Hear from Happy People

Patchwork lets friends contribute cash, time and/or skills towards a group gift or event. To hear from people have used our site to celebrate all sorts of special occasions read our reviews below.

All of our friends and family thought it was a very inspired, creative and interesting way to raise funds and it worked perfectly. – Ginny Thiebaud

Bea and Robbie
“Of the few ‘funding’ sites Patchwork was the easiest to use. It’s transparent about cost and it’s interface is breeze whilst looking really lovely. It was so easy to use. Everything from setting it up, to sharing our link, to transferring the money was so user friendly.”

Bea & Robbie

Patrick and Julie
“It was a big success. And I think it helped that our friends and family could relate to where we wanted to go. It made it easier for more traditional guests to get on board with that ‘new fandangle interweb’ instead of a physical gift.”

Patrick & Julie

Patrick and Julie
Nadine and Bethany
“We knew that we didn’t want to have a traditional wedding gift list as we have lived together for a long time and didn’t really need bales of towels. We liked that it was possible to have a range of different things people could fund at different prices. This meant that people were able to contribute even if they didn’t have as much to give.”

Nadine & Bethany

Charlotte and Same
“Having lived together for a while, we didn’t feel like we wanted traditional wedding gifts – but we really wanted to treat ourselves to an amazing honeymoon. I found Patchwork and loved the whole concept! We can’t believe how generous people have been”

Charlotte & Sam

Charlotte and Same

Patchwork has changed how we do birthdays and Christmas for the children. No more unwanted presents each played with for an hour, instead, one thing that is really wanted and is kept for years. – Beatrice De Smet

Hannah and Otis
“We live in a small London terrace, so I really didn’t want friends bringing more random gifts that Otis didn’t necessarily want just cluttering up the place. I’ve been to so many kids birthdays and hate buying things that I’m not sure the kid (or the parent) will like. It feels like such a waste. I also didn’t want parents to feel that they had to spend a certain amount, so I loved that people could contribute £2 upwards.”

Hannah & Otis

Steph
“We really didn’t need much in the way of baby things so when my friends asked what they could do as a gift I suggested some readymade meals! I was half joking but I was so chuffed when our Cook delivery turned up. Having meals that were already prepared and required no cleaning up saved my sanity. It also meant I had more time to cuddle with my new baby and rest and recover after the birth. I thought it was such a great idea that I have used Patchwork to organise the same gift for a friend who’s about to have her second baby.”

Steph

Steph
Manu
"This was my best birthday because at my party I had one big present from all my school friends and when I opened it, it was the Lego Starwars I really wanted called Palpatine's Arrest. The present had messages from all my friends and it was really cool."

Manu

Vera
“I made my patchwork on my phone I sent out an email to all my family asking them to help buy me a bit of my bike. It was exciting in the two weeks before my birthday because when they bought bits of my patchwork I could see all their messages popping up and check how much money they had given me on my phone.”

Vera

Vera