Friday, 15 March 2013

The big giveaway

Ok so I'm currently in the process of sorting a blog giveaway. The giveaway is designed for people who spend a lot of time in hospital with a long term illness or have a big admission coming up. It's a hospital survival package! There will be 10 of them, each filled with hospital essentials of the highest quality, things like batiste dry shampoo which they have kindly already donated along with cute mini brushes. There will also be lots of smellys, deodorants, moisturisers, DVDs, sweets, chocolate, massage oils. I'm hoping this will be the most amazing package ever, filled with love and well wishes to who ever receive them.

So to tell you the back story to my project, when I was in hospital before my transplant, my fellow cfer and good friend Elly sent me a mini package filled with little bits and bobs for the admission. It had a note explaining the importance of each item and I have to say it was an amazing idea and gift. Me and Elly discussed the present and said she would like to do it on a larger scale, so I hope she doesn't mind but iv stolen her idea, well not stolen, borrowed. The reason being I put a pack like this together for my friend Kate, she was very ill at the time after having what I describe as a horrible build up to transplant and a very complicated road after. I took the package into her at harefield and was extremely happy when I saw a smile from her, I hope she doesn't mind me say but a rare sight at the time with all she was going through. I'm glad to say Kate is doing much better and I'm forever proud of the smile that pack caused.

So if any companies are reading this, please contact me on if you think you could donate towards helping someone smile. You will certainly make me smile if the generosity shown by batiste was mirrored.

I will put details of how to enter my giveaway at a later date when the packs are all together and I have photos of all the fabulous goodies.

Once again I'd like to thank batiste for restoring my faith in large successful company's and years of service to my hair when I haven't had the strength to wash it.

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  1. This is such a great idea Kirstie! When I was in hospital for a long time recently a friend brought me in something very similar - a bag full of dvds, chocolate, some nail varnish, magazine, and a little arts a crafts set to make bracelets. It put a huge smile on my face and made me feel very special!
    I will have a think about some companies you could contact and will let you know if I come up with anything. That's great about Batiste as well - i rely on that stuff when I'm in!
    - Sarah x

    1. I came across the Palmer's UK twitter the other day - they seem fairly active on there and facebook and seem to have a lot of giveaways so they might be worth contacting! Hand cream/lip balms/moisturizers would be good, and Palmers stuff isn't too girly.

    2. Thanks Sarah iv tweeted them x

  2. dear kirstie,
    as a fellow Cystic Fibrosis patient, i think that this is a totally awesome idea! i just saw your documentary a couple days ago and i am so inspired! my name is kat, i have Cystic Fibrosis, and i'm 26 years old. i live in the u.s. i've sent you a friend request and message on facebook but figured i'd try to get in touch with you here as well in case my facebook message got lost in the spam folder. i would absolutely love to be internet friends! my name on facebook is Kat Elise ( and my email is =]
    <3 kat