Inkly’s #InDadsShoes Charity Competition – Win A Family Day Out
The lovely handwritten greetings card app Inkly has just launched a charity competition for Father’s Day encouraging parents to share photos of their children in dad’s shoes, literally. See my review of Inkly’s Father’s Day cards here.
To enter, download the free Inkly app and upload a photo to your social media channels through the app’s new ‘Moments’ photo feature. You can add fun stickers and filters too, if you wish. Every photo will be entered into a competition to win a family day out of your choice up to the value of £200.
Even more amazingly, the proceeds from all the Father’s Day cards purchased with the Inkly app will be donated to the charity Grief Encounter that works to help bereaved children.
The competition started on 8th June and will end on 22nd June, and the winner will be picked randomly. The choice of day out must be bookable online (e.g. an attraction, a zoo, train travel etc) so that Inkly can purchase the tickets online for you.
“We want to highlight the unbreakable bond between children and their dads this Father’s Day. We’re expecting photos of little feet in everything from dad’s dirty wellington boots to shiny office shoes. The more creative, the better! And while Father’s Day is a fun time for family members to celebrate their love for each other, not all children are as fortunate to still have their dad around, which this campaign aims to highlight.” Megan Rex, Inkly.
“We’re encouraging parents and children to cherish the moments they have together and in doing so, we’re hoping to raise as much money as possible for Grief Encounter, a wonderful charity that helps children to cope with bereavement, who find times like Father’s Day very tough.” Peter Ryder, cofounder of Inkly.
“We still encourage children to make and send Father’s day cards, even if they have lost a parent. Kids say to us ‘I still have a Dad; he’s just not here with me.’ Grief Encounter is indebted to Inkly in helping us raise awareness of how difficult Father’s Day can be.” Shelley Gilbert, CEO of Grief Encounter.
This is close to the heart for me, as my sisters and I lost our dad when we were too young and even though it’s been many years now, the grief is still as strong. We agree with what the kids say and still feel that we have a dad, just one that’s not physically with us anymore but still here with us somehow, in memory and the way we live our lives.
For more information about Grief Encounter, please visit www.griefencounter.org.uk. Connect with Inkly on Twitter and Facebook.
Below is my daughter in her daddy’s shoes. She loves running around in them (and my shoes, too) and is actually quite good at it!