Here are a few fun Made Up Initiative figures for you:
- We’re at the halfway point to our deadline
- We’ve already raised £1852.75 via Justgiving
- With 168 donations
- And one thank you email from the National Literacy Trust
But, yeah. That halfway point. We all know what it’s like. Energy flags, ideas disperse, diaries fill and… What’s that thing you said you’d do by 10 September? It’s easy to get distracted. Really, we need the Mistress of the Jar to keep us on track, but last I heard she was dancing the rumba in Cuba. So I need something else to keep us all motivated. I need bribery!
I’ve had five exclusive Made Up Initiative tote bags made. Come on! You know you need another hemp tote bag in your life. I’m keeping one for myself, because I love them so. I have four others to give away. Here’s the plan:
Two shall be sent to randomly selected people who have already donated – you deserve to be rewarded.
One shall go to the person who makes the donation that takes us up to £2000. I absolutely know we can get there.
The last shall go to a fourth person randomly selected out of the people who donate after today.
Enough? No? I guess I’d better announce our second prize, then. Quadrille Books have kindly donated a sewing library to make your heart skip a beat. Check these babies out.
Now, you have four chances to win something. The grand prize, the second prize and a runner up tote bag. All you have to do is help someone learn to love reading. Maybe you’ll show them how great sewing is, too.
Keep tuning in for the two first winners of a Made Up Initiative tote bag. What better way to spread the word than to carry it over your shoulder?
A British August