So we had an enormous success with our Croconilefanclub Christmas Appeal thanks to all of you who so kindly donated! We managed to deliver just over 90 Christmas gifts to parents who were spending their Christmas in hospital with their special little bubbas. We've decided it's far too long to wait to do it again this Christmas, so we will be doing it again this Easter.
We happened to spend Easter in hospital with lil man we all got a special card from our bubbas and a little Cadbury's Creme Egg.
This was a lovely little touch from the hospital staff who did this out of their own pockets.
If you are unfamiliar with Nile's journey, you can check it out on his Facebook page Croconilefanclub. To sum it up, he was born at 24 weeks (4 months early), weighing 590 grams, 1lb 3 oz. He had two operations, multiple blood transfusions and various other obstacles that he faced during his nearly 100 day stay in hospital. Since being discharged, he was then admitted back into hospital several times and was critical on many of these occasions. He has since been diagnosed with Tracheobronchomalacia and requires a ventilator for when he sleeps. He is such a brave boy and has recently celebrated his 2nd birthday, what a champ! I can't begin to tell you what these parents go through on a daily basis. It's gruelling and can be heartache but all the while you have to stay strong for you little one.
Hence we set up Croconilefanclub to be able to give something back to these parents, and to be able to offer support and friendly conversation. We are having a bit of fun with this Easter Appeal and all I can say is that it involves a Cadbury's Creme Egg, (something I literally detest, however we were completely grateful!)
Can you help us raise the funds to be able to do the same as we did at Christmas and be able to put a smile on a complete stranger's face? If you can donate and help us out that would be fantastic! If you also want to take part in our challenge then even better! We are hoping it can go viral and get as many people involved as possible.
What does it involve I hear you say?
Well, all you have to do (she says all), is put a Cadbury's Creme Egg, whole, (please don't invlude the wrapper!), in your mouth and eat it without taking it out of your mouth! Yuk! Then post your video on Social Media and copy our Crowdfunding Croconilefanclub link, donate if you can and tag friends who you think might be up for a little challenge! I'm dreading doing mine if that makes you feel any better?! I barely eat chocolate let alone a Creme Egg :(
Do you think you have what it takes?! I'm probably going to gag and heave and be very sick afterwards.
Beofre we go, we want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone that made our Christmas Appeal a huge success. The response was completely overwhelming. We had Nurses and Doctors brought to tears by your generosity. Needless to say the thank you messages we had from the parents left me in tears, happy tears!
Summer we will be doing another appeal, which I'll post about in a few months! Until then, please help out or get involved if you can with our Easter Appeal.
Thanks so much xx