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Giveaway: Clangers for Kindness

Today’s giveaway is a little bit different than my usual ones, as I haven’t been asked to run it but I am still going to be giving away two Clangers’ items.

 

I recently went to the Britmums Live blogging conference and came across the Clangers’ stand. Their stand was a bit different than the other brands there, as although they were there to show their brand off to bloggers and network. They had something there that I thought was just lovely.

 

They had a tree set up and lots of labels for bloggers to write on. The idea was that you wrote a way that people could be kind to others or an example of your own kindness on a label and hung it from the tree.

 

Clangers For Kindness

 

There were some really sweet things written on there and the tree itself looked quirkily gorgeous all decked out. It made me smile reading everyone’s labels. I wrote my own to hang on the tree and tweeted a photo with the requested hashtag on it #clangersforkindness .

 

Kindness Message on Clangers Tree

 

I was then amazed to find out a few days later that I had won a competition because they liked the message on my label so much. I received a huge box full of Clangers’ goodies. This included a big Clangers’ play set, cuddly Clanger, toy Clanger and more.

 

I decided to do my own bit of Clangers’ kindness and donate a lot of the toys to our local Children’s Hospice South West for the children and siblings there.

 

Children’s hospice southwest is an essential service to the south west and I am so proud that the people of Cornwall do so much to raise money for Little Harbour our local hospice. It is one of those places that you hope you will never need to use, but for so many it really makes the difference and makes hard times that teeny bit easier.

 

If you want to make a donation to Little Harbour and Children’s Hospice South West pop to the CHSW website.

 

There were just two items that I didn’t donate, mostly as I wasn’t sure that they would be suitable. These were a Clangers’ magazine with a nice loud whistle on the front dated 27th April til 7th June, which is the first Clangers’ magazine** and a special Junior duvet set. The duvet set is in size 120cm x 150cm.

Spreading a little bit more kindness, I am offering my readers the chance to win both of these items.

 

Clangers prize - giveaway

 

You can enter via the rafflecopter below, there are various ways to gain entries through the rafflecopter including commenting. I would love for you to comment and tell me something nice you have done for some one else in the past. Small gesture or huge, it makes no difference I just love reading about others being kind.

 

My usual competition terms and conditions can be found here  A Cornish Mum’s Competition Terms and Conditions 

 

Good Luck!

 

Stevie

 

** The magazine is signed, not knowing the Clangers well I can’t say who by but you can see in the photo ha**




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135 Comments

  • Tracy Nixon

    My neighbour gave me and my kids a lift to school last week when she saw us leaving in torrential rain! I don’t drive so I was so thank ful! She even dropped me back off at home after seeing the kids into school!

  • Plutonium Sox

    Ah that’s such a lovely thing to do! I used to walk the dogs at the local dog shelter when I had a bit of time on my hands before having children. I’d always walk the difficult dogs that nobody else wanted to walk, because I felt sorry for them as they were always stuck in the kennel. And before you ask, yes I did end up bringing one home. He’s now snoozing at my feet.
    Nat.x

  • msedollyp

    i love to comp and sometimes win things with others in mind so i can send them an unexpected gift x

  • Anthony Harrington

    I take an elderly neighbour out shopping and keep an eye on her, she lives alone.

  • laura banks

    i always look after my neighbours house when they go on there holidays taking the post in and watering the plants which is impressive as i always manage to kill my own plants

  • Stevie - A Cornish Mum

    I did spy you once, but it was right near the end and from right across the room. I was a bit naughty and did more socialising than sessions, so missed a lot of people who went to the sessions more.

    Stevie x

  • Sharon

    I always bring homemade goodies for my neighbour, she is old and lonely and always happy for company! x

  • Chrissie Curtis

    Someone had left something at a petrol station – They lived nearly 100 miles away but I saw a post online and lived locally so went to collect it and posted it to them!

  • Becky Yeomans

    Me and my partner helped an elderly man and lady, the man had fallen over in the middle of the road with cars just driving passed!! I think the lady was in a panic and didn’t know what to do. We stopped helped them both out of the road and phoned for an ambulance and waited with them. Poor man had hurt his ankle!

  • alison fisher

    my friend lost her sons new clarks school shoes. She is a single mum on a tight budget so I facebooked clarkes shoes explained what had happened asked if they could help her out and they said as a goodwill gesture they would replace his shoes with new ones. Happy days she was chuffed to bits

  • Rebecca Townsend

    I walk our elderly neighbours dog 2 times a day so that she can keep the dog. She is unable to walk him, but lives alone and loves the company of her dog, so instead of exercising at the gym, I get to walk and she gets cuddles and love from Joey the dog.

  • Elizabeth Hinds

    I used to volunteer for a local charity as an Independent Visitor for young people in care. It basically involved me taking a teenage boy out every couple of weeks for the day to provide him with a friend and someone he could talk to who didn’t have ties to any agencies. It was very, very challenging but rewarding too :)

  • Paul Halling

    I saw a random stranger recently who had bought some furniture that wouldn’t fit in their car – found they were going my way so popped it in my car and took to their house!

  • Pamela Gossage

    I often see a homeless man reading on a bench in the City. One day I stopped and chatted about what he was reading. It turned out he loved crime, so now I pass my crime books on to him and he in turn passes them on

  • Jen Schofield

    I always talk to the lovely people in my community, so they know that they are not alone

  • kath Robinson

    I never sell things I win I always give them to friends or cat protection if I don`t need them

  • Heidi Craske

    I help people whenever I can, whether it be shopping, babysitting or just being there for them to talk to.

  • Jodie Holyoake

    An elderly man at the bus stop dropped a £10 note on the floor so i quickly picked it up, tapped him on the shoulder and told him that he had dropped his money.

  • Heather T

    Celebrating kindness – I have a cold yet I just mowed the lawn for the other half who is feeling a bit “puffed” ??

  • jennifer thorpe

    i’m always trying to do nice things for people, from as little as giving up my seat, to taking someone shopping. It’s feels so good to pay it forward

  • Lillian Fisher

    I took in a lost Labrador dog and kept it until the owner was traced 2 wks later. He was an old dog that I thought would suffer in kennels. The owner was very grateful as the dog got lost when out with their grandson.

  • Siobhan Davis

    Every morning on my way to work i give a local homeless man food from Greggs and Food for his dog and fresh water, He is a lovely guy and has just lost his way a little x

  • Naomi

    Hi Stevie, so kind of you to pass on the kindness! Just so you know, the magazine has been signed by the wonderful Michael Palin, narrator of the Clangers TV show on CBeebies :)

    PS I’m going to make a meal for my neighbour who has just had a baby as a my act of kindness today!

  • Stevie - A Cornish Mum

    Thank you!! I was meaning to inbox the Clangers social team, mostly as it was driving me mad trying to decipher the signature and work it out ;) That is also very kind, and with the bonus of baby cuddles ;)

    Stevie x

  • Jo Carroll

    If we’re talking small acts of kindness, I reguarly leave the latch across the door holding it open in ‘pay to go’ toilets so the next person gets to use it for free ;) These toilets are creeping up everywhere…it’s criminal – especially for the elderly and those with young children who naturally have to use them even more than most.

  • James McLaughlin

    I look after my mum who has Parkinson’s and can’t get around very well anymore.

  • Susan Smith

    I have started to take the neighbour shopping every week, didnt realise till recently she was struggling

  • Lindsey Stuart

    My neighbour recently lost her husband, I have been helping her with her gardening and it has been wonderful, we have a lovely catch up whilst gardening.
    My neighbour is such a lovely person we enjoy one another’s company and she makes the most beautiful home bakes :)

  • Rhia

    We went on a camping holiday last week (in Cornwall actually- take me back there, I love it!)
    Anyway, there was a young family there and the couple hadn’t put their new tent up before and the poor mum was frazzled trying to calm and soothe an irritable 6 month old after a long journey and the dad was trying to reassure them both whilst wrestling with a mass of fabric and poles
    … I made them both a cup of tea on our stove, passed round the Jaffa Cakes and then me and my other half helped suss out how to get their tent up.
    It’s easy when you know how- but when you don’t, it’s a nightmare, especially with a grumpy Tiny!

    This is a lovely post and I adore reading everyone’s comments. Just the sort of thing I needed to read on a slightly blue-sunday, so thanks :)

  • Deborah Mackenzie

    I love to help whenever I can; nothing nicer than doing something for someone else; especially in supermarkets when people need help, eg: get something off a shelf….. or just to say hello

  • Sue McCarthy

    I do / have done loads of things but probably the most recent of note was last week I bought a load of goodies (biscuits, soft drink, fruit) for the staff & volunteers at our local Animal Shelter as a thank you for all the hard work they do.

    They have been looking after Olivia the Loggerhead Turtle.
    She was rescued in March 2016, close to death, has been nursed back to health and is now ready to go on to the next stage of her recovery. She’ll leave Guernsey for Gran Canaria where she will be rehabilitated gradually before being released back into the wild. It’s a real success story.
    http://www.gspca.org.gg/

  • Sue McCarthy

    I am addicted to entering competitions too, try to win stuff, especially kids stuff, for charity, to go to Romania.

  • Rachel Craig

    In the past I would help elderly relatives by re-decorating their homes when necessary, and they chose to do so. I would get boyfriend or friend to help, though I did most of labouring / assisting, cleaning up etc. It meant that they could remain at home, as was their wish, and have a fresh nicely decorated enviroment.

  • jen s morgan

    I always look after my neighbours dog when her and her husband go on holiday. They are always so appreciative makes me feel nice to help them out x

  • Sally Collingwood

    I stood up on the bus to let a pregnant lady sit down, even though i am 60! Nobody else offered.

  • Lindsay

    What a lovely blog post and I’ve loved reading all the comments of kind things people have done. This will definitely inspire me to do more to help people!

  • MANDY DOHERTY

    I helped an elderly lady find the moisturiser she was looking for in the supermarket when I as shopping yesterday

  • Amanda

    My elderly neighbour locked herself out so I rang and drove her to her daughters house to get a spare key and helped her put up a key safe with a spare in case it happened again and she could easily get in.

    The next days she brought me the most lovely thank you card and a box of chocolates – so sweet!

  • Julie Ward

    I think most of us do nice thing without realising it, looking after grandchildren, mums taxi, bank of mum etc

  • Angela Treadway

    I love to help others more unfortunate than myself, if they have just had a baby for example I like to buy a few bits for them to help them along x

  • Kirsty Hosty

    I like to win prizes and donate them to local charities and at Christmas I always find the most local giving tree and give presents to children who don’t normally get anything

  • Michelle O'Neill

    we have ust given our teenage sons a suprise make over, with new furniture and paint as a well done for finding a job!

  • Ruth Harwood

    I bought my best mate a bunch of flowers just for being her last week, does that count?
    I also helped my elderly neighbour when all the electricity went kaboom in December xx

  • Paula Readings

    I once found a ring and handed into the police station, a couple of days later after the police rang to ask if it was OK to give my address to the man who had claimed it, he turned up on my doorstep with a bunch of flowers telling me it was his wife’s & she had been distraught over losing it, as it was a family heirloom and they had resigned themselves to never seeing it again.. and it was nice to know there were still a few honest people left.. that made my day.

  • Helen A

    I volunteer for Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation at their local fundraising events.

  • claire griffiths

    i helped an elderly gentleman get up after he slipped on some ice he was so grateful bless him

  • Lara Latchem

    Last weekend I helped an older couple learn how to use there camera and set up a pedoniture too

  • kim neville

    I did some food shopping and took dog for a walk for my neighbour who has had an operation

  • LESLEY BRADLEY

    I make my own garlic pizza bread and always take one round for my elderly neighbour because I know she loves it! :)

  • Sadiyya maryam

    My 5 year old daughter is such a kind hearted child. We visited her dad when he was working in Beirut and she was only 4 at the time and so upset when she saw little child refugees barefooted and dishevelled selling single roses in fast traffic. We explained to her that sadly some people have less and we have to help . Since then she’s always kind to the homeless even stopping to chat and helping to raise money. Your kindness post was so inspiring.

  • Pauline Burroughs

    I stood in a queue at the bank. The lady in front of me asked if they could forward her some money as she needed a bus fair to go for an interview. They were unable to do that. I didn’t have much but I gave her £5 and wished her well

  • Angela McDonald

    I let my friend borrow my hoodie to sit on the grass in the local park the other day as she’d forgotten hers :)

  • elaine stokes

    I collected all my old magazine up and took them along to my local hospital, so other people can have a good read of a up to date magazine instead of the 6 year old one that are there

  • Laura Pritchard

    I’ve given away prizes I’ve won to friends/family who really wanted them – I sent my parents to Scotland to watch the golf as a thank you :-)

  • Victoria Prince

    I gave my mum the last chocolate from my box! (and no, it wasn’t one I didn’t like :-))

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    I once found a girl passed out in her own sick in a toilet in a bar on holiday. People were just stepping over her. I managed to bring her round and get her back to her hotel in a taxi. I bumped into her the next day and she thanked me as who knows what would have happened to her.

  • Holly Walker

    i helped a boy who thought he was being chased and needed to call his mum but was too nervous to have his phone out! waited with him whilst he called his mum and waited with him till his mum came to get him

  • Vickie Jackson

    As a small thing I was running late the other day but out the corner of my eye I saw a woman struggling with a double buggy trying to get up steps and through a gate, so I crossed the road and helped her.
    I may have then been late to work but I remember trying to do things like that when my 2 were little and cursing the double buggy!

  • jo liddement

    I pick up shopping and prescriptions for an elderly lady and spend a couple hours chatting with her each week as she is housebound and gets very lonely.She has become a valued and good friend now.

  • Geoff Hibbert

    i always look after my friend who can’t breathe properly ‘cos he’s got asbestosis

  • Jean Vaughan

    I took my neighbours children in for the day when their mum fell and dad needed to take her to hospital. I have sorted holiday clubs for them with my grandson now mum will have her leg in plaster for 8 weeks.

  • LoobyLee

    I sing in nursing homes, it’s lovely to see their faces light up when they recognise a song

  • Stevie

    I once helped a young girl with self harming issues to get medical treatment. I don’t tell anyone about that.

  • Diana

    Gave my friend a highchair I was saving for my next baby, because she was due sooner than me. Then had to buy a new one for myself. :)

  • Miss Tracy Hanson

    My friend was desperate to see a band who she had only just got into and the tickets were sold out. For her birthday, I arranged for someone to dog-sit, transport from her house to the venue and to share my hotel room overnight along with a ticket for the band. :) She didn’t know until I emailed her all the details.

  • Keri Jones

    I passed a lady who was getting her baby out of the car (and a hundred other things, that all us mums try to do) and I noticed that she had left the car lights on. I told her and held her house door open for her so she could put the baby inside while she turned them off x

  • Andrea F

    I fixed the chain on a young woman’s bike (getting very mucky in the process)…total coincidence, we bumped into her again yesterday (a week later), she was so grateful!

  • Teresa sheldon

    We have an elderly neighbour who lives on his own, his been poorly recently so I’ve been cooking him meals and taking around to him bless him

  • Suzanne Brown

    My friend passed away when she was 17 and I was 19…I have sent her mum a mothers day present every year since (for 27 years and counting)

  • olivia hinton

    three of my pupils helped me paint my room instead of doing their fun activities in the last week of term, so i have a nice fresh classroom now rather than the peeling custard coloured room i had before.

  • A.E. ADKINS

    Some of my wins have been donated to the Brownie & Guide fundraising events.
    Have provided a taxi service for my grandsons when Mum can’t be in 2 (or sometimes 3) places at once!

  • ellie spider

    In the winter I pass a place where homeless people sleep over night outside. I often drop off hot drinks to them on my way in to work in the morning

  • Rich Tyler

    Got a bottle of wine from top shelf of the supermarket for a lady who couldnt reach! (im 6ft 4″:)

  • Caroline Buckley

    Donated items to The Sick Children’s Trust (Eckersley House, Leeds) which is where my husband and I stayed whilst our then 3 month old daughter had open heart surgery in May this year

  • alice lightning

    all my life I,ve helped people out by giving a little something ,cutting grass even giving nice food hampers when they were short or putting a few pennies down for a homeless person I try and be kind its just in my nature love the clangers bought up with them lovely giveaway

  • Melanie Betteridge

    I always give the homeless man who sits outside the library my spare change and buy him a hot drink and a sandwich/burger.

  • Jenny Prest

    When at the hospital for appointment a couple of weeks ago, i overheard a couple trying to find enough change so that they could buy their 20 week scan photo…they were only short by £1.10 so I was happy to give them the difference. The lady was so grateful bless her, but a mum, with a 2nd one on the way I know how important these memories are.

  • Karen Scott

    The last kind thing I did was yesterday when I went and located someone who had left there car lights on….
    I love being kind, makes your own day so much nicer knowing you have helped someone else, be it big or small :-)

  • Tamara Foster

    A 87 year old lady lives two streets away from me who has a dog, and she commented when I spoke to her that she is not so mobile anymore since having a fall and breaking her hip, and recovering from cancer, so I now take her dog out for long walks on the sea front where we live to help her and her dog molly out!!

  • Ian Murray

    I stopped and helped a lady who had fallen of her bike. Called an ambulance and waited for the ambulance to come and take her away.

  • Hayley Todd

    We have an elderly lady who lives near to us, and her partner has not long passed away. She has no family, so every morning when I walk the dog before work, I call round to see her, just to say hello, the same on my way home from work and twice a month she comes to ours on Sunday for a Sunday roast.

  • Allan Fullarton

    Payday was yesterday, so i bought 2 homeless people a Greggs coffee & bacon sandwich each.

  • Pauline black

    Have a raffle every Christmas for the local children’s ward and send in selection boxes for the kids that are in hospital over Christmas

  • Catherine Gregory

    Last week there were 2 eldery ladies at the top of the stairs (7 stairs) in Debenhams and they wanted to come down but both had walkers so asked if they needed some help and I carried their walkers one by one down to the bottom and stood to the side so they could walk down to them. They were very grateful but I am happy to help

  • Keeley Shaw

    I helped an elderly lady who had taken a tumble and stayed with her until the ambulance arrived. Unfortunately I couldn’t go with her to the hospital as I had to look after my children, but her daughter arrived in time to be go with her.

  • George Wright

    I gave my almost brand new DAB radio to an elderly neighbour because their radio had broken. They listen to the radio all the time to keep them company and I have the internet so can listen to it on there. She needs it more than me!

  • Pia Stephens

    When my kids no longer need a specific item (high chairs, cot beds etc) we’ve been donating them to our local children’s centre, they have a list of families in our area who need them x

  • Faye Gates

    I helped an elderly jump start his car. Then I followed him home to make sure he got there safely.

  • Val Pownall

    I took my little granddaughters to our local park to play on the swings etc. Everything was wet through from a night of rain and there were some very sad faces all disappointed because it was too wet. I went round & mopped up all the rain so all the little ones could play. This is why nanas have big handbags. You can fit a kitchen roll in them!

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