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.
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.
The tigers who came to tea
More than 200 roaring tigers are on the loose in Surrey. But there’s nothing to fear – the stripy youngsters are children getting into the spirit of tiger day, highlighting the cat’s fight for survival.
Giggles for poorly children
Being in hospital can be a scary time for children. Enter: the giggle doctors. They prescribe smiles and laughter to brighten the days of young patients
Sock cats change the world
Once upon a time, a pair of socks decided to change the world by fighting pancreatic cancer. And with Rachel Cooke’s help – she transforms them into sock cats – they are well on their way.
The EBay auction is for a guitar lesson and lunch with JOHN MITCHELL, guitarist/vocalist in IT BITES and also a member of FROST* & ARENA.
The winning bidder will need to make their own way to and from the lunch/guitar lesson in the Reading (Berskshire) area. Date and time TBA between winning bidder and John Mitchell.
100% of the final sale price will support Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA). The Cleft Lip and Palate Association seeks to reduce the distress often experienced by parents in bringing up a child with a cleft lip and/or palate and to improve the quality of life of those born with clefts.
BIG ‘thank you’ to John Mitchell for this unique experience for one lucky fan!