Monday, February 4

Possibly the sweetest girl in the world .....

..... and I know sweet girls - I've got two of my own, but this one is something else .....



You see? I told you. That's Ellenor Wiseman and she is 12 years old. Together with her parents, Kirsty and Mark, she's trying to raise £5000 to be able to go to America for treatment that the NHS seem unable to offer. Please read this to find out about the ailments that affect Ellie.

I don't know Ellie or her parents, but have been inspired by Kirsty's amazing photos on the Her Space : My Space challenge blog that she runs with Anita (a challenge which I seem to have failed at before I even properly started - who knew that keeping up with two blogs AND knitting monkees would be so challenging? Anyway, I digress .....)

I was moved by Ellie's video and wanted to help, so I made a private donation to the fund. But then I thought that maybe I could help some more by holding a raffle, with ALL proceeds going to Ellie's fund. So I've assembled some goodies and hope that as many people as possible will buy raffle tickets at £1.00 each for this very worthwhile cause.

Here are the prizes I've rustled up ......

1st prize ..... this Silverback Gorilla .......


..... ok so it's a hairy monkee made of knit (HP38) but I was trying to big it up!



2nd prize ...... a long handled monkee tote bag ......



..... with purple and white sewn monkee motifs and lilac lining ......





3rd prize ...... my very first knitted cupcake ......

..... and wouldn't you know it - it's only a raspberry and white choc chip muffin flavoured one! (with thanks to Kae for giving me the link to this pattern ..... which I've just modified slightly - as is my wont ....)



4th prize ..... some 007 moo cards in a frame ......





5th prize ..... a stripey notebook and some tiny cute bulldog clips ......





6th prize ..... a spotty notebook and more tiny cute bulldog clips ......





...... and last (and probably least), 7th prize is this cheeky monkey pencil tin (complete with said tiny cute bulldog clips, should you desire) ......




So, a round-up of the prizes on offer ......




I have my book of raffle tickets at the ready ......

Ok, so I KNOW that I'm not going to sell 500 tickets, but any money that I can raise here will help Ellie's cause, and I hope that some people will want to win this junk these incredible prizes. Obviously there is no obligation to take part in this raffle, but if a lot of people give a little, then a little will soon become a lot. (I just made that up ..... profound, huh?)


If you would like to enter my raffle, please send £1.00 per ticket via Paypal - by clicking the Send Money tab in your Paypal account - (Pounds Sterling only please) to monkeemaker@yahoo.co.uk , with Ellie's Raffle in the subject box. I will mail you back with a ticket number (or ticket numbers if you buy more than one). Then, next monday - after work - I will hold the draw (and film it if I can get RGH to agree to take the starring role ....) and post the winners.

As previously mentioned, ALL proceeds from this draw will be forwarded to Ellie's fund and I will pay for these prizes to be posted anywhere in the world.


As an afterthought ..... just a quick warning .... should you win my muffin - which may or may not look more like a spotty mushroom ......




...... this muffin bites back .......


..... you have been warned ......





41 comments:

Rhian said...

What a great idea - £5 on the way to you now! I'm after the Muffin!

Rhian (poole) xxxxxx

Kitty said...

I first read about this little girl at SuzyB's blog - isn't she wonderful? Your raffle is a fabulous idea MM - bloody good for you. Here's hoping you raise squillions of quids. xx

Lesley said...

Fantastic idea MM!! I've read about Ellie before on her Mum's blog and in scrapbooking mags - such a brave little girl.

I truly hope you sell all the tickets!!
£5 of Moog's pocket money is winging it's way to Monkee Land :)

Lesley xx

trashalou said...

I'm going out to buy a Paypal card right now and will contact you later to buy a fiver's worth.

Patti said...

What a brilliant idea. What a nice person you are.

Going to work out how to get the money to you and get some on its way.

PS - great prizes too.

the vicious chicken said...

Brilliant idea MM, and very kind - well done you! Paypal confuses me, but the NBM is very technologically-minded, so I'll get her to show me how to make a donation this evening.

Hope you sell heaps of tickets - and with such a worthy cause and such fab prizes, you just might get to the end of that book of raffle tickets after all: you never know :o)
VCxx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

A brilliant idea MM! Hope you raise loads! Just off to Paypal now to send you some lolly! Lucy x

Wanda said...

Oh wonderful! )ur family has experience with this kind of giving. My nephew was diagnosed at the age of 1 with an ugly disease but through super Docs and a baby sis who had the perfect match of marrow he has made a full recovery and is a healthy 4 year old bro now. I will buy some tickets today.
And can I post a link with a pic of your monkee on my site to send others your way?

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Gina said...

Wonderful idea and I hope you manage to sell all 500 tickets. I'm off to try and work out how to do this Paypal thing (could be some time but it will be done!)
What a super brave little girl.
Gina x

Shawn Mary said...

What a sweetie you are MM for doing this for the family.

I just sent you 20.00 GBP via paypal.

As an American mum living in London, I am shocked at how many little kids are forced to seek treatment across the pond.

I am glad to help.

Lisa Ridgeon Originals said...

What a lovely little girl and such a great idea to help her raise the money. I have a paypal account but have no idea how to use it to send you a donation. I'll ask my son and hope he can work it out. Good luck with the fundraising.

Charlie P said...

That's a really great idea for raising money and the prizes look fantastic! I will put a few pounds into your Paypal account once I have a spare second. Just popped over to let you know that a very plump pigeon is sitting in my shop for you :)

SuzyB said...

Smashing idea Ms Monkee I hope my tickets win everything. Oh, is that greedy? soz.

Anyway, give in to Monkee 'LUST', you know you want to......

dottydesigns said...

This is a fabulous idea but not sure how to send the money! will email you to find out how.

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Holey moley bajoley!
What an absolutely selfless act of gorgousness. Im so taken aback, really I am. How can I say anything but thank you?
And have you seen HSMS today... cough and splutter!
Can I link my blog to your blog?

Michaela said...

I too bought just one book of tickets for the blanket raffles - I am now on book number 4! Good on you MM, off to donate a fiver now.

Gorilla please!

Leanne said...

What a lovely idea will have to investigate paypal don't know much about it.

lauren said...

OOF! you are the GREATEST...you know that, right?! i just went and paypal-ed ya. is it ok if i link to you on m'blog? hopefully send a few more folk over with their plucky but currently undervalued american dollars!

(ps: i LOVE the muffin AND the silverback gorrilla...made of knit...! geez you are a clever woman...AND kindly, too?! it's almost obnoxious for ONE WOMAN to be so very cool!!! but as it's *YOU* i'll let it slide...this time!) ;)

Blossom said...

I just bought 3 tickets..
you are lovely to do this!!!

Jodie said...

Hiya, Just paypal-ed you !!!
You are an amazing woman !

Leigh said...

What a sweet little girl! You are just as sweet, great idea on your part! I am off to try to paypal, let me know if it does not work!

Elora said...

Just sent an email through paypal so count me in! Really lovely idea and so pleased i can contribute.

Marie said...

Great idea. I want that gorilla!!! Some raffle pennies are already on the way and I've linked on my blog so hopefully a couple of other people might find there way here and join in.

Lou said...

Just seen the link from Marie's blog. How could I not after seeing such a sweet girl? I really hope this helps get her treatment. Oh, and such a wonderful generous idea, thank you!

Suzie Sews said...

Fab idea, I so love it when are community does this, well done you.
OH practacalities...I do not have a paypal account, usually get someone to do it for me, not poss at the moment...would you accept a cheque in the post?
Suzie
Trust me to complicate things!!!!

Marianne said...

Wanted to send you 3 English Pounds, but something went wrong and now have send you 3 Euro's instead. Sigh.
You can just give 2 tickets, as far as I know that is just about right ? Sorry for messing up :-(

Jennie said...

Hi I have sent a little something. My daughter is called Ellie too so I couldn't not send anything.
You are a lovely person.
Jennie
(I hope you don't mind, I am adding your name to my blog list so others can come and visit).

Katy said...

Fab! What a great idea...I shall paypal you (I love a raffle!)

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

Id like to buy some raffle tickets... if you could please email me and let me know how to do this and where to send the money that would be great.

craftsbyjodi@hotmail.com

thanks

Maxine said...

What a fantastic idea, so kind and thoughtful. Have sent my money via Paypal.x

Zoe said...

Hope you sell all 500 and more!! Wonderful idea - going to Paypal now! xxx

Jane said...

Hi MM have sent some lolly your way via paypal, what a cracking idea (sorry been watching to much Wallace and Gromit!)Will pop a post on my blog to link to you in the hope this brings more visitors your way. Jane x

pink-petal-designs said...

How lovely of you tp do this. Love your blog. On my way to paypal

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Brilliant idea MM, I've just done my little bit x

alicestronaut said...

Fantastic idea! I was sent this link by a friend and am now on my way over to paypal.. I hope we can help such a sweet girl loads :) x

PS I'm crossing my fingers for the cupcake that bites back!

cmoon said...

Just sent money by paypal. Glad to be able to help a little.
c*

French Knots said...

What a brilliant idea! Off to paypal now.....may be some time:)!

joanne wardle said...

okay off to do the paypal thing, I'm not sure where to put the "ellies raffle bit" but I'm sure as you get the money you'll know what it's for!!

Blossom said...

How lovely of you...what a sweet little girl! I bet she'd love your monkey's! :) £5 on the way! :)

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