Monday, 20 April 2009

Paper Boat Project - Scottish Fundraiser

I couldn't help but be intrigued with this project, so had to blog about it. On the 30th January 2009, Joanne B Kaar and Lynn Taylor launched their paper boat project - a fundraiser for Mary-Ann's cottage,a living history museum in Caithness Scotland run by volunteers from The Caithness Heritage Trust (a registered Charity no: SCO 19998). As paper boats are sent to Joanne from around the globe, she will document them on this blog. The launch date and theme were inspired by the maiden voyage of the Westland Ship - 30th January 1879 (130 years ago) from Scotland to New Zealand. Mary-Ann's father, William Young was a member of the crew.

All boats will be exhibited in Sept 09 in Caithness Horizons. All money from sale of boats will go to the Caithness Heritage trust to help keep Mary-Ann's cottage open for future generations.

The Community Gallery in Dunedin had a very special visitor recently - Billy Connelly, holding one of the paper boats.
Why not take part and be a part of history with this project. If you need instructions for a paper boat: http://www.cranham-scouts.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/paper-boat-instructions.pdf.
Dig out your sticky back plastic and scrap papers, and get folding.
Have a look at the paper boat project blog: http://www.joannebkaarpaperboats.blogspot.com/ and check out the paper boats that they have received so far - they are amazing. They have received boats from all over the world. When you send your boat in, it will be photographed and put on the blog. And don't forget, all the boats will be sold to help raise funds.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx

2 comments:

Nicola said...

They look adorable, fabulous cause too :)

Blueberry Park said...

They are really striking. P.S. Big Congrats on the 9.5 lbs