Monday, 17 May 2010

And the winners are ........

First off, let me say that in my eyes each and every one of you who participated in this giveaway is a winner.

I am absolutely amazed at the response I had and am just blown away by your generosity.

As well as all the comments you see on the post, I received numerous emails from people with donation confirmation numbers. These people did not want to enter the giveaway because they either weren’t miniaturists or they just wanted to remain anonymous.

I asked that each person would consider giving $2. Much to my huge surprise, many people gave more and I received notification of amounts donated ranging from $2 up to $75.

I hoped to hit the $100 mark. It got there quicker than I could keep up with thanking people. Did I dare to think we’d hit $200 ? Well we did ….and more.

For a rough calculation of how much we raised, I added the known amounts and then counted $2 for every other donation so it is possible we raised even more than this. I didn’t want to know, nor did I expect anyone to tell me the figures but some did so I added them up so you can all see how awesome you are.

It doesn’t matter who donated what.
What is important is that every single penny counts and between us we have saved numerous lives.

I cannot thank all of you enough. If you could see me now you’d see me blubbering…this went way beyond my wildest expectations and I am so proud of you all.

Anyhow, let’s get to business.

Here is the list of people who wanted to be entered. You’ll see that you have one entry for a donation (D), one for blogging it (B) and one for putting it on facebook (F) If you click on it, then click again you'll see it larger.

The first winner…yes I said first is..........


Dales Dreams

  Because we hit the $200 mark I decided to have a second winner. 

That person is……



On Being a Mini Mum


And, although we didn’t quite hit the $300 mark I went ahead and donated a bit more this morning  so that we did and could have a third winner :-)

That person is……


Congratulations to the 3 of you !
To keep it fair, Dale will get to choose first, then Janice and then Julia.

I will email all of you and let you know what is available to pick from.

Again, a huge thank you to all of you for your donations and helping me get the word out.


  1. Congratulations to the winners :o) I too am very impressed by everyone who participated and donated, it's now something I intend to keep donating to on a regular basis, after all whats $2? not a lot to me, but all the difference to those in need. Thanx for bringing this cause to all our attention Jayne, bless you xxx
    and a teeny Grrr for not me not winning :o( LOL I shall now have to commission a floosie from you now :o)

  2. Jayne, it's been a pleasure. Thak you. Rosanna

  3. Congratulations to the lucky winners1 I am sure they'll be really happy with their prize. And it was a great idea.

  4. Congrats everyone, Im sure I know what Julia and Janice will choose lol! Well done Jayne on an absolutly unique and tremendous idea for a giveaway!! What a fantastic casue , you must be so pleased! Kate xx

  5. Congrats to all of you for your good hearts! And congrats to the winners!

  6. Congrats to all those of you that participated. A great cause xxx

    Lorra Luffies

    Debie xxxxx

  7. You had a wonderful idea and I'm happy to have paid off.
    Congratulations to the three winners can choose one of your beautiful creations (wow, even rhyme!)
    A big hug

  8. Congratulations to the winners, and most of all a huge thankyou to Jayne for doing this - a brilliant idea!!

  9. Congratulations to the winners, and a huge thankyou to Jayne for doing this - brilliant idea!

  10. Congratulations on running such a successful charity draw and congratulations to your lucky winners. :-)

  11. I was about to leave a comment thanking you for arranging this fabulous giveaway and discovered I was one of the hugely lucky winners.
    What a fabulous start to the week.

  12. A great success! Thanks for doing this, Jayne!


  13. Congratulations both to the winners and to you for this wonderful initiative!

    Mini hugs

  14. Congratulations to all of us, because we all won! And the biggest winners are the people who will have clean water because of this extraordinary giveaway idea -- thank you for thinking of it, Jayne and all the best to the winners!

  15. Congratulations to all the winners!!!

  16. Thank you very much, Jayne for giving this giving giveaway!

    I'm so excited to win, this is my first win. :)
    I pick the pink flowers in the pot with a rose on it. :) Thank you so much, dear!

    This was a fabulous idea and I will be taking your lead the next time I have a giveaway. :)

    I extend my congratulations to the other two winners. :)

  17. A huge congratulations to everyone who won and as you say we are all winners!! Thank you for having this contest and for raising awareness for those so much less fortunate than ourselves. Mini Hugs, Jean

  18. Thankyou so much for this reminder of how so little can mean so much.

    Congratulations to the lucky winners!


  19. Dearie, wow! 300??? Fabulous :) That's like 150 children ! A big big kiss , my dear , I am so darn proud of you :).

    You have set a trend. Now I hope everyone who choose a charity choose one wisely :):). I agree with Nina, the children are the winners but I want to congratulate Dale, Janice & Julia. Dale, I would pick the one you pick too :) although I am already very happy with the ones from Jayne. You will love them too, Dale :)

    Jayne, standing ovation for you ! :)

  20. Congrats to the lucky winners and a huge huge thank you echoed to Jayne for such a fabulous give away! This was a fabulous idea Jayne- and like Wendie- such an easy cause to continue to give to--easy to give what you can afford at the time whether it is $2 or $20. I will continue to keep this cause on my charity list also- thank you for raising my awareness! xxxooo!!!

  21. Thankyou so much, Jayne. I am over the moon to win one of your give aways :0) It was a lovely idea, for a brilliant cause, so the biggest thanks must go to you Jayne for organising this, THANKYOU ;0)
    Julia xxxx

  22. This was such a fab giveaway ! Congratulations to the winners :0)
    julie xxxx

  23. I just want to give you high fives for your generous nature and ability to understand that little drops can make a big river....
    It defines our character when we care about others...Nothing says more about a human than their ability to see a need and fill it. Empathy is a gift....a gift that allows us to be our best selves. Smiles to you, Annie who paints


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