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Hi,

I realise that I haven't posted anything lately, it's been one of those summers... Now the Village Fete is over for another year and the exhibition of sewing I do is also over,  I can relax and get back to gardening and blogging as well as making headset covers.

So far this year things have gone really well. I'm enclosing a letter I sent to HfH  along with a cheque for £400 which has been raised since January. I know it sounds small but it does represent quite a few headset covers. Thank you to everyone who has bought a headset cover since I started in 2013, the total raised by the headset covers so far is £2400.


1st August 2019
Dear Friends,

I have great pleasure in enclosing a cheque for £400.00 from the sales of headset covers, for air traffic controllers throughout the country, since January this year.  making this an overall total of  £2,400. The headsets are made to the fabric required by the client. the client can choose whatever fabric they require. 

I have now been doing this for 6 years and I have enjoyed raising some money for the HfH charity.
As always I am grateful to my eldest daughter who set up the website and keeps it up to date; my husband who photographs materials  and who came up with the idea of this project. 
Everyone who has purchased a headset cover or has contributed is aware of the work your charity does and also how vital it is to support ex-servicemen & women. I hope to be sending you another cheque towards the end of the year.
Kind Regards, Moira Williamson
As well as sewing (the 3D model of my house was really hard, I think builders could have built the house again in the time it took), I've been learning botanical painting which I found thoroughly enjoyable. I am looking forward to finding more fabrics and receiving more orders - well, Christmas is coming and the headset covers make a good small present or secret Santa. 

Don't forget to look at the map to see where the headset covers have been sent to.

Best Wishes,
Moira




This month is the anniversary of the beginning of Headsets for Heroes!

Yes, I began this project six years ago and I never thought that it would be as popular as it is. I would like to thank everyone who has bought a set of headset covers or headset topper from me and also those who are considering to do so. The money has gone to Help for Heroes for them to help many service men and women in need.

My thanks also go to my family who have helped the project to succeed. My husband Bruce (who had the idea) who photographs the fabrics; my eldest daughter Helen who made and updates the website inspite of having a full time job and finally my youngest daughter, Emma, who gives me marketing advice.

My workspace at home has been transformed by a summerhouse in the garden where I can escape with my fabrics, sewing machine and my faithful dog, Ruby. This space gives me time to reflect how lucky I am and how grateful I am to others who allow our country to prosper in peace.

The most popular fabrics ordered so far include Union Jacks 1&2, Star Wars 1&2, navy dots and people's own material. Sadly there are some materials which have not been ordered as yet. 

Please also remember that if you send me photos of you and your colleagues wearing your headset covers I can include the photos on the website.

Hi

Happy Easter1 I hope the Easter Bunny arrived for you.

I found these new fabrics. If you want to order headset covers from any of these fabrics let me know.

   
from top to bottom these are

coach
marching soldiers
heart shape flag
beefeaters
castle guard
 new blue crowns 

These fabrics will be available for a short time only...

Now back to the lamb, followed by chocolate!

I realise that I have been quiet for a while, basically I've been very busy re-doing my kitchen, making headset covers and walking my dog! 

This reply came from Help for Heroes just before Christmas. I am really happy that this project has been so successful.



















I'm thinking of buying more fabrics for the covers and would welcome any input from readers of this blog. I've also updated the map of where the headset covers are sent to, although I am aware that some of the colours need changing. Please don't forget to let me know, when you order, where you work so that I can add the unit to our map.



December letter to HfH
This is a copy of the letter I sent to Help for Heroes in December 2018. 

Thanks to all who have supported the project. 


Help for Heroes
Downton
Wiltshire
SP5 3RB                                                  12th December 2018

Dear Friends,
Headsets Covers (14)
   
I am delighted to be able to enclose a cheque for your charity this time for  £100.00.  (Total raised since May 2013 is £2000)

Since September when I last wrote to you the site has gone well and the orders have come in once again. I’ve also been lucky enough to have my first international order from Spain. I am so excited. 

I would like to thank everyone who has got involved through purchasing covers or enclosing donations. So many people who order headset covers say that they are only too happy to give something back to service personnel.

The blog continues and my daughter updates the website when she has time.

Please would you be so kind as to acknowledge the receipt of this cheque for my records. Many thanks,

Wishing you well for Christmas and the future of the charity.

Yours sincerely,

Moira

Wow! Thank you to everyone who has ordered and bought headset covers this year. You have enabled me to send another £100.00 to Help for Heroes and I am proud to say that this project has now raised £2000 so far. Well done everyone.

As we approach Christmas it's a time we can be thankful for what we do have. It's also a time we can help others. The money raised by the headset covers has hopefully gone to help some service personnel in a small way to make their life better.

Thanks as well to personnel  who wanted to brighten up their working area by wearing headset covers! Excellent! In case I get snowed under with orders may I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope 2019 brings you whatever you wish for most.

copy of letter:
Help for Heroes
14 Parkers Close
Downton Business Centre
12th December 2018


Dear Friends,
Headsets Covers (14)
  

I am delighted to be able to enclose a cheque for your charity this time for  £100.00.  (Total raised since May 2013 is £2000)

Since September when I last wrote to you the site has gone well and the orders have come in once again. I’ve also been lucky enough to have my first international order from Spain. I am so excited. 

I would like to thank everyone who has got involved through purchasing covers or enclosing donations. So many people who order headset covers say that they are only too happy to give something back to service personnel.

The blog continues and my daughter updates the website when she has time.

Please would you be so kind as to acknowledge the receipt of this cheque for my records. Many thanks,

Wishing you well for Christmas and the future of the charity.

Yours sincerely,

Moira Williamson

This is the recent reply from Help for Heroes for the cheque sent in post before this one. Well done everyone who has purchased a set of headset covers. Thank you. M