NormaStanleyFletchachacha Mon 21-Sep-09 19:07:55

For those who aren't familiar, one of the threads from last year is here

NormaStanleyFletchachacha Mon 21-Sep-09 19:42:34

I have dropped a line to MNHQ as well to ckeck they are OK with it

ChilloHippi Mon 21-Sep-09 19:55:14

I think it's a nice idea but I don't know anybody well enough to nominate.

NormaStanleyFletchachacha Mon 21-Sep-09 20:24:36


Stefka Mon 21-Sep-09 20:35:38

I was so touched when we got something last year. Really helped me and DH at the end of a bleak year.

LadyOfTheFlowers Mon 21-Sep-09 20:39:42

Flame - I have been involved in the past, giving and recieving, but was not here last year.
What happened?

MummyDoIt Mon 21-Sep-09 20:41:55

I'd like to see it again this year. As someone who received something last year, I can honestly say it was a lovely, warm point in what was otherwise a pretty awful Christmas. I was amazed, and very touched, at the kindness and generosity of strangers. I'd like the opportunity to brighten someone else's Christmas in the same way. Well done for volunteering, Norma.

Northernlurker Mon 21-Sep-09 20:45:52

I think it's a good thing to do. Yes there is the possibility for abuse but that diminishes the person trying it on not the giver. Giving is a good discipline and receiving a joyful act - full steam ahead for appeal 09 says I!

PinkTulips Mon 21-Sep-09 20:46:39

Teddy? Sounds intriguing!

I'm definitely up for donating this year, i had to pull out at the last minute last year as dp had pneumonia and was off work for weeks so we were completely broke just when i needed to buy the gifts.... on that note it would be great if matching could be done much earlier this year to give people a bit more time to get organised

Lilyloo Mon 21-Sep-09 20:48:35

I think we should do it and know a couple of people to nominate.
I recieved a gift for dc's two years ago and it was really lovely , especially entertained the postman asking for the mumsnetter of the house grin

squeaver Mon 21-Sep-09 20:52:04

I think you'll actually find most people are still up for it.

The teddy thing was a poster who mostly hung out with the huns pushchair girls. She used to talk about her "little one" who turned out to be a teddy bear. Someone unwittingly sent her something in the appeal and was (rightly) very pissed off when she found out.

There was a hoo-ha and it was not long after moldies so emotions were high.

But I think most people would still want it to go ahead. We're (nearly) all good people here, aren't we?

1dilemma Mon 21-Sep-09 20:53:35

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CMOTdibbler Mon 21-Sep-09 20:55:07

I'm in - in fact DH has already asked me if it'll be happening this year as he really enjoys buying a gift

Mamazon Mon 21-Sep-09 20:55:24

I love the Xmas appeals.

Would be a shame if people were put off because of a few wierdo's.

1dilemma Mon 21-Sep-09 20:56:48

oh no I'm really sorry that was the wrong thread I think I'll get this deleted out of embarrassement

It was supposed to go on the what are you getting them thread

blush blush blush

squeaver Mon 21-Sep-09 20:57:24

Think you're on the wrong thread, 1dilemma

Lilyloo Mon 21-Sep-09 20:57:26

grin 1dilemma

1dilemma Mon 21-Sep-09 20:58:30

I have reported myself I'm scarlet with shame!

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