I don't normally do this, but I need your help.
There is a little girl I know (not very well, she used to go to the playgroup my son goes to on a Tuesday morning with her gran which is run by the Salvation Army) in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, her name is Florence. Florence had just turned 3 years old. Last year she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in her nose, so rare that hospitals in the UK didn't have the facilities to treat her.
Major fundraising went on and eventually Florence and her mum and dad boarded a plane to America where they did treat her for the cancer, I think she was out there about 6 months. She came back to Mirfield and just after Christmas was given the all clear. Everyone was so relieved, she was still quite poorly but just before Easter she made a return to the playgroup and was running around and just being a normal 3 year old girl.
However, we have just found out that the cancer has returned. She is extremely ill and has only been given a few weeks to live. She is at home being cared for by her family and nurses from Candlelighters. When I saw the leader of playgroup this morning they said she is on morphine to keep the pain down, it's just a waiting game. It is so tragically sad.
This is where I need your help. On Thursday 31st May some friends of the family are holding a Ladies Night at a local Working Mens Club. You know the thing, clothes, make-up, gifts, wine etc. I was asked if I would like to have a stall to sell my cards. The money raised isn't going straight to Florence (that was done last time for the America trip), but this time for Candlelighters, the charity which is providing the care she needs.
My plan is to sell as many cards as I can at £2 per card, with ALL the money going to Candlelighters, nothing for me, nothing for the cost of the stall, all of it straight to the charity.
If there is anyone out there who thinks they may have one or two cards in their stash which they think they could donate I would be very grateful if you could let me know. Send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have also put a link to the Candlelighters web site just so you can have a quick look.
I don't yet have many followers on my blog, if you think you might know some of your followers who may be able to help it would be brilliant if you could link them back to me.
On the night itself I will take loads of pictures and post them on here and let you know how much was raised.
Thanks for reading.