Penguins and Parcels For Delivery!
Just to get you into the swing of things all Penguiney, this is a visual illustration of how I’ve been over the summer hols. I’m so thankful for the British Education system and for all the wrong reasons! Freedom!
Anyway, now to explain why I’m bombarding you with black and white flippery birds again. It’s because I have more news about the Penguins….big news….big, big, BIG news! Big, massive, Emperor Penguin sized news! (and let me tell you, they’re BIG birds you wouldn’t want to mess with!)
Let me just outline where I’m up to just in case you’re new to the Penguin Amnesty campaign:
I asked people to donate penguins in all shapes sizes and forms so they could be featured in a vlog in my lovely kitchen which features a gorgeous american fridge freezer amidst a lot of fake snow, sent to me for review by Appliances Online. You can see the vlog review of the freezer HERE if you like. I say ‘Here’s a shelf’ rather a lot. (This is the straight review, I’m still working on the one with penguins in by the way)
I did this because I adore my new fridge freezer and I couldn’t believe my luck when it I was chosen to review it. I decided I’d pass on some of my good fortune by running the Penguin Amnesty campaign.
Every single penguin or donation is being sent onto Post Pals after the Penguin Amnesty vlog – coming soon to a puter near you! Basically the tenuous link between the freezer and the penguins is that penguins like cold things, like erm…freezers… so they show it off quite nicely…and it’s great being able to find lovely new homes for penguins with kids who will love them. That’s the train of thought anyway. It makes sense in my head anyway!
After the vlog they’ll be posted off to Post Pals which is a fabulous charity that aims to cheer up very poorly kids by sending them post to brighten their days. . (also a work in progress)
The Penguin Amnesty galleries can be seen below, the idea is to show the penguins in their unnatural environment (ie, my home) and credit everyone for their generosity. This is still being updated as penguins are still arriving! There’s three Penguin Amnesty galleries because the campaign has been so much of a success that I ran out of room on one blog and had to extend it. Happy days!
Penguin Amnesty Gallery Part 1 – Click HERE!
Penguin Amnesty Gallery Part 2 – Click HERE!
Penguin Amnesty Gallery Part 3 – Click HERE!
Please do remember that anyone who has donated a penguin for the vlog or who has sent me a donation is being put in a prize draw for some penguin prizes – this is being drawn after the vlog has been completed.
The absolutely hilarious penguin outfit that was sent to me by my Twitter mate Jo Bean will also be auctioned in aid of PostPals, it’s adult sized so can’t be posted onto PostPals kids, unless I can find a 5ft 7 child.
That is just the beginning of it all though! And now for the BIG NEWS I’ve been babbling on about…………
This is the mega, mega MEGA exciting bit. *Kay jumps about in a room filled with over-excited penguins shouting Noo-Nook!*
P4D, otherwise known as Parcels for Delivery have chosen Post Pals and the Penguin Amnesty project as their nominated charity for the months of November and December. They’re supporting BBC Children In Need at the moment, but we’re next in line! I’m so excited! If you want to have a beaky at their current charity sponsorship and how it all works please click HERE!
So if you have a passion for penguins and Post Pals you can send penguins to me and I will feature them on yet more Penguin Amnesty Galleries. Post Pals will also receive penguins from P4D customers and in early January, P4D will ship these penguins squawking en masse to me. I’ll post them off individually to Post Pals kids with the names of the people who donated them. By that time Parcels for Delivery have all the donations in and the penguins will have their postage plus a bit extra hopefully, all accounted for. Neat!
Sorry if I’ve over-explained things, I just think it’s important that you know what I’m doing considering how generous so many of you have been.
Post Pals, Parcels for Delivery and I will make sure your penguin donations reach the homes and hearts of Post Pals children, many of whom deal with painful and crippling diseases and conditions on a daily basis. The plan is to bring some smiles to their faces, raise awareness of Post Pals and to pass on some good old Christmas cheer. The campaign will end in January once the penguins have been posted, brightening the start of the new year.
Well, what do you think? And more importantly, what will you do? Can I suggest that you send me a penguin? Please? Pretty please with fish on the top?