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Inspire Cheshire West has closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. Your contributions, stories, ideas and experiences about life under lockdown restrictions were a valuable resource to the communities of west Cheshire.

3 Golden Hearts

by emzie84,

Not long after Christmas i asked both my young sons if we could sort through their old toys - give the good ones they don't use to charity shop etc.... my 5 year old (was 4 at the time) said "but i like my toys so i want to keep them" I told him that he was lucky because he had a nice Christmas and got loads of new gifts, but some children didn't even have heating or a meal let along any gifts.... he then went on to say "OK mum they can have the toys and we can buy some heaters and i have money in my wallet to buy food for them"....... as over the last 2 years the kids have done fundraising for various charities i asked if they would like to raise money during 2020 to buy food for our local food-bank and toys for the toy appeal at Christmas... they were excited and shouted "YES PLEASE"


before the lock-down the boys and their sister had managed to raise £114!! but as we went into lock-down the boys both got upset! i thought they were upset because they thought it meant we were in danger so i said it was OK it just means we are staying safe and that mummy would make sure she is safe while at work (in a care home!) they then told me they were only upset because they couldn't do their sponsored litter-pick or walk for their fundraising!! i told them it was fine and they had already raised a lot of money - and that once it is safe to do so they can carry on with the fundraising..... as they were still upset i promised that i would shave all 26 inch's of my hair off if we could raise £400 on a just giving page and then the money can go with the money they raised.... they are both now happy and safe!


if anyone would like to sponsor this crazy lady to shave all 26 inches of her hair of please use this link :) :- https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/emma-mayers-4?utm_term=edMpJ4p5y

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