It is hard not to get affected by what is going on in the world at the moment. As a new mum the horrific pictures especially of young refugee children trying to escape war-stricken countries have been heartbreaking. I have been warmed though by seeing many of my friends and also fellow bloggers take action. It’s lovely to know that people close to me care. I’ve naturally been thinking what I could do to contribute and when I saw the message below from company Tiny Vikings on Facebook last night, I knew that is was something I would like to support.
I’ve just ordered both Caspian and myself matching hats with raccoons, though there are many beautiful and fun prints to choose from. £5 from the sale of each one is donated to Edinburgh Direct Aid. And even if it’s just this small contribution, it will hopefully make a difference. I sincerely hope that many children will wear one of the gorgeous handmade Matthew hats from Tiny Vikings this winter and in doing so a difference is made to those who really need it.
Here is what the Edinburgh-based Swedish founder of Tiny Vikings, Anna, wrote and how you can help, too:
“During the last few weeks I don’t think many of us have been left untouched by the refugee crisis that is taking place. I have cried daily over photos of drowned children and parents desperately clinging to their children in horrible situations. As a mother of three, I feel like I need to do something. So I am asking you all to help me.
During the month of September I will donate £5 of every sold Matthew hat to Edinburgh Direct Aid who run an aid program in Arsal, Lebanon where lots of Syrian Children live in a refugee camp. I have just chosen one of many aid organisations, but I had to choose one.
Please help me – buy your child, yourself and all your friends a hat and help a little where lots of help is needed. Please like, share and possibly comment under this post for it to reach as many people as possible.”
Anna’s three beautiful children modelling the Matthew hats
If you are involved in other fundraising projects feel free to share your links in the comments below.