Karen never gave up, and through it all was a source of joy and inspiration, a being of colour and light and love from beginning to end. She lived the time she had to her absolute fullest, and those who knew her were privileged to have had her in their lives.
Every year, we celebrate Karen's life and do our part to help the organisations that mean so much, including St Francis Hospice.
As I will not be able to join the get-together this year, I wanted to do my part in another way.
This Friday, visit my blog for a chance to win some fantastic items in my first annual JustGiving Fairy Auction!
Here is how it works;
On Friday 10th June 2011, I will make multiple blog posts, with each post featuring an item in the auction. Bidding takes place in the comments, with bidding ending at midnight, GMT of that day.
The winning bidder pays their donation directly to the charity via my justgiving page, stating their name and the item they bid on in the donation comment section.
Items will be posted out to winners after I return from Spain, which will be approximately 10 days after the end of the auction, assuming donations have been paid. I would ask that you make sure when bidding that you are logged into a blogger account, or have some other way that I can contact you directly to arrange postage.
How to Take Part;
You can take part in multiple ways! First, if you can't afford to bid on an item but want to help out, you can contribute items to the auction. The idea is to offer up handmade gifts and lovely things that make people happy. If you want to help out in this way, send me a message with some pictures of the item or items you want to contribute, and whether you want to offer them as a single lot or multiples!
Can't make anything? That's fine! Help out by spreading word of the auction and encouraging people to take part.
Want to donate to the charity but aren't interested in any of the items? You can make a direct donation at my JustGiving page without waiting for the auction.
Finally, bid in the auction! Win something lovely and feel good knowing that 100% of your bid goes directly to the charity itself.