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We Gave It Some Welly for Allergy UK!

Last Friday was Allergy UK’s annual fundraiser and the charity was encouraging people to wear their wellies all day and raise awareness about allergies.

We Gave It Some Welly - Wellies

The children, my mum and I took part and tried our very best to raise money for the charity.

Our wellies were ready by our beds the night before and I soon as their feet touched the ground in the morning, the children put their wellies on!

Give It Some Welly - Wellies Ready by the Bed

After breakfast, we all got dressed and put on our red Allergy UK T-shirts. Crevette’s headteacher had allowed him to wear his T-shirt and wellies on the day. One of his classmates even gave him £1 towards our fundraising efforts, which I thought was really sweet.

We Gave It Some Welly - Mel & the Girls

We then spent most of the day in the park, walking, looking at ducks and swans, waving at people on canal boats and wondering what it was like to live on one.

We Gave It Some Welly - Canal Boat

We had lunch in a nice café and the girls played in the park before heading off to pick up Crevette.

We Gave It Some Welly

The children spent a couple of hours with the play rangers in our local park and we headed home to wash our wellies and go out for dinner with a friend. We went to Pizza Express and for the first time since Jumpy was diagnosed with allergies, she had a three-course meal out without me having to take any of her emergency snacks out. She also had her very first pizza and it tasted nice for a ‘free from’ one.

We got home around 9.30 p.m. and for once, the children did not make a sound when they went to bed. They started snoring minutes after going upstairs. A brilliant day for a great cause!


  1. Coombe Mill
    27/10/2014 / 1:01 pm

    I love your competition theme right up my Country Kids street, I hope you have lots of people join in raising money for your cause.

    • Mel
      27/10/2014 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks Fiona! x

  2. Celesse @ Mummy Logic
    27/10/2014 / 5:59 pm

    Wellies make any walk more fun! Wonder if my kids can come up with a creative pic tomorrow so we can enter your comp?

    • Mel
      28/10/2014 / 10:39 pm

      You could enter one of the photos from the day you were looking for the Gruffalo… but hurry, the competition ends in a couple of hours. x

  3. 27/10/2014 / 11:55 pm

    I love that the school allowed him to wear his wellies during the day too 🙂

    • Mel
      28/10/2014 / 10:22 pm

      I know! He was really proud to be raising awareness in his own little way.

  4. 28/10/2014 / 7:11 am

    Oh lovely! Fab day out and for a great cause which I know is really close to your heart. I love all the little wellies and yay she had pizza! My sister has fybromyalgia so often eats the free from stuff xxxxxx

    • Mel
      29/10/2014 / 12:18 am

      It really was a brilliant day out and wearing our wellies all day was definitely an incentive to stay outdoors (hot feet = stinky feet!). x

  5. lystramaisey
    01/11/2014 / 12:42 am

    Hello there, what a lovely day and what a great cause-we’re still trying to figure out what triggers our little boy’s eczema and other reactions. I’ll certainly be donating! x

    • Mel
      02/11/2014 / 12:16 pm

      It is really difficult putting your finger on it, especially if it is food related. Good luck. x

      • lystramaisey
        03/11/2014 / 12:36 am

        Thank you, I think it’s environmental at the moment, but am keeping up the food diary! x

        • Mel
          03/11/2014 / 1:31 am

          My little ones’ eczema gets a lot worse when the weather changes… Good luck with it all!

  6. 01/11/2014 / 12:12 pm

    Fantastic, and a great charity to support too. Well done you! #CountryKids

    • Mel
      01/11/2014 / 1:53 pm

      Thanks Kate

  7. Sam
    01/11/2014 / 10:44 pm

    Always nice to have an excuse to get outside with the kids (for the fact it tends to lead to such a good night’s sleep if nothing else!) and a great reason to get your wellies on! I’ve just added a little donation – hope you manage to reach your goal amount X #countrykids

    • Mel
      01/11/2014 / 11:18 pm

      Oh so true. A bit of fresh air makes such a difference to the children’s bedtime! Thanks a lot for your donation, lovely. xx

  8. Kate, Baby Routes
    02/11/2014 / 1:07 pm

    What a fantastic thing to do for charity. Wish I’d known about it – would have liked to join in. Glad the pizza outing went so well – how lovely not to worry about the emergency snacks and a great way to round-off the day. #countrykids

    • Mel
      02/11/2014 / 1:29 pm

      Thanks, Kate. Next year, hey!

  9. 04/11/2014 / 2:19 pm

    Ahhh sounds like a fab day for a brilliant cause. You all have the cutest wellies! x

    • Mel
      06/11/2014 / 12:47 am

      These wellies are so comfortable! We even have warm insoles to keep our feet toasty.

  10. 07/11/2014 / 2:38 pm

    I’m so sorry that I didn’t manage to sort myself out with wellies in time, do shout in advance next time and I’ll try and get my act together x

    • Mel
      07/11/2014 / 2:40 pm

      No problem at all, lovely. I only found out about Give It Some Welly two weeks before the fundraiser so it was all a tad rushed! I will be more organised next year. xx

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