…And we’re back on track with #projectragdoll!

It’s been around 18 months since any progress has been made with our giant rag doll. This was partly due to myself being on maternity leave and trying to co-ordinate all of our helpers to get together to finish sewing the doll, which due to important commitments such as family and business was proving very difficult. The ladies who have been helping have been amazing but time is precious and I needed new people on board to help move the project forward. AND…..this is when my lovely neighbour Margaret listened to me explain all about #projectragdoll and stepped in to help. Margaret knew we needed more people to help to finish the doll and she talked to her local sewing group at North Tyneside Library (Monkseaton branch) about the project to see if they wanted to jump to board and help out. Debra who works  at the library helps to co-ordinate the sewing group and was really keen to help support the project as were the ladies in the sewing group. Margaret told me that the ladies at the sewing group had a great time sewing the children’s patches onto the rag doll and they’d had some wonderful discussions as a result, talking about their own hopes, dreams and wishes, laughing a lot and it really gave them a sense of community spirit. Margaret then mentioned that how when they were all sitting in the library sewing the rag doll a little boy came in with his Mam and went over to tell them that he had made one of the patches that they were sewing on…..how lovely is...

#projectragdoll! Building the world’s biggest rag doll with North East children.

At RagHeroes we have decided to build the world’s biggest rag doll with the help of YOUR children and hopefully get into The Guinness World Book of Records! Want to take part? Yes? Then keep reading 🙂 Those of you who follow my posts via our blog and social media accounts will know that I founded RagHeroes based on the belief that little boys should have access to dolls and play that encourages them to express their emotional side, and to help them develop positive relationships with the people around them. You will also know that I believe little girls will love our dolls too. This is based on my own experiences of parenting my two little boys, the years I have spent working as a children and young people’s counsellor in various projects around the North East, and the work I have done delivering play therapy in schools. RagHeroes is so much more than just rag dolls. It is based on the principle that every child should have access to play that will help them to grow and develop as individuals, both emotionally and intellectually. This is reflected in our mission to work with parents, nurseries, schools and other professionals around the benefits of using play to deal with many issues that children may be facing. Please contact us if you’d like to know more about this work. So how will #projectragdoll work? This doll will need to be very large, approx. 25 ft high, so it is going to take an awful lot of work to achieve this, and we believe we can. It will be an...