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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Something Special...A Charity Challenge

Many of you may of heard of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, even if you don't live in Yorkshire, they were involved with the airlift of Richard Hammond when he had that awful accident a few years back and he brought them much publicity nationwide with his fundraising efforts.  Did you know that they need to raise £7200 a day to keep both air ambulances maintained and up in the air 7 days a week 365 days a year?  Well the YAA is something close to my heart because it is so close to the heart of my special buddy Emma.  Many of you probably know Emma (aka Crafty Emma) and remember that back last year on the 15th September her dad died after an horrific accident at work.  The Yorkshire Air Ambulance were involved in airlifting him to hospital.  Though very sadly Ronnie didn't pull through Emma and her family want to raise money for YAA in memory of Ronnie.  Now Emma has a few fundraising events coming up but is kick starting them today with a very special challenge involving this special fella....


Meet Ronnie...Paula from Pollycraft kindly drew this special edition image for Emma in memory of her dad, he is available to purchase from the Pollycraft Shop or from Emma for just £1.50, all proceeds will go to YAA, every single penny!!  I have purchased Ronnie this morning and couldn't wait to get a card made up..


I was lucky to of met Ronnie briefly a couple of times, and after just those brief times I could tell he was one top bloke and can see why he was so special to all his family and friends. 

Now along with the release of the image Emma is running a challenge with some AWESOME prizes to be won, to enter you will have had to purchase the 'Ronnie' image and use him on your card.
So hop on over now to Emma's Blog and find out all the details!!
Also please take a moment to visit the YAA website, there are lots of fundraising things going on, one of which includes 'BRA's', check out their recycling section for more details.

As well as Emma's challenge I'm also entering this card into the following challenges....


Crafty Creations - Distressing

Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

Your Next Stamp - Stitching

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy Birthday

Stamp Something - Layers

Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday

Corrosive - Paper Piercing

Sophisticat - Distressing

The Crafty Pad - Stitching

Paper Sundaes - No People

Allsorts - In Stitches

Sweet Stampin - In Stitches

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Please if you can help by buying this image, making a donation or even donating your old bra's I know it will be much appreciated by Emma and everyone else who continually try to raise money for YAA.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

23 comments:

Paula said...

Joanne you've moved me to tears! Everything you wrote was so beautifully put! I wrote my post out 6 times, and couldn't make anything come across the way I meant it to... Thanks for being such a special freind to Emma, and thanks for showcasing 'Ronnie' so perfectly...
Your card is GORGEOUS!! just brilliant!!
MASSIVE hugs!!
Paula xxx

Crafting Joanne said...

Awww thanks Paula, it took me a few goes to get the wording right, it sure wasn't easy, and brought a tear to my eye writing it.

Thank you Paula for doing this special image in memory of Ronnie.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Craftyanny said...

Emma is a lucky lass to have two true friends:)
Your card is gorgeous Joanne, will need to get my skates on and get my own sorted asap.
Anne x

Crystal said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous & I love that you made it to benefit such a wonderful cause! I love your colouring, it's amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Lesley said...

Lovely card Joanne, and what a great cause. xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous cause Joanne. :) :)

Your card is brilliant - fab stitching and image. :)

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

jennruggeri75 said...

What a wonderful cause! Such a cute image and card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! Good Luck!

Angel said...

Hi Joanne,
Such a wonderful idea, for a fantastic charity,
Good luck with it all, will pop over and see emma.
Hugs angel

Faye said...

This is such a special card, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin. x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

truly fabulous card and cause.. thanks for sharing this and thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Fleur said...

A fantastic card & a very worthy cause. Thanks for sharing and good luck.
Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS this week.
Hugz Fleur xXx

HappyCrafter said...

Great card and the image is so neat, hope it helps with the cause. So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Sundaes.

Lisa said...

Love your card and that image! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! I hope you can join us again soon!

brenda said...

Hi Joanne

A lovely card and very impressive stitching round the edge.

Thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Louise Emma said...

Such a sad story, poor Emma and her family x I have supported the Yorkshire Air Ambulance myself in the past thru Dimples x Lovely card such a lovely image x

Suzi said...

A very worthy cause Joanne, and a beautifully made card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Joanne :-) My fingers are itching to make one using this image too ,,, hopefully tomorrow :-) I never met Ronnie but know he was a lovely husband dad and grandad and he will be missed by everyone.


Luv
Lols x x x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Birthday card,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

Craftmaiden said...

Gorgeous card and image!!

Siobhan xxx

Angela said...

A great card, the image is fab and for a very worthy cause too, thanks for joining us at YNS,
Angela x

Debi said...

Lovely job on your card. Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and delight card. Thanks for joining the YNS Challenge :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Emma said...

Morning hun
Thought I had already left you a comment??!!
Your post is beautiful, you had me in tears as you know. I just love your card too, the colours and layout are gorgeous.
Thank you so much for your friendship & support with everything.
Hugs Emma x

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