Our Patron

08 October 2007

We will start off with Post Pal’s big news… Fearne Cotton has been very supportive of Post Pals since finding out about us at last years National Lottery Good Causes Awards and has kindly agreed to be our patron. She is well known for presenting a large range of television and radio shows as well as presenting BBC1’s Children in Need. We are very honoured to have her support, you can read a quote from her on our testimonials page here.

Some lovely news came through from Harry G’s mum. when Harry joined in May 2004 his seizures were severe enough that he was unable to even recognise his own family and wasn’t expected to improve. Over the past 3 years he has made tremendous progress, at school they sing a registration song and recently for the first time ever Harry said “Here I am”, his Mum now hopes with some help he will start speaking. There are many times we receive sad news about how our Pals are doing, so news like Harry’s is a real tonic to us all.

We are took part in the “Great British Duck Race”, a world record breaking (yes you’ve guessed it) Duck Race. 170,000 rubber ducks each sponsored were released into the River Thames on the 2nd of September. Thank you to those who sponsored a duck in aid of Post Pals, we raised just over £100.

Thank you to Jan and the staff at Charland Electronics Ltd for raising £30 by doing a draw for some bottles of drink, Jan also raised £7 earlier in the year by selling unwanted plant pots. £7 may not seem like a lot but it created 26 smiles.

Thank you also to all those who logged on after reading about us in Take a Break magazine (23rd of August), we were amazed at the positive response.

Shortly we will be launching our Christmas schemes, so check back on this page soon for details. We are also hoping to collect 40 cards with butterflies on for a mini project we are doing, if you can help by making some please let us know.

We will close with a photograph of our Pal Lewis with a soft comforter the Post Pal team sent him, and an email his Mum Samantha wrote.

We came across Post Pals just before Christmas 2006 when we learned that our ill son was in fact very ill. Not long after joining Post Pals, we received a HUGE parcel of Christmas presents for both Lewis and his big brother Samuel and have continued to receive cards and letters and gifts ever since. The great thing about Post Pals is that you are not giving money to a faceless organisation. You are directly helping a particular child who you have chosen from the ever growing list of children on the website. Lewis now has lots of regular posters who write and email and we have made some great friends. It really does bring smiles and happiness to children who really need them. Particularly, knowing that you have brought a smile to the face of a little girl who 3 days later died of her condition cannot help but really touch your heart.

 

 

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