So far, we have sent off five bundles of pyjamas, onesies and soft toys to 4 different charities (which you can read about on our website), but normally what we would do would be to either send the package in the post, or drop it off with one of the volunteers in the charity. However, for the last bundle we did a couple of weeks ago, we actually got the chance to go and meet some of the children that our donations would be going to.
We were sending our donations to Merryfield's a short-term children's home for children with special needs in High Wycombe. We obviously had a vague idea of who we were sending them to, and we had seen photos of other children with their pyjamas, but meeting them was totally different. None of the children we met could speak or talk, but they could hear us and had their own forms of communicating, like feeling someone or using their sense of smell. It was so empowering to see the centre and see how the children are placed in a fun and loving environment. We took a few photos with a couple of the children so I wanted to share them with y'all.