Posts Tagged ‘Fundraising’

Silent Sunday 3.2.12


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On Sunday I left my house with the family at 7.30am to spend time in a field watching some sweaty folk running!  It was the Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham and it was great to go. I didn’t mind the showers of rain or the wind, it was so much fun to watch a whole variety of men, women, children and superheros running!

First we saw the mini marathon runners coming in some as young as three, schools, parents with buggies, all sorts running a 1.5 mile and loving it! It was inspiring, Legs and Mouse wanted to join in straight away – I am even tempted to do it next year (we will see)!

Then came the main event the Half Marathon, it was more special because three of the men in my life were running it! My lovely hubby, brother and brother in law put aside their fear of pain and ran the 13 and a bit miles for a great cause!

Even though between them there is a one dodgy knee, a bit of asthma, one just recovering from a chesty cough and a slight lack of training because of circumstance, each of them crossed the line and could still walk!

I am so proud of them all ! Well done guys, you are my heroes!

The cause they were running for is a local building project to us, something that is going to benefit the community!  The Hope Centre will be used by three charities to supply services to the young, old and the middle lot – so the whole community! If you wanted to add a £1 to the sponsorship we would be more than grateful (people think I am joking when I say a pound but I am not, it soon adds up if more than one person donates a £1!)  Donations are being accepted HERE

Thank you!

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Silent Sunday

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Nottinghamshire Hospice are holding their first ever sponsored Santa Stroll event on Sunday 5th December 2010 in Nottingham, so if you are about why not join in!

The walk starts and finishes at Nottingham Castle. It’s a short stroll (1 mile) through the City of Nottingham and everyone will be following Santa’s sleigh dressed as Santa!

This will be a fab family event (there are no age restrictions) and will raise money for the Hospice, as a bonus your entry fee includes a santa suit and a finishing certificate!

So, what are you waiting for check out HERE for more info!

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Many of you know I am a mum to two little darlings, what many of you won’t know is I am on the Parent Committee for a local Charity Playgroup!

Legs (my 2.5 yr old) goes to Sherwood Playgroup It is a lovely group and has really benefitted him in a variety of ways and he loves going (we even have to play nursery at home!)!

There are over 60 children who attend the group throughout the week! It is very affordable for parents (lower fees than I have seen elsewhere), provides a wonderful learning atmosphere for the children and has a great Ofsted report! As a registered charity (No. 1004373), it really does rely on additional funds to the fees parents pay, these are normally gained through grants and fundraising!

The parent’s committee raise and manage funds for the playgroup and we are currently hoping to organise a Christmas Party (including visit and presents from Santa) for the children and to buy some new Sensory equipment which the group is in need of)

So why am I blogging about it? Well, as the Playgroup is a charity we are low on funds, so are doing a fundraising day on 3rd December 2010 and we are looking for help from others……I know you may want to help so here are some ways you can

Donate something for our Raffle or Tombola

Provide food/drinks for the party

Provide presents for the Children!

We will be having a board up throughout December to display all donators details (so please include some business cards when sending anything!)

Please contact me on info@piddleypix.com if you can help, anything will be very gratefully received!!

On a slightly side note, I also have a friend who is collecting book and toy donations to give to the Lincoln Hospital Children’s ward for Christmas, so if you can help with this please contact me too (stating this is the cause you would like to help with!!)


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On Wednesday 3rd November 2010, online eco-friendly kids store DaisychainBaby.co.uk will be hosting their 2nd birthday baffle in honour of The Children’s Trust.

The event, to take place at London’s Museum of Childhood from 6-9pm, is set to be a fun & FREE evening as the DCB team celebrate two years of trading and raise funds for their chosen charity partners. Join them for champagne, nibblies, the chance to win some great prizes at the raffle, networking, and to see the DaisychainBaby.co.uk collection at heavily discounted prices (10% of all sales made on the night will also go to The Children’s Trust).

For an invitation to their party, please email Lins Drabwell – lins@daisychainbaby.co.uk – and she’ll pop you onto the guest list 🙂


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