Monday, 18 March 2013

Four thousand handmade pounds

The final total raised by the Red Nose Day Dolls project is £4070.

Sponsorship is still coming in to our Twittermillion page this morning! I am utterly flabbergasted and feeling slightly emotional after last night's auction. The total for each doll was as follows:

Poppy: £540
Mac: £710
Blossom: £560
Maisie: £730

Our sponsorship total stands at £1530 (10am Monday 18th). 

These are truly phenomenal sums of money. I had secretly hoped for a total of £2000 with this project. To double that amount is beyond stupendous.

Each and every comment, blogpost, virtual cheer, tiny handmade item, word of encouragement, tweet and stitch spurred this project on and made it a reality. This handmade community is something else, truly.

I'll leave you with an amazing thought: 

814 malaria nets can be bought with the money we raised. That's 814 lives potentially saved.

Thankyou

xxx


35 comments:

Rachel said...

Many no-so-virtual cheers! What a great success!

Debs Dust Bunny said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful outcome for a charming project! : )X

Gina said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Country Rabbit said...

thats amaaaazing!!!!! how fantastic!!!! x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Wow that's is AMAZING! Well done to all of you! Brilliant! :) x

mumofsix said...

Absolutely brilliant! Well done!

Sue said...

Golly. Well done everyone who was involved in their creation.

itsjustperi said...

That's totally awesome. Well done to you all x

French Knots said...

The amazing power of handmade. Congratulations to you, Ros and the whole team!

Locket Pocket said...

Seriously brilliant Emma! Congratulations to everyone involved. xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well done to all concerned on an amazing achievement !! :)

kristina said...

Congratulations! So amazing! K xx

Alice Auperin said...

What a stupendous achievement! Many congratulations to all involved, wow!

dottycookie said...

BerLIMEy missis. What have you started? :-)

Pink Milk said...

You and all involved should be extremely proud of yourselves - that's an amazing sum for an extremely worthy cause.

Yay!!!

Heather x

Sew Recycled said...

Complete and utter tears of JOY!!!!! Well done to you, Ros and ALL the other makers xxxxxx
Em x

Toffeeapple said...

That really is marvellous news. Well done and a gold star to everyone concerned in the project.

Chel C said...

Congratulations. This is such a worthwhile cause! Chel x

driftwood said...

truly brilliant x

Jackie said...

What a fantastic amount ~ the dolls truly were beautiful ~ Well Done to all the lovely makers who gave their time and skills so generously to such a worthwhile cause :O)xx

Celia Hart said...

Brilliant brilliant brilliant!!!!

xxx

Anonymous said...

I think they all have the same faces which I thought was a shame as they could have all had different ones, unlike when they are factory made. Strange that they don't really.

michelle said...

Well done to you all,the wonders of blogging x

silverpebble said...

Thanks for your feedback, Anonymous. Luckily your opinion is in the minority and we raised lots of cash for good causes.

Penny said...

A huge congratulations, this is utterly wonderful news x Penny

Magic Bean said...

Waaaaaaaahooooooooo!!!!!
And I loved the way they looked similar. They had their own personality and character but you could definitely tell they were realted. Perfect.
Ax

Julie said...

Many congratulations Emma to you and everyone for your fabulous achievement!

Swallow Barn said...

congratulations - what a wonderful achievement!!!

Nikki x

Magic Bean said...

Clearly that is meant to say related...

flowerlady said...

well done,very well deserved

julie said...

That is such fab news Emma. Well done for having the idea, getting everyone organised and making it all happen xxxx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I missed your post ... so chuffed that the dollies did so well ... well done to all the makers, donaters and bidders!

Mrs. Micawber said...

It was such fun to watch them coming together....

Congratulations to all who contributed. What a wonderful outcome to all the hard work.

P.S. I loved their faces. They looked like happy siblings. :)

LinenandRoses said...

Congratulations. I truly amazing project. Fiona x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

That is a wonderful amount, it really does bring a tear to your eye how supportive people are of these causes doesn't it. An auction I recently did raised over £1000 - I was dumbfounded! What a fab community this creative lot are :-)