For all of those kind supporters and followers of the campaign to save Jack and other MPS Children, we just wanted to take a moment in the run up to Christmas to let you know how they’re getting on.

For any readers not aware of the history, back in August of this year we helped the MPS Society launch a campaign to raise £600k to help save the lives of children suffering from a rare fatal childhood disease.

As of this morning I’m delighted to report the 7 Shareagift Pages set up to drive the campaign have collectively raised over £46,000 ($74,000) and the word is spreading. Jack’s and Bobby’s Pages have each collected over £14,000 alone thanks to the generosity of the general public and effect of people sharing their stories.

The MPS Society have now raised over £145,000 in total, with amazing efforts from friends and family fundraising, and from strangers, members of the public who have seen the Shareagift campaign and offered to contribute – including one incredibly generous one-off donation of £25,000.

As Christmas is a time of year that’s about family and gift-giving, we’re really touched to see so many people reaching out to give something to a stranger. And almost more importantly, we’re incredibly grateful for the effort of people sharing these stories. It’s one of the most gratifying benefits of the social web, and of the way we see people using our site, that they share stories with one another – and, without trying to sound too twee, just by sharing these stories, they are helping these children on the way to a better future.

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