2 weeks ago
This prime day want to help us out? At no cost to you? Please sign up for Amazon Smile and pick My Bag Charity and Amazon will donate a small amount of your purchase directly to us.
This doesn’t just work on Prime day either, it’s all year! Thank in advance for your support. …
3 weeks ago
Heavily inspired by Daddy’s bike ride, our 3.5 year old daughter has decided that she would like to ‘raise coins to buy teddies and books for children who can’t live with their mummies and daddies’ – those were her exact words!
So we’ve signed her up for a 1mile fun run in December. We go out once a week to practise jogging so she can jog the whole distance. This is super hard for children, who appear to be designed to either run at full pace or walk. The photos show our first jog which wasn’t easy and she struggled to pace herself so walked sections of it too. The most recent jog was today and she jogged the whole thing with no walking at all. We now have mummy/daughter matching leggings/tops and trainers which she loves too.
Those who we are likely to see/talk to between now and then please be prepared to be asked to sponsor her. If we aren’t likely to see you but you would like to sponsor our little girl then please either comment below or send us a message to let us know. …
4 weeks ago
Today I got to go and deliver some of the My Bags to one of the social worker hubs (Stuart normally does an amazing job of delivering the bags!) and I had the best helper in the process too. I’m so proud of our products and the quality we give, as well as the message that someone cares, they have been thought about and this is something that is for them to keep. No hand me downs, nothing second hand (there’s nothing wrong with that!) just items that are brand new and for them! …
First of all THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! It has been a while since my last update regarding the ‘John O’Groats – Lands End 1000 mile’ bike ride but now that virtually all of the donations have been collected I am happy to announce how much was raised.
I had hoped to raise at least £500, and the dream amount was £1000, equivalent to £1 per mile but you absolutely smashed that!
***The total raised was £2000! ***
Because of each of you, My Bag Charity will be able to use that money to directly make a difference to children and young people entering foster care.
On top of the money directly given to the charity myself and Alex were also supported in so many other ways that enabled the trip to happen – being driven to the start, money towards petrol/food costs, people coming to say hi and give support, those people who we bumped in to along the way who let us stay with them or bought us dinner and dozens and dozens of messages that kept us going trough some pretty tough times. You’ll never realise just how much your generosity helped to get us through when we felt like quitting and how it has changed us for the better. It has certainly inspired me to keep going and to plan an even more crazy adventure in a couple of years time which will be in aid of My Bag Charity as well (watch this space!).
Much love, Shane …
Help needed please!
We have just gained a new storage place, completely free of charge. We are in need of some shelving though to help us store ALL of our stock (ideally like the one pictured). This will allow us to order in bigger amounts of bulk, saving even more money and creating more bags!
Does anyone know of any that are going spare? ideally free or at a push incredible cheaply?
We pride ourselves on spending less that 2p in every £1 donated on running costs and would like to keep it this way.
Please like and share this post to see if we can get hold of any please. …