From London to Edinburgh via Guildford, Crawley and Ukraine

It’s been another busy month at Heart Felt Tips!

Amongst this gorgeous weather we have been enjoying recently, we heard from a representative of the Ayyám-i-Há Family Festival.  They kindly asked to fill pencil cases with participating families during their celebratory day to give to local children.  All the children brought items from home and mixed them with some of the new supplies donated.  They put the Heart Felt Tips card in the case along with another small piece of paper where the children wrote a joke, happy note or drew a picture. They filled 60 pencil cases to donate to children at the Royal Free Hospital and Campden Foodbank.  A big thank you to all involved.

Heart Felt Tips was set up to help UK children.  We discovered there were so many families just on our doorstep who needed us, that we could start in our local area and spread throughout the UK.  However, with recent tragic events in Ukraine, we were able to gather family and friends and send filled pencil cases along with a massive collection of necessities from Oxfordshire Schools via RAF Brize Norton to Ukraine which we hope will bring some brightness into the lives of their recipients.

We are very excited to welcome Kirknewton Primary from East Lothian who will be filling pencil cases for us under the watchful eye of Mrs Bird who spotted us on social media.  The children sound wonderful in their enthusiasm to get filling pencil cases, we hope they enjoy the initiative and can’t wait to hear all about it.  We are delighted they will be helping their local Edinburgh Foodbank with their filled pencil cases and hope that they can forge a relationship between them for the future.

We cannot function without our amazing partner schools and companies.  A special mention this month must go to Guildford High School, in particular to teachers Jenni and Inge, who have been inundated with stationery from generous parents, children and staff.  They have worked hard to send boxes of beautifully filled pencil cases alongside some Easter gifts to two UK schools with a high level of poverty amongst their pupils.  They also hope to help us again next term which is fantastic.  Another mention to The Ink Pot who create stunning bespoke journals and who have yet again generously donated a large box to us.  These will go to a senior school along with some filled pencil cases and will hopefully help some young people over the Easter holidays.  School Trunk also deserve a large thank you for their generous donation of stationery and maths equipment which will all find deserving homes, on this occasion in Crawley, West Sussex.

We love hearing from both our trusted partner schools as well as new ones, please get in touch if you can help or need help and we will do our best.

Happy Easter

Susie x