Meet Teadre & Saucie, the inspiration behind Aunt Jen & Alexa’s 2014 fundraiser to benefit Dementia UK!
This year, we have chosen to try and send these two lovely, FLAT, stuffies around the world and we need YOUR help!
This is only Phase 1 of what is a much larger plan to bring awareness to, and a deeper understanding of, dementia to people of all ages the world over. By taking part in housing and making sure Teadre & Saucie get to their next destination, you are actively creating their story! You see, our ultimate goal is to write & illustrate a children’s book, The Adventures of Teadre & Saucie, which will serve to address dementia through the eyes of a child who is experiencing life with a grandparent who is afflicted with the condition. A portion of sales from each book sold will be donated to Dementia UK. (Phase 2)
An even more exciting development is that we are already in talks to turn the story into an animated short! (Phase 3?)
For a donation to Dementia UK through our Virgin Money Giving page, along with the willingness to take Teadre & Saucie on some adventures in your hometown and pass them along to the next destination, you will mark a destination that will be documented in the story and receive a personal thank you in the acknowledgements.
I first thought of Teadre & Saucie as something cute to pass back & forth with Alexa along with handwritten letters. (We now live around 1000 miles apart. Quite an adjustment for both of us, to be sure!) Alexa enjoys typing and is a crackerjack storyteller, but she has a great aversion to writing. We have dealt with plenty a meltdown over writing homework. (I blame the overwhelming amount of perfectionistic genes that kid got.) By opening our little world to the greater one at large, we hope to use our collective talents to raise funds for Admiral Nurses in a brand new, and more exciting, way!
To donate to our 2014 campaign, and get on the receiving list for Teadre & Saucie, visit us at http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/TeaTimeWithAuntJenAndAlexa ; if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teadre & Saucie cannot wait to start their travels!