Staines 10k looming nearer and I am running for the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). This run and one in the summer for CLAPA will be my last fundraising for this year as I am going to take a year off.
It is getting harder and harder to raise funds and I don’t like to keep asking the same generous folks and pestering the same wonderful bands & authors who have kindly donated signed items.
Still I aim to go out with a nice decent sum raised for both charities and as ever any help much appreciated.
Good to see the Staines 10K on Sunday May 19th has nearly reached its 600 entrants maximum and raised over £400 for charity through entrance fees. I am running and raising funds for the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).
I am doing a couple of runs per week at the moment although the warmer weather does tend to entice me out more. Yes I freely admit I am a fair weather runner
Still looking for a half marathon between June and late August. My home town Potters ‘Arf would be ideal but I can’t make that weekend. Any suggestions most welcome.
Hope to have some more signed goodies soon. Have a fair few requests out there and just hoping some respond.
My JustGiving pages are:
http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2013 (for the NDCS)
http://www.justgiving.com/rochdale2013 (for CLAPA)
Any help promoting them very much appreciated.
Posted in Charity auctions, CLAPA, NDCS, News & Updates, Running, Staines 10K, Start page
Tagged Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA), fundraising, JustGiving, National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS), Staines 10K
Thanks to author Tom Bromley there are three signed books of his raising funds for CLAPA and the NDCS:
‘Wired for Sound: Now That’s What I Call An 80′s Music Childhood’ bid here
‘All In The Best Possible Taste: Growing Up Watching Telly In The 80′s’ bid here
The third book on one hit wonders will be online soon. Having read all three books I can highly recommend them, so you get a great read plus you help a charity at the same time. Thanks again to Tom Bromley and do pop along to his website http://www.tombromley.co.uk/
I am also working on getting signed items for the Stoke City £150 fundraising (to tie0in with the club’s 150th anniversary) for the two charities. I am aiming to raise £150 for CLAPA & the NDCS through these signed Stoke City related items. Any contacts for Stoke players past and present gratefully received.
Posted in Charity auctions, CLAPA, NDCS, News & Updates, Start page
Tagged 150th anniversary, books, Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA), fundraising, National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS), Stoke City, Stoke City FC, Tom Bromley
Thanks to TV chef legend Ainsley Harriott for donating a signed photo raising funds for the NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society). You can bid on it here
More signed goodies soon
In running news I have signed up for my first race of 2013 with the Staines 10K on Sunday May 19th. This one I will be running for the NDCS and then I plan to do another 10K in July for CLAPA and then all being well a half-marathon in August/September time.
I am also looking at getting some sigend items related to Stoke City FC who celebrate their 150th anniversary this year. My idea is to raise at least £150 from related Stoke City items for the two charities.
Posted in Charity auctions, CLAPA, NDCS, News & Updates, Running, Start page
Tagged Ainsley Harriott, Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA), fundraising, National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS), running, Staines 10K, Stoke City, TV chefs
BIG thanks to Dante Fox for kindly donating two CD’s and t-shirt. You can bid on them here:
CD for CLAPA
CD & t-shirt for NDCS
The running is going okay, I tend to do one to two runs per week over the winter and then ramp it up in February/March time. I am very grateful to anonymous donations on JustGiving for my fundraising for CLAPA. Truly humbling and now means over £400 has been raised for CLAPA
Well the fundraising for CLAPA is off to a good start with £370 already raised thanks to John Micthell (It Bites) and the winning bidder for a guitar lesson & lunch with John Mitchell.
Coming soon will be signed goodies from author Tom Bromley (he has written a series of highly readable books on pop music) and melodic rockers Dante Fox, including a rather special treat for one lucky fan – more details soon.
Also I am very pleased to have a guest blogger who will be writing about their family and in particular their son to raised awareness over cleft lip and palates. More details to follow shortly.
Running wise I am doing the Staines 10K again this year for both charities and planning doing a half mararthon in the summer. Did my first run of the year last night and slightly creaky this morning
Thanks again for your continued support and wishing you all the best for the coming year and beyond.
Posted in Charity auctions, CLAPA, News & Updates, Running, Start page
Tagged blog, Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA), Dante Fox, fundraising, It Bites, John Mitchell, pop music, running, Tom Bromley
An excellent start to my year of fundraising for the Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA), as the guitar lesson & lunch with John Mitchell of It Bites finished at £370. Big thanks to John Mitchell for kindly donating his time for this and all the It Bites fans who bid on this, including the lucky winner.
You can buy It Bites excellent new single ‘Cartoon Graveyard’ on download now.
More charity auctions soon for both CLAPA and the NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society) including some signed goodies from Dante Fox and a special treat for one of their fan’s at next April’s HRH AOR festival. More details soon.
Posted in Charity auctions, CLAPA, NDCS, News & Updates, Running, Start page
Tagged Cartoon Graveyard, Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA), Dante Fox, HRH AOR, It Bites, John Mitchell, National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS), single
Launching today – Parkinson’s UK public awareness campaign
As a valued supporter of Parkinson’s UK we wanted to share some exciting news with you. Today we are launching a public awareness campaign about the condition and the impact it can have on people’s lives.
Adverts will appear in the press, on billboards around the UK and online throughout December. You can read the stories behind our campaign on our website parkinsons.org.uk
Why are we running this campaign?
Every hour someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s, yet the general public know very little about the condition, and how it affects your everyday life.
This is why awareness raising is crucial, so we can change attitudes and challenge the prejudice faced by people living with the condition. It’s also vital to help us engage more supporters to raise money, find a cure, campaign for better services and make sure that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.
Support the campaign
There’s lots of media and online activity happening to accompany the awareness campaign throughout December, and you can keep up to date with it all on our website and on social media.
The guitar lesson/lunch with John Mitchell of It Bites is currently at £370! All proceeds are going to Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA). If it breaks the £500 that would be amazing.
Thanks again to John Mitchell and the fans currently bidding.
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