H2Ope for Haiti – the winners!


Everybody loves a winner.  They get the gold medals.  They get to stand at the top of the podium.  They have songs written about them.  It’s a good thing we love them – because I am about to announce 35 of them!

Thanks to the great generosity that you have shown by donating fabulous prizes; by blogging, Tweeting and Facebooking about the raffle; and by buying tickets, the H2Ope for Haiti campaign has raised £959 in just two weeks – and the total will be £1,259 once my lovely employer adds their contribution (they match employees’ charity fundraising up to £300 per year).  That’s a whopping $1,886 or €1,387 or R13,963! The money goes to Concern Worldwide who have been working tirelessly in Haiti to help those whose lives have been destroyed by the January earthquake.

It’s now nearly two months since the earthquake hit Haiti and an estimated 700,000 people are living in make-shift shelters. Concern is focusing most of its emergency response on water and sanitation in two areas in Port-au-Prince – one of the first steps was the installation of a 10,000 litre water bladder in one of the settlements.  Click here to view a video of Jocelyn and her family who are among the thousands of families displaced by the earthquake. Life is hard for them, but the assistance they are receiving from Concern is helping them cope.  The funds that you helped to raise will mean that Concern is able to offer assistance to more people for longer and to help people rebuild their lives.

And now, on to the winners!  (In case you are wondering, I put each entry onto a spreadsheet and assigned it a unique number as it arrived, and then used the true random number service at www.random.org to pick a random winner number for each prize). I have listed each prize with its prize code, and the name of the winner below it.  I will be contacting all the donors and winners to put them in touch with each other over the next few days, so please be patient if you do not hear from your prize donor immediately.

And the winners are….


HFH01 – Silpat, Omnivore’s dilemma, Slow Food Nation
Jeramy Flora

HFH02 – Food Journeys of a Lifetime
Kathleen Zeller

HFH03 – Desert Bloom print
Cecil Rowe

HFH04 – Everything Cookies and Brownies
Renee Joslyn

HFH05 – pair of Murghal paintings
Nora McDonald

HFH06 – Customised canvas tote bag
Adele Cotton

HFH07 – Delicious Days
Jamie Dagneaux

HFH08 – 10 original greeting cards
Liliana Tomassini

HFH09 – Understanding close-up photography
Aparna Balasubramanian

HFH10 – Eat my Globe & Eating for Britain
Georgina Ingham

HFH11 – engraved iPod
Elin Davies

HFH12 – Momofuku cookbook
Wendy Trollip

HFH13 – BlogAid recipe book
Bronwyn Seymour

HFH14 – Hand-painted stole
Annie Siraut

HFH15 – Moorish cookbook
Deeba Rajpal

HFH16 – Winter Olympics backpack & fleece
Rachel Eapen

HFH17 – 660 Curries
Margot Dolewska Dyer

HFH18 – Ottloenghi Cookbook & 2 MeetaK prints
Simla Ramdayal

HFH19 – South Africa Eats
Kerstin Schleifenbaum

HFH20 – Berry flag print
Adele Cotton

HFH21 – Cookwise cookbook
Rita Tsering

HFH22 – The Sweet Life in Paris
Gorel Bylund

HFH23 – $50 Amazon voucher

HFH24 – Free photo restoration
Adele Cotton

HFH25 – Five flower prints
Afton Montgomery

HFH26 – Ottolenghi Cookbook
Sunita Mena

HFH27 – French baking goodie parcel
Ozoz Sokoh

HFH28 – £200 Virgin vouchers
Elin Davies

HFH29 – Care Wear jewellery
Adele Cotton

HFH30 – Pair of garden gnomes
Cary Rubenfeld

HFH31 – A Year in my Kitchen
Ilva Beretta

HFH32 – Pie cookbook
Angelina Glas

HFH33 – Pierre Marcolini chocolates
Peter Bateman

HFH34 – Darcis chocolates
Andrew Barrow

HFH35 – $50 CSN stores voucher
Adele Cotton

Congratulations to the winners and thanks once again to everybody who helped to make this tremendous effort possible!


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  1. says

    Well done Jeanne. Thank you for your fantastic efforts on this. I hope you will get a few quiet days now to relax.I look forward to sending my prize to Aparna

  2. says

    Congratulations to the winners, and thanks for all youor work, Jeanne.
    Ilva – you’ll love your book. It’s incredibly inspirational. One of my absolute favourites for photography.

  3. says

    Congratulations every one and thank you so much for participating. and thank you so much Jeanne for the wonderful job you did…You deserve the
    biggest Medal.