MoneySupermarket and The Retail Royalty Challenge

MoneySupermarket and The Retail Royalty Challenge

Last year I took part in a blogging challenge set by MoneySupermarket, and although I had every good intention, I never got around to blogging the results.  Here they are!  Finally.  Yes I’m crap.

I was given £31.26 and the idea was to spend that as wisely as possible in a way that supported a local charity.  Over the last couple of years I’ve been involved with PostPals, so they seemed to be the obvious choice.  There’s a little girl called Poppy on the PostPals site, she has multiple health issues, almost too many to list – a few of which are pseudo obstruction, Pancreatis, and she’s waiting for a small bowel transplant.  She’s only 7 years old and, having two kids of my own, it makes me sad to think of her going through so much when she’s so young.  Here’s her page if you’d like to find out more about her on the Post Pals site: Poppy

Apparently she’s a huge Postman Pat fan, so I decided to cheer her up with a couple of playsets.  I found two from John Lewis that included a ‘Postman Pat Sorting Office’ and a ‘Postman Pat Office Playset.’



*Sings* “Postman Pat, Postman Pat! Postman Pat ran over his…..” I’ll stop there shall I?

I’d spent a while trying to find a Postman Pat fancy dress outfit for her, but it proved near impossible.  Then Libby from The Dressing Up Chest came to my rescue, or should I say to Poppy’s rescue.  And because she’s an absolute love, she made her a beautiful quality, Postman Pat outfit and wouldn’t accept a penny for her trouble either.  How lovely is that!  All of these items were posted straight to Poppy’s home address with the aim of brightening her day a little.

Here it is:

All Poppy needs now is a black and white puss cat called Jess, but I think I'll leave that to her parents

All Poppy needs now is a black and white puss cat called Jess.

I’ve bought a Spiderman outfit for my son from The Dressing Up Chest and a few other bits and pieces too, so I can vouch for her excellent customer service and how sweet she is too.  Libby makes absolutely gorgeous clothes, with care and attention and a lot of talent.  Please do drop by her page and take a look.

If you want to find out more about the Retail Royalty, MoneySupermarket challenge you can click HERE .


2 responses to “MoneySupermarket and The Retail Royalty Challenge

  1. What a lovely blog and wonderful gifts. I’m sure Poppy will be over the moon.

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