As many of you already know, today a coalition of bloggers is officially launching a fundraiser for EACH, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Below we see Kate at EACH last year.
The upcoming birth of William and Kate’s child seemed like something to celebrate, and what better way than by raising money for one of Kate’s charities?
It’s clear the issue of children’s hospice care is important to Kate. The first recorded video message she has ever done was for Children’s Hospice Week. She spent part of her 2nd Anniversary at Naomi House, a children’s hospice.
So yours truly is proud to be part of a coalition that started talking about doing a fundraiser back in late 2012; the other members of our merry group are Kate Middleton Style Blog, A Petite Princess, HRH Duchess Kate and British Royals. We are calling this the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser, EACH is aware of the endeavor and has endorsed our efforts.
We hope you join us throughout the next few months as we do everything we can to raise $$$ for this cause. If you would like to donate you can do so at Just Giving. But there are many ways to help, including raising awareness about the Fundraiser. We have an entire group of banners and badges and buttons that you can post on your blog, or Facebook page, or just about anywhere you like.
If you want to see what graphic options there are that might work well on your blog or Facebook page or other site, just click here.
We will be doing a slew of contests, giveaways and other online activities for the next several months to keep things fun. To kick off the Fundraiser we thought a giveaway from one of Kate’s favorite brands would be in order. Our wonderful partners at Links of London have stepped up to help out: Not only is Links providing incredible prizes, they are also donating $500 to EACH.
The Grand Prize is a pair of Kate’s Hope Egg Earrings in white topaz, as worn for her engagement photo, and on countless other occasions. (Including the March 2012 Jubilee visit to Fortnum and Mason, below right.)
These retail at Links of London for $470 USD, but one lucky person is going to win a pair.
More on the earrings from the product description:
The hope egg earrings- a very attractive and important symbol in Russian culture, traditionally given for birthdays, festivals, etc.
Our 2nd Prize is another pair of earrings Kate has worn many, many times: the Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto, this pair runs $215 USD at Links of London.
Many readers will recall seeing Kate wear these to the ARK dinner in June of 2011, shortly after the couple returned from their honeymoon.
Our third prize is a Links ‘Sweetie Bracelet,” a signature piece for the jewelry firm.
To sum up the prizes:
- Grand Prize: 1 pair Links of London Hope Egg earrings
- 2nd Prize: 1 pair Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings
- 3rd Prize: 1 Links of London Sweetie Bracelet
Ready to win one of those amazing goodies? It’s easy to enter, here’s how:
1) For one entry leave a comment below (scroll down below the Rafflecopter image), telling us one thing you hope for, on any topic.
2) Sign up for the Links of London mailing list by clicking here. One FYI, if you previously registered for our previous Links of London contest you will still need to register. (You won’t receive duplicate mailings, that list has been purged.)
But before you do any of those things we really (really-really-really) hope you will visit the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser Just Giving page and make a donation, even if only for $2 or £1
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only; I promise there are many more coming in the next few months that will be open throughout Europe or worldwide.