Do you support a charity? If so we want to hear from you! 


Do You support a charity?

Then we want to hear from you!

Hello again! As I said in my inaugural post, which you can find here entitled Hello World. I want to create a showcase for charities. Either by getting posts by charities themselves, but i think it would be even better if there were guest posts by people who support a certain charity because of Personal reasons. Depending on how many people are interested in writing posts for their chosen charity it will either be a weekly or monthly thing. I will start off by talking about my chosen charity.

There are a few charities I could write about. The lulably trust, Bliss charity, AchingArmsUk, SandsUK, Tommy’s Baby, FOPICU Friends of PICU @ southampton general hospital, Great ormond street hospital, The Mariposa Trust with its varied divisions, one of them is Saying Goodbye, and last but not least Scotties little soldier. What do all these charities have in common you ask? All these charities are working for & with people like you and me: Parents!

The Mariposa Trust [ Saying Goodbye ]

Now I want to talk about 1 charity in particular that is close to my heart: and that is Saying Goodbye ( The Mariposa Trust ).

Zoe & Andy ClarkCoates have two wonderful children Bronte & Esme. You wouldn’t know it, but Zoe and Andy actually have 7 children. Two as in Bronte & Esme who are everything you could ever hope for seeing in two young girls. And 5 babies who were sadly lost to miscarriages. Due to this trauma and the fact that it was still not talked about very much and the consensus between some unsympathetic people was you just get on with it, Zoe and Andy decided to set up The Mariposa Trust and Saying Goodbye. Well these days there are many divisions that make up The Mariposa Trust. However Saying Goodbye is the one that I feel closest to.


Here is Zoe & Andy’s story in their own words:

Now in the next post, you will see published here, you’ll read more about why we are supporting Saying Goodbye.

But here & now in this post It is the part where you come in. Please drop me a line, here:,

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and let me know if you have a charity you support and if you would be happy to write a post about what your chosen charity does and how you came to support them. As i mentioned before depending  on the volume of responses this will be a weekly or monthly thing. If you or your charity are  planning some fundraising event I shall try to accommodate any specific publishing date requests! Thanks a lot. Now it’s up to you.

here is my spotlight post on our Story and how we got to support support Saying Goodbye:

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14 thoughts on “Do you support a charity? If so we want to hear from you! 

  1. I have supported a few in the past but the one I support on a regular basis on the blog is Barnardo’s . Thanks for linking to #sharewithme it’s a great idea.

  2. What a great idea for a series wonderful Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  3. I support quite a few charities. I give money monthly to Cancer Research UK. My husband and I organised a charity christmas party for kids for CRUK and for Bliss, the baby charity. I also ran 5k last year for the Movember foundation and last weekend I ran another 5K for the NSPCC. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  4. I love this idea for a series. I support general cancer charities, so many of my friends have been affected. #kcacols

  5. This is a lovely idea for a series and not something I’ve come across before. I’d also not heard of the Mariposa Trust either. #KCACOLS

  6. What a lovely idea, well done. I support various charities but not committed to just one at the moment, will keep an eye on your list #KCACOLS

  7. This is such a FANTASTIC series you’ve create and one I’d love to partake in. I’ve been supporting the ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia) for a number of years now as people of Caribbean, African, Indian and Mixed heritage represent less than 1% on the blood register. This ultimately means a person of the has a 1 in 100,000 chance of finding a match. This has to change hence being an active supporter and volunteer for this awesome cause. #KCACOLS

  8. That’s a lovely charity and a great idea for a gues series. We recently did a post for Beauty of Rwanda. They teach girls and women in Rwanda how to craft jewelry and home decor items so that they can empower them by giving them financial independence. We are currently hosting a giveaway for them to spread awarness about this great charity. That is the one we’re currently suspporting and we are very proud to partner with them. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  9. This is such a good idea – well done for coming up with it. It’s something I may well get involved with as there is a charity very close to my heart. Thanks so much for linking this up to #TriumphantTales, we hope to see you again on Tuesday 🙂

  10. It is so lovely to see something so positive come from such heartbreak. Thank you for sharing this post with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope your guest series is a success!

    1. I certainly hope the series will be a hit. You’re #TriumphantTales are just brilliant. Thanks for letting me join in and for your kind words.

  11. Sounds like a great series to support lots of charities, I don’t support any in particular but I do occasionally sponsor people or attend charity fundraising events #kcacols

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