Once again Twitter has proven how powerful it can be. There is a really brave young 15 year old girl in the Uk with terminal cancer. She has started a bucket list. Somethings she can do and there are tons of people helping her with local stuff, then there are place she would love to have gone but she can not travel anymore. Here is her list on her blog they are not asking for money and have declined having a donate button on the blog. I thought getting a nice box of things from somewhere different might be fun.
I thought it might be nice to send her a slice of South Africa as I saw a lot of SA tweeps tweeting about her, this was we can be involved in a small way. Stacey from story scarves ( yes I still owe you my scarf *blush*) is going to put a story scarf in. I will make a hat and collect some special shells from our west coast beach to put in the box. It does not have to be anything expensive but maybe something personally made or special from South Africa. Let me know if you would like to be involved. I am happy to collect everything and then post it ( I will need some help with the overseas postage costs but am happy to be a collection point and put it all together)
Please leave a comment or email me if you want to help with the SAbox cameronsallyjane(at)gmail.com ( you all know to change the (at) to @ hey ;-P )
Edited to add:
People have been asking about the time frame. I think if I ask that everything gets to me by the end of July so aim to post it mid July to give the good old SA post system a chance to get it to me. I will then box it and send it on.
This is not about the expensive stuff just a small something, after all who does not like receiving an exciting mystery parcel from overseas. But I wanted to add that one thing we can all do that is on Alice’s list is to register for Bone Marrow donation here are the details
From @6000’s blog
Registering as a bone marrow donor does take a bit more effort, but it’s actually not so hard.
You can find all the information you need on the Sunflower Fund website, but the basics are these:
To become a bone marrow donor you need to be:
- Committed to help anyone (not just the person who motivates you to join)
- Between 18 – 50 years of age
- In general good health (with no history of hepatitis or sexually transmitted diseases)
- Weigh over 50 kg
Do not register as a bone marrow stem cell donor if:
- You think you might need a test for HIV, Hepatitis –B or C.
- You have injected yourself (even once) with illegal or non-prescription drugs.
- You have taken money or drugs for sex.
All you have to do to start this process is call 0800 12 10 82 weekdays 9am-1pm or 2-4pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to give 10ml of blood for tissue typing.
And should you be a match and have the opportunity to save a life, contrary to what you may have heard, the actual donation process is minor, with very little discomfort.