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Jack Draws Anything

A note written by Rose Henderson on

Apologies for the silence on here, Facebook, Twitter, email recently! Things are temporarily on hold for the moment, however a big announcement will be coming soon.

However, things have been fairly busy here despite me not working. My eldest son, Jack, asked if he could sell some of his pictures he draws to raise some money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. The Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh has treated my youngest son since he was three months old for Bronchilitis, he has had seven hospital visits in 20 months each requiring up to a weeks stay — so when Jack approached us and asked if he could help raise some money for them we were delighted.

The idea sort of snowballed from there — his Dad set him up a simple site and a JustGiving page — Jack Draws Anything (JustGiving) — and he set a target of £100. That was one week ago.

1 week on, and Jack’s fundraising idea has had coverage in The East Lothian Courier, The Edinburgh Evening News, The Big Issue, STV news, BBC Scotland news which then trickled onto BBC News 24 and BBC Breakfast on Saturday morning! His total now stands at £6,896.34 and his new target is £10,000.

The success of his site is phenomenal — we cannot comprehend the sheer volume of emails, tweets, Facebook messages and just giving donations. My week off has turned into one of the most chaotic weeks we have ever had, plus we put our house up for sale last week too!

So, if you haven’t already, please pop over to Jack Draws Anything and check out my very clever little boy’s website!