Smalls For All

January seems to be the month where everyone starts to declutter this something which I have also done this is due to the fact that I have just come back from my boyfriends house with another ton of stuff and I hate to say it my house has not got any bigger so I have to be selective what I want. Instead of actually just throwing everything that I not longer want I have been trying to help charity because it cost hardly anything and we never know when we may need help from them. 





One thing which I noticed when I started sorting out my clothing is the amount of bra’s I have this is something which amazed me.  When I sorted through them I realised that I had 13 which were in still great condition but they no longer fitted me due to the fact my boobs have grown so much since having Jess. I knew that you could not send them to the charity shop but I could not throw them into the bin because someone could have so much wear out of them. This sent me researching into a way I could help others. 

This is when I come across smalls for all they collect and distributes underwear to women and children in Africa.They help those living in orphanages, slums, camps and schools, as well as providing underwear to hospitals to help those suffering from medical conditions. Underwear is a luxury some people can’t afford. This may not seem much to use donating bras but young girls can be forced to miss days off school each month.  

Having a bra in a country such as Zambia and Malawi means that she is from a wealthy family this could potentially mean that a girl is not raped which I know is terrible due to the fact we would just through bras in the bin when they are not longer any use to us. 
All it costs you is the postage to the company because unfortunately this is not free but I managed to send 13 bras for £2.85 and I know this could help a small village. I have actually made my mum do this so we can help even more people 

If you want any more information please look at their website which is http://www.smallsforall.org/get-involved/donate/

Do you have any unwanted underwear which you could use to help?

Charlotte x

Give Something Special This Christmas

Hi Guys

Today I am sharing with you something which is very important and close to my heart. Christmas is the time of year when people give presents but why not do something amazing this Christmas and give blood.

Over 6,000 blood transfusions are carried out daily in the UK, each year 200,000 new donors are needed. Only 3% of people actually donate but we would all expect a blood transfusion if we required one. I wish I could say that I was one of those donors, however, due to the fact that when I had Jess I had to have a blood transfusion myself it has meant that I can no longer give blood.

Instead of going to donate this Christmas I am trying to raise awareness the first way is by writing this post I hope I make some of you think about donating. I have already made my mum donate some blood since having my transfusions because she knows how close she came to losing her daughter. I was fortunate to have two lovely people who donated blood as I have had two transfusions and if it was not for them Jess may be here celebrating her second Christmas without her Mummy. You can donate every 6 months as well so it is not something which is just a one off.

I have been informed that it hardly takes any time at all and you get a free cup of tea/coffee and biscuits after donating, it does not make you feel unwell and it is so simple to do.  You could have an amazing Christmas knowing you may have saved someone life now you even get a text saying when your blood was used and also where. I know the last time my mum donated her blood was used all the way in Stoke so it could be anyone around the country you save

If you would like any more information about giving blood, booking appointments or any questions you may  have please visit www.blood.co.uk

If you give just one present this year why not give blood after all it is free

Charlotte x