Last Tuesday morning my radio alarm came on and the first think I heard was the horrific incident that happened in Manchester. Wide awake I turned on my phone to make sure I had no messages. My family live in Sheffield and one of my niece's could have so easily been at that concert. I thankfully was not one of the people waking up to news that my friend or relative was missing. I cried for me and everyone involved in this incident.
This weekend, I got this message from one of the ladies that belongs to Julie's Jems, Stampin Up Demonstrator group.
"Personally, I feel that I need to do something, however small, so I was thinking of making a batch of thank you cards and sending them to the hospitals involved to be distributed amongst the emergency personnel to let them know just how much their bravery and compassion is appreciated. I was wondering if anyone wanted to join me? It would be lovely if we could make enough to make an impact and shower them with good wishes."
I was in.....
So this weekend I sat and made 30 cards, thank you's from my heart to the people who worked in various hospitals, fire services, ambulance services, police services and who were involved on this sad day in Manchester.
We had an amazing response from the Jems who collective pulled together and with care and love handmade and sent approx 750 cards to a number of venues, with a card for each special person.
Thank you Julie Wade, who had this amazing idea, who made phone call after phone call to get the information we needed, who brought us all together to do something we all love to do, but allowed us to share with those amazing people who did what they did for others.
They all should arrive today.... thank you #manchesterheros
Here are my cards
Hugs Sam xx
Samantha Carlton, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, West Malling, Kent, UK