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Inspired by the beautiful Billie  who devastatingly died at just fourteen from leukaemia, and her fabulous mum, a lovely Mumsnet poster,  Woolly Hugs have organised Little Hugs to be sent to children suffering from cancer in Malawi and Bangladesh with the charity  World Child Cancer.

We are launching this in tribute to Billie at the time of her 21st birthday, naming the project Billie's Blankets. In her name we will send little blankets to children who really need a woolly hug and to feel loved and looked after. WCC's response is below.

Alongside Billie's Blankets, we are very keen to send a donation.Money is scarce, they really have so little. In May a Woolly Hugs team will be running the BUPA London 10k, and we have ideas for a craft fundraiser later in the year. But your donation is welcome at ANY TIME. These children need all the love and comfort possible. So please, in memory of a sparkling young girl who always thought of others, we'd love you to help us help them.

Thinking of Billie and her family Xx

From World Child Cancer

Thank you for your email and your kind offer of support – your blankets are beautiful and I’m sure they provide great comfort to the children who you make them for.

I’m sure the children would love them, unfortunately most of the children we see at our projects are not able to survive their cancer due to the poor conditions, lack of knowledge and the high cost of medicine in the world’s poorest countries. In these cases we encourage palliative care for the children through our twinning partners who provide training for local project staff on the importance of this care, especially in pain relief. Psychosocial care is also very important and an area we focus on through supporting parent groups and play therapists – I think your blankets would fit in well with this area.

We would very much appreciate your support in any way you could, and would like to say thank you again for wanting to help these children.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Woolly Hugs' JustGiving page.

Knotty and Pistey X

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Updates 1

Huge thanks to everyone for their support throughout 2013. What an amazing response, far exceeding our target. We are so grateful to Team Woolly Hugs and all the fabulous folk who sponsored them. Just bloody brilliant. We carry on in 2014! Thinking of beautiful Billie X

28/12/13 08:15

Raising money for

World Child Cancer

World Child Cancer

Charity Registration No. 1084729

In developing countries fewer than one in 10 children with cancer are diagnosed, treated or given pain relief. World Child Cancer improves cancer care for some of the world’s poorest children by creating international twinning partnerships between medics, hospitals and parent support groups.

Donations 193

The last of my sponsor money from my 10k in October... sorry its taken so long to pay in. Jellybrain xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 14/02/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Happy Birthday Billie

Donation by Anonymous on 20/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Levantine on 20/01/14

Happy Birthday Billy

Donation by VeryHungryKatyPillar on 20/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

In memory of Billie, among others xxx

Donation by Sassy on 20/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Happy BIrthday Billie

Donation by Anonymous on 20/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Happy birthday Billie x

Donation by BC on 20/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Happy birthday beautiful Billie xx

Donation by KA on 20/01/14

£10.00

From a mumsnetter. For Billie and MrsDeVere xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 20/01/14

£10.00

From a mumsnetter for Billies 22nd birthday. It's not much but it's all I can afford today xxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 20/01/14

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Here is my long lost donation in honour of Alison, Cait and Ginny and their sodden slog round Crystal Palace Park. Full of admiration for you all! love from Minty xx

Donation by Anonymous on 08/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Am very proud to have been a Woolly Runner!

Donation by Anonymous on 02/11/13

£20.00

Good luck Kate! I hope the weather is kind to you during the run! Best wishes from the Clapham's xxxxx

Donation by Sara Clapham on 02/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the run Kate. We are all so proud of you. Love Jeff, Noah and Sofie xxx

Donation by Jeff on 01/11/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck Kate. Love from the Warnes. xxx

Donation by Alison Warne on 30/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Thanks for all your work xx

Donation by Alice on 20/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

good luck Kate,xxxAli and Allanxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 19/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Kate.Love from mum xxxx

Donation by Jocelyn Long on 18/10/13

Donation by Caroline Pilling on 17/10/13

£10.00

Here's the bulk of my sponsor money, I'm paying it in here rather than via my own page following the Mumsnet pledge to double the donations on this page. I'll be back when I've collected the rest.

Donation by Jelly on 16/10/13

£127.00

+ £31.75 Gift Aid

Well done Kate!! Good luck - every chance I might see you there on the 3rd :) Thank you!

Donation by Jamie Corson on 13/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Ria on 13/10/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

You lot rock!

Donation by ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath on 13/10/13

Huge love to all the WoollyHugs runners. xxx

Donation by MrsY on 13/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck. Hope the weather picks up.

Donation by Trumpton on 13/10/13

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,886.24
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£33.00
  • Total raised£2,919.24
  • Gift Aid£480.50

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