Dear all – apologies for missing the round-up last Saturday. I am currently on a streak of visitors who are visiting back-to-back, and so I did not have time to compile the round-up. I’ll probably miss the coming two Saturdays as well, apologies in advance. However, I *must* come on today to pass on a very important message to you.
LOROS very kindly sent us a long thank you card, and I want to pass it on to *you* as the real addressees of the acknowledgment. LOROS’s fundraising manager Laura took the trouble of sending a long hand-written card. You can see the card further down, but for easier reading I have transcribed the message. Replace “Sonja” with your own name!
It is so kind of LOROS to take the time and write such a personal message of thanks to us. I know that they are very appreciative of their donors, but this goes above and beyond what I would’ve expected them to do. The information re. use of our funds not only goes to show that LOROS is a very worthy recipient of our donation, but the note also proves the care they put into their work – extending to donor relations. Personally I am extremely happy and proud to continue supporting them, knowing that our combined donations are making quite an impact. And if our accompanying good wishes and thanks are received so gratefully by LOROS, too, it makes me even more eager to let them know how much we appreciate their amazing work.
In any case, the thank you goes to everyone who has supported the fundraisers in the past, be it by donating items, crafting items, bidding and winning in the auctions, buying items in the sale, donating money and adding their voices to the fundraiser by commenting, tweeting, posting and liking. A big thank you to all of you!
The annual December Fundraiser is only four weeks away (roughly), so I know that we will continue to support LOROS in their sterling work. If you happen to have some fan items that you would like to contribute, now would be a good time to send them off to me. Or to get in touch with me to discuss participation (unless you already have done so). Short of a sneak preview I can already tell you that we will have some very special and unique items on offer this year, from “new” contributors, i.e. fellow fans who are donating items for the first time. That always brings new and original items into our auctions and makes the fundraiser all new and all shining 😉. The fundraiser remains an informal community effort that is not an obligation but an opportunity to engage. You do not have to contribute financially in order to participate. This fundraiser is open to all and appreciates your support in the shape of spreading the word – for the actual fundraiser as much as for LOROS. More info to come in early November!
But for now I hope the thank you message has cheered you up as much as it did me when I received it this morning. It is good to know that we are supporting a great cause, and that our contribution is so much appreciated. Thank you!