Gems Hampshire School Charity Clubs Box

The Pink Pom-Pom Project Pillows for Breast Cancer visitors at The Haven

Well what a successful project we have had with the Year 1 children, 40 of them ages 5 to 6 years, from Gems Hampshire school in Chelsea! Please give a big round of applause for they accomplished exactly what we had hoped – learning about new crafting skills, helping others within their community and what it means to give back.

The GEMS Hampshire School

I had the priviledge of meeting these two classrooms of fabulous children earlier this year when one of their teachers, Bronwyn, applied for a PPP Project Box. As we assembled their age appropriate crafting box, we wanted to make sure there was one very special item they could all create and be proud of to give back to Breast Cancer visitors at the Haven Breast Cancer Support Centre in Fulham.

Out of the sock puppets, bookmarks, keychains, pom-pom makers, came two additional activities we threw in at the last minute. It was the Pink Pom-Pom pillows and the blank cards we wanted each child to decorate. We pre-sewed 45 pillows to ease up time and difficulty issues, leaving a hole for the children to stuff the hypoallergenic stuffing and make a pom-pom for each corner. The cards were were then handed out with decoration supplies, i.e. glue, glitter, paint, pencils, etc…

To practice their writing skills, Ms Bronwyn had placed a message for them to write on the card. The cards were so adorable, inside you could see the lines for them to write across so they wouldn’t mess up. Each card said “Get well soon, I hope you feel better.” along with their names and a personal artistic masterpiece!

For legal reasons and protection I cannot mention their names, but I can say they are the coolest bunch (42 of them) of 5 year olds I have ever met! I was really surprised they willingly gave the finished products up because the pillows turned out to be darn cute! They did so with pride and joy because they knew they were helping women to feel better!

THANK YOU AGAIN GEMS HAMPSHIRE! Job well done and big hugs and kisses all around!

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About Alexandra Wallace Currie

A breast cancer survivor since October 2010 with loads to talk about and share! Founder of The Pink Pom-Pom Project - a crafting for cancer therapy initiative helping other victims, friends and family through treatment and diagnosis. Now based in Fairfield, CT, USA, The PPPP hosts monthly Stitch&Bitch events and Open Crafting classes to local community organisations. We hope to teach everyone that working with your hands is easy and anything is possible!
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