A quick and heartwarming update today, readers. A couple of weekends ago, there was a Sew Brum meet up. As part of the day, a raffle was planned with some amazing prizes. The organiser, English Girl At Home, suggested that all funds raised could go towards the Made Up Initiative. A kind offer that I greedily accepted!
But how much could they possibly raise on the day? £554, that’s how much!
With this significant donation, our sewing friends in the Midlands have helped us smash past the £3000 fundraising mark in support of the National Literacy Trust. Our Justgiving page shows £3170.51. Three times our original goal, which makes us three times as brilliant.
As people gathered in Birmingham, I was with other sewing friends in London. By Gum By Golly was in town and it felt only polite to take her to Goldhawk Road, where we bought fabric and drank prosecco. It was a great day, made even sweeter when I realised how much money we had raised for the Made Up Initiative.
Thank you, my Sew Brum friends! Next year, I may have to join you and buy a raffle ticket or ten.