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A rare chance to own a MN Woolly Hug and other gorgeous things.

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KnottyLocks Fri 21-Sep-12 16:56:59

As we have done in the past for Anthony Nolan, we have put together a blanket from squares made by Mumsnetters to help raise funds for SANDS, The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity.

The blanket seen here on the Woolly Hugs' website is one lot (number 80) in an auction which starts at 8pm Friday 21st September and ends 8pm 30th September.

During the course of the auction, 153 families will lose a baby at birth or shortly after. sad

The auction itself has been organised by our own MrsY, in memory of her son Benedict and the SANDS auction site can be found here

Along with the Woolly Hug there are some really lovely things, large and small, being auctioned.

It?s really worth a look and all done for such a worthy cause.


MOSagain Mon 01-Oct-12 07:50:34

Arse! babysitter even blush

GlaikitFizzog Mon 01-Oct-12 09:47:47

Not Maidstone, but not that far away ..... Edinburgh? grin

Could you sell a kidney?

PurplePidjin Mon 01-Oct-12 10:12:13

Lymington close enough? I have a friend in need wink

nickeldaisical Mon 01-Oct-12 10:23:59

I won the orange stripey nappy! grin


Pidj - It said it was a one-size, and I'm happy to take my chances for a good cause!

nickeldaisical Mon 01-Oct-12 10:31:49

ah, bugger.
I used my paypal account, but DH has agreed to pay for it so that he can do Gift Aid.
But it comes up as my name, because it's my PayPal account, and now I'll have to pay the Gift Aid in my tax return.


<opens Tax return spreadsheet to mark it on otherwise that won't be remembered in April next year>

PurplePidjin Mon 01-Oct-12 10:36:53

OSFM means you can guarantee it won't fit mine grin Congratulations thanks

nickeldaisical Mon 01-Oct-12 11:55:05

hope it does fit!

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 01-Oct-12 12:02:30

Hi MOS - My sister lives near Maidstone and I could give her the babysitter offer as a present ? PM me perhaps ? What was the bid ?

MOSagain Mon 01-Oct-12 12:17:12

LOL, If she wants it she is welcome, am just paying now. I just thought it would be a nice little pressie for our lovely MrsY and her hubby who have worked so hard and organised all this and thought they could do with a night out. Of course, I should have read the small print! blush
RL kicking in at moment, baking a cake for DDs birthday and trying to find/wrap presents but will PM later x

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 01-Oct-12 14:12:45

Ah, that was a nice idea MOS.

Would be nice for my sister too - she could do with a night out I think. My niece has recently had some treatment at GOSH, but/and is now doing well smile

MOSagain Mon 01-Oct-12 16:18:38

oh your poor DS. Well, she can have the babysitter and taxi for a night out as I'm guessing MrsY doesn't need it grin GOSH is one of the two main charities I support as my brother was treated there for some time before he died sad
Will PM you later ref details and sort out how you can book it.

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 01-Oct-12 16:55:37

Thanks MOS thanks
Will discuss details through PM.
Hope the cake came out well and DD has a Happy Birthday !
Sorry to hear about your brother sad

MOSagain Mon 01-Oct-12 17:17:55

cake was lovely thanks, DD and the rest of them loved it and I was a bit naughty and had a teeny weeny bit (for quality control purposes only) wink
Have paid for my lots and will let Mrs Y know that you will have it. Are you on her FB?

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 01-Oct-12 17:27:12

No, not on her FB. Have tried to contact via PM but my "message poster" didn't seem to be working today. Perhaps I'll try it again in a mo ...
I was imagining paying for the baby-sitting night, though not quite sure how ....
Perhaps if I made a donation to the account, and we could just double donate on that item ? How does that sound ? Or of course I could re-imburse you ?
(Sounds like you do give to charity quite regularly though, which is why I mention the double donate idea ?)

MOSagain Tue 02-Oct-12 07:58:47

Hi Juggling, honestly, you don't need to pay me anything, I've already paid and am quite happy for your sister to have the babysitting night, assuming MrsY is sure she doesn't want it wink
If PM is working ok, let me have your name/sisters name and I'll pass it onto her so she knows who is having it.
If you'd like to make a donation that would be a lovely idea but only if you are able.

I'm so pleased MrsY has raised so much money in memory of her darling Benedict who will never be forgotten x

JugglingWithPossibilities Tue 02-Oct-12 13:20:14

Oh you're just lovely MOS. Thanks so much thanks

(I need someone to be nice to me today as a lot of hassle at work about crazy stuff arghhhh !)

I'll see if I'm any luckier with PM today ...

Remembering Benedict x

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