Saturday, 27 February 2016

Auction for Sands - Day 3

I seem to like my countdowns, and this one is more important as it's to raise money for Sands.

Sands are a charity who are there to support the parents, and their family, of those who have lost their child through stillbirth or Neonatal death.  I visited their web site daily in the early days of loosing Jacob.  It helped to know we weren't alone, and to share my feelings and emotions.  I also rang them a couple of times, when I felt like I was going a little mad.  Sometimes your friends and family are just too close, and unless they have been through that loss, they may not 100% understand what you are going through.  Sands have many people who have been through that loss, so can relate to what you are feeling.

We had Jacob for 5 days, so I decided to do an auction a day, to remember him, and raise money for this charity that's so close to my heart.  The pieces I will be auctioning are just some made for the Crafty Countdown.  Any bid will be truly amazing, and gratefully received - please don't feel pressured to place large bids.  I'll be happy if my work sells for just a couple of quid.  The winning bid will be matched by me, to up the value we donate.

The winning art work will be framed and posted out to you.  Please dear with me, as work is very busy over the next couple of weeks, so I'll be sorting the winning art work out as soon as possible.

Again, thank you.  Your bids are wonderful, and I've received so many lovely messages.

The bidding will close at 8pm tonight, good luck everyone


Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
Well done with your auction.
I just don't know what to say we have been through it too.
Take care Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni well done with your auction so far and such a lovely way to think of your son Jacob. You are so right when you say those close to you can't always help. I lost my eldest son 6 years ago and it's hard to find solace.x

Ann said...

Hi Leonie

So pleased for you the Auction is doing so well it is such a lovely way to remember

your darling little Jacob Bless you.

I agree with you those so close just don't know how you feel and find it hard to

talk so people like Sands do a wonderful job helping and understanding what you are

going through.

Take good care

Luv n hugs Annxx

Jean said...

Hi Leonie,
Since my chiropractor had a stillborn son three years ago I have sold my Christmas cards at her clinic, half of the proceeds going to Sands and half to me. Last Christmas we made £60 and, after hearing your story, I've decided that you should have my £30 share in memory of Jacob. I could send it to you to add to your total or directly to Sands in your name, whichever you wish. I know that, like you, my chiropractor found that talking to people at Sands, who had been through the same experience, gave her comfort that couldn't be found anywhere else.
Jean Williiams.

Leonie Pujol said...

Thank you so much Jean, that's really kind of you. I'd love to put it towards the auction if you wish - otherwise I'll be opening a Just Giving page xx

Anne Chilvers said...

It's not a lot but I'll start the ball rolling at £10 xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous and I will bid £12 for this piece.
Linda xxxx

Jean said...

Hi Leonie,
I'm happy for the money to go toward your auction total. Could you let me know where to send the money, please?
Jean Williams

Turnidus said...

I don't know if you have had any email bids but I bid £20.
Nicky x

karenlotty said...

So pleased the auction is going well I have to admit I needed someone like Sands and didn't know they existed