Monday, 3 November 2014

Alder Hey Alphabet Scarves

Now, if you're a fan of Pixie Lott or you've been keeping an eye on the magazines this week, you'll probably have seen one of these charity scarves from Matalan gracing the neck of one celebrity or another. I managed to pick a kids one up in my initial (which does actually fit, by the way, and is super soft and fleecy inside) for £5, but I do plan on getting my hands on an adult sized one (£10) as soon as I find a Matalan that isn't sold out! Now you might think, why bother buying two? Well, Matalan are giving 100% profit to charity, and the particular charity they're supporting is one close to my heart; Alder Hey Children's Charity.

Alder Hey Hospital Alphabet Scarf

If you read my Strictly Need To Know post when I first set up Little Fickle, you'll know that I have an astigmatism or, basically speaking, my eye is rugby ball shaped as opposed to being round. This caused a lot of problems when I was a kid and so I went to see an Optometrist about twice a year in Alder Hey, a children's hospital about 5 miles out from Liverpool City Centre. Now, I remember some pretty crappy stuff from when I was there; things like eye dilation drops, a test where I used to have to see a picture (which I never could) in a seemingly random pattern of dots and journeys that seemed to last forever (although maybe that was just my perception as a kid.) Having said that, I also remember some amazing things; the ever friendly staff, playing in the soft play with other kids waiting for their appointments and colourful murals on the wall.

Celebrities Alder Hey Scarves

I was lucky enough to not need Alder Hey for a huge amount of time, but for those who do it can be a real savior. It's a hospital for kids, and it shows in the staff, the hospital surroundings and all the services that it provides; including but not limited to it's Ronald McDonald House, meaning the parents of children who don't live locally can stay on site. Wear it because celebrities are, wear it because you need a scarf, wear it as a fashion statement; it doesn't matter - Just wear it, and support Alder Hey Children's Charity.

What do you think about the alphabet scarves? Will you be buying one?

Sammy xo.

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