Hello my darlings! It’s that time of the month when I get a little bit serious about life! If only it could be all fun and games. But the truth is that there are many people out there in need of help, comfort, consolation and knowledge. We are so lucky that in 2013 we can [...]
Hey guys, I’ve written this a few days before you are reading it now and it is beaming sunshine and beautiful outside so I hope that it has stayed and you are all enjoying Spring with me! As ever I want to introduce you to the very important charity that I am supporting this month; [...]
I really don’t think Marie Curie need much of an introduction, they have been around for quite sometime now, and thank God they are! For 1000′s of people up and down the country they have been an incredible support in the final days of a mother, father or other family member as they near the end of their lives. They give families that all important help to enjoy the last moments and leave them memories they can treasure. This, all in the knowledge that their loved ones are in the best of hands. I don’t even want to think about what I would do if I knew I was going to lose someone, but there is no other group of people that I would trust to help me through it than those guys at Marie Curie.
Have a look at Marie Curie’s Skinny Dip and it would be amazing if you got involved… you know I would love you to get your bangers out!
Huge Easter bunny hugs and kisses
I went to a fabulous evening with Centrepoint last month. While the night was full of fun, it had a serious purpose – and that was to raise money for homeless young people.
Centrepoint supports 16-25 year olds who find themselves sleeping on the streets, on night buses, in warehouses or moving from sofa to sofa.
These young people become homeless for loads of different reasons, from escaping abusive parents to family breakdown.
This month I would like to introduce you to a truly inspiring and important charity WALL (Women’s Aid Leicestershire Limited).
These guys work with women who have suffered or are suffering from domestic abuse- they give them the support, and often their children and families who need it just as much, to find a better life where they can feel safe and secure without fear of abuse.
We all know how important that just the simple feeling of being safe it vital to our well being, and these guys really know how to get women and children out of these terrible situations and build their lives up again.
Please read on and find out more about what they do and how you can help.
Thanks my lovelies and keep safe!
Auntie Gok xxxx
Well aren’t we a lucky bunch! Christmas is only around the corner, I’ve put my Christmas tree up and even Dolly has a Christmas coat!
And because we are so lucky, its also a time of year when we really need to take a moment and think about how we can help those who are not as fortunate as us.
There is no better charity that I can think of that helps people at this time of year to have at least a little bit of Christmas cheer and one essential thing… a roof over their heads. That charity is Shelter.
Please, please, please take a moment and see how you can help their tireless work to help everyday people get off the streets and back into housing and a place they can call home.
Love you loads. xxx
Hello my lovelies, welcome to November which is without doubt my favourite time of the year as I have every excuse to whack out a winter knit and mittens!
But much more importantly than just wrapping up is giving a little winter sunshine to peoples lives. Now we can do that in many different ways, but my favourite way, and something that everyone in the world can get involved in some how is charity.
I want to introduce you to my charity of the month for November; the Turner Syndrome Support Society. They give vital help and support to those girls suffering with Turner Syndrome, now you may never have heard of this but it affects almost one in every two-thousand females…thats a lot of people and we need to make sure they get as much help as they can.
Please read on to find out more about all the work the TSSS do and how you can help out.
All my love as ever.
Auntie Gok x
I have known about the Make A Difference Trust for over a year now and I love the fact that they just make charity so much fun, yet raise money for an incredibly important cause!
I would like to introduce you to my charity of the month for September; brainstrust. I met Meg Jones, the founder of the charity, recently and she told me all about all the incredible work that they do, and in particular all the fantastic people they support – both patients and their carers. I can’t even start to imagine how tough it would be emotionally and physically to deal with a brain cancer diagnosis, so I strongly believe in giving support to those who make that special difference to help patients get back to normality, or at least create an environment where their quality of life is a huge priority. Please check them out and see if you can support in any way. Oh and one thing you must do is join me on the 1st October for ‘Wear Grey for a Day’ when I will be donning my grey garments to support brainstrust.
Love you loads,
I am very proud to introduce you to my charity of the month for August; Anthony Nolan.
I first found out about this incredible charity last year when they were organising an event in my hometown of Leicester. A very poorly young girl called Bethany was taken ill with Leukaemia for the third time and her body was really struggling to cope with all the chemo so the best thing for her was to get a bone marrow transplant. Now not only is this a very serious op, it’s also really tough to find matching donors- but we got the message out there and record numbers of people turned up to offer themselves as donors and go on the register…and thats why i want you lot to know about these guys and help young girls like Bethany- they are desperate for you to sign up to the bone marrow register!
Imagine if you could save a life! What a gift that would be!
Thank you my lovelies, loads of love xxx
Hi guys, now I know you all know I like a man in uniform…but sometimes I do have to tell you about some important things in life that aren’t just bags and boys. This month I have chosen The Soldiers Charity as my charity of the month and it’s nothing to do with their shiny boots or starched collars! These guys do the most incredible work to help the heroic soldiers of this country both past and present! Whether that is through supporting their families, or if they have suffered during service for our country, I truly believe we should support them in any way we can!
- Gok’s Charity of the month – June: Prostate Cancer UK
- Gok’s Charity of the Month – May: Life Education Wessex
- Gok’s charity of the month – April: Marie Curie
- Gok’s charity of the month – March: Centrepoint
- Gok’s charity of the month – February: Women’s Aid Leicestershire
- Gok’s charity of the month – December: Shelter
- Gok’s charity of the month – November: Turner Syndrome Support Society
- Gok’s charity of the month – October: Make A Difference Trust
- Gok’s charity of the month – September: brainstrust
- Gok’s charity of the month – August: Anthony Nolan
- Gok’s charity of the month – July: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
- I’m supporting the Prince’s Trust Tomorrow campaign