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Woolly Hugs : Come and join in our Christmas Craft Fundraiser for Winston’s Wish and have a chance of winning a Woolly Hug blanket!

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 03-Dec-13 14:15:17

Winston’s Wish are an amazing charity who help bereaved children re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling, offering practical support and guidance. Winston’s Wish have helped many families within our Woolly Hugs and Mumsnet communities, and we are very pleased to be able to do something to help them now.

Up and down the country, fabulous folk have been making small craft items which we will sell through our Facebook Event page. Come and join us!


You can see photos of all the lovely things that will be on sale in our pre sale viewing albums here……

Album One Items 1 - 100

Album Two Items 101 - 200

Album Three, items 201+ is work in progress! Link very soon.

Our Sale takes place over the weekend starting Friday 6th December, starting at 10 am finishing on Sunday 8th

From 10am on Friday we are going to post batches of items on the wall, starting with the first 30 from Album One and work our way through. To buy an item, you will need to be the first to post your name next to the photo. We will then clearly be able to see who has bought, will thank you and ask you to PM us with the item number and a postal address. We can then arrange for payment with you. Ideally through PayPal, but cash or cheque payable to Woolly Hugs is fine too.

Do bear with us, we will acknowledge your purchase and reply to your PM asap!

So who has a chance of winning the Woolly Hug?

* Everyone who has made something for the Craft sale has been entered into the free Draw.
* Everyone who has contributed towards materials has been entered into the free Draw.
* Anyone who now buys something will be entered into the free Draw.


Our Paypal is

When paying for a purchase, please include a note with your name and the item number.

The randomly generated Draw for the Woolly Hug will be made after the Christmas Craft Sale, once all funds have cleared. We will announce the winner here, on our Event page, Facebook page (MNWoollyHugs) and Twitter (@MNWoollyHugs)

Craft items will be sent via second class post during the week beginning Monday 9th December, or if paying with a cheque, once funds have cleared. We will pay all money raised into the Winston’s Wish account within two weeks.

thanks Huge thanks once again. Together we can make this a great success for Winston's Wish. 

Knotty and Pistey X


KnottyLocks Thu 19-Dec-13 20:42:52

Hurrah for the safe arrival, MOS fsmile Enjoy it xxx

And hurrah for the woolly wol. Thanks, Norks x

NorksAreMessy Thu 19-Dec-13 19:34:09

I have received my adorable woolly WOL today. Thank you so much, she is adorable!
And congratulations on a truly STUNNING result thanks

MOSagain Thu 19-Dec-13 18:41:51

It arrived safely today and is absolutely lovely, a fabulous early birthday present x

KnottyLocks Wed 18-Dec-13 20:56:50

Tis FABULARSE! fgrin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 18-Dec-13 18:05:42

Yaaayyyyyyyyyy - it was indeed MOS fsmile

And it is on the way, should be with you tomorrow MOS but it will need signing for, so hopefully you will be around at the right time!


We are absolutely DELIGHTED to let everyone know, that with a couple of last minute donations (huge thanks for those) we were able to send £1400 from our craft sale to Winston's Wish this afternoon. There is a copy of our receipt on FB and Twitter and if anyone would like to see - we can email it (please email us on

Heartfelt and HUGE thanks to everyone for taking part and for making our Woolly Hugs' Event such a great success. X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

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TheWoollybacksWife Wed 18-Dec-13 17:57:41

Congratulations MOS grin It looks stunning.

MOSagain Wed 18-Dec-13 17:48:36

Squeeeeeeeeeeee twas me!

MOSagain Wed 18-Dec-13 17:47:51

Squeeeeeeeeeeee twas me!

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Tue 17-Dec-13 22:30:11

flowers Well done all the crafters, Pistey & Knotty!! fgrin

Who won the draw??

I'm allowed to ask as I'm not a contender. Nasty person people beat me to all the things I wanted to buy <sob> <sob> Perhaphs the craft crew should start making stuff now for next christmas so I have a chance of buying something we'd raise Mega Money!! fgrin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Dec-13 22:21:08

Fantabularsely glamerarse possibly


Anyone see Great British Sewing Bee Christmas special? Homemade decs. Found myself thinking next year.......


KnottyLocks Tue 17-Dec-13 17:18:50

Glamorous?? fgrin

GlaikitInAPearTree Tue 17-Dec-13 17:15:22

Woo hoo! That is a fantastic amount for "homemade" fhmm stuff! Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

Well done everyone, especially our fantabularsely glamorous sales staff. *Pistey and Knotty*

KnottyLocks Tue 17-Dec-13 16:40:04

Tis hugely fantabularse! Still got a face like fgrin

Hexiegone Tue 17-Dec-13 16:00:22

Wow! That's brilliant fgrin. Well done everybody flowerswinecake

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Dec-13 14:01:16

We are absolutely DELIGHTED to be able to announce the final sum made by our Christmas Craft Sale for the amazing folk at Winston's Wish. Delighted and somewhat blown away by the amount too!

<drum roll>

We made.... £1349.14! Woooooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!


So the maths has been done, and we would like to announce that we will be doing the free draw for the Woolly Hug (made by our Pidj) at 6pm tonight!!

Thank you!!

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poopooheadwillyfatface Mon 16-Dec-13 10:17:39

my thing arrived too. With a zombie to follow.
lovely. The photo didn't do it justice.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 16-Dec-13 09:55:39

Oh so lovely (and a relief!) to hear of woolly treasure arriving safely, Mucho marvellous fsmile

OhIDoLikeToBeBeside Mon 16-Dec-13 08:27:08

Wonderful woolly package arrived on Sat. Putting tree up tonight's and can't wait to hang them up.

Woolfey Sun 15-Dec-13 14:43:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KnottyLocks Sun 15-Dec-13 10:57:16


RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 14-Dec-13 17:48:37

Oh huuuuuuge snort fgrin

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 14-Dec-13 16:54:08

There are times when you have to ask yourself "What the hell am I doing?"

Rarely is the answer "attaching individual fur onto the tail of a crocheted, scarf wearing anteater..."


DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 14-Dec-13 16:52:43

Why thank you, MrsK smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 14-Dec-13 16:36:44

Awww. Got my Ted too, made by our Knots. In person yesterday. Fabulous. brew smile

Really loving seeing all the pics on our WH Facebook. Really magic.


MrsKwazii Sat 14-Dec-13 15:44:05

Great Xmas name btw Soupy fwink

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