4th Birthday

May the 4th normally sees a cheeky pun for movie fans, however (and we say more importantly) it’s our Birthday. This year we turned 4 years young and celebrated as any 4-year-old would- with pyjamas, cake and our most favourite thing ever, magic.

Our 4th birthday signified 48,000 garments made since the start of our journey, an achievement we are incredibly proud of. It also means that we named our new “Fairy of the Year”. This year our award went to Victoria Thompson. A hugely important fairy in our day-to-day running, she received an extra portion of fairy dust and a huge thanks. A milestone also means a super extra thank you to our fairies who work so hard for this charity; their hands are always busy trying to balance their wands with fabric pieces- we don’t know how they do it!

Other fairies used our birthday as an excuse to fundraise for us- a huge £737.30 was raised on our Birthday weekend. Denise did a “guess the name of the fairy” competition as well as using coffee, cakes and crafts event and raised a staggering £412.30. Fairy Blossom was the winning name of her fairy.

Susie sold 124 cakes and raised £188. She also encouraged “The Cork and Cheese” in Southampton to sell some cakes which added £70 into our pot. The cupcakes looked truly scrumptious- too good to eat! (nearly…). Jane also did a cake sale raising an extra £63. 

Our final piece of Birthday news comes in terms of a new(s) recruit. Emma Hardy was appointed News Fairy to keep you all updated on charity news, and newsletters will be coming soon. She can’t wait to keep you informed of all the exciting and upcoming news. Here’s to another fairy-tastic year!

Holiday Extras Donation to William Harvey Hospital

Thanks to a very generous donation from Holiday Extras, Pyjama Fairies were able to share their fairydust with Padua Ward at William Harvey Hospital, Kent.

Local fairies popped along to the ward to deliver the beautifully handmade garments.

Staff on the ward were very excited to see the bright child friendly colours and the varied patterns that were available and look forward to handing them out to their young patients.

 

box full of pjs and gowns to the day surgery unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Pyjamas and Gowns delivered to the day surgery unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

One of our fairies delivered a box full of pyjamas and gowns to the day surgery unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, part of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. They loved them so much that staff from other wards kept coming to have a look. Lots of fairy dust spread all over the hospital!

Putting hearts on the map

Putting Hearts on the Map with Thomas Cook Children’s Charity

Mid-November signalled the kick-off of Pyjama Fairies collaboration with The Thomas Cook Children’s Charity and the start of our “Putting Hearts on the Map” project.   Thanks to a generous grant for  purchasing fabric from Thomas Cook we were able to distribute over 800 metres of fabric amongst our volunteer sewing fairies to be made into cheerful hospital gowns and pyjamas.  This is the first phase of a project that will be ongoing throughout 2018 and will benefit over 1,000 children.

The distribution of the fabric was a job in itself and in this we were incredibly generously supported by The Oak and Rope Company, including Minnie the dog, who have sponsored the delivery costs. A big thank you to Jeannette and her team –  now let the fairy magic commence!

 

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