Wednesday, 1 February 2012

We salute you!

There's a number of irons in the fire at the moment at One Pink Hairclip HQ, but with none of these yet confirmed, it's probably best not to count our chickens until they've hatched!

So, instead, let's pay homage to some of the people who have been beavering away behind the scenes, raising awareness of this humble blog and the work of FSID, as well as offering swaps. Many of these people are complete strangers, who I may never meet, while others are close friends who, in recent months, have become even closer. Whoever they are, wherever they are, their offers of help are truly life-affirming.

Victoria and her son Honu (which means 'little turtle'), who live on remote Easter Island and offered native Polynesian art as a trade - we salute you!
Mum-of-three, Jo, who emailed to say she owned literally nothing of value, but still wanted to offer her support - we salute you!
Rebecca whose father suggested he give up his precious Manchester United season ticket for one game - we salute you!
James, from Surrey, UK, who made the first offer of a "load of copper and scrap metal" from his house conversion - we salute you!
Nick, who claims to be a "frographer" (part frog, part photographer), who said he'd conduct a photo shoot for free as a swap - we salute you!
To the legion of twitter users who have been circulating news of this blog - we salute you!
@KerryBean73 and @Sabina_Pasokhy, who have tweeted scores of celebrities on behalf of @onepinkhairclip - we salute you!
The generous mum from Wales who offered to bake OHP "the mother of all giant cupcakes", either to swap or to eat - we salute you!
A special salute goes to one of this country's most popular baking bloggers, Hannah, from She offered to make one of her magical cakes as a trade. Hannah, who can bake cupcakes with hearts inside them - we salute you!

The list goes on but the story remains the same - people motivated my a desire to tackle cot death, a mystery 'syndrome' which claims one baby's life for virtually every day of the year in the UK.
In no 'developed' society should this ever be acceptable.
Seemingly healthy babies should never die - let alone have an unexplained death.
And our health professionals should not rest until they've found both a cause and a cure. 

Last, but not least, I salute you for your continued support,


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