Each piece of stuffing represents a dream and each of them has a different shape as we have different dreams. Each doll is stuffed with many dreams.

The dreams we stuff the dolls with are the dreams we have when we sleep. We need to sleep and dream. A massive amount of people suffers from sleeping problems, maybe as many as 20% of the world population.

There was a moment when I ran out of pillows. A friend suggested that I cheat the project and buy a new pillow. At that moment, to convince myself that I was doing the right thing I told myself that the stuffing of the new pillow would represent future dreams. I liked the idea. However when I was choosing the pillow in the supermarket I felt it just wasn’t right. They were not ‘alive’ pillows yet. I gave up this idea and continue asking friends to give me their old pillows. The future dreams are in the old pillows, dreamt by all of us. I felt relieved that I didn’t cheat the project.

700 dolls sponsorship

This is the social dimension of the project. Through this page you can sponsor a doll and everything you donate will go directly to a charity called Plan.

I’ve just set up a JustGiving page


where you can sponsor a doll for at least £2 each.

If you prefer you can sponsor a doll by JustTextGiving with a simple text message. Text the six digit code below and the amount you’d like to donate ( £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 ) to 70070. For example if you wanted to donate £1

text DOLL58 £1 to the phone number 70070.

When you visit Plan’s website you will notice that their logo is a simple child shape like the shape of the dolls and, can you believe that the JustTextGiving telephone number is 70070? Such amazing coincidences make me think we were meant to be linked together!

This charity pioneered child sponsorship 75 years ago and today over 100 000 people in the UK sponsor a child through them. Plan works with children, their communities and they work in 50 countries world wide including Asia, Africa, Central and South America. You can visit their website www.plan-uk.org to understand the amazing work they are doing .

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

I hope the doll sponsorship will also inspire you to participate.